Massimo Campanini is associate professor of Islamic Studies at the Department of humanities of Trento University. He is one of the most appreciated Italian historian of the Middle East and of Islamic philosophy. He has been professor of Islamic Civilization at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele of Milan and of Contemporary History of the Arab Countries at the Faculty of Arab-Islamic and Mediterranean Studies at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. He is the author of numerous publications, articles and books. His last publications include Le rivolte arabe e l’Islam (Il Mulino, 2013); Storia del Medio Oriente contemporaneo (Il Mulino, 2014); Islam e politica (Mulino 2015); The Qur’an: Modern Muslim Interpretations (London-New York, Routledge, 2011) and An Introduction to Islamic Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press, 2008)
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- Casablanca, Morocco, hosted in July an important international conference on Sources of Pluralism in Islamic Thought. This is a topical subject, but above all one worthy of being debated with the wider public, whose perception is that Islam has been a never-changing monolith with no internal differentiations since the days of Muhammad.
- In his “A Treatise on Trust State for a New Arab World” (2016) Mohammed Hashas deals with a very sensitive issue worthy of reflection: the (re)-construction of a state in which citizens can put again their trusteeship.
- This short paper is meant to be an introduction intended to wonder whether Libya ever existed or is a modern invention1. Broadly speaking, the answer can be found in the following clear-cut sentence of Jamil Abu’n-Nasr: “The area forming present-day Libya begins to have its own political identity after the Arab conquest only with the establishment of Ottoman rule in it at the middle of the sixteenth century