Anyone interested in the Greco-Roman legacy in Islam; in ancient and medieval healthcare; in Arabic literature and poetry; in Christians and Jews in Islamic culture; in medieval history and society.
Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA, was Professor of the History of Islamic Science, University of Oxford. Publications include A New Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, I: Medicine (2012) and, with Y. Rapoport, Lost Maps of the Caliphs(2019)
Simon Swain, FBA, is Professor of Classics, University of Warwick. Publications include Hellenism & Empire (1996), Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul: Polemon’s Physiognomy from Classical Antiquity to Medieval Islam (2007), Economy, Family and Society from Rome to Islam (2013).
Geert Jan van Gelder, PhD Leiden 1982; Lecturer in Arabic, University of Groningen, 1975–1998; Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford, 1998–2012. Fellow of the KNAW and the British Academy; author of many publications on Classical Arabic literature.
Contributors: Ignacio Sánchez, N. Peter Joosse, Alasdair Watson, Bruce Inksetter, Franak Hilloowala
"This edition will hopefully become the standard basis for research on the ʿUyūn, especially in the Arab world. The fact that it is published open access may assist in this. The same can be said for the translation, which finally makes Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿah’s text available in full to historians of medicine as well as other scholars who do not have access to the Arabic text. [...] All in all, the edition is a great contribution to scholarship, to be received with gratitude by a wide range of scholars." - Remke Kruk, in: Bulletin of the School and Oriental and African Studies, 84:1 (2021)