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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Hirschler

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Institut für Islamwissenschaft

Geschäftsführender Direktor des Instituts und Direktor der Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Forschungsschwerpunkt: Geschichte des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens (1000-1500 n. Chr.), mit Schwerpunkt auf Ägypten und Syrien, Manuskriptkunde, Historiografie

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Institut für Islamwissenschaft
Fabeckstr. 23-25
Raum 1.1060
14195 Berlin
E-Mail
konrad.hirschler[at]fu-berlin.de
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Academic Appointments

since 2018                              Director of the "Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies"

                                               Principal Investigator MA "Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World"

09/2016 - today                      Professor of Middle Eastern History

                                               Institute of Islamic Studies, Free University Berlin

09/2015 – 08/2016                 Professor of Middle Eastern History

                                               History Department, SOAS, University of London

08/2012 - 08/2015                 Reader in the History of the Near and Middle East

                                               History Department, SOAS, University of London

08/2009 - 07/2012                 Senior Lecturer in the History of the Near and Middle East

                                               History Department, SOAS, University of London

09/2007 - 07/2009                 Lecturer in the History of the Near and Middle East

                                              History Department, SOAS, University of London

04/2003 - 08/2007                 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (Lecturer)

                                              Dept. of Islamic Studies, University of Kiel (Germany)

Editorial Boards

  • Since 2018: Editorial board member Archiv Orientalni (Prague)

  • Section Editor (History 1100-1500) Encyclopaedia of Islam Three (since 2014)
  • Co-editor of book series The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades (Brill) (since 2012, with Suleiman Mourad and Paul Cobb)
  • Member of editorial board (History) for book series Beiruter Texte und Studien (Orient-Institut Beirut) (since 2015)
  • Member of editorial board for book series Mamluk Studies (Bonn University Press) (since 2011)
  • Member of editorial board for book series Islamic History and Thought (Gorgias Press) (since 2015)
  • Member of editorial board Annales islamologiques (since 2015)
  • Member of editorial board Journal of Transcultural Medieval Studies (since 2013)
  • Member of editorial board Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes (since 2009)
  • Deputy Editor Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (2010-16)
  • Member of editorial board Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (2009/10)

PhD Supervision

ongoing

The Construction of Syrian Mosques and its Paradigms (6th/12th–8th/14th CE), Rania Abdellatif (started 2018)

Archive Fever in Egypt and Syria – The Making of a Biographical Dictionary in the Mamluk Period (1250-1517 CE), Benedikt Reier (started 2017)

Mapping books and networks through taqrīẓ texts, Laurenz Kern (started 2017)

Orhan‘s Rule in the 8th/14th Century: Drawing together different historiographical traditions, Ufuk Sari (started 2017)

 

completed

Islamic Political Thought: Competing Conceptions of the Rule of Law in the Middle Period, Mohamad El-Merheb 

Managing Paperwork in Mamlūk Egypt (c.1250-1517). A Documentary Approach to Archival Practices, Daisy Livingston (PhD 2017)

Histories of Circulation – Sharing Arabic Manuscripts across the Western Indian Ocean, 1400-1700, Christopher Bahl (PhD 2017)

lntellectual Currents and the Practice of Engagement: Ottoman and Algerian Writers in a Francophone Milieu, 1890-1914, David Beamish (PhD 2017)

The Isma’ilis of Badakhshan. History, Politics and Religion from 1500 to 1750, Nourmamadcho Nourmamadchoev (PhD 2014)

Changing Approaches and New Structures - German Cultural Diplomacy in Syria and Lebanon during the late Kaiserreich up to 1918, Fabian Stremmel (PhD 2013)

Historiography in Saudi Arabia 1932–2010: Modernization and Emerging Plurality, Matthias Determann (PhD 2012)

Main Awards/Prizes

2017    Best Book on the Medieval Middle East Prize 2017 by Middle East Medievalists

            (Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library)

2017    British-Kuwait Friendship Association Book Prize, Honorary Mention

            (Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library)

2014/5 British Academy Mid-Career Fellow

2012   British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Book Prize 2012

           (The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands)

2009    Elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

2005   Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize (British Society for Middle Eastern Studies)

           for best doctoral dissertation


Conferences and workshops

  • Workshops organised at FU Berlin

Qbbat-al-khazna - Manuscripts Cultures in Medieval Syria (June 2018)

  • Main invited/key lectures

Histoire des bibliothèques: l’exemple d’une bibliothèque mamlouke, keynote, Stage d’initiation aux manuscrits arabes, 5 November 2018, Paris, BULAC-IRHT.

Conflict and Coexistence Materialised: The Case of Non-Islamic Binding Fragments in Arabic Manuscripts During the Crusading Period, keynote, 29th Conference of the Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (UEAI): Conflict and Coexistence, 10 September 2018, University of Münster.

From Damascus to Istanbul: Ottoman-Period Movements of Books, Symposium ‘New Research on Ottoman-Era Manuscript Libraries’, Orient-Institute Istanbul, 8 September 2018.

Les cours savantes à l’époque ayyoubide - Rulers’ libraries during the Ayyubid period, Séminaire ‘Histoire et Archéologie de l’Islam et de la Méditerrannée médiévale’, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), 11 April 2018.

Book Culture in late medieval Damascus, John Hopkins University, History Seminar, 12 March 2018.

In the Margins and between the Lines: Towards a Social History of Medieval Arabic Manuscripts, Institut français d’archéologie orientale, Cairo, keynote lecture for Training Workshop: Arabic Manuscripts, 11-13 December 2017.

Buch- und Bibliothekskultur im Damaskus des 15. Jahrhunderts, LMU München, 25 October 2017.

Vestiges of Dissolved Libraries: Tracing Damascene Manuscripts, London, Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation, 5 April 2017.

Online: http://www.al-furqan.com/gallery/id/2588/filetype/video

Panelist, concluding panel ‘FOUNDMED – ein Modell vergleichender Weltgeschichtsforschung?‘, Humboldt Universität, Berlin 10 February 2017.

Of Catalogues and Endowments: How to Transmit Your Private Library in 15th-Century Damascus, World Philologies Seminar, Berlin, 3 Nov 2016.

Sacred Trash in Damascus: Document Recycling in Pre-Ottoman Manuscripts, Princeton University, 20 April 2016.

Understanding the Damascus ‘Genizah’: New Arabic Documents from the Qubbat al-khazna, Cambridge University, 7 February 2016.

Sacred Trash in Medieval Damascus: New 6th/12th- 7th/13th-Century Documents from the Qubbat al-khazna, Orient-Institut Beirut, 15 December 2015.

Sacred Trash in Medieval Damascus: How Mamluk-Period Scribes 'Recylced' Legal Documents, Aga Khan University London, 11 November 2015.

