WorldCat Identities

Madelung, Wilferd

Overview
Works: 181 works in 527 publications in 7 languages and 10,459 library holdings
Genres: History  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Translator, Contributor, 340
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Wilferd Madelung
The succession to Muḥammad : a study of the early Caliphate by Wilferd Madelung( )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Persian and held by 2,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a comprehensive and original study of the early history of Islam, Wilferd Madelung describes the conflict that developed after the death of the Prophet Muḥammad, between his family, Hāshim, and his tribe, Quraysh, for the leadership of the Muslim community. He pursues the history of this confict through the reign of the four 'Rightly Guided' caliphs to its climax in the first Inter-Muslim War. The outcome of the war, which marked the demise of the reign of the Early Companions, led to the establishment of dynastic despotism under the Umayyad caliphate and to the lasting schism between Sunnite and Shiʻite Islam. In contrast to recent scholarly trends, Professor Madelung emphasises ʻAlī's early claim to legitimate succession, which gained support fromthe Shiʻa, and offers a radical and convincing reinterpretation of early Islamic history after the death of Muḥammad. This important and original study will make a major contribution to the scholarship of the period and rekindle the debate over the succession to Muḥammad. -- Back cover
Rational theology in interfaith communication : Abu l-Husayn al-Basri's Mu'tazili theology among the Karaites in the Fatimid Age by Wilferd Madelung( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present study presents evidence that Abu l-Husayn's theology was immediately registered and controversially debated in the Karaite community under the Fatimid caliphate. The study is based on source material preserved in Genizahs and now dispersed in libraries around the world."--Jacket
Culture and memory in medieval Islam : essays in honour of Wilferd Madelung( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores broad-ranging themes relating to memory, memorization, memorializing or commemorating in a variety of historical, legal, literary and architectural contexts. Distinguished scholars like Abbas Amanat, Irene Bierman, Elton Daniel, George Makdisi, Roy Mottahedeh, Andrew Newman, Ismail K. Poonawala, and Paul E. Walker examine lists and maps as memory aids, the transmission of knowledge and traditions from medieval to early modern times, the application of medieval notions of law and statecraft and the commemoration of individuals, civilizations and dynasties in historical and literary works, on coinage and in monumental forms."
Ṭawāliʻ ʻilm al-kalām al-muʻtazilī : kitāb al-uṣūl li-Abī ʻAlī Muḥammad ibn Khallād al-Baṣrī wa-shurūḥuh : ṭabʻah muḥaqqaqah li-Ziyādāt sharḥ al-uṣūl lil-Imām al-Nāṭiq bi-al-Ḥaqq Abī Ṭālib Yaḥyā ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn Hārūn al-Buṭḥānī al-Zaydī by Yaḥyá ibn al-Ḥusayn Nāṭiq bi-al-Ḥaqq( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Arabic and English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Umayyads, the first dynasty of Islam, ruled over a vast empire from their central province of Syria, providing a line of caliphs from 661 to 750. Another branch later ruled in al-Andalus Islamic Spain from 756 to 1031, ruling first as emirs and then as caliphs themselves. This book is the first to bring together studies of this far-flung family and treat it not as two unrelated caliphates but as a single enterprise. Yet for all that historians have made note of Umayyad accomplishments in the Near East and al-Andalus, Umayyad legacies what later generations made of these caliphs and their achievements are poorly understood. Building on new interest in the study of memory and Islamic historiography and including interdisciplinary perspectives from Arabic literature, art, and archaeology, this book highlights Umayyad achievements and the shaping of our knowledge of the Umayyad past
Early Ibāḍī theology : six kalām texts by ʻAbd Allāh ibn Yazīd Fazārī( )

