Islamic Studies

As Alastair Hamilton stated in 2008 in The Forbidden Fruit: The Koran in Early Modern Europe, “few books were as feared and coveted, as abhorred and desired, as the Qurʾān in early modern Europe.” Religious polemics, trading activities,...

In this video, Columba Stewart, George William Cottrell, Jr. Member (2016–17) in the School of Historical Studies, a Benedictine monk, and Executive Director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library,...

Glen Bowersock, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, has authored The Crucible of Islam (Harvard...

Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has authored Al-Sāhib Ibn ʿAbbād Promoter of Rational Theology (Brill, 2016), which contains critical editions of the extant parts of two hitherto unknown theological works...

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...