Jewish-Muslim Intellectual History Entangled: Textual
Materials from the Firkovitch Collection, Saint Petersburg,
edited by Camilla Adang, Bruno Chiesa, Omar Hamdan, Wilferd Madelung,
Sabine Schmidtke, and Jan Thiele,
has been published by the...
An arcane topic to most people, Syriac sources help shed a more
complex light on the history of the Middle East from late antiquity
to the Middle Ages. They reveal a non-imperial epoch and its rich
contributions to the cultural and religious history...
From the very beginning of its existence, the Muslim world
practiced and developed an elaborate legal system meant to control
and to judge all aspects of life . . . This system, known as
sharia, was based on the Qurʾān, an immutable