Thank you, Elizabeth Urban, for joining us as guest blog editor in November. In case you missed her essays, here they are: Freedwomen in ʿAbd al-Razzāq’s al-Muṣannaf Freedwomen in Ibn … Continue reading Thank you, Elizabeth Urban!
By Elizabeth Urban For my final essay, I want to move away from research and into pedagogy. I teach a 4/4 load at a regional university. Most of my students … Continue reading Playing with Islamic Law in the Undergraduate Classroom
By Elizabeth Urban For the results I presented in my first and second essays, I used the search function on al-Maktaba al-Shamela to search for the key terms mawlāh and … Continue reading Vocabularies of Enslavement & Unfreedom
By Elizabeth Urban In my previous essay, I wrote about how ʿAbd al-Razzāq’s (d. 211/827) al-Muṣannaf features freedwomen in “tricky” inheritance cases; in this essay I turn to Ibn Abī … Continue reading Freedwomen in Ibn Abī Shayba’s al-Muṣannaf
By Elizabeth Urban Scholars who have studied manumission in early Islamic contexts have usually focused on male freedmen (mawālī). Conversely, scholars who have studied unfree women have usually focused on … Continue reading Freedwomen in ʿAbd al-Razzāq’s al-Muṣannaf
Elizabeth Urban is Associate Professor of History at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she specializes in the first two centuries of Islamic history. She particularly seeks to understand how Islam … Continue reading Welcome to our November Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Urban
Elizabeth Urban explores the ways in which new Muslims of slave origins were integrated into early Islamic society in "Conquered Populations in Early Islam; Non-Arabs, Slaves and the Sons of … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup