Islamic Studies

Editor in Chief | Editorial Board | Articles and Contributors

 

The field of Islamic Studies is both wide-reaching and dynamic. It includes the range of foundational documents, traditions, institutions, and history of Muslims in various countries and regions throughout the world from the origins of Islam to the present day. This interdisciplinary field therefore includes history, religion, philosophy, anthropology, Arabic language and literature, as well as literatures in other languages including Persian, Turkish, and Urdu, and remains responsive to new discoveries, interpretations, ideologies and theories.

The Internet makes access to staggering amounts of information easy – but it also raises important questions: What are the major issues and key developments in the field? Which sources are up-to-date and which are obsolete? Which works are pivotal in defining the discourse at various stages in its development? Which sources are considered accurate and balanced, and which represent simply a given individual or group’s position? These questions are important to keep in mind when undertaking any new study, but they are particularly critical in a dynamic and contested field such as Islamic Studies. Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies combats this overload by providing expert guidance to the field in all its diversity and throughout its developmental stages. Top scholars in the field have contributed on their areas of expertise, so that users will understand how the field is organized and why it developed in the way it did. The articles present a guided tour through the key literature on each topic, providing context for its development, and a balanced overview of the major issues within a given topic.

Editor in Chief

Andrew Rippin is Professor of Islamic History at the University of Victoria in Canada. He received his PhD from McGill University in 1981 with a dissertation on the Quranic “occasions of revelation” material. His research into the formative period of Islamic civilization in the Arab world, as well as the history of the Qur’an and its interpretation, has resulted in numerous publications, a selection of which are collected in his book The Qur’an and its Interpretative Tradition (2001). He is the author of Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, first published in two volumes in 1990 and 1993 and now combined into a single volume in its 4th edition (2012). He has edited a number of books and is on the editorial boards of a dozen journals from around the world. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2006.

 


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FOUNDING EDITOR IN CHIEF

Georgetown University


STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Georgia Regents University
University of Cape Town
University of Kentucky
Georgetown University

FORMER STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

University of Victoria
Imtiyaz Yusuf
Mahidol University
 
 

FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Georgia Regents University
Georgetown University
Boston College
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Texas at Austin
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola Marymount University
University of Kentucky
Yale University
Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations, St. Edmund's College
The University of Edinburgh
New York University
University of Victoria
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Cape Town
California State University, Northridge
Qatar University
Georgetown University
Rice University

