In September, we look back at some of our most read essays published in the past year as well as the roundtables we convened in the past that attracted a … Continue reading Best of 2022-2023 & Roundtables in Review: Medieval Islamic Legal Documents: Sources and Methods
Thank you, Marina Rustow and Ph.D. students, Amel Bensalim and Athina Pfeiffer, for joining us as guest blog editors in January. In case you missed their blog posts, here they … Continue reading Thank you, Marina Rustow, Amel Bensalim, and Athina Pfeiffer!
By Athina Pfeiffer Professor Marina Rustow's note: "Having been asked twice now to contribute to the ILB, I’ve been making my way into the corpus of Islamic notarial documents preserved … Continue reading Documents of Sale as Living Objects
By Amel Bensalim Professor Marina Rustow's note: "Having been asked twice now to contribute to the ILB, I’ve been making my way into the corpus of Islamic notarial documents preserved … Continue reading Getting to know iqrārs
By Marina Rustow I came into my graduate seminar on Arabic legal documents with some experience in paleography and diplomatics, but vanishingly little knowledge of the material I was going … Continue reading Why I No Longer Use the Term “Qāḍī-Court Documents”
By Marina Rustow Legal documents have survived from the medieval Islamic world in considerable quantity, but the mystery of their quotidian production and use abides. The mystery concerns personnel and … Continue reading Are Medieval Arabic Judicial Documents as Opaque as They Look?
I am a social historian of the medieval Middle East, and I work with a relatively neglected type of source: documents, especially sources from the Cairo Geniza, a cache of … Continue reading Welcome to our January Guest Blogger: Marina Rustow
The 2021 Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting is taking place on November 29 - December 5, 2021. A complete program listing all the various sessions can be found … Continue reading Islamic Law & History at the Middle East Studies Association Conference (2021): Session Roundup
In "Research on Islamic corporate social responsibility and Islamic bank disclosures" (Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 2021) Ardi Gunardi (Universitas Pasundan) and colleagues examine the corporate social responsibility disclosures … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup