Al-‘Usur al-Wusta – Volume 23 (2015)

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Front Matter
Letter from the editors

MEM AWARDS
Remarks by Patricia Crone, Recipient of the 2014 MEM Lifetime Achievement Award
Remarks by R. Stephen Humphreys, Recipient of the 2013 MEM Lifetime Achievement Award

ARTICLES
Muḥammad’s Deputies in Medina

Michael Cook
Māwardī’s Legal Thinking

Christopher Melchert
Ibn Aʿtham and his History

Lawrence I. Conrad

NOTES & BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS
Can Doctoral Dissertations Disappear? A Look at Ibrahim al-Hafsi’s “Correspondance officielle et privée d’al-Qāḍī al-Fāḍil” and its Prospects in a Digital Age
Bogdan C. Smarandache

BOOK REVIEWS
Stephennie Mulder, The Shrines of the ʿAlids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shiʿis and the Architecture of Coexistence
Zayde Antrim
Robert Hoyland, In God’s Path. The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire
Fred M. Donner
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Maḥjūbī, Al-Muṣṭalaḥ al-ḥadīthī min khilāl Kitāb al-Jarḥ wa-al-taʿdīl li-Ibn Abī Ḥātim al-Rāzī (240-327 H)
Christopher Melchert
Seta Dadoyan, The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World: Paradigms of Interaction, Seventh to Fourteenth Centuries. Volume One: The Arab Period in Armīnyah, Seventh to Eleventh Centuries

Alison M. Vacca
Ṭaha Ḥusayn ʿAwaḍ Hudayl, Tamarrudāt al-qabīla fī ʿaṣr al-dawla al-Rasūlīya wa-atharhā fī al-ḥayāt al-ʿāmma fī al-Yaman (626-858 H)
Daniel Martin Varisco
Aziz al-Azmeh, The Emergence of Islam in Late Antiquity: Allāh and his people
Peter Webb
Jāsim Muḥammad Kaẓim, Ahl al-dhimmah fī l-mujtamaʿ al-Baghdādī fī l-ʿahdayn al-Buwayhī wa-l-Saljūqī
Luke Yarbrough

IN MEMORIAM
Thierry Bianquis (1935-2014)
Peri Bearman
Irene “Renie” A. Bierman-McKinney (1942-2015)

Jere L. Bacharach
Clifford Edmund Bosworth (1928-2015)

Arezou Azad
Clifford Edmund Bosworth: An Updated Bibliography

Michael O’Neal
“With All Good Wishes”: Remembering Patricia Crone (1945-2015)

Karen Bauer, Bella Tendler Krieger, Deborah Tor, Kevin Van Bladel
Wolfhart P. Heinrichs (1941-2014)

Michael Cooperson
George T. Scanlon (1925-2014)

Iman Abdulfattah

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Join MEM or renew your MEMbership: An invitation from Middle East Medievalists
George T. Scanlon Graduate Student Award in Arab and Islamic Civilizations