Weekend Scholarship Roundup

  • In a recent podcast episode of the Ajam Podcast Project titled “Rebels, Imams, and Problems of History in Early Islam,” Najam Haider discusses his new book The Rebel and the Imām in Early Islam (Cambridge University Press 2019). The podcast (and the book) shifts the focus of historical writing in early Islam from veracity, which Haider argues is a nineteenth-century European standard, to an endeavor in which known narratives are reshaped and tailored for contemporary audiences.

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