Concluding Remarks, conference Between Saladin and Selim the Grim: Syria under Ayyubid and Mamluk Rule, University of Bonn, 9-11 July 2015.

Keynote Address, conference ‘The Authors, Editors, and Audiences of Medieval Middle Eastern Texts’, University of Cambridge, 1/2 September 2014.

Institutions and Archives in the Arabic Eastern Mediterranean, Birkbeck, University of London, seminar series Rethinking Medieval Institutions, 5 June 2014.

Concluding Remarks, workshop ‘Universalism versus Regionalism in Pre-Modern Chinese and Islamic Historiography’, Oriental Institute, Oxford, 10 May 2014.

Transmission History, University of Oxford, lecture series Introducing the World of Islamic Manuscripts, 19 February 2014.

The Earliest Arabic Library Catalogue – The Ashrafiyya Collection in Damascus, Oxford University, Islamic World Subject Group, 10 May 2013.

The 1099 Conquest of Jerusalem in Medieval Arabic Historiography, Institute of Historical Research (London), Crusades and The Latin East Seminar, 4 March 2013.

Authorship and Compilership in Medieval Arabic Historiography, University of Göttingen, 3 May 2012.

The Muslim Response to the Crusades, Special Interest Event: The Crusades and the Emergence of Europe, University of Oxford, Christ Church, 19 March 2012.

Alliances and Treaties between Frankish and Muslim Rulers in the Near East during the ‘Crusader period’, Queen Mary, University of London, Lecture Series ‘Islam and the West’, 2 March 2011.

Defining the Nation: Kurdish Historiography in Turkey in the 1990s, SOAS, University of London, 4 May 2010.

Primary Education in the Medieval Middle East, Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies Seminars, University of St. Andrews, 24 March 2009.

Bettler im vormodernen Nahen Osten: Arme, Derwische und Ganoven, Lecture SeriesRandgruppen in asiatischen Gesellschaften’ (Zentrum für Asiatische und Afrikanische Studien), University Kiel, 19 June 2006.

Kreuzritter und Mugahidun? Der Nahe Osten im 12. und 13. Jahrhundert, University Hamburg, 24 January 2005.

Protest und Gewalt im mittelalterlichen Syrien und Ägypten, Lecture Series ‘Islamwissenschaft als Historische Anthropologie’, University Bonn, 13 July 2004.

Umstrittene heilige Orte: Syrien und Ägypten im späten Mittelalter, Lecture Series ‘Heilige Orte in Asien’ (Zentrum für Asiatische und Afrikanische Studien), University Kiel, 15 May 2004.


  • Main Conference/Workshop Papers

Binding Decisions, workshop ‘Social Codicology: The Multiple Lives of Texts in Muslim Societies’, Rabat (Morocco), 9-11 October 2018.

The emergence of the ‘modern’ library: Tracing the Syrian National Library back to the late Ottoman al-Maktaba al-ʿumūmīya (and beyond), Fifth Conference of the School of Mamlūk Studies, Ghent, 5-7 July 2018.

Binding fragments from the Qubbat al-Khazna in Syrian manuscripts, workshop ‘Manuscript Cultures in Medieval Syria: Towards a history of the Qubbat al-khazna depository in Damascus’, Berlin, 28/29 June 2018.

The Archive, conference Critical Concepts in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar, 18-20 February 2018.

The Şam Evrakları and their pre-Ottoman and Ottoman histories, Koç University, Symposium in honor of Professor Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Istanbul, 12February 2018.

Historiography beyond Cairo: What does the increased appearance of historical narratives in the 15th century mean?, Fifteenth-Century Arabic Historiography: Past, Present, Future, Ghent, 18 December 2017.

Endowing Books in the Late Mamluk Period, conference Deutscher Orientalistentag, Jena, 18-22 September 2017

Latin Spolia in medieval Syrian multiple-text manuscripts, conference MA Intellectual Encounters, Berlin, 23-25 August 2017.

Philology and Multiple-Text Manuscripts in the Middle Period, conference ‘What was Philology in Arabic?’, Berlin, 13-15 July 2017.

The Materiality of Inter-Religious Manuscript Reuse, panel ‘Books and Reading in the Mediterranean’, conference ‘Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, Ghent, 10-12 July 2017.

Documentary Life-Cycles: Reuse of Mamluk Legal Documents, Fourth Conference of the School of Mamlūk Studies, Beirut, 11-13 May 2017.

Binding Fragments in Medieval Arabic Manuscripts, workshop ‘European Genizah’, Mainz University, 2/3 May 2017.

How to Transmit Civilian Elite Status in Fifteenth-Century Damascus, conference ‘Mechanisms and Frameworks of Transmission’, Institut français d’archéologie orientale, Cairo, 20-22 November 2016.

Composing/Editing Arabic Multiple-Text Manuscripts in the Late Medieval Period, conference ‘The Emergence of Multiple Text Manuscripts’ Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures/University Hamburg, 9-12 November 2016

Text Reuse in Medieval Syrian Manuscripts, conference ‘Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies’, Hamburg University, 26 September 2016.

Building Up a Family’s Library in Late Medieval Syria – Panel ‘Books and Book Collections in the Medieval Middle East’, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 4-7 July 2016.

The Circulation of Latin and Old French Texts in the Arabic Middle East during the Crusader Period, workshop Multilingual Locals and Significant Geographies before Colonialism’, SOAS, London, 16-18 June 2016.

Fierabras and Les Enfances Godefroi: Who read chanson de geste in 13th-century Damascus?, conference of The British Association for Islamic Studies, London, 12 April 2016.

Trans-Cultural Knowledge Transfer between Latin/Old French and Arabic Historiography in the Crusading Period, conference ‘Narratives of Translations’, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science – Berlin, 16-20 November 2015.

Texts and Boundaries – Western-Language Manuscripts in early Mamluk Syria, Second Conference of the School of Mamlūk Studies, Liege, 25-28 June 2015.

The Thematic Profile of a 13th Century Endowment library, conference ‘Histories of Books in the Islamicate World’, Madrid, 9-11 March 2015.

The Circulation of Old French and Latin Texts in 12th and 13th-Century Muslim Principalities, conference ‘Jerusalem and the Crusades: New Trends in the Study of the Crusading Movement and the Medieval Levant’, Jerusalem, 6-11 December 2014.

Ayyubid and Frankish Diplomatic Relations – Panel ‘The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades: New Approaches, New Sources’, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 7-10 July 2014.

Moving beyond the Centre: Scribes in the Officers’ Administration, First Conference of the School of Mamlūk Studies, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, 23-25 June 2014.

