ʻAbbasid studies : occasional papers of the School of ʻAbbasid Studies, Cambridge, 6-10 July 2002 /
edited by James E. Montgomery.
Leuven ; Dudley, Mass. : Peeters, 2004.
vi, 352 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
9042914335 (alk. paper)
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Leuven ; Dudley, Mass. : Peeters, 2004.
9042914335 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-198).
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The aim of the University of Cambridge School of Abbasid Studies is to provide a forum for the discussion of the political, cultural, social, economic, religious and intellectual life of the Abbasid Caliphate from c.700 - c.1050 CE.
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The School of Abbasid Studies, originally founded as a co-operative venture by scholars at the Universities of St Andrews and Glasgow in Scotland during the 1980s, is a joint enterprise involving the Universities of St Andrews, Cambridge and Leuven. It aims to promote, foster and cultivate the academic study of the Abbasid dynasty. This book is a volume of sixteen papers delivered by a distinguished array of leading scholars at a meeting of the School of Abbasid Studies at the University of Cambridge in July 2002. It provides a fully contemporary insight into the cutting edge of Abbasid Studies, and includes works ranging from Arabic philosophy and jurisprudence to religious, intellectual and institutional history, literature and grammar. The contents of the volume are divided into three principal foci of interest (Institutions and Concepts, Figures, and Archaeology of a Discipline), and the work is accomplished by a substantial introduction by the editor.
Table of Contents
Editor's Introductionp. 1
On Some Aspects of the Abbasid Baridp. 23
Talab al-Ilm amongst the Linguists of Arabic during the Abbasid Periodp. 33
The Grave of al-Mamun in Tarsus: A Preliminary Reportp. 47
The Place of Competition: The Careers of Arib al-Mamuniya and Ulayya bint al-Mahdi, Sisters in Songp. 61
Law in Abbasid Political Thought from Ibn al-Muqaffa (d. 139/756) to Qudama b. Jafar (d. 337/948)p. 83
Practical Mutazilism: The Case of al-Tanukhip. 111
Ibn Abbas in Abbasid-Era Tafsirp. 129
The Rebellion of Muhammad b. Abd Allah b. al-Hasan (known as al-Nafs al-Zakiya) in 145/762p. 147
A Note on Freedom in the Circle of al-Kindip. 199
Al-Yaqubi and Shiism Reconsideredp. 209
Al-Qasim b. Ubayd Allah, the Vizier as Villain: On Classical Arabic Gossipp. 233
Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur versus al-Jahiz, or: Defining the Adibp. 247
The Epilogue of al-Biruni's Kitab Batanjalp. 263
The Meaning of Qala 'l-Shafii in Ninth Century Sourcesp. 277
Ibn Qutayba: The Earliest Witness to al-Shafii and his Legal Doctrinesp. 303
Muhammad b. Jarir al-Tabari's al-Bayan an Usul al-Ahkam and the Genre of Usul al-Fiqh in Ninth Century Baghdadp. 321
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