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Studying the Near and Middle East at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1935–2018

Edited by Sabine Schmidtke
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0750-2
The history of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study dates back to 1935, and it is the one area of scholarship that has been continuously represented at the Institute ever since. The volume opens with a historical sketch of the study of the Near and Middle East at the Institute. The second part of the volume consists of essays and short studies by IAS scholars, past and present, covering fields such as the ancient Near East and early Islamic history, the Bible and the Qurʾān, Islamic intellectual history within and beyond denominational history, Arabic and other Semitic languages and literatures, Islamic religious and legal practices, law and society, the Islamic West, the Ottoman world, Iranian studies, the modern Middle East, and Islam in the West.

Jewish and Roman Law (volume 2)

A Comparative Study
By Boaz Cohen; Introduction by Natalie B. Dohrmann
Series: Judaism in Context 21
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0758-8
This work is volume 2 of Boaz Cohen’s collected articles, with a new introduction by rabbinics scholar Natalie B. Dohrmann.

Jewish and Roman Law (volume 1)

A Comparative Study
By Boaz Cohen; Introduction by Natalie B. Dohrmann
Series: Judaism in Context 21
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0660-4
This work is volume 1 of Boaz Cohen’s collected articles, with a new introduction by rabbinics scholar Natalie B. Dohrmann.

Jelena Dimitrijević

Letters from Salonika
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0641-3
An English translation of the Letters from Salonika by Jelena Dimitrijević, accompanied by a substantial critical introduction and a commentary. The book comprises author’s impressions from Salonika in the summer of 1908, in the midst of the Young Turk Revolution. The narrative focuses on the question of the “unveiling” of Muslim women, but also vividly portrays the vanished cityscape of Ottoman Salonika and gives accounts of the city’s Turkish, Jewish, Mu’min, and Greek communities.

Introduction to Aramean and Syriac Studies

A manual
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0738-0
An English translation of Arman Akopian's comprehensive Introduction to Aramean and Syriac Studies, from the earliest appearances of Arameans in the historical record, through to the modern day.

Fâṭima, Daughter of Muhammad (second edition - hardback)

Second Edition
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3933-6
The only child of Muhammad to survive him, Fâṭima was from early times taken up by Shî’a Islam, for whose adherents she is the virgin mother, the heavenly intercessor with untold power before God’s throne, and the grieving mother of al-Husayn, the Shî’a's most important martyr. During her life she was impoverished and weak, neglected, marginalized, and divested of justice: but her reward in heaven comprises incalculable riches, all those in heaven will bow their heads to her, and her company will be the angels and the friends of God. Here, for the first time, her story is told.

The Socio-economic History and Material Culture of the Roman and Byzantine Near East

Essays in Honor of S. Thomas Parker
Edited by Walter D. Ward
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0701-4
A collection of essays written in honour of S. Thomas Parker by his former students and colleagues. The essays focus on surveys, material and written culture, the economy, and the Roman military in the Near East.

Middle Eastern Minorities and the Arab Spring

Identity and Community in the Twenty-First Century
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0653-6
Middle Eastern Minorities and the Arab Spring: Identity and Community in the Twenty-First Century examines eleven minority groups in the early years of the so-called Arab Spring. Wide-ranging in scope, minorities of diverse religious and ethno-linguistic backgrounds are included from North Africa, the Levant, and the Arabian Peninsula. Each has experienced the Arab Spring differently and uniquely depending upon their context. Of particular concern to the international team of scholars involved in this volume, is the interaction and reaction of minorities to the protest movements across the Arab World that called for greater democratic rights and end to respective autocratic regimes. While some minorities participated in the Arab Spring, others were wary of instability and the unintended effects of regime change – notably the rise of violent Islamism. The full effects of the Arab Spring will not be known for years to come, but for the minorities of the Middle East, the immediate future seems certainly tenuous at best.

Religious Culture in Late Antique Arabia

Selected Studies on the Late Antique Religious Mind
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0630-7
This volume explores aspects of religious culture in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula across Late Antiquity – the period of dynamic and historically crucial developments, culminating in the emergence of Islam. While it would be impossible to provide an exhaustive examination of the topic in a single volume, it is the main aim of this book to further stimulate scholarly research on the Late Antique context of the origins of Islam and the history of early Arab-Muslim culture.

Globalization and Economic Justice

From Terrorism to Global Peace
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0735-9
A collection of articles dedicated to raising global awareness and the restraining of growing injustice, while supporting the building up of a community that guarantees basic rights in a democratic society.

The Struggle to Define a Nation

Rethinking Religious Nationalism in the Contemporary Islamic World
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0642-0
In the present edited volume, a serious of internationally recognised scholars adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of ‘religious nationalism’ and the ‘nationalization’ of religion, through focusing on case studies and the religious affiliations and denominations of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The aim of this book is to reconsider the ongoing debate between different communities of the so-called Islamic World regarding the nature of the nation and state, and the role of religion in a nation-state’s institutional ground, both as a viable integrative or segregating factor. It is through focusing on the state dimension, as the subject of collective action or socio- cultural and political representation, that the book proposes to reconsider the relationship between religion, politics and identity in the perspective of ‘religious nationalism’ and the ‘nationalization’ of religion in the contemporary Islamic World.

Constantinus Arabicus

Die arabische Geschichtsschreibung und das christliche Rom
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0652-9
Die folgende Studie beschäftigt sich mit der Rezeption Konstantins in der arabischen Historiographie, sowoh christlicher- als auch muslimischerseits. Eine genauere Analyse der Texte wird zeigen, wie die Geschichte des ersten christlichen Kaisers eine Projektionsfläche für Identitätskonstrutkionen werden konnte, auch über Religionsgrenzen hinaus.

Princely Authority in the Early Marwānid State

The Life of ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Marwān
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0632-1
‘Abd al-‘Azīz b. Marwān (d. 86/705) reigned as the amīr of Egypt and walī al-‘ahd (heir apparent) to the Islamic caliphate for over 20 years. This book intends to revive this largely forgotten amīr and demonstrate the critical role he played in the formation of the Marwānid dynasty. The founding thesis of this study is that ‘Abd al-‘Azīz was appointed the amīr of Egypt and second heir apparent due to the legitimacy his maternal lineage brought the nascent dynasty.

The Syrian Orthodox Christians in the Late Ottoman Period and Beyond

Crisis then Revival
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0575-1
The book addresses the history of Syrian Orthodoxy during a critical juncture of its history that spans the late Ottoman period and treads well beyond to witness remarkable revival, indeed renaissance. The work uniquely utilizes over 6000 uncatalogued and unpublished archival documents that were made available for it.

The Chronicle of Zuqnīn

Parts I and II. From the Creation to the Year 506/7 AD
Edited and Translated by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0663-5
The Chronicle of Zuqnin is a universal history beginning with the Creation according to the biblical account and ending with the time of the Chronicler, the years 775-776 AD. The author is most probably Joshua the Stylite, a contemporary of the Caliphs al-Mansur and al-Mahdi, who lived in the monastery of Zuqnin that was located near Amid, the Diar-Bakr of modern Turkey. Parts I and II contain compiled sources some of which survived only in this Chronicle. Sources include the Bible, Cave of Treasures, the Sleepers of Ephesus, Eusebius of Caesarea, Socrates, and the short Chronicle called Pseudo-Joshua the Stylite that deals with Sassanian-Byzantine warfare at the begging of the 6th century. Parts III and IV cover the years 488 and 775 AD. In this volume, Parts I and II, including the author’s dedicatory letter, are now published in an updated edition of the Syriac text and the first English translation.

Muslims, Jews and Pagans

Studies on Early Islamic Medina
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0664-2
Muslims, Jews and Pagans examines in much detail the available source material on the 'Āliya area south of Medina on the eve of Islam and at the time of the Prophet Muḥammad. It provides part of the necessary background for the study of the Prophet's history by utilizing in addition to the Prophet's biographies, various texts about the history, geography and inhabitants of this area.

Introduction to Working with Manuscripts for Medievalists

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0643-7
A short guide for studying, editing and translating medieval texts in manuscript form, outlining the technical steps for preparing a medieval manuscript for print: evaluating and describing the manuscript itself (transmission, provenance, and physical description), textual criticism (reconstruction, emendation, authenticity, dating, and authorship), and steps to preparing an edition or translation.

