Fruit of Knowledge, Wheel of Learning: Essays in Honour of Carole Hillenbrand

Fruit of Knowledge, Wheel of Learning: Essays in Honour of Carole Hillenbrand

£60.00

edited by Ali M. Ansari

Format: Hardback (197x264mm)
Published: April 2022
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781909942592

Description

An impressive collection of essays by distinguished scholarly authors to celebrate the career of Carole Hillenbrand.

 

Fruit of Knowledge, Wheel of Learning is an outstanding tribute to a truly exceptional honorand. Like the volume itself, Carole Hillenbrand’s scholarship calls out to lovers of learning from the medieval Islamic world to the twenty-first century, inviting us to work together to promote mutual respect and understanding. Read this book and savour for yourself the fruits of knowledge at their sweetest.”–Caroline Humfress, Professor in Medieval History, University of St Andrews

“A lively and scholarly collection of new articles, mostly about the ‘middle period’ of Islamic history, ranging from the Fatimids and Seljuqs to a nineteenth century Persian history of Britain. In its different approaches and erudition, this volume is certainly a worthy celebration of Professor Hillenbrand’s achievements.”–Hugh Kennedy, Professor of Arabic, SOAS, University of London

“In a long and distinguished career of scholarship, teaching and university service, Carole Hillenbrand has led from the front, nurturing generations of research students and younger colleagues. This handsome volume brings some of them together to pay tribute to her formidable achievements. Written with insight and a keen eye for detail, the essays in Fruit of Knowledge, Wheel of Learning will inform and delight historians and scholars of Islam for years to come.”–Yasir Suleiman, Emeritus Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Cambridge

 

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.

Carole Hillenbrand is a Fellow 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.

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

Contributors

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

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Theme

Art, History