By Asad Q Ahmed, Behnam Sadeghi, Professor of Islamic History Robert G Hoyland, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Adam Silverstein
This quantity brings jointly articles on a number of elements of the highbrow and social histories of Islamicate societies and of the traditions and contexts that contributed to their formation and evolution. Written via prime students who span 3 generations and who hide such diversified fields as past due old reports, Islamic reviews, Classics, and Jewish stories, the amount is a testomony to the breadth and to the sustained, deep impression of the corpus of the honoree, Professor Patricia Crone. members are: David Abulafia, Asad Q. Ahmed, Karen Bauer, Michael Cooperson, Hannah Cotton, David M. Eisenberg, Khaled El-Rouayheb, Matthew S. Gordon, Gerald Hawting, Judith Herrin, Robert Hoyland, Bella Tendler Krieger, Margaret Larkin, Maria Mavroudi, Christopher Melchert, Pavel Pavlovitch, David Powers, Chase Robinson, Behnam Sadeghi, Adam Silverstein, Devin Stewart, man Stroumsa, D. G. Tor, Kevin van Bladel, David J. Wasserstein, Chris Wickam, Joseph Witztum, F. W. Zimmermann
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4 Adaptation to Context The contextual approach argues that the context in which the parallel passages are embedded can explain the differences between them. 29 The traditional sciences of the Quran include a genre dedicated to the collection and analysis of nearly identical verses. 30 Whereas some of the works in this genre are mere reference works meant as mnemonical aids, others attempt to explain the minor variations and differences between parallel verses. 31 Though many of the explanations given in these works may seem fanciful and artificial to the modern reader, these books are valuable for studying the Quran as concordances of parallel passages and more particularly for their careful attention to the subtle differences between parallel passages.
Honorary Doctor, University of Leiden, February 2013. Member of the British Academy, July 2013. Honorary Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, uk, July 2013. Levi della Vida medal, ucla, October 2013. List of Contributors David Abulafia is Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University and a Fellow of the British Academy. His most recent book is The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean (Penguin). Asad Q. Ahmed is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the University of California, Berkeley.
Member of the international advisory board of the “Muslim History and Heritage” series for the publication of texts, Tehran and Berlin, 2011–. Periodicals Member of the editorial board of Islamic Law and Society, Leiden, –1996. Former Member of the editorial advisory board of The International History Review. Former Member of the editorial board of the series Studies in Human Society, published by E. J. Brill, Leiden. Member of the editorial board of Arabica, Paris, 1995–. Member of the editorial board of Studia Islamica, Paris, 1999–.