Studies in Islamic and Middle Eastern Texts and Traditions: In Memory of Norman Calder

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This volume of essays in honor of the late Norman Calder contains articles on a variety of topics that will interest scholars and students of Middle Eastern cultures. Contributors are renowned, like Calder, for their sophisticated and challenging approaches to Arabic and Islamic texts.
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This volume of essays in honor of the late Norman Calder contains articles on a variety of topics that will interest scholars and students of Middle Eastern cultures. Contributors are renowned, like Calder, for their sophisticated and challenging approaches to Arabic and Islamic texts.
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Gerald Hawting is a Senior Lecturer in the History of the Near and Middle East at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies in London. Jawid Mojaddedi is Lecturer in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. Alexander Samely is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester. Norman Calder, who died on 13/2/98 at the age of 47, was one of the leading international scholars in the academic study of Islamic jurisprudence and hermeneutics. At the time of his retirement due to ill health in
1997, he was Senior Lecturer in Arabic in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester (UK) and holder of a British Academy Fellowship. As well as 18 articles in leading academic journals and contributions to several scholarly encyclopaedias, he was the author of Studies in Early Muslim Jurisprudence (Clarendon Press Oxford 1993).

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Acknowledgement
Abbreviations
Norman Calder 21 March 1950-13 February 1998 1
Published works of Norman Calder 9
Jewish tradition in early Islam: the case of Enoch/Idris 11
Al-Mu'tasim's 'bridge of toil' and Abu Tammam's Amorium qasida 31
A propos du Kitap al-radd 'ala al-Shafii attribue a Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-Labbad al-Qayrawani (m. 333/944) et des refutations de Shafii dans le malikisme ancien 75
The Kharijites and the caliphal title 85
Narrative and doctrine in the first story of Rumi's Mathnawi 93
Two classical Shii theories of qada 105
Discussion in Islamic law of being prevented from completing a pilgrimage (ihsar) 121
Fiqh for beginners: an Anatolian text on jihad 137
In praise of the few 149
Can rights co-exist with religion? 163
Researching Muslim minorities: some reflections on fieldwork in Britain 175
Jami's re-contextualization of biographical traditions: 'the biography of Ansari in the framework of the Nafahat al-uns 195
The exegetical literature of abrogation: form and content 213
From case to case: notes on the discourse logic of the Mishnah 233
The defective marriage in classical Hanafi law: issues of form and validity 271
In celebration of Spring: a poem by al-Sanawbari 287
The medieval Karim: an ancient near eastern paradigm? 297
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