American Journal of Ancient History 5.2

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0671-0
The historic American Journal of Ancient History. This volume contains 4 articles: Gerhard Perl, 'Cn. Tremelius Scrofa in Gallia Transalpina', Noel D. Robertson, 'The True Nature of the 'Delian League' II', John K. Evans, 'Plebs Rustica. The Peasantry of Classical Italy II', A.M. Eckstein, 'Perils of Poetry'.

American Journal of Ancient History 7.1

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0674-1
The historic American Journal of Ancient History. This volume contains 6 articles: P.J. Rhodes, 'Problems in Athenian Eisphora and Liturgies', Robert J. Rowland, Jr., 'Beyond the Frontier in Punic Sardinia', D.R. Shackleton Bailey, 'Who is Junia?', Daniel R. Schwartz, 'Apollonius, Son of Menestheus: Whose Ambassador?', Richard A. Billows, 'The Last of the Scipios', A.M. Eckstein, 'Human Sacrifice and Fear of Military Disaster in Republican Rome'.

American Journal of Ancient History 8.1

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0676-5
The historic American Journal of Ancient History. This volume contains 4 articles: Ellen Meiksins Wood, 'Agricultural Slavery in Classical Athens', N.G.L. Hammond and M.B. Hatzopoulos, 'The Via Egnatia in Westen Macedonia II', Myles McDonnell, 'Divorce Initiated by Women in Rome', Robert W. Wallace, 'The Date of Solon's Reforms'.

American Journal of Ancient History 8.2

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0677-2
The historic American Journal of Ancient History. This volume contains 4 articles: Raphael Sealey, 'How Citizenship and the City Began in Athens', Israel Shatzman, 'The Beginning of the Roman Defensive System in Judaea', Thomas R. Martin, 'Quintus Curtius' Presentation of Philip Arrhidaeus and Josephus' Accounts of the Accession of Claudius', D.R. Shackleton Bailey, 'Brothers or Cousins?'.

American Journal of Ancient History 9.1

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0678-9
The historic American Journal of Ancient History. This volume contains 7 articles: T. Yoshimura, 'Zum romischen Libertas-Begriff in der Aussenpolitok im zweiten Jahrhundart vor Chr', Kerry A. Christensen, 'The Theseion: A Slave Refuge at Athens', Adalberto Giovannini, 'Review-Discussion: Roman Eastern Policy in the Late Republic', S.V. Tracy, 'The Date of the Athenian Archon Achaios', Michael Vickers, 'Demus's Gold Phiale (Lysias 19.25)', Robert L. Hohlfelder, 'Marcian's Gamble: A Reassessment of Eastern Imperial Policy toward Attila AD 450-453', C.P.T. Naude, 'The Date of the Lower Books of Ammianus Marcellinus'.

American Journal of Ancient History 10.1

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0680-2
The historic American Journal of Ancient History. This volume contains 5 articles: Blaise Nagy, 'The Argei Puzzle', Charles W. Fornara, 'The Order of Events in Ammianus Marcellinus 23.5.4-25', Vincent J. Rosivach, 'Manning the Athenian Fleet, 433-426 BC', Barry S. Strauss, 'Ritual, Social Drama and Politics in Classical Athens', Stephen Ruzicka, 'A Note on Philip's Persian War'.

American Journal of Ancient History 10.2

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0681-9
The historic American Journal of Ancient History. This volume contains 5 articles: J.D. Bing, 'Sissu/Issus, and Phoenicians in Cilicia', A. Shapur Shahbazi, 'Irano-Hellenic Notes: 1. The Three Faces of Tigranes', R.A. McNeal, 'Review-Discussion: Bernal Once Again', Gary Reger, 'The Date of the Battle of Kos', Torben Vestergaard, Lars Bjertrup, Mogens Herman Hansen, Thomas Heine Nielsen, Lene Rubinstein, 'A Typology of the Women Recorded on Gravestones from Attica'.

American Journal of Ancient History 11

Graveyards and Groves: A Study of the Lex Lucerina
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0682-6
The historic American Journal of Ancient History. This volume contains a study by John Bodel on the legal and linguistic aspects of the so-called lex Lucerina inscription. Bodel argues that the ordinance - prohibiting dumping dung/refuse, abandoning corpses, and performing sacrifices in honor of the dead - pertains to civil rather than sacred law.