Publications

2015
Author(s): Frank Griffel

Al-Gazali (gest. 1111) gilt als einer der einflussreichsten und wirkmächtigsten unten den von der islamischen Wissenschaftstradition hervorgebrachten muslimischen Denkern und  Gelehrten. Seine Forschungen umfassten weite Felder mit Bezügen zu einer Vielzahl von Disziplinen und den dazugehörigen...
2015
Author(s): Edited by Shawkat Toorawa

Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh/thirteenth-century compilation of anecdotes about thirty-eight women who were, as the title suggests, consorts to those in power, most of them concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and wives of latter-day caliphs and sultans. This slim but illuminating volume...
2015
Author(s): Co-edited with Kyle Smith and Emanuel Fiano

Papers from the Sixth North American Syriac Symposium, Duke University, 26-29 June 2011

The Sixth North American Syriac Symposium brought together scholars from across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and India. Syriac Encounters offers twenty-five papers that were originally delivered at the Symposium, a, nd represents a cross-section of both the Symposium and the current...
2015
Author(s): Edited by Shawkat Toorawa

An eclectic collection of poems about New York City. “New York, the city that never sleeps, contains more light than all the myriad heavens conceived of by its denizens of every possible race, religion, culture, color, and creed combined. All poets are besotted with light: it is the most...
2015
Author(s): Christine Hayes

In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. What’s Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of...
2014
Author(s): Andrew McGowan

This introduction to the origins of Christian worship illuminates the importance of ancient Christian worship practices for contemporary Christianity. Andrew McGowan, a leading scholar of early Christian liturgy, takes a fresh approach to understanding how Christians came to worship in the...
2014
Author(s): Stephen Davis

Little is known about the early childhood of Jesus Christ. But in the decades after his death, stories began circulating about his origins. One collection of such tales was the so-called Infancy Gospel of Thomas, known in antiquity as the Paidika or “Childhood Deeds” of Jesus. In it, Jesus not only...
2014
Author(s): Noel Lenski

Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (A.D. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat...
2014
Author(s): Ivan Marcus

These studies explore the history of the Jewish minority of Ashkenaz (northern France and the German Empire) during the High Middle Ages. Although the Jews in medieval Europe are usually thought to have been isolated from the Christian majority, they actually were part of a ‘Jewish-Christian...
2014
Author(s): Christine Hayes

Jewish Law Association Studies