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AL-ʿUSUR AL-WUSTA, VOLUME 26 (2018)Cover_UW23

Front Matter
Table of Contents
Letter from the Editors

MEM AWARDS
Remarks by Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych, Recipient of the 2017 MEM Lifetime Achievement Award

ARTICLES
Mecca and Macoraba

Ian D. Morris


Thematic Dossier: Formulating the Caliphate in the Islamic West: Umayyads, Ḥammūdids, and Almohads
Guest edited by Maribel Fierro and Patrice Cressier
Introduction

Maribel Fierro and Patrice Cressier
Writing for the Caliphate: The Unique Necklace by Ibn ʿAbd Rabbih

Isabel Toral-Niehoff
Facing the Mahdī’s True Belief: Abū ʿAmr al-Salālijī’s Ashʿarite Creed and the Almohads’ Claim to Religious Authority
Jan Thiele
The Jihād of the Caliphs and the First Battles of Islam: Memory, Legitimization and Holy War, from Cordoba to Tinmal
Javier Albarrán
Preparing the Almohad Caliphate: The Almoravids

Pascal Buresi
The Ḥammūdid Caliphate: A New Look Through the Lens of Numismatics

Almudena Ariza Armada


NOTES AND BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS
Early Arabo-Islamic Epigraphy and the Positivist Fallacy: A Brief Communication

Sean W. Anthony

CONFERENCE REPORTS
Navigating Language in the Early Islamic World (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 6-7 April 2018)

Alison M. Vacca
Post-Eurocentric Poetics: New Approaches from Arabic, Turkish and Persian Literature (Beirut, 21 May 2018)

Helga Seeden
Approaches to the Study of Pre-Modern Arabic Anthologies (Beirut, 10-12 May 2018)
Louise Gallorini

BOOK REVIEWS
Muriel Debié, L’écriture de l’histoire en syriaque. Transmissions interculturelles et constructions identitaires entre hellénisme et islam

Peter Brown
Abū Isḥāq al-Ṣābiʾ, Dīwān Rasāʾil al-Ṣābīʾ (Edited by Iḥsān Dhannūn al-Thāmirī)
Maurice A. Pomerantz
Lena Salaymeh, The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions

Christopher Melchert
Sabine Schmidtke, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology

John Renard
Diego R. Sarrio Cucarella, Muslim-Christian Polemics across the Mediterranean: The Splendid Replies of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī (d. 684/1285)
Uri Shachar
Michael Brett, The Fatimid Empire

Paul E. Walker
Matthew S. Gordon and Kathryn Hain, eds., Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History

Kecia Ali
Vanessa Van Renterghem, Les élites bagdadiennes au temps des Seldjoukides. Étude d’histoire sociale

David Durand-Guédy

IN MEMORIAM
Ehsan Yarshater (1920—2018)

Elton L. Daniel

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