Archival Practices in the Arabic Eastern Mediterranean, conference ‘The Organization of Archives’, Birkbeck, University of London, 13 December 2013.

Archival practices in Medieval Egypt and Syria, workshop ‘Arabs, mawalis and dhimmis - orality, scribal practices and the social construction of knowledge in Late Antiquity and Medieval Islam’, The Warburg Institute, London, 11/12 December 2013.

Letters, Themes, and Sizes: How to Organise a 13th-Century Endowment Library, The Ninth Islamic Manuscript Conference: Manuscripts of the Mamluk Sultanate and Its Contemporaries, University of Cambridge, Magdalene College, 4 September 2013.

Narrative Strategien in der vormodernen arabischen Chronisitk, workshop ‘Fakt oder Fiktion? Narrative Strategien in vormoderner Geschichtsschreibung’, Bonn University, 28 June 2013.

The Absence of Archives and Archival Practices, Global Archivalities: Conceptual Online Workshop, University of California (Riverside), 7 May 2013.

Travelling Books - Networks of Knowledge in the Early Mamluk Period – Conference ‘Everything is on the Move: The 'Mamluk Empire' as a Node in (Trans-)Regional Networks’, Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg for the History and Society during the Mamluk Era, Bonn, December 2012.

The Earliest Documented Arabic Book Collection: The Profile of an Endowed Library in 13th-Century Damascus – Panel ‘The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades: History, Religion and Culture in the Service of Counter Crusading and Sunni Revivalism’, MESA, Denver, 17-20 November 2012.

Beginnings of the Early Modern Period in the Arabic Eastern Mediterranean - Documents and Biographical Dictionaries – Workshop ‘Turning Points in the Early Modern Mediterranean, 1517, 1798, and between’, Halle, 21/22 September 2012.

Urban Spaces of Rebellion in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria – Panel ‘Rebellion, Resistance, and Subversion in Byzantium, the Latin West and the Medieval Islamic World’, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 9-12 July 2012.

Historiography, ‚Ubi sumus? Quo vademus?’ – Inaugural conference for the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg for the History and Society during the Mamluk Era, Bonn, 16-18 December 2011.

Learning to Read and the Spread of Literacy in the Middle Period (Egypt and Syria), Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam: Historical Foundations & Contemporary Impact, Göttingen, 1-5 October 2011.

The Ashrafiya Library in Damascus and its Book Collection, XX. Colloquium on the History of Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras, Ghent, 11-13 May 2011.

Die Inszenierung von Autorschaft im arabischen Mittelalter, Workshop ‘Autorschaft. Ikonen, Stile, Institutionen’, Münster, 8-10 April 2010.

Responses to Earthquakes in Egypt and Syria during the High and Late Middle Ages, Workshop ‘The Hybridity of Historical Disasters. Power, Nature, and Society’, Beirut, 25-27- März 2010.

Learning to Read and Write in Mamluk Cairo, XVIII. Colloquium on the History of Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras, Ghent, 13-15 May 2009.

‘Speak to him gently, perhaps he will take heed or show fear’: Structure and Meaning of the Pharaoh-Anecdote in Premodern Arabic Historiography, Workshop ‘Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiography’, London, 19 September 2008.

Saddlers, Sawyers and Scholars: Reading Sessions of Ibn ‘Asakir’s History of Damascus in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, Workshop ‘Notes on Manuscripts in Islamic Studies: State of the Art and Future Research Perspectives’, Kiel, 2-5 April 2008.

Zeugenschaft und Überlieferung in der post-formativen Periode des Islam, 13. Tagung des Brackweder Arbeitskreises für Mittelalterforschung ‘Zeugnis und Zeugenschaft’, Bremen, 24/25 November 2006.

The Civilian Elite in the Syrian Province: The Case of Ayyubid and Mamluk Hama, XV. Colloquium on the History of Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras, Leuven, 17-19 May 2006.

Diffusion of Knowledge in a Pre-Print Culture: Reading Audiences in Medieval Damascus, Workshop ‘To Print or Not to Print? Knowledge Diffusion in the 18th and the 19th Century Middle East’, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 4/5 May 2006.

Under-Age Rule in the Ayyubid Period,Panel ‘Aspects of Medieval Political Culture in the Latin West, the Byzantine Commonwealth and the Islamic World’, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 11-14 July 2005.

Konflikte um sekundäre Pilgerstätten in der mamlukischen Periode,Panel ‘Geschichte und Kultur der Mamlukenzeit’, 29. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Halle, 20-24 September 2004.

Story and History in Medieval Arabic ‘Chronicles’, Genre Ideologies and Narrative Transformation (Workshop Four: Story and History), SOAS, University of London, 26-28 June 2003.

Earthquakes in Syria and Egypt in the Ayyubid and Mamluk Periods, Local Agency in the Event of Disaster: Muslim Responses to Catastrophes, Bayreuth, 15./16. November 2002.

Revivalist Traditions in pre-Eighteenth Century Egypt and Syria, 1. World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Mainz, 8-13 September 2002.

Revivalism and ijtihad in 13th century Damascus, XI. Colloquium on the History of Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras, Leuven, 16/17 May 2002.

Late Ayyubid/Early Mamluk Historiography: Ibn Wasil and Abu Shama, X. Colloquium on the History of Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras, Leuven 9-11 May 2001.

Soziale Kontexte später Ayyubidischer/früher Mamlukischer Geschichtsschreibung im 7./13. Jahrhundert, panel ‘Die Produktion von Wissen im Nahen Osten’, 28. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Bamberg, 26-30 March 2001.

 

As a historian of the medieval Middle East I work in particular on Egypt and Syria between c. 1100 and 1500. In my research and teaching I have shifted over the years between five principal themes: historiography, the history of reading and book culture, methodological issues linked to documentary sources and archives, Crusades, and finally the interplay between marginal groups and mainstream society. My work on historiography (such as my first monograph Medieval Arabic Historiography: Authors as Actors and the article Studying Mamluk Historiography) combines social history and literary studies approaches to gain a deeper understanding of how authors and compilers produced historical knowledge. While working on the ways of how knowledge was produced I became increasingly intrigued by the other side of the equation, i.e. the history of reading. This research interest led to my second monograph (The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands: A Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices, awarded the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Book Price). Becoming increasingly frustrated with the scarcity of documentary sources for the medieval history of reading and books I was pleasantly surprised when I came across the oldest known Arabic library catalogue (from the thirteenth century).This led me to my British Academy funded research for my third monograph Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library - The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue (awarded the Best Book on the Medieval Middle East 2017 Book Price) as well as the online Ashrafiya Library Database. My last book, A Monument to Medieval Syrian Book Culture – The Library of Ibn ʿAbd al-Hādī continues along these lines and deals with the idiosyncratic endowment list by the fifteenth-century scholar Ibn ‘Abd al-Hadi, the largest pre-Ottoman endowment record of books. This book focuses very much on the materiality of these (not particularly beautiful) books.

