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Matthew Melvin-Koushki

exerted—and still exert—a polarizing effect, inspiring either passionate partisanship or sneering abuse in some of the greatest thinkers and writers of the premodern Islamicate world. On the one hand, anti-occultism polemics have a venerable pedigree in Arabic letters as one of the few subjects where

Sajjad Rizvi

but it would have been good to have a chapter on Taftazānī and Ǧurǧānī, especially on the latter (who is mentioned in one paragraph) who in effect was the real founder of the Shirazi tradition and highly influential on other thinkers in the early modern period through his many glosses especially his