Islamic cultures, Islamic contexts : essays in honor of Professor Patricia Crone /

This volume brings together articles on various aspects of the intellectual and social histories of Islamicate societies and of the traditions and contexts that contributed to their formation and evolution. Written by leading scholars who span three generations and who cover such diverse fields as L...

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Other Authors: Crone, Patricia, 1945-2015., Sadeghi, Behnam, 1969-, Ahmed, Asad Q., 1977-, Silverstein, Adam J., Hoyland, Robert G., 1966-

Format: eBook

Language: English

Published: Leiden : Brill, [2015]

Series: Islamic History and Civilization 114.
Middle East and Islamic Studies E-Books Online, Collection 2015, ISBN: 9789004287464.


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Call Number: DS35.62 .I874 2015

Table of Contents:
  • Preliminary Material
  • 1 Variant Traditions, Relative Chronology, and the Study of Intra-Quranic Parallels /
  • Joseph Witztum
  • 2 The Earliest Attestation of the Dhimma of God and His Messenger and the Rediscovery of P. Nessana 77 (60s ah/680 ce) /
  • Robert Hoyland and Hannah Cotton
  • 3 Jewish Christianity and Islamic Origins /
  • Guy G. Stroumsa
  • 4 A Note on the Relationship between Tafsīr and Common Understanding with Reference to Contracts of Marriage /
  • Karen Bauer
  • 5 "Earnest Money" and the Sources of Islamic Law /
  • Gerald Hawting and David M. Eisenberg
  • 6 "A Bequest May Not Exceed One-Third": An Isnād-cum-Matn Analysis and Beyond /
  • Pavel Pavlovitch and David S. Powers
  • 7 Basra and Kufa as the Earliest Centers of Islamic Legal Controversy /
  • Christopher Melchert
  • 8 God's Cleric: Al-Fuḍayl born ʿIyāḍ and the Transition from Caliphal to Prophetic Sunna /
  • Deborah G. Tor
  • 9 Aḥmad ibn Ṭūlūn and the Politics of Deference /
  • Matthew S. Gordon
  • 10 Eighth-Century Indian Astronomy in the Two Cities of Peace /
  • Kevin van Bladel
  • 11 Greek Language and Education under Early Islam /
  • Maria Mavroudi
  • 12 Kalām and the Greeks /
  • Fritz W. Zimmermann
  • 13 "Arabs" and "Iranians": The Uses of Ethnicity in the Early Abbasid Period /
  • Michael Cooperson
  • 14 The Poetics of Cultural Identity: Al-Mutanabbī among the Būyids /
  • Margaret Larkin
  • 15 Must God Tell Us the Truth? A Problem in Ashʿarī Theology /
  • Khaled El-Rouayheb
  • 16 Administrators' Time: The Social Memory of the Early Medieval State, East and West /
  • Chris Wickham
  • 17 An Eleventh-Century Justification of the Authority of Twelver Shiite Jurists /
  • Devin J. Stewart
  • 18 A Family Story: Ambiguities of Jewish Identity in Medieval Islam /
  • David J. Wasserstein
  • 19 What Happened in al-Andalus: Minorities in al-Andalus and in Christian Spain /
  • David Abulafia
  • 20 The Samaritan Version of the Esther Story /
  • Adam Silverstein
  • 21 New Evidence for the Survival of Sexually Libertine Rites among some Nuṣayrī-ʿAlawīs of the Nineteenth Century /
  • Bella Tendler Krieger
  • 22 Crone and the End of Orientalism /
  • Chase F. Robinson
  • Index.