My research on reading and libraries has been closely linked to the question of pre-modern information management in a larger sense, most importantly the transmission of manuscripts (esp. the co-edited volume Manuscript Notes as Documentary Sources) and medieval archival practices (e.g. the JAOS article From Archive to Archival Practices). My main next project is thus concerned with re-assembling medieval legal documents from Damascus of which we have only a few specimens so far. This project is also concerned with the Qubbat al-khazna, a Geniza-style depository of manuscripts and documents in the court yard of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus (subject of the forthcoming The Damascus Fragments: Towards a History of the Qubbat al-khazna Corpus of Manuscripts and Documents that I co-edit with Arianna D’Ottone Rambach and Ronny Vollandt). While working with medieval Syrian manuscripts it became clear that scribes routinely ‘recycled’ such documents by cutting them into sheets for producing new manuscripts. My article Document Reuse in Medieval Arabic Manuscripts summarises the first results. Beyond this work on knowledge production, reception and transmission I have increasingly been interested in the interaction between Latin European settlers in the Middle East and the indigenous populations (cf. the edited translation of M. Kohler’s Alliances and Treaties between Frankish and Muslim Rulers in the Middle East: Cross-Cultural Diplomacy in the Period of the Crusades and the article The Jerusalem Conquest of 492/1099 in the Medieval Arabic Historiography of the Crusades). To counter-balance what is to some extent elite history, other publications have addressed the question of beggary as well as popular revolt and violence.

I welcome any proposals by prospective MA and PhD students to work on these topics or other medieval Middle Eastern topics.

Monographs

A Monument to Medieval Syrian Book Culture – The Library of Ibn ʿAbd al-Hādī, Edinburgh (Edinburgh University Press) 2020. ISBN: 9781474451567.

 

Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library – The Ashrafīya Library Catalogue, Edinburgh (Edinburgh University Press) 2016. ISBN 9781474408776.

Paperback edition: August 2017, ISBN: 9781474426398.

Reviews: (13) Der Islam 96/1 (2019), Boris Liebrenz; (12) al-Ayyām (Bahrain) 10828 (2018) Maḥmūd Ḥaddād; (11) Arab Studies Journal 26/1 (2018), Steve Tamari; (10) Journal of the American Oriental Society 138/2 (2018), Paul Auchterlonie; (9) Journal of Near Eastern Studies 77/1 (2018), Kyle Wynter-Stoner; (8) Library & Information History 33 (2017), Bernadette Martel-Thoumian; (7) Arabica 65/1-2 (2018), Renaud Soler; (6) Divan - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 43 (2017), Berat Açıl; (5) Yeni Şafak (Turkey) (9.8.2017), Hüseyin Şen; (4) Bulletin of SOAS 80/1 (2017), Thomas Bauer; (3) al-Masaq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 28/3 (2016), Nicholas Morton; (2) Sehepunkte 16/7-8 (2016), Stephan Conermann; (1) Times Literary Supplement 5918(2016), Peter Webb.

 

The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands: A Social and Cultural
History of Reading Practices
, Edinburgh (Edinburgh University Press) 2012. ISBN 978-0-748-64256-4.

Paperback edition: 2013, ISBN: 9780748677344.

Italian translation: Leggere e scrivere nell'Islam medievale, tr. Arianna D'Ottone Rambach, Rome (Carocci Editore) 2017, ISBN: 978-88-430-8626-9.

Turkish translation: forthcoming 2021 (Istanbul: Tedkikat Yayınları).

Reviews: (17) Associazione Italiana Bibliotheche Studi 59/1-2 (2019), Simone Inserra; (16) Nuovi annali della Scuola Speciale per Archivisti e Bibliotecari 32 (2018), Giulia Villani; (15) Journal of Islamic Studies 27/1 (2016), Adam Sabra; (14) The Mediaeval Journal 5/1 (2015), Antoine Borrut; (13) Journal of the American Oriental Society 135/2 (2015), Ahmed El Shamsy; (12) Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 90/3 (2015), Jocelyn Sharlet; (11) MESA Review of Middle East Studies 48/1-2 (2014), Boris Liebrenz; (10) Sehepunkte 14/9 (2014), Stephan Conermann; (9) Quaderni di Studi Arabi 9 (2014), Caterina Bori; (8) Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 24/4 (2014), Julia Bray; (7) Histoire de l’éducation 137 (2013), Yann Dejugnat; (6) Medieval Encounters 19/4 (2013), Thomas Glick; (5) Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean 25/2 (2013), Jamie Wood; (4) Bulletin of SOAS 76/3 (2013), Albrecht Fuess; (3) Networks & Neighbours 1/1 (2013), Guy Ron-Gilboa; (2) The American Historical Review 118/2 (2013), Roger Allen; (1) Times Literary Supplement 5728 (Jan 2013), Robert Irwin.

 

Medieval Arabic Historiography: Authors as Actors, London (RoutledgeCurzon) 2006. ISBN 978-0-415-38377-6.

Paperback edition: London (Routledge) 2011, ISBN 978-0-415-66546-9.

Persian translation: تاریخ نگاری عربی در دوره میانه (مؤلف در مقام کنشگر); tr. Zohair Siamian Gorji, Tehran (Organization for Researching and Composing University Textbooks in the Humanities) 2016, ISBN: 978-600-020-0380-1.

Reviews: (13) Faslnāma-yi naghd-i kitāb-i Tārīkh/History Quarterly Book Review (Tehran) 4/14 (2018) Masoomali Panjeh (12) Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 101 (2011), Rüdiger Lohlker; (11) Journal of the American Oriental Society 130/4 (2010), Reuven Amitai; (10) MESA Review of Middle East Studies 44/1 (2010), Eric Hanne; (9) British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 37/2 (2010), Bruno De Nicola; (8) Orientalische Literaturzeitung 105/1 (2010), Axel Havemann; (7) Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 160/1 (2010), Albrecht Fuess; (6) The American Historical Review 114/3 (2009), Tarif Khalidi; (5) Bulletin of SOAS 72/2 (2009), Yehoshua Frenkel; (4) Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean 20/2 (2008), Amira K. Bennison; (3) Sehepunkte 7 (2007), Kurt Franz; (2) The Muslim World Book Review 28/1 (2007), Fozia Bora; (1) Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 82/3 (2007), Fred M. Donner.

 

Submitted

(with Said Aljoumani) Muʾallafat Yūsuf b. Ḥasan Ibn ʿAbd al-Hādī wa-musāhamatuhu fī ḥifẓ al-turāth al-fikrī, Leiden: Brill (under contract for publication in 2021).

