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dc.contributor.editorKlar, Marianna
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-02T14:44:51Z
dc.date.available2021-02-02T14:44:51Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210202_9781000210545_50
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46442
dc.description.abstractThis volume showcases a wide range of contemporary approaches to the identification of literary structures within Qur’anic surahs. Recent academic studies of the Qur’an have taken an increasing interest in the concept of the surah as a unity and, with it, the division of complete surahs into consecutive sections or parts. Part One presents a series of case studies focussing on individual Qur’anic surahs. Nevin Reda analyzes the structure of Sūrat Āl ʿImrān (Q 3), Holger Zellentin looks at competing structures within Sūrat al-ʿAlaq (Q 96), and A.H. Mathias Zahniser provides an exploration of the ring structures that open Sūrat Maryam (Q 19). Part Two then focusses on three discrete aspects of the text. Nora K. Schmid assesses the changing structural function of oaths, Marianna Klar evaluates how rhythm, rhyme, and morphological parallelisms combine in order to produce texture and cohesion, while Salwa El-Awa considers the structural impact of connectives and other discourse markers with specific reference to Sūrat Ṭāhā (Q 20). The final section of the volume juxtaposes contrasting attitudes to the discernment of diachronic seams Devin Stewart examines surah-medial oracular oaths, Muhammad Abdel Haleem questions a range of instances where suggestions of disjointedness have historically been raised, and Nicolai Sinai. explores the presence of redactional layers within Sūrat al-Nisāʾ (Q 4) and Sūrat al-Māʾidah (Q 5). Bringing a combination of different approaches to Qur’an structure into a single book, written by well-established and emerging voices in Qur’anic studies, the work will be an invaluable resource to academics researching Islam, religious studies, and languages and literatures in general. Chapter 5 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license at
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies in the Qur'an
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRH Islam::HRHS The Koran
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRH Islam
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTB Regional studies
dc.subject.otherdiscourse
dc.subject.othergrammar
dc.subject.otherqur'an
dc.subject.otherstructure
dc.subject.othersurah
dc.titleStructural Dividers in the Qur'an
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003010456
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oapen.relation.hasChapter6365b8e0-2dff-456f-85a6-50bb5d10eb97
oapen.relation.isbn9781003010456
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages418


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