New Publication: Revelation in the Qur’an (Brill, 2021)

Brill has recently published a new book in its Texts and Studies on the Qur’an series: Revelation in the Qur’an: A Semantic Study of the Roots n-z-l and w-ḥ-y by Simon Loynes. 

brillDescription: In Revelation in the Qur’an, Simon P. Loynes presents a semantic study of the Arabic roots n-z-l and w-ḥ-y in order to elucidate the modalities of revelation in the Qur’an. Through an exhaustive analysis of their occurrences in the Qur’an, and with reference to pre-Islamic poetry, Loynes argues that the two roots represent distinct occurrences, with the former concerned with spatial events and the latter with communicative. This has significant consequences for understanding the Qur’an’s unique concept of revelation and how this is both in concord and at variance with earlier religious traditions.

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Interested readers can find additional information and purchase the book at the Brill website. 

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Call for Articles for Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Quran Online

Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Quran Online (https://brill.com/view/db/eqo), edited by Johanna Pink (Universität Freiburg), is the world’s foremost digital historical-critical reference work on the Quran. We are seeking professional scholars with demonstrable expertise in a variety of disciplines for the expansion and updating of the Encyclopaedia.

Since the printed volumes of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Quran appeared in 2001-2006, the larger field of Quranic Studies has expanded considerably. To account for the explosion of new research related to the Quran, the Encyclopaedia of the Quran Online (EQO) will be adding new articles and updating older entries. If your field of study and expertise appears below, or you feel your research should be addressed by the EQO, please reach out to the relevant members of the editorial board.

For articles or updates on Quranic exegetes, exegetical works, the broader Quranic sciences as well as social and liturgical practices related to the Quran (for example, recitation) please contact Associate Editor Shuruq Naguib (Lancaster University, shuruqnaguib@lancaster.ac.uk).

For articles or updates on modern Quranic Studies scholars, the Quran’s early history, and individual verses/ayat or suras, please contact Associate Editor Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau (Université de Strasbourg, asboisliveau@gmail.com).

For articles or updates on notable Quranic manuscripts, printed editions, Quranic and other significant epigraphy, or Quranic linguistics, please contact Associate Editor Süleyman Dost (Brandeis University, dost@brandeis.edu).

For articles or updates on biblical, para-biblical, or other pre-Islamic texts with noteworthy relationships to the Quran, please contact Associate Editor George Archer (Iowa State University, garcher@iastate.edu).

For general inquiries about the project, or to propose articles or updates not suggested above, please contact  General Editor, Johanna Pink (Universität Freiburg, johanna.pink@orient.uni-freiburg.de).

Authors are asked to send their CV, affiliation (if applicable), and the titles of the entry/entries they are proposing to update or create, along with a short statement clarifying why this is significant to the study of the Quran.

Recent Publication: Qurʾān Quotations Preserved on Papyrus Documents, 7th-10th Centuries

Brill has recently published a collection of essays edited by Andreas Kaplony and Michael Marx, Qurʾān Quotations Preserved on Papyrus Documents, 7th-10th Centuries.

Picture1Publisher’s Overview: Qurʾān Quotations Preserved on Papyrus Documents, 7th-10th Centuries is the first book on the Qurʾān’s Sitz im Leben, i.e. on how the Qurʾān was quoted in Arabic original letters, legal deeds, and amulets. Qurʾān Quotations also serves as an in-depth exploration of the radiocarbon dating of documents and Qurʾānic manuscripts.

Contributors: Ursula Bsees; Tobias J. Jocham; Andreas Kaplony; Michael Josef Marx; Daniel Potthast; Leonora Sonego; Eva Mira Youssef-Grob.

Readers can purchase the book online here.

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Recent Publication: Qurʾān Quotations Preserved on Papyrus Documents, 7th-10th Centuries (Brill)

quotationsBrill has recently published Qurʾān Quotations Preserved on Papyrus Documents, 7th-10th Centuries, edited by Andreas Kaplony and Michael Marx. This volume (2) in the Documenta Coranica series documents early uses of Qur’anic quotations in Arabic documents during the early period of Islam. Additionally, it explores the problems associated with radiocarbon dating medieval documents and Qur’anic manuscripts.

Contents include:

Kaplony, Andreas, The Qurʾān’s Sitz im Leben: Preliminary Remarks on Methodology, VII-XI.