In preparation

(with Said Aljoumani) The Books of Burhān al-Dīn – Literacy and Book Ownership in Mamluk Jerusalem, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (under contract for submission in 2021).

 

Edited volumes/Special Issues

A. D’Ottone Rambach/K. Hirschler/R. Vollandt (eds), The Damascus Fragments: Towards a History of the Qubbat al-khazna Corpus of Manuscripts and Documents, Beirut 2020.

(with S. Savant), special issue What is in a Period? Arabic Historiography and Periodization, Der Islam 91/1 (2014). ISSN 1613-0928.                                                                                            

M. A. Köhler: Alliances and Treaties between Frankish and Muslim Rulers in the Middle East: Cross-Cultural Diplomacy in the Period of the Crusades, tr. P.M. Holt, rev., ed. and intr. K. Hirschler, Leiden (Brill) 2013. ISBN 978-9-00424-857-1.

Reviews: (6) English Historical Review 131 (2016), Kevin Lewis (5) al-Masaq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 28/1 (2016), Scott Parker; (4) The Mediaeval Journal 5/1 (2015), Christopher Macevitt; (3) Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations (2015), Alex Mallett; (2) Crusades 13 (2014), Nicholas Morton; (1) Bulletin of SOAS 77/1 (2014), Jonathan Phillips.

A. Görke/K. Hirschler (eds): Manuscript Notes as Documentary Sources, (Beiruter Texte und Studien 129), Würzburg (Ergon Verlag) 2011. ISBN 978-3-89913-831-3.

Reviews: (5) Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 164/2 (2014), Hans Daiber; (4) Der Islam 92/1 (2015), Noah Gardiner; (3) Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 24/4 (2014), Julia Bray; (2) Bulletin of SOAS 77/1 (2014), Lucian Reinfandt; (1) Sehepunkte 13/9 (2013), Stephan Conermann.

 A. Messner/K. Hirschler (eds): Heilige Orte in Asien. Räume göttlicher Macht und menschlicher Verehrung, Schenefeld/Hamburg (EB-Verlag) 2006. ISBN 3-936912-12-X.

Reviews: (6) Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 100 (2010), Procházka-Eisl; (5) Sehepunkte 9/3 (2009), Stephan Conermann; (4) Bibliotheca Orientalis 65/1 (2008); (3) Bulletin of SOAS 71/1 (2008), Gebhard Fartacek; (2) Internationales Asienforum/International Quarterly for Asian Studies 38 (2007), Florian Feuser; (1) Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 7/1 (2007), Anne Koch.

Journal Articles

‘Document Reuse in Medieval Arabic Manuscripts’, Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies Bulletin 3/1 (2017), 33-44.

‘From Archive to Archival Practices. Rethinking the Preservation of Mamlūk Administrative Documents’, Journal of the American Oriental Society 136/1 (2016), pp. 1-28. ISSN: 0003-0279.

‘The Jerusalem Conquest of 492/1099 in the Medieval Arabic Historiography of the Crusades: From Regional Plurality to Islamic Narrative’, Crusades 13 (2014), pp. 37-76. ISSN: 1476-5276.

(with S. Savant), ‘Introduction - What Is in a Period? Arabic Historiography and Periodization’, Der Islam 91/1 (2014), 6-19. ISSN 1613-0928.

‘‘Catching the Eel’ – Documentary Evidence for Concepts of the Arabic Book in the Middle Period’, Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 12 (2012), pp. 224-234. ISSN 1748-3328.

Arabic translation: فهرس يوثّق مفهوم الكـتاب عند العرب في العصور الوسطى , tr. N. Jāsim, in: al-Ḥiwār (Erbil), April 2017. http://alhiwarmagazine.blogspot.de/2017/04/blog-post_59.html

‘The Pharaoh-Anecdote in Premodern Arabic Historiography’, Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 10 (2010), pp. 45-74. ISSN 1748-3328.

(with Ulrich Hübner) ‘Zwei neue mamlukische Inschriften aus Abū Mahtūb nahe aš-Šawbak’, Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 125/1 (2009), pp. 76-83. ISSN 0012-1169.

‘Erdbebenberichte und Diskurse der Kontinuität in der postformativen Periode’, Der Islam 84/1 (2008), pp. 103-139. ISSN 0021-1818.

‘The Formation of the Civilian Elite in the Syrian Province: The Case of Ayyubid and Early Mamluk Hamah’, Mamlūk Studies Review 12/2 (2008), pp. 95-132. ISSN 1086-170x.

‘“He is a child and this land is a borderland of Islam”: Under-Age Rule and the Quest for Political Stability in the Ayyubid Period’, Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean 19/1 (2007), pp. 29-46. ISSN 0950-3110.

‘Pre-Eighteenth-Century Traditions of Revivalism: Damascus in the Thirteenth Century’, Bulletin of SOAS 68/2 (2005), pp. 195-214. ISSN 0041-977X.

‘Diskursive Räume in der PKK: Eine Studie zur kurdischen Geschichtsschreibung’, Kurdische Studien 2/1 (2002), pp. 63-79. ISSN 1617-5417.

‘Defining the Nation – Kurdish Historiography in Turkey in the 1990s’, Middle Eastern Studies 37/3 (2001), pp. 145-166. ISSN 00263206.

Kurdish translation: Pênasekirina Neteweyê: Li Tirkîyê di 1990a de Dîroknûsîya Kurdî, tr. Y. Hemed, in: Zarema (Diyarbakir) 12, 2018.

Forthcoming

‘Saleroom Fiction versus Provenance: Historicising Manuscripts via their Marginal and Material Logic (Schøyen Fragments 1776)’, Journal of Islamic Manuscripts. (accepted)

 

Book Chapters

‘Muqaddima: Dirāsat tārīkh al-maktabāt wa-majmūʿāt al-kutub’ [Introduction: The Study of Libraries and Book Collections], in: S. Aljoumani: Maktaba madrasīya fī Ḥalab nihāyat al-ʿahd al-ʿuthmānī, Beirut 2019, pp. 9-17.

‘The Development of Arabic Multiple-Text Manuscripts: The Case of ḥadīth Texts in Damascus during the Late Medieval Period’, in: A. Bausi/M. Friedrich/M. Maniaci (eds): The Emergence of Multiple-Text Manuscripts, Studies in Manuscript Cultures, Berlin (De Gruyter) 2019, pp. 267-293.

‘Historiographie’, in: Rainer Brunner (ed.): Islam. Einheit und Vielfalt einer Weltreligion, Stuttgart (Kohlhammer Verlag) 2016, 338-48. ISBN 978-3-17-021822-2.

