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AL-ʿUSUR AL-WUSTA, VOLUME 25 (2017)Cover_UW23

Front Matter
Letter from the editors

MEM AWARDS
Remarks by Fred M. Donner, Recipient of the 2016 MEM Lifetime Achievement Award

ARTICLES
Important New Developments in Arabographic Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Benjamin Kiessling, Matthew Thomas Miller, Maxim G. Romanov, & Sarah Bowen Savant
The Numismatic Evidence for the Reign of Aḥmad b. Ṭūlūn (254–270/868-883)

Luke Treadwell
The Abbasid “Golden Age”: An Excavation

Michael Cooperson
Conflict and Community in the Medieval Caucasus

Alison M. Vacca
Reflections on the Identity of the Arabian Conquerors of the Seventh-Century Middle East

Robert G. Hoyland

CONFERENCE REPORTS
Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies, 1000-1600: The Politics of Genre, Image, and Text
 (Tübingen, 30 March to 1 April 2017)


Zayde Antrim, Jean-Charles Ducène, and Kurt Franz
New Insights into Early Islamic Historiography: A Substantial Conference Report
(Göttingen, June 25-26, 2015)

Yoones Dehghani Farsani and Jens Scheiner

BOOK REVIEWS
Peter Webb, Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam
Philip Wood
Joshua Mabra, Princely Authority in the Early Marwānid State: The Life of ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Marwān (d. 86/705)
Matthew S. Gordon
Lyall Armstrong, The Quṣṣāṣ of Early Islam
Pamela Klasova
Christophe Picard, La Mer des Califes: Une histoire de la Méditerranée musulmane
Matthew S. Gordon
Chase Robinson, Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives: The First 1,000 Years
Brian Ulrich
Mona Hassan, Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History
Sabahat F. Adil
Abolfazl Khatibi, Āyā Firdawsī Maḥmūd-i Ghaznavī rā hajv guft? Hajv’nāmah-i mansūb bih Firdawsī: Bar’rasī-yi taḥlīlī, taṣḥīḥ-i intiqādī, va sharḥ-i bayt’hā 
[Did Ferdowsi Satirize Mahmud of Ghazni? The Satire Attributed
 to Ferdowsi: Analysis, Textual Criticism, and Commentary]

Theodore S. Beers
Thomas Würtz, Islamische Theologie im 14. Jahrhundert. Auferstehungslehre, Handlungstheorie und Schöpfungsvorstellungen im Werk von Saʿd ad-Dīn at-Taftāzānī
Christian Mauder

IN MEMORIAM
Anna Dolinina (1923—2017)

Marina Tolmacheva
Günter Lüling (1928—2014)

Fred M. Donner

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Join MEM or renew your MEMbership: An invitation from Middle East Medievalists

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