AL-ʿUSUR AL-WUSTA, VOLUME 28 (2020)

Front Cover
Front Matter
Table of Contents
Letter from the Editors

MEM AWARDS
Remarks by Maribel Fierro, Recipient of the 2019 MEM Lifetime Achievement Award

ARTICLES
Qamarayn: The Erotics of Sameness in the 1001 Nights
Zayde Antrim
Who Compiled and Edited the Mashhad Miscellany?
Luke Treadwell
A Call to Arms: An Account of Ayyubid or Early Mamluk Alexandria
Jelle Bruning
The Rebellious Son: Umayyad Hereditary Succession and the Origins of Ḥijāzī Opposition
Abed el-Rahman Tayyara
A Brief History of Islamic Civilization from Its Genesis in the Late Nineteenth Century to Its Institutional Entrenchment
Kevin van Bladel
Le stylite (esṭūnōrō) et sa ṣawmaʿa face aux milieux cléricaux islamiques et miaphysites (Ier-IIe/VIIe-VIIIe siècles)
Simon Pierre


SPECIAL DOSSIER: “Islamic History Broadly Conceived: A Tribute to Michael Cook and the Holberg Seminar”
A Note from the Holbergians
Sébastien Garnier, Matthew L. Keegan, Pamela Klasova
The Holberg Seminar
Antoine Borrut
The Treatment of Coeval Persian Poetry in Arabic Anthologies of the Eleventh/Seventeenth Century: A Preliminary Study
Theodore S. Beers
Dans le ventre de l’histoire: Sindbad le marin ou la satire du glouton?
Sébastien Garnier
Adab without the Crusades: The Inebriated Solidarity of a Young Officer’s Hunting Epistle
Matthew L. Keegan
Ḥadīth as Common Discourse: Reflections on the Intersectarian Dissemination of the Creation of the Intellect Tradition
Pamela Klasova
The Paperwork of a Mamluk Muqṭaʿ: Documentary Life Cycles, Archival Spaces, and the Importance of Documents Lying Around
Daisy Livingston
Being Persian in Late Mamluk Egypt: The Construction and Significance of Persian Ethnic Identity in the Salons of Sultan Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī (r. 906-922/1501-1516)
Christian Mauder


TEACHING NOTES
Why Do We Need a New Textbook?
Jo Van Steenbergen
Teaching Medieval Slavery and Captivity: An Online Pedagogical Resource
Hannah Barker


BOOK REVIEWS
Amikam Elad, The Rebellion of Muḥammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya in 145/762: Ṭālibīs and Early ʿAbbāsīs in Conflict
Matthew S. Gordon
Mālik b. Anas, Al-Muwaṭṭaʾ: The Recension of Yaḥyā b. Yaḥyā al-Laythī; A Translation of the Royal Moroccan Edition [trans. Mohammad Fadel and Connell Monette]
Adday Hernández
Ibn Aʿtham al-Kūfī, Qiṭʿa min Kitāb al-futūḥ, li-l-ʿallāma al-muʾarrikh Abī Muḥammad Aḥmad b. Aʿtham al-Kūfī, al-mutawaffā baʿda sanat 320 h, qūbilat ʿalā nuskha qadīma min al-qarn al-sādis al-hijrī, akhrajahu wa-waḍaʿa fahārisahu Markaz Iḥyāʾ al-Turāth al-Tābiʿ li-Dār Makhṭūṭāt al-ʿAtaba al-ʿAbbāsiyya al-Muqaddasa [ed. Qays al-ʿAṭṭār]
Mónika Schönléber
Al-Muḥassin b. ʿAlī al-Tanūkhī, Stories of Piety and Prayer: Deliverance Follows Adversity [ed. and trans. Julia Bray]
András Hámori
Luke B. Yarbrough, Friends of the Emir: Non-Muslim State Officials in Premodern Islamic Thought
Mohamad Ballan
Al-Malik al-Afḍal al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAlī b. Dāwūd al-Rasūlī, Bughyat al-fallāḥīn fī al-ashjār al-muthmira wa-l-rayāḥīn [ed. Khālid Khalfān b. Nāṣir al-Wahībī]
Daniel Martin Varisco
Jean Aubin, Études sur l’Iran médiéval: Géographie historique et société
David Durand-Guédy

Nile Green, ed., The Persianate World: The Frontiers of a Eurasian Lingua Franca & Abbas Amanat and Assed Ashraf, eds., The Persianate World: Rethinking a Shared Sphere
Sunil Sharma
Emma J. Flatt, The Courts of the Deccan Sultanates: Living Well in the Persian Cosmopolis
Meia Walravens

Thomas Bauer, Warum es kein islamisches Mittelalter gab: Das Erbe der Antike und der Orient
Christian Mauder

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