Abbasid Studies IV

Abbasid Studies IV

The very last of the Occasional Papers of the School of Abbasid Studies has just been published by the Gibb Memorial Trust. Please note that this is the last collection of articles because of the newly launched Journal of Abbasid Studies (JAS) where, starting July 2014, one will be able to read up on the latest in Abbasid Studies.

Abbasid Studies IV. Occasional Papers of the School of Abbasid Studies (Leuven, July 5 – July 9, 2010). See this publication at Oxbow Books »

 

Table of Contents:

Monique Bernards, A Mosaic of ʿAbbāsid Studies
Travis Zadeh, Of Mummies, Poets, and Water Nymphs: Tracing the Codicological Limits of Ibn Khurradādhbih’s Geography
Emily Selove, Who Invited the Microcosm?
Johan Weststeijn, Tyrant Dreamers Face Abrahamite Interpreters: A Recurring Motif in al-Ṭabarī’s History
Antonella Ghersetti, The Rhetoric of Gifts, Or When Objects Talk
Letizia Osti, A Grammarian’s Life in His Own Voice: Autobiographical Fragments in Arabic Biographical Literature
Joseph E. Lowry, A Preliminary Study of al-Shāfiʿī’s Ibṭāl al-Istiḥsān: Appearance, Reality, and Legal Interpretation
David Bennett, Abū Isḥāq al-Naẓẓām: The Ultimate Constituents of Nature Are Simple Properties and Rūḥ
John P. Turner, The Enigmatic Reign of al-Wāthiq (R. 227/842-232/847)
Ignacio Sánchez, Ibn Qutayba and the Ahl Khurāsān: The Shuʿūbiyya Revisited
Amikam Elad, Al-Maʾmūn’s Military Units and Their Commanders up to the End of the Siege of Baghdad (195/810-198/813)