Second Series

After the revival of the School of Abbasid Studies in 2000, it was decided to resume publication of the Occasional Papers as well, now under the title Abbasid Studies. Occasional Papers of the School of Abbasid Studies. Volumes I (edited by James Montgomery, 2004) and II (edited by John Nawas, 2010) have been published by Peeters, Leuven, and volume III (edited by James Montgomery, 2010) appeared as a thematic issue of Oriens published by Brill, Leiden.
Occasional Papers of the School of Abbasid Studies, Cambridge, 6-10 July 2002.
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  1. James E. Montgomery, Editor’s Introduction
  2. Adam Silverstein, On Some Aspects of the Abbasid Barīd
  3. Monique Bernards, Ṭalab al-ʿIlm amongst the Linguists of Arabic during the Abbasid Period
  4. Michael Cooperson, The Grave of al-Maʾmūn in Tarsus: A Preliminary Report
  5. Matthew S. Gordon, The Place of Competition: The Careers of ʿArīb al-Maʾmūnīya and ʿUlayya bint al-Mahdī, Sisters in Song
  6. Paul L. Heck, Law in Abbasid Political Thought from Ibn al-Muqaffaʾ (d. 139/756) to Qudāma b. Jaʿfar (d. 337/948)
  7. Julia Bray, Practical Muʿtazilism: The Case of al-Tanūkhī
  8. Herbert Berg, Ibn ʿAbbās in Abbasid-Era Tafsīr
  9. Amikam Elad, The Rebellion of Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Ḥasan (known as al-Nafs al-Zakīya) in 145/762
  10. Peter Adamson, A Note on Freedom in the Circle of al-Kindī
  11. Elton L. Daniel, Al-Yaʿqūbī and Shīʿism Reconsidered
  12. Letizia Osti, Al-Qāsim b. ʿUbayd Allāh, the Vizier as Villain: On Classical Arabic Gossip
  13. Shawkat M. Toorawa, Ibn Abī Ṭāhir Ṭayfūr versus al-Jāḥiẓ, or: Defining the Adīb
  14. Mario Kozah, The Epilogue of al-Bīrūnī’s Kitāb Bātanjal
  15. Christopher Melchert, The Meaning of Qāla ’l-Shāfiʿī in Ninth Century Sources
  16. Joseph E. Lowry, Ibn Qutayba: The Earliest Witness to al-Shāfiʿī and his Legal Doctrines
  17. Devin J. Stewart, Muḥammad b. Jarīr al-Ṭabarī’s al-Bayān ʿan Uṣūl al-Aḥkām and the Genre of Uṣūl al-Fiqh in Ninth Century Baghdad
Occasional Papers of the School of Abbasid Studies, Leuven, 28 June – 1 July 2004.
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  1. John Nawas, Abbasid Studies Advance
  2. Herbert Berg, ʿAbbasid Historians’ Portrayals of al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib
  3. Amikam Elad, The Struggle for the Legitimacy of Authority as Reflected in the Ḥadīth of al-Mahdī
  4. Nimrod Hurvitz, Negotiating Ibn Ḥanbal’s Contribution to Ḥanbalī Legal Doctrine
  5. Ghada Jayyusi-Lehn, The Caliphate of al-Muʿtaṣim: Succession or Capture?
  6. John P. Turner, Al-Afshīn: Heretic, Rebel or Rival?
  7. Monique Bernards, Grammarians’ Circles of Learning: A Social Network Analysis
  8. Michael Cooperson, Al-Maʾmūn, the Pyramids and the Hieroglyphs
  9. Cecile Cabrol, Les fonctionnaires d’Etat nestoriens à Bagdad du temps des Abbassides (III/IXe – IV/Xes)
  10. Devin J. Stewart, Emending the Chapter on Law in Ibn al-Nadīm’s Fihrist
  11. Uwe Vagelpohl, The Abbasid Translation Movement in Context. Contemporary Voices on Translation

Special section on the reign of Al-Muqtadir (295-320 AH/908-932 AD):

  1. Paul L. Heck, Language Theory and State Officials in the Reign of al-Muqtadir: The case of Ibn Wahb al-Kātib
  2. Letizia Osti, In Defence of the Caliph: Abū Bakr al-Ṣūlī and the Virtues of al-Muqtadir
  3. Maaike van Berkel, The Vizier and the Harem Stewardess: Mediation in a Discharge Case at the Court of Caliph Al-Muqtadir
  4. Nadia Maria Al Cheikh, The ‘Court’ of al-Muqtadir: Its Space and Its Occupants
  5. Peter E. Pormann, Islamic Hospitals in the Time of al-Muqtadir
Occasional Papers of the Meetings at St. Andrews, 26-29 June, 2006 and Cambridge, 7-9 July, 2008.
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Oriens, Volume 38, Issue 1-2, 2010:

  1. James E. Montgomery, Abbasid Studies III: Occasional Papers of the Meetings at St. Andrews, 26-29 June, 2006 and Cambridge, 7-9 July, 2008
  2. Johan Weststeijn, Dreams of Abbasid Caliphs: Suspense and Tragedy in al-Ṭabarī’s History of Prophets and Kings
  3. Amikam Elad, The Armies of al-Maʾmūn in Khurāsān (193-202/809 — 817-18): Recruitment of its Contingents and their Commanders and their Social-Ethnic Composition
  4. John Nawas, All in the Family? Al-Muʿtaṣim’s Succession to the Caliphate as Denouement to the Lifelong Feud between al-Maʾmūn and his Abbasid Family
  5. John P. Turner, The End of the Miḥna
  6. Julia Bray, Ibn al-Muʿtazz and Politics: The Question of the Fuṣūl Qiṣār
  7. Letizia Osti, The Practical Matters of Culture in Pre-Madrasa Baghdad
  8. Uwe Vagelpohl, Cultural Accommodation and the Idea of Translation
  9. Gavin N. Picken, A Scholar of the Holy Precincts: The Life, Works and Methodology of Ibn al-Mundhir al-Nīsābūrī
  10. Proximity, Resemblance, Sidebars and Clusters: Ibn al-Nadīm’s Organizational Principles in Fihrist 3.3
  11. Amira K. Bennison, The Necklace of al-Shifā: Abbasid Borrowings in the Islamic West
  12. Bibliography compiled by Letizia Osti