Mehmet Karabela

Senior Research Fellow
Interuniversity Consortium for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies
McGill University, Canada

Fields of interest:

Islamic Intellectual History
Early Modern Political, Religious & Legal Thought
History of Religions and Historiography
Religion and Democracy

Recent publications:

M. Karabela, 2014.
“Lovers in the Age of Beloveds: A Hegelian Analysis of Early Modern Ottoman Divan Literature”
in Beloved: Love and Languishing in Middle Eastern Literatures and Cultures, edited by Michael Beard & Alireza Korangy (London: I.B. Tauris).

Karabela, M. 2014.
“Debate and Disputation (munâzara)”
in Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition EI3, edited by Ayman Shihadeh (Leiden: Brill).

Karabela, M. 2014.
“Debate (jadal) in Philosophy”
in Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition EI3, edited by Ayman Shihadeh (Leiden: Brill).

Karabela, M. 2013.
“Ibn al-Rawandi”
in Oxford Encyclopaedia of Islam, Philosophy, Science and Technology, edited by Ibrahim Kalin (New York: Oxford University Press).

Karabela, M. 2013.
Review of Revolution and Constitutionalism in the Ottoman Empire and Iran by Nader Sohrabi.
Political Studies Review 11/3: 474-475. doi: 10.1111/1478-9302.12028_135

Karabela, M. 2013.
Review of The Dream in Islam: From Qur’anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration by Iain R. Edgar.
Political Studies Review 11/2: 232-233. doi: 10.1111/1478-9302.12016_9

Karabela, M. 2012.
Review of Working Out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity, 1870-1940 by Wilson C. Jacob.
Canadian Journal of History 47/3: 696-698.

Karabela, M. 2012.
“Ortaçağ Sonrası Avrupa ve İslâm Felsefe Tarihi ve Felsefe Tarihi Yazıcılığı Üzerine: Ars Disputandi ve Âdâbü’l-Bahs Bağlamında Bir Analiz.”
Felsefe Dünyası 56: 274-286.

Karabela, M. 2012.
Review of The Legend of the Middle Ages: Philosophical Explorations of Medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam by Rémi Brague,
Philosophy East and West, 62, 4 (2012): 605-608. doi:10.1353/pew.2012.0056

Karabela, M. 2012.
Review of Archives and the Event of God: The Impact of Michel Foucault on Philosophical Theology by David Galston,
Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 51 (2012): 173-176. doi:10.1017/S0012217312000339

Karabela, M. 2011.
“Beşir Fuad and His Opponents: The Form of a Debate over Literature and Truth in Nineteenth-Century Istanbul.”
The Journal of Turkish Literature, issue 8 (2011): 96-106.