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This interview with Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, was conducted by Haytham Samir and Ahmad Shaker and originally published in Arabic as “al-Dirāsāt al-islāmiyya fī...

Reducing the intellectually rich and diverse Islamic literary heritage to a bare minimum of what is seen as allegedly authentic is a strategy that is characteristic of Wahhabism, Salafism, and jihadism and their respective proponents. Whatever...

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 in the School of Historical Studies, explains how a Benedictine monastery in Minnesota became involved in a massive effort to document the...

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...