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Isabel Toral-Niehoff, Freie Universität Berlin
In al-Ḥīra. Eine arabische Kulturmetropole im spätantiken Kontext, Isabel Toral-Niehoff draws a vivid portrait of this multicultural Late Antique Arab city located in the frontier zone between Byzantium and Iran and emphasizes its significance for Arab culture and early Islam. In al-Ḥīra. Eine ...
Maaike van Berkel, University of Amsterdam, Nadia El Cheikh, American University Beirut, Hugh Kennedy, SOAS, London and Letizia Osti, University of Milan
The reign of al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) is a crucial epoch in Abbasid history. Four scholars question the picture of decline attached to this period, exploring the formal and informal power relationships that shaped politics at the court of this caliph.
Suleiman A. Mourad, Smith College and James E. Lindsay, Colorado State University
The Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology provides an account of the preaching of a revitalized vision of jihad in Crusader-era Syria by Sunni scholars, including Ibn ʿAsākir, as a major propaganda tool of the Counter-Crusade and Sunni revival.
Edited by Paul M. Cobb, University of Pennsylvania
In honor of Fred M. Donner's distinguished career as an interpreter of early Islam, this volume collects more than a dozen studies by his students. They range over a wide array of sub-fields in Islamic studies, including Islamic history, historiography, Islamic law, Qur'anic studies and ...
Li Guo, University of Notre Dame
Drawing on medieval Arabic sources and earlier scholarship, this book is a study of the life and work of Ibn Dāniyāl (d. 1310). It also presents the first full English translation of his shadow play "The Phantom.”
Sean W. Anthony, University of Oregon
This book offers an examination of the origins of Shīʿite Islam as viewed through the lens of the traditions surrounding its earliest and most infamous heretic, ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sabaʾ, and the sectarian movement he purportedly founded, the Sabaʾīya.
Avraham Hakim, University of Tel-Aviv
This book offers an early Shiite/Fatimid controversy against Sunnite scholars in matter of Islamic law. Al-Qadi al-Nu'man (d. 363/974) refutes Ibn Qutayba's (d. 276/889) argument according to which succinct legal formulas exempt civil servants from the need of long dissertations of jurists.
Edited by Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort, Kees Versteegh and Joas Wagemakers
This volume provides new insights into the transmission of the textual sources of Islam and combines this with the dynamics of these scriptures by paying close attention to how believers interpret and apply them.
edited by Duygu Köksal, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and Anastasia Falierou, University of Athens
In A Social History of the Late Ottoman Women, Duygu Köksal and Anastasia Falierou bring together new research on women of different geographies and communities of the late Ottoman Empire focusing particularly on the ways in which women gained power and exercised agency.
Gábor Kármán, University of Leipzig and Lovro Kunčević, Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art, Dubrovnik
The European Tributary States is the first attempt to give a comprehensive overview of the similarities and differences in the Ottoman Empire’s relationship to Moldavia, Wallachia, Transylvania, Ragusa, the Crimean Khanate as well as the Cossack Hetmanate.
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