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The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: A Digital Repository and Portal
Sabine Schmidtke, Institute for Advanced Study

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Traditional Yemeni Scholarship amidst Political Turmoil and War: Muhammad b. Muhammad b. Isma'il b. al-Mutahhar al-Mansur (1915-2016) and His Personal Library (Book)
Title: Traditional Yemeni Scholarship amidst Political Turmoil and War: Muhammad b. Muhammad b. Isma'il b. al-Mutahhar al-Mansur (1915-2016) and His Personal Library
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Abstract: The volume evolved as a side product of Schmidtke's "Zaydi Manuscript Tradition" (ZMT) project, which aims to bring together the widely dispersed Zaydi manuscript culture in its entirety in a single repository. It focuses on Muhammad b. Muhammad b. Isma'il al-Mansur (1915–2016), one of the most prominent scholars, bureaucrats, and politicians of twentieth-century Yemen, and his private collection of manuscripts. Based on his ijaza ("license to transmit"), his own writings, and other documentary materials, as well as his collection of manuscripts and the many handwritten comments and notes added by al-Mansur, the book discusses his biography and intellectual milieu and provides insights into the manuscript culture of twentieth-century Yemen. Taken together, the volume contributes to the study of twentieth-century Yemen's intellectual and social history, and it immediately relates to recent work of historical anthropologists specializing in Yemen.
Year: 2018
Publisher: UCOPress
ISBN: 978-84-9927-42
Copy sent to NEH?: No

The Zaydi Reception of Bahshamite Mu'tazilism: Facsimile Edition of MS Shiraz, Library of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Shiraz ('Allama Tabataba'i Library), majmu'a 102 (Book)
Title: The Zaydi Reception of Bahshamite Mu'tazilism: Facsimile Edition of MS Shiraz, Library of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Shiraz ('Allama Tabataba'i Library), majmu'a 102
Author: Hassan Ansari
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Abstract: Iranian libraries hold only few manuscripts that testify to the extended and intensive Mu'tazilite past in the various centers of Zaydi scholarship in the Caspian region, in Hurasan, and in Rayy. Among the few Mu'tazilite Zaydi works preserved in the libraries of Iran is a miscellany held by the library of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Shiraz ('Allama Tabataba'i Library). The magmu'a, a facsimile of which is included in the present publication, was written between 673/1274-75 and 676/1277 and contains doctrinal works by Imami and Zaydi theologians from both Iran and from Yemen. Most of the codex consists of a theological summa, a ta'liq that had been composed or transcribed by one Abu Tahir b. Ali al-Saffar which was based on the Kitab al-Usul by Abu Ali Muhammad b. Hallad al-Basri, the distinguished disciple of the Mu'tazilite theologian and founder of the Bahšamiyya, Abu Hašim al-Gubba'i (d. 321/933), with an unknown number of commentary layers in between.
Year: 2019
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
ISBN: 978-1-4632-402

Abu Talib Yahya b. al-Husayn al-Haruni (d. 424/1033) on the consensus of the family of the Prophet: An editio princeps of his Risala fí Anna ijma' ahl al-bayt hujja (Ms Milan, Ambrosiana, ar. F 29/4, fols 290v-295v) (Article)
Title: Abu Talib Yahya b. al-Husayn al-Haruni (d. 424/1033) on the consensus of the family of the Prophet: An editio princeps of his Risala fí Anna ijma' ahl al-bayt hujja (Ms Milan, Ambrosiana, ar. F 29/4, fols 290v-295v)
Author: Hassan Ansari
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Abstract: Abu Talib Yahya b. al-Husayn al-Haruni (d. 424/1033) on the consensus of the family of the Prophet: An editio princeps of his Risala fí Anna ijma' ahl al-bayt hujja (Ms Milan, Ambrosiana, ar. F 29/4, fols 290v-295v)
Year: 2019
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Shii Studies Review

Islamic Manuscript Traditions (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Islamic Manuscript Traditions
Abstract: Sabine Schmidtke speaks on the vast, global, and indispensable Islamic manuscript tradition, a world heritage that is currently under immediate threat.
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Date: 05/01/2019
Location: Institute for Advanced Study
Primary URL: https://www.ias.edu/ideas/islamic-manuscript-traditions

Reconstructing Libraries of the Medieval and Early Modern Period in the Islamic World: The Case of Yemen (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Reconstructing Libraries of the Medieval and Early Modern Period in the Islamic World: The Case of Yemen
Abstract: Reconstructing Libraries of the Medieval and Early Modern Period in the Islamic World: The Case of Yemen
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Date: 03/25/2019
Location: University of Calgary

Some Features of the History of Southern Arabia during the Islamic Period (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Some Features of the History of Southern Arabia during the Islamic Period
Abstract: Part of "Making Sense of Yemen, A Panel Discussion"
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Date: 01/30/2019
Location: University of Pennsylvania

Towards a History of the Libraries of Yemen (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Towards a History of the Libraries of Yemen
Abstract: Part of the international conference "Yemeni Manuscript Collections and Zaydi Studies"
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Date: 12/06/2018
Location: Institute for Advanced Study

Book Conversation: Salvaging the Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: The Fate of Private and Family Libraries in 20th-century Yemen (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Book Conversation: Salvaging the Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: The Fate of Private and Family Libraries in 20th-century Yemen
Abstract: Part of the "Historical Studies-Social Science Book Conversation Series"
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Date: 12/04/2018
Location: Institute for Advanced Study

Travelling Knowledge: Towards a Historical Bibliography of the Islamic World. The Case of Yemen (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Travelling Knowledge: Towards a Historical Bibliography of the Islamic World. The Case of Yemen
Abstract: Travelling Knowledge: Towards a Historical Bibliography of the Islamic World. The Case of Yemen
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Date: 11/20/2018
Location: University of Haifa

Islam's Rationalist Heritage and the Preservation of Yemeni Religious Manuscripts (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Islam's Rationalist Heritage and the Preservation of Yemeni Religious Manuscripts
Abstract: Part of "Challenges Facing Yemen's Millenia-Long Cultural Heritage Roundtable," Middle East Studies Association 2018 Annual Meeting
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Date: 11/17/2018
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Travelling Knowledge: Historical Libraries of the Islamic World (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Travelling Knowledge: Historical Libraries of the Islamic World
Abstract: Travelling Knowledge: Historical Libraries of the Islamic World
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Date: 10/22/2018
Location: University of Miami

Reconstructing Libraries of the Medieval and Early Modern Period in the Islamic World (The Case of Yemen) (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Reconstructing Libraries of the Medieval and Early Modern Period in the Islamic World (The Case of Yemen)
Abstract: Reconstructing Libraries of the Medieval and Early Modern Period in the Islamic World (The Case of Yemen)
Author: Sabine Schmidtke
Date: 09/10/2018
Location: Cologne, Germany

Yemen's Threatened Cultural Heritage (Article)
Title: Yemen's Threatened Cultural Heritage
Author: Christian C. Sahner
Abstract: The heartbreakingly destructive civil war in Yemen has put some of the world’s most treasured Islamic manuscripts in peril.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.wsj.com/articles/yemens-threatened-cultural-heritage-11545739200
Format: Newspaper
Periodical Title: The Wall Street Journal


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