"Michot provides an introduction into the work (Risaleh Dukhaniyyeh) and an outline of the scholarly debates concerning smoking that occured in Turkey in the 16th and 17th centuries." Islamic Horizons
"Against Smoking is a gem of scholarship. This compact book is a major contribution to the study of Islamic pietism in general and Ottoman religious and cultural history in particular." Professor Ahmet T. Karamustafa, Washington University in St. Louis
One of the earliest Arabic texts against smoking, Ahmad al-Aqhisari's Epistle on Tobacco is presented here for the first time in a scholarly edition, together with a fully annotated English translation. Yahya Michot expertly sets the epistle within its Ottoman social, intellectual, and historical context. Includes thirty illustrations.
Yahya Michot is professor of Islamic studies and ChristianMuslim relations at Hartford Seminary, Connecticut.
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About the Author
Yahya Michot: Yahya Michot lectured at Louvain and from 1998 to 2008, taught Islamic theology at the University of Oxford. He is now professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary (Connecticut). He devoted earlier books to cannabis and Sufism in Mamluk Egypt (2001), and to opium and coffee in Ottoman Turkey (2008).
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