Author(s): Maurice A. Pomerantz and Aram A. Shahin
Edited by Maurice A. Pomerantz, New York University Abu Dhabi and Aram Shahin, James Madison University
The Arabo-Islamic heritage of the Islam is among the richest, most diverse, and longest-lasting literary traditions in the world. Born from a culture and religion that valued teaching, Arabo-Islamic learning spread from the seventh century and has had a lasting impact until the present.In The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning leading scholars around the world present twenty-five studies explore diverse areas of Arabo-Islamic heritage in honor of a renowned scholar and teacher, Dr. Wadad A. Kadi (Prof. Emerita, University of Chicago). The volume includes contributions in three main areas: History, Institutions, and the Use of Documentary Sources Religion, Law, and Islamic Thought Language, Literature, and Heritage which reflect Prof. Kadis contributions to the field.
Contributors:Sean W. Anthony Ramzi Baalbaki Jonathan A.C. Brown Fred M. Donner Mohammad Fadel Kenneth Garden Sebastian Gnther Li Guo Heinz Halm Paul L. Heck Nadia Jami Jeremy Johns Maher Jarrar Marion Holmes Katz Scott C. Lucas Angelika Neuwirth Bilal Orfali Wen-chin Ouyang Judith Pfeiffer Maurice A. Pomerantz Riwn al-Sayyid Aram A. Shahin Jens Scheiner John O. Voll Stefan Wild.
Maurice A . Pomerantz, Ph.D. (2010), University of Chicago, is Assistant Professor of Literature at New York University Abu Dhabi.
He has published on Abbasid literature and literary culture of the fourth/tenth century. He is currently writing on the Maqmt of Bad al-Zamn al-Hamadhn and the history and circulation of the maqma genre.
Aram A. Shahin, Ph. D. (2009), University of Chicago, is Assistant Professor of Arabic at James Madison University. He has published on Islamic political thought and Arabic literature. He is currently working on articles on the development of the institution of the caliphate and of concepts of political legitimacy.
Students and scholars in Middle Eastern history, Islamic Studies, and Arabic literature. The volume would be of immediate interest to institutes, academic libraries, specialists and post-graduates.