Essays in Honour of Carole and Robert Hillenbrand

Essays in Honour of Carole and Robert Hillenbrand

£185.00

Essays in Honour of Carole and Robert Hillenbrand

edited by Ali M. Ansari and Melanie Gibson

Format: Hardback (197x264mm), Two volumes in a limited splip-case edition
Published: April 2022
Pages: 192 + 276
ISBN: 9781909942615

Description

A limited cased edition is published to celebrate the spectacular careers of two of the most eminent British scholars in the field of Middle Eastern Art, History and Culture.

Carole and Robert Hillenbrand are acclaimed academics who have made immense contributions to the fields of Islamic history and art history. The respect and affection of the academic community towards them is legendary. For these two volumes, editors Ali Ansari and Melanie Gibson have gathered a wide-ranging selection of scholarly essays by some of their longstanding colleagues as well as by recent students who now occupy academic positions across the world.

The volume dedicated to Carole Hillenbrand includes eleven articles on subjects which include the elusive Fatimid caliph al-Zafr, a Crusader raid on Mecca, and the Persian bureaucrat Mirza Saleh Shirazi’s History of England.

The volume dedicated to Robert Hillenbrand includes thirteen articles on subjects which include studies on a rare 8th-century metal dish with Nilotic scenes, Chinese Qur’ans, the process of image making in both theory and practice, and a shrine in Mosul destroyed by ISIS.

Carole Hillenbrand is a Fellow of of the British Academy, Emerita Professor in Islamic History at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of St Andrews.

Robert Hillenbrand is a Fellow of of the British Academy, Emeritus Professor in Islamic Art History at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of St Andrews.

Ali Ansari is Professor of Iranian History and Founding Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews.

Melanie Gibson is Senior Editor of the Gingko Library Arts Series. Her publications focus on sculpture, ceramics and glass produced around the Islamic world.

Contributors to VOLUME I

Ali Ansari
Stephen R. Burge
John Chalcraft
Shainool Jiwa
Alexey Khismatulin
Christian Lange
Alex Mallett
W. Richard Oakes, Jr.
Andrew C.S. Peacock
Kirsten Thomson
Saeko Yazaki

 

 

CONTENTS

 

Foreword  6

Melanie Gibson and Ali Ansari

 

Carole Hillenbrand: An Appreciation  8

Ali Ansari

 

Carole Hillenbrand: Publications  10

 

The Fatimid Caliph al-Zafir: A Reassessment  14

Kirsten Thomson

 

Penning the Foundations: A Comparative Reading of Fatimid Origins Narratives with Abbasid and ʿIbadi Texts   24

Shainool Jiwa

 

Crucicentric Foundations for  Tenth-Century Ismaʿili Caliphates  56

W. Richard Oakes, Jr.

 

Problematising the Islamic: Evidence for the Crusades. The Frankish Red Sea Raid of 1183  68

Alex Mallett

 

Al-Suyuti’s Taʾrikh al-Khulafaʾ: A History of Politics or Piety?  76

Stephen R. Burge

 

The Death of Dargazini  90

Christian Lange

 

Attribution of an Anonymous Qasida. Appended to the First Redaction of the Siyar al-Muluk: Stylometry Results  108

Alexey Khismatulin

 

Two Royal Almanacs from Late Fourteenth-Century Anatolia  122

A.C.S. Peacock

 

Mirza Saleh Shirazi’s History of England  140

Ali Ansari

 

Egypt’s 2011 Popular Uprising in Gramscian Perspective  160

John Chalcraft

 

The Islamic Manuscript Collection of A.S. Yahuda in Princeton University Library: A History of Acquisition  176

Saeko Yazaki

 

Author Biographies  190

 

Contributors to VOLUME II

James Allan
Barbara Finster
Marcus Fraser
Alain George
Daniel Ghose
Melanie Gibson
Margaret S. Graves
Yuka Kadoi
Linda Komaroff
Lorenz Korn
Elizabeth Lambourn
Richard McClary
Julian Raby

 

CONTENTS

 

Foreword  6

Melanie Gibson and Ali Ansari

 

Robert Hillenbrand: An Appreciation  8

Melanie Gibson

 

Robert Hillenbrand: Publications  10

 

A Builder of Mosques: The Projects of al-Walid I, from Sanaa to Homs  16

Alain George

 

Back to Tulul al-Ukhaydir  50

Barbara Finster

 

Twin Minarets in the Architecture of Iran  64

Lorenz Korn

 

Memorial for a Memorial: The Mashhad of  Imam ʿAwn al-Din and the Destruction of Medieval Monuments in Mosul by ISIS  78

Richard P. McClary

 

David Talbot Rice and Persian Art History  92

Yuka Kadoi

 

Beyond the Beholder’s Share: Painting as Process  100

Marga ret S. Graves

 

Blurred Boundaries: Interactions Between Royal Ateliers and Commercial Workshops in the Persianate World  132

Udayan Da niel Ghose

 

Some New Uses of the Geniza: Mercantile Letter—On the Materiality of Writing in the Indian Ocean World  158

Elizabeth La mbourn

 

Beyond the Taklamakan: The Origins and Stylistic Development of Qurʾan Manuscripts in China  180

Marcus Fraser

 

Syrian Nilotics and the History of Silver Inlay in the Near East  200

James Allan

 

An Ayyubid-era Figural Ivory: A Sculptural Miniature  222

Julian Raby

 

‘Healing for what is in the Breasts’: Ceramic Breastfeeding Figures from the Medieval Islamic World 240

Melanie Gibson

 

Chinese Porcelains from the Ardabil Shrine: Collecting and Display in Iran  268

Linda Komaroff

 

Author Biographies  286

Additional information

Theme

Art, History