Marx, Michael Josef, Introduction, 1-41.

Potthast, Daniel, Qurʾān Quotations in Arabic Papyrus Letters from the 7th to the 10th Centuries, 42-85.

Sonego, Leonora, Qurʾān Quotations in Legal Documents, 86-111.

Bsees, Ursula, Qurʾānic Quotations in Arabic Papyrus Amulets, 112-138.

Youssef-Grob, Eva Mira, Radiocarbon (14C) Dating of Early Islamic Documents: Background and Prospects, 138-187.

Marx, Michael Josef and Tobias J. Jocham, Radiocarbon (14C) Dating of Qurʾān Manuscripts, 188-221.

 

Want to read more? Purchase the book here or find it in a library near you.

 

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Arabic in Context: Celebrating 400 years of Arabic at Leiden University.

The writing of Arabic’s linguistic history is by definition an interdisciplinary effort, the result of collaboration between historical linguists, epigraphists, dialectologists, and historians. The present volume seeks to catalyse a dialogue between scholars in various fields who are interested in Arabic’s past and to illustrate how much there is to be gained by looking beyond the traditional sources and methods. It contains 15 innovative studies ranging from pre-Islamic epigraphy to the modern spoken dialect, and from comparative Semitics to Middle Arabic. The combination of these perspectives hopes to stand as an important methodological intervention, encouraging a shift in the way Arabic’s linguistic history is written…*

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ISBN13: 9789004343030
Publication Date: June 2017
Imprint: BRILL
Language: EnglishArabic
*Content courtesy of Brill Publishers.
© International Qur’anic Studies Association, 2018. All rights reserved.

Arabic in Context: Celebrating 400 years of Arabic at Leiden University

*Content courtesy of Brill Publisher’s Website

The writing of Arabic’s linguistic history is by definition an interdisciplinary effort, the result of collaboration between historical linguists, epigraphists, dialectologists, and historians. The present volume seeks to catalyse a dialogue between scholars in various fields who are interested in Arabic’s past and to illustrate how much there is to be gained by looking beyond the traditional sources and methods. It contains 15 innovative studies ranging from pre-Islamic epigraphy to the modern spoken dialect, and from comparative Semitics to Middle Arabic. The combination of these perspectives hopes to stand as an important methodological intervention, encouraging a shift in the way Arabic’s linguistic history is written. Arabic in Context is edited by Ahmad Al-Jallad (Leiden University) and published by E. J. Brill (2017).

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ISSN: 0081-8461
Volume 89
ISBN13: 9789004343030
E-ISBN: 9789004343047
Publication Date: June 2017
Format: Hardback
Publication Type: Book
Pages, Illustr.: xx, 501 pp., index
Imprint: BRILL
Language: EnglishArabic

Review of Qur’anic Research, Vol. 3 no.6 (2017)

In the latest installment of the Review of Qur’anic Research, Daniel Brubaker reviews François Déroche’s Qurʾans of the Umayyads: A First Overview (Leiden: Brill, 2014), “a book that brings the full and mature range of Déroche’s multifaceted work in this field to bear upon the question of the state(s) and stages of development of the Qur’an as an object during the Umayyad period (41–132/661–750). The book’s subtitle appropriately reflects the size and complexity of the task; the closer one works with the manuscripts, the more one realizes that for each question answered others yet remain. Still, Déroche’s work has been substantially based upon the belief that the task is doable since these extant objects have something to tell us and serve as windows to the times of their production (and thereafter) and to the practices, values, and views of those who commissioned them, as well as those who produced them…”

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The Quṣṣāṣ of Early Islam

Written by Lyall R. Armstrong, American University of Beirut, and published by E. J. Brill. Available for order on Brill’s website.

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The Islamic qāṣṣ (preacher/storyteller) has been viewed most commonly as a teller of stories, primarily religious in nature and often unreliable. Building on material of over a hundred quṣṣāṣ from the rise of Islam through the end of the Umayyad period, this book offers the most comprehensive study of the early Islamic qāṣṣ to-date. By constructing profiles of these preachers/ storytellers and examining statements attributed to them, it argues that they were not merely storytellers but were in fact a complex group with diverse religious interests. The book demonstrates how the style and conduct of their teaching sessions distinguished them from other teachers and preachers and also explores their relationship with early religio-political movements, as well as with the Umayyad administration.

 

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