Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "The Probate Regime: Enchanted Bureaucracy, Islamic Law, and the Capital of Orphans in Nineteenth-Century Egypt" (Law and History Review (2022)), Adam Mestyan (Duke University) and Rezk Nori (Center for Contemporary History of Egypt) "explore the 'probate regime,' an administrative field of government activity of legally transferring, taxing, and administering … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islam and Data Science Roundup

In "Jarā'id: A Chronology of Arabic periodicals (1800-1929)," Adam Mestyan (Duke University) and his colleagues explain their collaborative project entitled Jarā'id and its 2020 edition, which is a research tool and a bibliographic database in TEI XML (in English and Arabic) containing around 3300 Arabic titles and information about the global Arabic press between 1800 … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In a book review titled “Isn’t the Opposite Equally True?” written for the London Review of Books, former Program in Islamic Law fellow Lawrence Rosen (Princeton University) reviews two recent publications, Laurence Louër’s Sunnis and Shi‘a: A Political History (Princeton University Press, 2020) and Kim Ghattas’s Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup