Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā

Vol. 26 No. 1 (2018)

The contributions to this fourth issue of al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā (UW) in its new (online, open-access, peerreviewed) format includes, alongside a set of article-length studies, eight book reviews, including a contribution by Peter Brown (Princeton University); three conference reports; a short notice by Sean Anthony; and Elton Daniel’s obituary of the late and much lamented Ehsan Yarshater. We are particularly delighted to introduce a new feature, a thematic dossier guest edited by Maribel Fierro and Patrice Cressier, entitled “Formulating the Caliphate in the Islamic West: Umayyads, Ḥammūdids, and Almohads.” The dossier comprises five full-length articles preceded by a substantial introduction. Given that the Islamic West—the Maghreb, Sicily, and al-Andalus—has seldom received the attention it deserves in Anglo-American scholarship, we are particularly glad to present these studies.

This issue is published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND License. Authors retain the copyright on their articles. The copyright statement that appears in the volume front matter page was printed in error.

Published: Nov 15, 2018

Letter from the Editors

Antoine Borrut, Matthew S. Gordon


Mecca and Macoraba*

Ian D. Morris


Notes and Brief Communications

Sean W. Anthony


Ehsan Yarshater

Elton L. Daniel