Abbasid Studies IV

The very last of the Occasional Papers of the School of Abbasid Studies has been published by the Gibb Memorial Trust. Please note that this is the last collection of articles because of the launched Journal of Abbasid Studies (JAS) where, since July 2014, one can read up on the latest in Abbasid Studies.
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Abbasid Studies IV. Occasional Papers of the School of Abbasid Studies (Leuven, July 5 – July 9, 2010)
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  1. Monique Bernards, A Mosaic of ʿAbbāsid Studies
  2. Travis Zadeh, Of Mummies, Poets, and Water Nymphs: Tracing the Codicological Limits of Ibn Khurradādhbih’s Geography
  3. Emily Selove, Who Invited the Microcosm?
  4. Johan Weststeijn, Tyrant Dreamers Face Abrahamite Interpreters: A Recurring Motif in al-Ṭabarī’s History
  5. Antonella Ghersetti, The Rhetoric of Gifts, Or When Objects Talk
  6. Letizia Osti, A Grammarian’s Life in His Own Voice: Autobiographical Fragments in Arabic Biographical Literature
  7. Joseph E. Lowry, A Preliminary Study of al-Shāfiʿī’s Ibṭāl al-Istiḥsān: Appearance, Reality, and Legal Interpretation
  8. David Bennett, Abū Isḥāq al-Naẓẓām: The Ultimate Constituents of Nature Are Simple Properties and Rūḥ
  9. John P. Turner, The Enigmatic Reign of al-Wāthiq (R. 227/842-232/847)
  10. Ignacio Sánchez, Ibn Qutayba and the Ahl Khurāsān: The Shuʿūbiyya Revisited
  11. Amikam Elad, Al-Maʾmūn’s Military Units and Their Commanders up to the End of the Siege of Baghdad (195/810-198/813)