‘Ibn Wāsil: An Ayyubid Perspective on Frankish Lordships and Crusades’, in: A. Mallett (ed.): Medieval Muslim Historians and the Franks in the Levant, Leiden (Brill) 2014, 136-160. ISBN 9789004277410.

‘Studying Mamluk Historiography: From Source-Criticism to the Cultural Turn’, in: S. Conermann (ed.): Ubi sumus? Quo vademus? Mamluk Studies – State of the Art, Göttingen (Bonn University Press) 2013, 159-186. ISBN 978-3-8471-0100-0.

‘Islam: The Arabic and Persian Traditions, Eleventh-Fifteenth Centuries’, in: Sarah Foot/Chase Robinson (eds): The Oxford History of Historical Writing, vol. 2: 400-1400, Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2012, 267-286. ISBN 978-0-19-923642-8.

‘Reading Certificates (samā’āt) as a Prosopographical Source: Cultural and Social Practices of an Elite Family in Zangid and Ayyubid Damascus’, in: A. Görke/K.Hirschler (eds): Manuscript Notes as Documentary Sources, (Beiruter Texte und Studien 129), Würzburg (Ergon) 2011, pp. 73-92. ISBN 978-3-89913-831-3.

(with A. Görke) ‘Introduction: Manuscript Notes as Documentary Sources’, in: A. Görke/K.Hirschler (eds): Manuscript Notes as Documentary Sources, (Beiruter Texte und Studien 129), Würzburg (Ergon) 2011, pp. 9-20. ISBN 978-3-89913-831-3.

Arabic translation: خوارج النص في المخطوطات مصدراً وثاقياً, tr. Ahmed Al-‘adawy, in: Majallat Maʿhad al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʿarabīya 62 (2018), pp. 164-183.

‘Zeugenschaft und Wissenstradierung in islamisch geprägten Gesellschaften der post-formativen Periode’, in: W. Drews/H. Schlie (eds): Zeugnis und Zeugenschaft: Perspektiven aus der Vormoderne, Paderborn (Wilhelm Fink) 2011, pp. 101-118. ISBN 9783770549054.

‘Konformität und Randständigkeit: Bettler im vormodernen Nahen Osten’, in: A. Pistor-Hatam/A. Richter (eds): Bettler, Prostituierte, Paria: Randgruppen in asiatischen Gesellschaften, Hamburg (EB-Verlag) 2008, pp. 67-105. ISBN 9783936912531.

(with K. Eilers/C. Seitz) ‘Religiousness Among Young Muslims in Germany’, in: A. al-Hamarneh/J. Thielmann (eds): Islam and Muslims in Germany, Leiden (Brill) 2008, pp. 83-115. ISBN 978-90-04-15866-5. (awarded Outstanding Academic Book Award of the year 2008 by Choice (Journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries, USA)

‘Riten der Gewalt: Protest und Aufruhr in Kairo und Damaskus (7./13. bis 10./16. Jahrhundert)’, in: S. Conermann/S. v. Hees (eds): Islamwissenschaft als Kulturwissenschaft; 1: Historische Anthropologie. Ansätze und Möglichkeiten, Schenefeld/Hamburg (EB-Verlag) 2007, pp. 205-233. ISBN 978-3-936912-12-8.

‘Umstrittene heilige Orte im sunnitischen Islam: Syrien und Ägypten im späten Mittelalter’, in: A. Messner/K. Hirschler (eds): Heilige Orte in Asien. Räume göttlicher Macht und menschlicher Verehrung, Schenefeld/Hamburg (EB-Verlag) 2006, pp. 113-37. ISBN 3-936912-12-X.

‘Carl Friedrich Cramer und die „morgenländischen Sprachen“: Anmerkungen zu einem Orientalisten des 18. Jahrhunderts’, in: R. Schütt (ed.): „Ein Mann von Feuer und Talenten“. Leben und Werk von Carl Friedrich Cramer, Göttingen (Wallstein) 2005, pp. 87-100. ISBN 978-3-89244-885-3.

‘Social Contexts of Medieval Arabic Historical Writing: Court Scholars Versus Ideal/Withdrawn Scholars – Ibn Wāsil and Abū Šāma’, in: U. Vermeulen/J. Van Steenbergen (eds): Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras IV, Leuven (Peeters) 2005, pp. 311-31. ISBN 90-429-1524-2.

 

Submitted

‘Books within Books: The Links between Reuse Fragments and the Qubba al-Khazna’, in: A. D’Ottone Rambach/K. Hirschler/R. Vollandt (eds), The Damascus Fragments: Towards a History of the Qubbat al-khazna Corpus of Manuscripts and Documents, Beirut 2020.

(with Cüneyd Erbay): ‘Writing Middle Eastern Agency into the History of the Qubbat al-khazna – The Late Ottoman State and Manuscripts as Historical Artefacts’, in: A. D’Ottone Rambach/K. Hirschler/R. Vollandt (eds), The Damascus Fragments: Towards a History of the Qubbat al-khazna Corpus of Manuscripts and Documents, Beirut 2020.

(with A. D’Ottone Rambach/R. Vollandt): ‘Introduction’, in: A. D’Ottone Rambach/K. Hirschler/R. Vollandt (eds), The Damascus Fragments: Towards a History of the Qubbat al-khazna Corpus of Manuscripts and Documents, Beirut 2020.

‘The Materiality of ḥadīth Scholarship in the Post-Canonical Period’, in: M. Gharaibeh (ed.): Beyond Authenticity – Towards Alternative Approaches to Ḥadīth Narrations and Collections, Leiden (Brill) 2021.

(with S. Aljoumani): ‘Trading Fruits and Legumes on a Medieval Damascene Market: The Documentary and Archival Life Cycle of an Account Book from the Qubbat al-khazna (Şam Evrakları 13327)’, in: Hatice Aynur/Didar Bayır/Fatma Şen/Tuncay Zorlu (eds), Festschrift in Honour of Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu for his 75th Birthday, Istanbul 2021.

Arabic version forthcoming: ‘Tijārat al-fawākih wa-al-baqūlīyāt fi sūq Dimashqī fī al-qarn al-sābiʿ hijrī: waraqat ḥisāb min Qubbat al-māl fī al-Jāmiʿ al-Umawī, majmūʿat awrāq shāmīya 13327’, in: al-Kitāb al-sanawī li-Jāmiʿat Bilād al-Shām, al-ʿulūm al-sharʿīya farʿ Majmaʿ al-Fatḥ al-Islāmī, Damascus, 2021.

‘The Materiality of Scholarship’, in: S. Brentjes (ed.): Routledge Handbook on Science in the Islamicate World, Abingdon (Taylor&Francis Routledge) 2021.

