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Islam: beliefs and institutions by Henri Lammens(Book) 44 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries. “Islam: Beliefs and Institutions”, by Henri Lammens, (For some limited info: Publisher’s Notes): “This is a reprint of the late professor’s work on Jamal al-Din. Results 1 – 12 of 33 Fatima Et Les Filles de Mahomet; Notes Critiques Pour l’Étude de la Sira (French Edition). Aug 1, by Henri Lammens.

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Inhe publishes a synthesis of the history and beliefs and institutions of Islam, one of his last major works.

By scorning the internal politics and spiritual qualities of indigenous Churches, he supports the Unionist campaign. In the early s his health definitively goes downhill. Scientific publications Gatier P.

Maintaining numerous correspondences, participating in international congresses and writing around eighty articles for the international Encyclopedia of Islam project, Lammens actively contributes to the formation of an international community for the study of Islam and Arabic.


Because of the war both works only appear in the s. In Lammens returns to the usj to teach history and becomes involved in supporting the French colonial project in Syria and Lebanon, which France acquires as mandate territories in Inhe publishes a study on the seventh-century Umayyad poet Al-Akhtal, his first feat as an historian of Islam.

During these years, Lammens acquires a profound knowledge of the Arabic language, which he subsequently goes on to teach at the Jesuit College between and Just like in his study, he devotes a lot of attention to the role Christians in his opinion played in the Umayyad Caliphate. Throughout his career, he publishes polemical articles on the politico-religious situation of contemporary Islam, consistently praising Christian and Western influences on the Islamic world.


Inmoreover, after spending three years at the Jesuit College in Cairo, he is appointed to a professorship in Arabic at the papal Institutum Biblicum in Rome, where he works in an atmosphere of Catholic apologetics. After ending his teaching assignment he completes his Jesuit formation by studying theology in Beirut, Wales and Leuven and, finally, spending his last year of training in Vienna in Following its resurrection inthis order was present in the region since Between and Lammens, like many contemporary Orientalist scholars, undertakes numerous travels throughout Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.

In these studies, Lammens not only stresses the inherently political character he sees Islam as having, a sentiment also expressed by other contemporary scholars. Despite spending the majority of his career in the Middle East and strongly supporting French ambitions in the region he retains — certainly in his own eyes — an identity as a Belgian scholar. He thus reconnects nenri his earlier work on al-Akthal, a contemporary of both rulers.

These are already reflected in his work on the Umayyads, which he characterises lammejs a Syrian dynasty.

Henri Lammens

His contemporary plan of writing a biography of the Prophet Muhammad, moreover, is boycotted by his clerical superiors because of his staunchly anti-Islamic reputation. He now sees pre-Islamic Arab culture and religion as a key to a deeper understanding of Islam and its Prophet.

These years see his first publications, mainly of a philological nature, the most prolific of which is a textbook for French students of Arabic Joseph21,p. Lammens spends as a pupil of the Jesuit College of Beirut and fulfils his noviciate in a lqmmens north of Beirut during the next two years.

Learning of German war crimes in Belgium, his writings show a clearup surge of Belgian nationalism. Meanwhile, he continues work on his study of the pre-Islamic Arabian Peninsula, which he started during his stay in Rome.

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Henri Lammens – Wikipedia

lanmens Just fifteen years old, he leaves for Lebanon in Marchwhere he enters into the Societas Jesu on 23 July Struck by progressive paralysis, he dies in Beirut on 23 April Le chantre des Omiades, in Journal Asiatique9th series, 4,p. To him, Greater Syria present-day Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan is an authentic nation with a distinct territory and people. Now a full Jesuit Father, he moves back to Beirut, where he fulfils various administrative tasks in the College.

To Lammens the Umayyads were able to build a strong empire because of their tolerance of and interactions with their Christian subjects. Printed Sources Becker C.


His virulent criticism of both historical and contemporary Islam regularly exposes Lammens— lammns any case known for his jovial but stubborn and quick-tempered character — to criticism and polemics. In the following years, however, his budding activity in the study of Islamic history is eclipsed by other scholarly endeavours.

In doing so, he is motivated by his ideas on a historical Syrian nation, which he started developing in the early s. Biographical Dictionary of Overseas Belgians. Indeed, he not only targets historical Islam.

During his final years of Jesuit training, Lammens exhibits an increasing scholarly activity. Many of them in any case share with Lammens a commitment to European imperialism and a belief in the superiority of Western civilization.

AroundLammens shifts his focus to the heenri period of Islamic history.

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