Fruit of Knowledge, Wheel of Learning
Essays in Honour of Carole and Robert Hillenbrand
edited by Ali Ansari and Melanie Gibson
Format: Hardback (197x264mm), cased edition
Published: November 2021
Pages: 192 + 276
Please note, this is a pre-order. You will receive the book once it has been published.
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
Stephen R. Burge
W. Richard Oakes, Jr.
Andrew C.S. Peacock
Contributors to VOLUME II
Margaret S. Graves