‘Syrien-Palästina (1250-1800)‘, in: A. Kaplony (ed.): Geschichte der arabischen Welt, München (Beck), 2021.

‘Frankish-Muslim Relations in the Ayyubid Period, c. 589/1193-c.648/1250’, in: J. Phillips/A. Jotischky (eds): The Cambridge History of the Crusades, vol. 2: Expansion, Impact and Decline, Cambridge (Cambridge University Press) 2022.

 

Articles in Encyclopedias and handbooks

‘Libraries (up to 1500)’, Encyclopaedia of Islam Three, ed. Kate Fleet, et al., Leiden 2021 (5,000 words).

‘Ibn Wāṣil’, Encyclopaedia of Islam Three, ed. Kate Fleet, et al., Leiden 2016.

Reading Practices and Readers in the pre-Ottoman Middle East, al-‘Usur al-Wusta 22 (2014), 16-19. ISSN: 1068-1051.

‘Abu Shama’, ‘Dhayl’, ‘Ibn al-Adim’, ‘Ibn ‘Asakir’, ‘Ibn al-Jawzi’ and ‘Ibn Wasil’, in: Graeme Dunphy (ed.): Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (EMC), Leiden (Brill) 2010, I, 7-8, 520-1, 822, 825, 829, 842. ISBN 9789004184640.

‘Abu Shama’, ‘Ibn Wasil’, ‘Ibn al-Athir’ and ‘Earthquakes’, in: Josef W. Meri (ed.): Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia, New York (Routledge) 2006, I, 10-1, 219-20, 342-3, 375-6. ISBN 0415966906

‘Historical Writing’, in: Richard C. Martin (ed.): Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, New York (Macmillan Reference) 2004, I, 306-309. ISBN 0028656032.

‘Storage (Arabic-Persian-Turkish)’, Encyclopaedia of Manuscript Cultures in Asia and Africa, ed. M. Friedrich/H. Isaacson/J. Quenzer, Berlin (2,000 words). (submitted)

 

Reviews

Necipoğlu, G./C. Kafadar/C. Fleischer (eds): Treasures of Knowledge: An Inventory of the Ottoman Palace Library (1502/3-1503/4), Leiden 2019 (Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association 7 [2020], 244-9).

Sobieroj, Fl.: Arabische Handschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek zu München (=VOHD XVII,B,12), Stuttgart 2018 (Orientalische Literaturzeitung 115/2 [2020], 168/9).

Corens, L./K. Peters/A. Walsham (eds): Archives & Information in the Early Modern World, Oxford 2018 (European History Quarterly 50/1 [2020], 147-9).

Al-Musawi, M.: The Medieval Islamic Republic of Letters: Arabic Knowledge Construction, Notre Dame (IN) 2015 (Speculum 95/1 [2020], pp. 186/7).

Eychenne, M./A. Meier/É. Vigouroux (eds): Le waqf de la mosquée des Omeyyades de Damas: Le manuscrit ottoman d'un inventaire mamelouk établi en 816/1413, Beirut/Damascus 2018 (Der Islam 96/2 [2019], pp. 513-18).

Morton, N.: The Field of Blood. The Battle for Aleppo and the Remaking of the Medieval Middle East, New York 2018 (Speculum 94/4 [2019], pp. 1198/9).

Mouton, J.-M./D. Sourdel/J. Sourdel-Thomine: Propriétés rurales et urbaines à Damas au Moyen Âge: un corpus de 73 documents juridiques entre 310/922 et 669/1271, Paris 2018 (Bulletin of SOAS 82/2 [2019], pp. 358-60).

Rapoport, Y./I. Shahar (eds): The Villages of the Fayyum: A Thirteenth-Century Register of Rural, Islamic Egypt, Turnhout 2018 and Y. Rapoport: Rural Economy and Tribal Society in Islamic Egypt: A Study of Al-Nabulusi’s Villages of the Fayyum, Turnhout 2018 (Bulletin of SOAS 82/1 [2019], pp. 173-6).

Liebrenz, B.: Die Rifāʿīya aus Damaskus: Eine Privatbibliothek im osmanischen Syrien und ihr kulturelles Umfeld, Leiden 2016 (Journal of the American Oriental Society 138/2 [2018], pp. 422-4).

Müller, Ch.: Der Kadi und seine Zeugen: Studie der mamlukischen Ḥaram-Dokumente aus Jerusalem, Wiesbaden 2013 (Islamic Law and Society 25/1-2 [2018], pp. 157-161).

Yarbrough. L. (ed. and trans.): 'Uthman ibn Ibrahim al-Nabulusi, The Sword of Ambition: Bureaucratic Rivalry in Medieval Egypt, New York 2016 (Bulletin of SOAS 80/3 [2017], pp. 589/90).

König, D.: Arabic-Islamic Views of the Latin West: Tracing the Emergence of Medieval Europe, Oxford 2015 (The English Historical Review 132 [2017], 555, pp 344-6).

v. Berkel, M./N. El Cheikh/H. Kennedy/L. Osti: Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court. Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32), Leiden 2013 (al-Abhath 64 [2016], pp. 156-8).

Skottki, K.: Christen, Muslime und der Erste Kreuzzug: Die Macht der Beschreibung in der mittelalterlichen und modernen Historiographie, Münster/New York 2015 (Journal of Transcultural Medieval Studies 3/1-2[2016], pp. 332-6).

Mouton, J.-M./D. Sourdel/J. Sourdel-Thomine: Gouvernance et libéralités de Saladin d'après les données inédites de six documents arabes (avec un appendice de Jean Richard), Paris 2015 (Der Islam 93/1[2016], pp. 286-90).

Mouton, J.-M./D. Sourdel/J. Sourdel-Thomine: Mariage et séparation à Damas au Moyen Âge: un corpus de 62 documents juridiques inédits entre 337/948 et 698/1299, Paris 2013 (Ilahiyat Studies 6/1 [2015], pp. 137-9).

François de Blois: Arabic, Persian and Gujarati Manuscripts: The Hamdani Collection. London (in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies): I.B. Tauris, 2011. (Journal of Islamic Studies [2015], pp. 53-4)

Pfeiffer, J.: Politics, Patronage and the Transmission of Knowledge in 13th - 15th Century Tabriz, Leiden 2013 (Ilahiyat Studies 5/2 [2014], pp. 258-60).

Mourad, S./Lindsay, J.: The Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Crusader Period: Ibn ʿAsākir of Damascus (1105 - 1176) and His Age, with an Edition and Translation of Ibn ʿAsākir’s The Forty Hadiths for Inciting Jihad, Leiden 2013 (Journal of the American Oriental Society 135/1 [2015], pp. 159-60).

