Special events in the Historical Studies-Social Science Library

Thursday, December 15, 4:30. White-Levy Room
December's book talk will feature a discussion on current scholarship on rational theology among Muslims and Jews, unexplored manuscript repositories in Yemen, Russia and elsewhere, and the importance of a cross-denominational perspective in the study of intellectual history of the Near East.
The books which will be discussed are Dāwūd al-Muqammaṣ Twenty Chapters / Sarah Stroumsa (Brigham Young University due out November 15, 2016), Al-Ṣāḥib Ibn ʿAbbād Promoter of Rational Theology : Two Muʿtazilī kalām texts from the Cairo Geniza / ed. by Wilferd Madelung and Sabine Schmidtke (Brill, November 2016), and al-Maḥajjah al-bayā' fī ucūl al-dīn / Ḥusām al-Dīn ʻAbd Allah bin Zayd al-ʻAnsī (d: 447H) (Zaydī theology in 7th/13th century Yemen) edited by Hassan Ansari and Sabine Schmidtke (Tehran, Mīrās Maktūb, 2015)

Sarah Stroumsa, Alice and Jack Ormut Professor Em. of Arabic Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hassan Ansari, Member in the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study
Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study

Past Events:

Book release of Patricia Crone's Collected Studies in Three Volumes (Brill 2016).
Wednesday, November 2, 4:30 p.m., White-Levy Room.

Introductory remarks by Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
Commentary by:
Sabine Schmidtke, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies
Michael Cook, Princeton University, Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies
Hanna Siurua, Editor of Patricia Crone's Collected Studies.


All are invited to attend, please direct questions to:
This event is sponsored by the Historical Studies-Social Science Library.