Fruit of Knowledge, Wheel of Learning

Essays in Honour of Carole Hillenbrand

edited by Ali Ansari


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


Please note, this is a pre-order. You will receive the book once it has been published.

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

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