Islamic Studies

Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has edited The Oxford Handbook...

The Qurʾānic Pagans and Related Matters (Brill, 2016) by Patricia Crone, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical...

The Iranian Reception of Islam: The Non-Traditionalist Strands (Brill, 2016) by Patricia Crone, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, is part of the author's ...

Islam, the Ancient Near East and Varieties of Godlessness (Brill, 2016), by Patricia Crone, is part of the author's Collected Studies in Three Volumes, a compilation of a number of her published,...

Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has edited The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology (Oxford University Press, 2016), which provides a comprehensive and...

I had the privilege of being a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study from January to April 2015, during which my main research project concerned a corpus of Arabic documents from medieval Nubia. I had the opportunity to make a presentation...

What makes a digital Ottoman project different from other digital projects and why isn’t it a straightforward endeavor but rather one that will probably take several years to develop successfully? And why isn’t there one already? Why would twenty...

Brill Academic Publishers has published The Yemeni Manuscript Tradition (2015), edited by Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of...

When Sabine Schmidtke and Hassan Ansari, an Iranian national, met more than a decade ago in Tehran, Ansari was a ­student of the traditional religious system in Qum and Tehran (the “Hawza”). Ansari had read Schmidtke’s doctoral thesis The...

In the 1991 film Not Without My Daughter, Sally Field plays an American woman who has a daughter with her Iranian-born husband. When the family visits Iran, Field’s character learns that the husband plans to stay in Iran with their...