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Dale J. Correa

wider access to the images on the microfilms, and what that could mean for expanding the source base for academic work on Zaydism and for exposing the UT Libraries’ collections, the Stookey microfilms’ case becomes more clear and compelling. The microfilms are also fraught with their own quality

Dwight F. Reynolds

versified versions of the story that are sung by epic singers in Northern and Southern Egypt where it is known as al-sīrah al-Hilāliyyah (The Hilali Epic), Sīrat Banī Hilāl (the Epic of the Banī Hilāl), or Sīrat Abū Zayd al-Hilālī (the Epic of Abū Zayd the Hilali). 2 In addition, it has circulated as

Ekaterina Pukhovaia

The manuscripts of the Glaser collection are one of the most important sources for the study of Zaydism. Collected in Yemen by Eduard Glaser (1855-1908), they are currently held in several European libraries, including the British Library, the Austrian National Library, and Staatsbibliothek zu


Zayd alla au Mag̲h̲rib avec sa tribu; là, il fut traîtreusement assassiné par l’autre personnage principal des romans, Diyāb (ou Ḏh̲iʾāb), mais il fut vengé à son tour par le meurtre de Diyāb. Aucun document prouvant qu’Abū Zayd fut un personnage historique n’a encore été découvert. Pour les détails et

Bernard Haykel and Aron Zysow

elusive character of the Zaydī tradition, which is constituted by a distinctive blend of theological, legal and political elements. In this article we will explore the most important challenges brought against the internal coherence of Zaydism, both from within and without, as well as a representative

A. Abu Zayd

to achieve and its valuable appendices enhance further its importance. Indeed, rarely has so much been said in so few pages. McGill University Montreal, Canada A. ABU ZAYD Christopher Clapham, Haile-Selassie's Government. New York, Praeger, 1969, xiv + 218 pp., $ 7.50. With so many of her sister

A. Abu Zayd

University Montreal, Canada A. ABU ZAYD Raph Uwechue, Reflections on the Nigerian Civil War. New York, Africana Pub- lishing Corporation, 1971, pp. 199, $ 8.95. This second edition of the volume that appeared in 1969, now considerably revised by the author, should be a part of any collection of secondary

David S. Powers

Zayd b. Muḥammad, né Zayd b. Ḥāritha b. Sharāḥīl al-Kalbī (b. ca. 580, d. 7 or 8 AH/629 CE), is the only Muslim apart from Muḥammad who is mentioned by name in the Qurʾān (Q 33:37). The reference to Zayd in this verse generated a substantial number of narrative reports that are scattered across

Movahhed, Samad and Negahban, Farzin

Abū Zayd al-Balkhī, Aḥmad b. Sahl (ca. 235–322/849–934), was a man of letters, theologian, philosopher and geographer, who also dabbled in various other sciences. The earliest sources of information on him are Ibn al-Nadīm's al-Fihrist and Yāqūt's Muʿjam al-udabāʾ, the latter being the most

Francesca, Ersilia

Abū l-Shaʿthāʾ Jābir b. Zayd al-Azdī al-ʿUmānī al-Yaḥmidī al-Jawfī al-Baṣrī was a prominent jurist and traditionist and the founding father of the Ibāḍī movement in Basra. He was born in 18/639 or 21/642 in Nizwā (or Firq, near Nizwā) in Oman. He assumed the leadership of the Ibāḍī community of