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AL-ʿUSUR AL-WUSTA, VOLUME 24 (2016)Cover_UW23

Front Matter
Letter from the editors

MEM AWARDS
Remarks by Richard W. Bulliet, Recipient of the 2015 MEM Lifetime Achievement Award

ARTICLES
Arabic Fatḥ as ‘Conquest’ and its Origin in Islamic Tradition

Fred M. Donner
Was Ibn Wāḍiḥ al-Yaʿqūbī a Shiʿite Historian? The State of the Question
Sean W. Anthony
Of Islamic Grammatology: Ibn Turka’s Lettrist Metaphysics of Light
Matthew Melvin-Koushki
Taẕkirah-i Khayr al-bayān: The Earliest Source on the Career and Poetry of Ṣāʾib Tabrīzī (d. ca. 1087/1676)
Theodore S. Beers

NOTES & BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS
A Man for All Seasons: Ibn ʿUqda and Crossing Sectarian Boundaries in the 4th/10th Century
Jonathan Brown
A New Source on the Social Gatherings (majālis) of the Mamluk Sultan Qānṣawh al-Ghawrī
Christian Mauder and Christopher Markiewicz

CONFERENCE REPORTS
Sessions on Slavery – The International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 4-7 July, 2016)
Thomas MacMaster
Regional and Transregional Elites – Connecting the Early Islamic Empire (October 7-8, 2016, Universität Hamburg)
Stefan Heidemann
A Moveable Feast: “Food as a Cultural Signifier” (American University of Beirut, 12-14 May 2016)
Lucy Stone McNeece

BOOK REVIEWS
Denis Genequand and Christian Julien Robin (eds.), Les Jafnides: des rois arabes au service de Byzance (VIe siècle de l’ère chrétienne)
Antoine Borrut
Isabel Toral-Niehoff, Al-Ḥīra. Eine arabische Kulturmetropole im spätantiken Kontext
Michael Bonner
Thomas Bauer, Die Kultur der Ambiguität: Eine andere Geschichte des Islams
Isabel Toral-Niehoff
Tariq Jaffer, Rāzī: Master of Qurʾānic Interpretation and Theological Reasoning
Rachel Anne Friedman
Amina Elbendary, Crowds and Sultans: Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria
Anne Troadec
Petrus Martyr Anglerius: Legatio Babylonica. Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentar von Hans Heinrich Todt
Christian Mauder

IN MEMORIAM
Shahab Ahmed (1966-2015)
Sarah Eltantawi

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