In honor of Fred M. Donner's long and distinguished career as one of the foremost interpreters of early Islam, this volume collects more than a dozen original studies by his students. They range over a wide array of sub-fields in Islamic history and Islamic studies, including early history, historiography, Islamic law, religious studies, Qur'anic studies and Islamic archaeology. The book also includes a bibliography of Donner's works and a biographical sketch of sorts. Taken together, these essays are a clear testament to Donner's wide-ranging and continuing impact on the field.
Contributors include: Sean W. Anthony, Jonathan A. C. Brown, David Cook, Vaness De Gifis, Asa Eger, Tracy Hoffman, Marion H. Katz, Kathryn M. Kueny, Shari Lowin, Jens Scheiner, Robert Schick, Stuart Sears, Elizabeth Urban, Tasha Vorderstrasse, Brannon Wheeler, and Hayrettin Yücesoy.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Islamic History and Civilization Series|
About the Author
Paul M. Cobb, Ph.D. (1997), University of Chicago, is Professor of Islamic History in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published numerous books, translations, and articles dealing with medieval Islam, including his translation of Usama ibn Munqidh's Book of Contemplation (Penguin Classics, 2008).