Reid, M.: Law and Piety in Medieval Islamic Law, Cambridge 2013 (Times Literary Supplement 5792 [2014], p. 28).

Peacock, A./S.N. Yildiz (eds): The Seljuks of Anatolia: Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East, London 2013 (The Mediaeval Journal 3/2 [2013], pp. 178-80).

Behrens-Abouseif, D.: The Minarets of Cairo: Islamic Architecture from the Arab Conquest to the End of the Ottoman Period, London/New York 2010 (Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 102 [2012], pp. 414-16).

Rahim, M.: Die Chronik des ibn Wasil. Gamāl ad-Dīn Muhammad ibn Wasil. Mufarrig al-Kurūb fī Ahbār Banī Ayyūb, Wiesbaden 2010 (Orientalische Literaturzeitung 107/4–5 [2012], pp. 285-6).

Procházka-Eisl, G./St. Procházka: The Plain of Saints and Prophets: The Nusayri-Alawi Community of Cilicia (Southern Turkey) and its Sacred Places, Wiesbaden 2010 (Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 101 [2011], pp. 563-6).

Di-Capua, Y.: Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in 20th Century Egypt, Berkeley 2009 (Insight Turkey 13/1 [2011], pp. 222-4).

Arabic translation in: Ruʾya turkīya 3/4, 2014.

Chipman, L.: The World of Pharmacy and Pharmacists in Mamlūk Cairo, Brill 2009 (Bulletin of SOAS 73/3 [2010], pp. 532-4).

Waines, D.: The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta. Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer, London 2010 (BBC History Magazine 11/5 [2010], p. 76).

Drews, W.: Die Karolinger und die Abbasiden von Bagdad. Legitimationsstrategien frühmittelalterlicher Herrscherdynastien im transkulturellen Vergleich, Berlin 2009 (Journal of Global History 5/1 [2010], pp. 177-8).

Meier, A./J. Pahlitzsch/L. Reinfandt (eds): Islamische Stiftungen zwischen juristischer Norm und sozialer Praxis, Berlin 2009 (Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 100 [2010], pp. 342-5).

Hillenbrand, R./S. Auld (eds): Ayyubid Jerusalem: The Holy City in Context 1187-1250, London 2009 (Bulletin of SOAS 73/1 [2010], pp. 208-10).

Möhring, H.: Saladin. The Sultan and his Time, 1138-1193, transl. David S. Bachrach, Balti-more 2008 (International History Review 31/4 [2009], pp. 838-9).

Weintritt, O.: Arabische Geschichtsschreibung in den arabischen Provinzen des Osmanischen Reiches (16.-18. Jahrhundert), Hamburg-Schenefeld 2008 (Bulletin of SOAS 72/3 [2009], pp. 562-3).

Lev, Y.: Charity, Endowments, and Charitable Institutions in Medieval Islam, Gainesville (FL) 2005 (The American Historical Review 114/2 [2009], p. 515).

Milwright, M.: The Fortress of the Raven: Karak in the Middle Islamic Period (1100-1650), Leiden/Boston 2008 (Bulletin of SOAS 72/2 [2009], pp. 401-3).

Shagrir, I/R. Ellenblum/J. Riley-Smith (eds): In laudem Hierosolymitani: Studies in Crusades and Medieval Culture in Honour of Benjamin Z. Kedar, Aldershot/Burlington 2007 (Bulletin of SOAS 71/3 [2008], pp. 572-3).

al-Hiyari, Mustafa: Salah al-Din: al-Qa’id wa-‘asruhu, Beirut: Dar al-gharb al-islami 1994 and Sulayman, Nu’man al-Tayyib: Manhaj Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi fi al-hukm wa-al-qiyada, Cairo: Matba’at al-Husayn al-islamiya, 1991 (al-‘Usur al-wusta - Bulletin of Middle East Medievalists 20/1 [2008], pp. 31-2)

Tor, D. G.: Violent Order: Religious Warfare, Chivalry, and the ‘Ayyar Phenomenon in the Medieval Islamic World, Istanbul/Würzburg 2007 (Bulletin of SOAS 71/2 [2008], pp. 371-2)

Sourdel, D./J. Sourdel-Thomine: Certificats de pèlerinage d’époque Ayyoubide. Contribution à l’histoire de l’idéologie de l’Islam au temps des Croisades. Paris 2006 (Bulletin of SOAS 70/3 [2007], pp. 613-15)

Haridi, A.: Das Paradigma der „islamischen Zivilisation“ – oder die Begründung der deutschen Islamwissenschaft durch Carl Heinrich Becker (1876-1933), Würzburg 2005 (Bulletin of SOAS 69/2 [2006], pp. 321-2).

Franz, K.: Kompilation in arabischen Chroniken. Die Überlieferung vom Aufstand der Zang zwischen Geschichtlichkeit und Intertextualität vom 9. bis ins 15. Jahrhundert, Berlin/New York 2004 (Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 15/3 [2005], pp. 357-8).

Muhammad, Mahmud Salim: Ibn al-Wardi. Adib bilad al-Sham, Damascus 2002 (Mamluk Studies Review 9/2 [2005], p. 229).

Qasim, Qasim Abduh: Fi ta’rikh al-Ayyubiyin wa-l-Mamalik, al-Haram (Giza) 2001 (Mamluk Studies Review 9/1 [2005], pp. 240-2).

Mahmud Badr al-Din al-‘Ayni: ‘Iqd al-juman fi tarikh ahl al-zaman. al-‘Asr al-Ayyubi, Edited by Mahmud Rizq Mahmud, Cairo 2003 (Mamluk Studies Review 8/2 [2004], pp. 213-15).

Richter-Bernburg, L.: Der syrische Blitz. Saladins Sekretär zwischen Selbstdarstellung und Geschichtsschreibung, Beirut 1998 (Der Islam 81/2 [2004], pp. 354-6).

el-Hibri, T.: Reinterpreting Islamic Historiography. Harun al-Rashid and the Narrative of the Abbasid Caliphate, Cambridge 1999 (Der Islam 80/2 [2003], pp. 363-5).

Haarmann, U. (ed.): Geschichte der arabischen Welt, 4th ed., München 2001 (Bibliotheca Orientalis 59/1-2 [2002], pp. 174-6).

Richards, D.S. (trans.): The Rare and Excellent History of Saladin or al-Nawadir al-Sultaniyya wa ‘l-Mahasin al-Yusufiyya by Baha’ al-Din Ibn Shaddad, Aldershot 2001 (Bulletin of SOAS 65/2 [2002], pp. 382-3).

Schauer, A.: Muslime und Franken, Berlin 2000 (Bulletin of SOAS 65/1 [2002], pp. 150-2).

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