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

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Mary Thurkill
University of Mississippi
Valerie Gonzalez
Maribel Fierro
Institute for Languages ​​and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East
Rebecca Williams
University of South Alabama
Jonathan Allen
University of Maryland
Ahmet T. Karamustafa
University of Maryland
Sayeh Meisami
University of Toronto
Letizia Osti
Universita degli Studi di Milano
Gordon Nickel
University of Calgary
Zeki Saritoprak
John Carroll University
Vivienne S. M. Angeles
La Salle University
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
David Powers
Cornell University
Stephan Prochazka
University of Vienna
Malika C. Zeghal
Harvard University
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
Sukidi
Harvard University
Moojan Momen
Omid Ghaemmaghami
University of Toronto
Junaid Ahmad
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Natana DeLong-Bas
Boston College
Joseph Liow
Nanyang Technological University
Sarra Tlili
University of Florida
Andrew March
Yale University
David Commins
Dickinson College
Martin Bunton
University of Victoria
Mustafa Shah
School of Oriental and African Studies
Jocelyn Sharlet
University of California, Davis
Walter Denny
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ayman Shihadeh
SOAS, University of London
Ruth Roded
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Stephen R. Humphreys
University of California at Santa Barbara
Farshid Kazemi
Omar Chaoura Bourouh
Columbia Basin College
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
James E. Sowerwine
Kutztown University
Michael B. Bishku
Augusta State University
Clement M. Henry
University of Texas at Austin
Jolie M. F. Wood
Allegheny College
Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
University of London
Amir Hussain
Loyola Marymount University
Abdelwahab el-Affendi
University of Westminster
Suleiman A. Mourad
Smith College
Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood
Textile Research Centre
Hussam Timani
Christopher Newport University
Royal Holloway, University of London
Herbert Berg
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Andrew March
Yale University
Michael B. Bishku
Augusta State University
Frank Griffel
Yale University
Francis Robinson
Royal Holloway, University of London
Mary Thurkill
University of Mississippi
Alexandre Caeiro
Friedrich-Alexander University
Arzina Lalani
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Aysha Hidayatullah
University of San Francisco
Jonathan A.C. Brown
University of Washington
Joel Blecher
Washington and Lee University
Chrystie Flournoy Swiney
Georgetown University
Livnat Holtzman
Bar-Ilan University
Diana Steigerwald
California State University of Long Beach
Abdullah Al-Arian
Georgetown University
Abdelwahab El-Affendi
University of Westminster
William Ochsenwald
Virginia Tech
William Ochsenwald
Virginia Tech
Andrew Marsham
University of Edinburgh
Allen Fromherz
Georgia State University
Samar Habib
SOAS, University of London
Abdulkader Tayob
University of Cape Town
Diana Steigerwald
California State University of Long Beach
Ahmet T. Karamustafa
University of Maryland
Jonathan Allen
University of Maryland
Martin Custers
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Alexander Knysh
University of Michigan
Ali Hussain
University of Michigan
Yousef Meri
University of Cambridge
Michael Leezenberg
University of Amsterdam
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
Jon Hoover
University of Nottingham
Junaid Quadri
McGill University
David Powers
Cornell University
Daniel A. Madigan
Georgetown University
Diego R. Sarrio
Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Rome
Kristina Richardson
Queens College, City University of New York
Göran Larsson
University of Gothenburg
Abdulkader Tayob
University of Cape Town
Rachel Woodlock
Devin DeWeese
Indiana University
Ahmet Yukleyen
University of Mississippi
Fred von der Mehden
Rice University
Andrew A. Newman
University of Edinburgh
Kieko Obuse
Mahidol University
David Commins
Dickinson College
Alexander Thurston
Georgetown College
Amir Hussain
Loyola Marymount University
Thomas Pierret
University of Edinburgh
Janis Eshots
University of Latvia
Francis Robinson
Royal Holloway, University of London
Fred von der Mehden
Rice University
Amila Buturovic
York University
William Ochsenwald
Virginia Tech
Vivienne S. M. Angeles
La Salle University
Ibrahim Kalin
Georgetown University
Daniel Martin Varisco
Qatar University
Valerie Gonzalez
Marcus Milwright
University of Victoria
Walter Denny
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Christie S. Warren
The College of William and Mary
Clement M. Henry
University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer E. Lamm
University of Texas at Austin
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
Rachel Scott
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Allen Fromherz
Georgia State University
Ismail Poonawala
UCLA
Arzina Lalani
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Robert F. Shedinger
Luther College
Yousef Meri
University of Cambridge
Natana DeLong-Bas
Boston College
Yousef Meri
University of Cambridge
Tamara Sonn
Georgetown University
Adam Farrar
College of William & Mary
Marcia Hermansen
Loyola University Chicago
John O. Voll
Georgetown University
James A. Tyner
Kent State University
Delfina Serrano
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Hina Azam
The University of Texas at Austin
David Cook
Rice University
Zeki Saritoprak
John Carroll University
Recep Alpyağıl
İstanbul Üniversitesi
Harry Munt
University of York
Recep Alpyağıl
Istanbul University
Aaron W. Hughes
SUNY Buffalo
John Nawas
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Efrat Aviv
Bar-Ilan University
John O. Voll
Georgetown University
Brannon Wheeler
US Naval Academy
Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth
Catholic University of Leuven
Frank Peters
New York University
Sukidi
Harvard University
Mustansir Mir
Youngstown State University
Nader Entessar
University of South Alabama
Alparslan Açıkgenç
Fatih University
Karen Ruffle
University of Toronto
Ibrahim Kalin
Georgetown University
Marion Boulby
Trent University
Jeffry R. Halverson
Arizona State University
Frank Peters
New York University
Karen Ruffle
University of Toronto
Herbert Berg
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Michael B. Bishku
Augusta State University
Saad S. Khan
National Officers Academy (NOA), Islamabad & the Bahauddin Zakariya University (Multan)
Daniel Martin Varisco
Qatar University
Joseph Liow
Nanyang Technological University
Frank Peters
New York University
Yousef Meri
University of Cambridge
John O. Voll
Georgetown University
Tamara Sonn
Georgetown University
Gerald Hawting
University of London
Adis Duderija
University of Melbourne
Sukidi
Harvard University
Andrew Rippin
University of Victoria, Canada
Nader Entessar
University of South Alabama
Andrew J. Newman
University of Edinburgh
Zeki Saritoprak
John Carroll University
Jonathan A.C. Brown
University of Washington
Fred von der Mehden
Rice University
SherAli Tareen
Duke University
Sheila McDonough
Concordia University, Montreal
Nikki Keddie
University of California, Los Angeles
William Shepard
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Anna Akasoy
Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Ahmed el Shamsy
University of Chicago
Andrew March
Yale University
Farshid Kazemi
University of Edinburgh
Andrew A. Newman
University of Edinburgh
Robert Riggs
University of Bridgeport
Mehdi Aminrazavi
University of Mary Washington
Gurdofarid Miskinzoda
The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
Daniel Martin Varisco
Qatar University
Marcia Hermansen
Loyola University Chicago
Jonathan A.C. Brown
University of Washington
Frederick Mathewson Denny
University of Colorado, Boulder
Andrew Rippin
University of Victoria, Canada
Abdullah Al-Arian
Georgetown University
Yohanan Friedmann
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Farshid Kazemi
University of Edinburgh
Armin Eschraghi
Goethe-Universität
Michael Lecker
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
SherAli Tareen
Duke University
Natana DeLong-Bas
Boston College
Christie S. Warren
The College of William and Mary
Nader Entessar
University of South Alabama
Adam Gaiser
Florida State University
Michael M. Gunter
Tennessee Technological University
Abdulhadi Alajmi
Kuwait University
Andrew Rippin
University of Victoria, Canada
Amelia Gallagher
Niagara University
Andrew A. Newman
University of Edinburgh
Tehseen Thaver
University of North Carolina
Natana DeLong-Bas
Boston College
Marcia Hermansen
Loyola University Chicago
Barbara von Schlegell
Connecticut College
Jeffry R. Halverson
Arizona State University
Daniel Peterson
Brigham Young University

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