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Living Islamic History

Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Edited by Yasir Suleiman

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The publication of this book honours Professor Carole Hillenbrand's outstanding achievements in and service to Islamic and Middle Eastern Scholarship.

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Professor Carole Hillenbrand: List of Publications
List of Contributors
Introduction, Yasir Suleiman
1. The Origin of Key Shiite Thought Patterns in Islamic History, Adel Al-Abdul Jader (Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences)
2. Additions to The New Islamic Dynasties, C. Edmund Bosworth (University of Manchester (Emeritus))
3. Al-Tha'alibi's Adab al-muluk, A Local Mirror for Princes, Julia Bray (Université Paris 8)
4. Religious Identity, Dissimulation and Assimilation: The Ismaili Experience, Farhad Daftary (Institute of Ismaili Studies)
5. Saladin's Pious Foundations in Damascus: Some New Hypotheses, Anne-Marie Eddé (Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes, CNRS)
6. The Coming of Islam to Bukhara, Hugh Kennedy (School of Oriental and African Studies)
7. A Barmecide Feast: The Downfall of the Barmakids in Popular Imagination, Remke Kruk (Universiteit Leiden)
8. The History of the Patriarchs of the Egyptian Church as a Source for the History of the Seljuks of Anatolia, Gary Leiser (Travis Air Museum)
9. Genealogy and Exemplary Rulership in the Tarikh-i Chingiz Khan, Charles Melville (University of Cambridge)
10. Vikings and Rus in Arabic Sources, James E. Montgomery (University of Cambridge)
11. Qashani and Rashid al-Din on the Seljuqs of Iran, Alexander H. Morton (School of Oriental and African Studies)
12. Exile and Return: Diasporas of the Secular and Sacred Mind, Ian Richard Netton (University of Exeter)
13. Clerical Perceptions of Sufi Practices in Late 17th Century Persia, II: Al-Hurr al-'Amili (d. 1693) and the Debate on the Permissibility of Ghina, Andrew J. Newman (University of Edinburgh)
14. On Sunni Sectarianism, A. Kevin Reinhart (Dartmouth College)
15. The Violence of the Abbasid Revolution, Chase F. Robinson (City University of New York)
16. Nationalist Poetry, Conflict and Meta-linguistic Discourse, Yasir Suleiman (University of Cambridge)

About the Author

Professor Yasir Suleiman is the first holder of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Chair of Modern Arabic Studies and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His many published works include A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East (2004), The Arabic Language and National Identity: A Study in Ideology (2003), The Arabic Grammatical Tradition: A Study in Tal'liil(1999), Literature and Nation in the Middle East (edited with Ibrahim Muhawi, 2006), Language and Society in the Middle East and North Africa (editor, 1999), Arabic Grammar and Linguistics (editor, 1998), Language and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa (editor, 1996) and Arabic Sociolinguistics: Issues and Perspectives (editor, 1994).


'The entire volume is a contribution to the field at least in two ways. First, as a festschrift, the book successfully distinguishes Carole Hillenbrand’s scholarly work familiar to the students of the Near East and Islam mainly as a historian of the Seljuks and the Crusades. Second, the volume is not entrapped by its genre considering that many festschrifts completely lack focus and coherence while not reflecting the work of those to whom they are a tribute.'
- Simeon Evstatiev, Der Islam