It is, to say the least, a challenging study of an Arabic text that itself presents numerous challenges, not only on account of the rare and unusual terms it uses but also because of its uninhibited and outrightly provocative language, which abounds in obscenities to such an extent that the renowned scholar Michael Jan de Goeje
(ed.), Liber viarum et regnorum auctore Abu'l-Kasim Obaidallah Ibn Abdallah Ibn Khordadhbeh et Excerpta e Kitab al-Kharadj auctore Kodama Ibn Dja'far (Leyden: Brill, 1889), pp.
Hurgronje no doubt had personal academic interests as well, for after all he was a well-trained orientalist whose ideas had been influenced by none other than Michael Jan de Goeje
(1836-1907), the grand old master of the Leiden School of Oriental Philology.
, 1: 822, 846, 850-54, 855-58, 882, 1016-30).
Robinson and the studies of earlier scholars such as Theodor Noldeke and Michael de Goeje
; also missing is the entire contemporaneous field of Quranic studies (e.g., Angelika Neuwirth), which also covers the topic of intertextuality with biblical texts and figures.
Certainly in Europe, working with Islamic manuscripts--and the pursuit of philology in a wider sense for that matter--has for quite a while been seen as somewhat of an atavistic activity, a romantic emulation of those nineteenth-century scholarly giants, such as Wilhelm Ahlwardt (1828-1909) or Michael Jan de Goeje
(1836-1909), whose achievements are in any case inimitable.
[Leiden, 1879-1901], 3:1796-1802) offers an account of negotiations, held in 256/869-70 between Turkish soldiers and the court of the [Abbasid.sup.[subset]] al-Muhtadi (255-56/869-70), in which references are made to unwelcome developments in land tenure and the resultant damage incurred by the state revenue (kharaj) administration.
's negative criticism of it, which dates back to 1864.
veneration of the ahl al-bayt as a vestige from the Fatimid era); "Islam up to the fall of the Umayyads" (written for a Large Illustrated History of the World); "The influence of Buddhism on Islam" (some, but not all, retained in the Vorlesungen); "The Arabs" (a survey from a Universal History of Literature); a brief biography of Janos Uri (who published the editio princeps, with Latin translation, of the Burda (Leiden, 1761), and was later invited to Oxford to prepare a catalog of the oriental manuscripts in the Bodleian, published in 1787); and commemorations of Geza Kuun, Barbier de Meynard, and de Goeje
414 to 597 of the de Goeje
edition of the Arabic text of al-Tabari and includes the story of Moses, the period of Joshua and Judges, and David and Solomon.
1073 to 1256 of the de Goeje
edition of al-Tabari's Arabic text (detailing Muhammad's ancestors and following his life up to the hijra in 622 C.E.), volume 7 covers pp.