15 editions published in 2014 in Arabic and English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Ibādị̄ Theology presents the critical edition of six Arabic theological texts recently discovered in two manuscripts in Mzāb in Algeria dating from the middle of the 8th century. The texts were sent by their author, the prominent Kūfan Ibādị̄ kalām theologian {u2018}Abd Allāh b. Yazīd al-Fazārī to North Africa where he had a large following in the Ibādị̄ community later known as the Nukkār. They constitute the earliest extant body of Muslim kalām theology and are vital for the study of the initial development of rational theology in Islam. The sophisticated treatment of the divine attributes in these texts indicates that this subject developed considerably earlier in Islamic theology than previously accepted in modern scholarship
The commentary on the Qurʼān by Ṭabarī( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious trends in early Islamic Iran by Wilferd Madelung( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Persian and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious schools and sects in medieval Islam by Wilferd Madelung( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The advent of the Fatimids : a contemporary Shi'i witness : an edition and English translation of Ibn al-Haytham's Kitāb al-munāẓarāt by Jaʻfar ibn Aḥmad Ibn al-Haytham( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a personal memoir composed by a medieval scholar in which he records details of his discourse with two Ismaili leaders who spearheaded the Fatimid revolution in North Africa in 909-10
Religious and ethnic movements in medieval Islam by Wilferd Madelung( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Abd Allah b. al-Zubayr and the Mahdi Apocalyptic prophecies in Hims in the Umayyad age The Sufyani between tradition and history 'Has the Hijra come to an end?' The Hashimiyyat of al-Kumayt and Hashimi Shi'ism New documents concerning al-Ma'mun, al-Fadl b. Sahl and 'Ali al-Rida Abu Ishaq al-Sabi on the Alids of Tabaristan and Gilan The assumption of the title Shahanshah by the Buyids and 'the Reign of the Daylam (Dawlat al-Daylam)' The identity of two Yemenite historical manuscripts Al-Hamdani's description of Northern Yemen in the light of chronicles of the 4th/10th and 5th/11th centuries Land ownership and land tax in Northern Yemen and Najran: 3rd-4th/9th-10th centuries The Sirat al-Amirayn al-Ajallayn al-Sharifayn al-Fadilayn al-Qasim wa-Muhammad ibnay Ja'far ibn al-Imam al-Qasim b. 'Ali al-'Iyani as a historical source The origins of the Yemenite Hijra Addenda and corrigenda Index
Der Imam al-Qāsim ibn Ibrāhīm und die Glaubenslehre der Zaiditen by Wilferd Madelung( Book )

12 editions published in 1965 in German and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Ismaili heresiography: the "Bāb al-shayṭān" from Abū Tammām's Kitāb al-shajara by Wilferd Madelung( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the 'Chapter on Satan' (Bab al-shaytan) from a long unrecognized Ismaili work called the Kitab al-shajara by the fourth/tenth-century Khurasani dai, Abu Tammam." "The satans of Abu Tammam's 'Chapter' are the founders and instigators of the seventy-two heretical sects of Islam. Each sect has been accorded a relatively lengthy description as perceived from a generally Shii and Mutazili point of view. Most entries offer new information about these sects and, in several cases, the account given is for a sect almost completely unknown in the existing Islamic heresiographical literature. The volume contains both a critical edition of the 'Bab al-shaytan' and a complete English translation of it."--Jacket
Studies in medieval Muslim thought and history by Wilferd Madelung( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in medieval Shi'ism by Wilferd Madelung( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume complements the selections of Wilferd Madelung's articles previously published by Variorum ("Religious Schools and Sects in Medieval Islam", and "Religious and Ethnic Movements in Medieval Islam"). The first articles here examine legal and political aspects of early Shi'ism. The following studies relate to doctrinal views of the Zaydi imams al-Qasim b. Ibrahim al-Rassi and al-Natiq bi-I-Haqq and to Zaydi attitudes to Sufism. The final group focuses on the Isma'iliyya, their social and political history and aspects of their religious thought. A detailed index completes the volume
Avicenna's Allegory on the soul : an Ismaili interpretation : an Arabic edition and English translation of ʻAlī b. Muḥammad b. al-Walīd's al-Risāla al-mufīda by ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Walīd( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and Arabic and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Ṣ̣ā̄ḥib ibn 'Abbā̄d, promoter of rational theology : two Mu'tazili kalam texts from the Cairo Geniza by Abū al-Qāsim Ismāʻīl ibn ʻAbbād Ṣāḥib al-Ṭālqānī( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Arabic and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments from the Kitab nahj al-sabil fi 'l-usul of al-Sahib b. 'Abbad -- Fragments from 'Abd al-Jabbar al-Hamadhani's commentary on an anonymous theological treatise by al-Sahib b. 'Abbad
Encyclopaedia Islamica( Book )

in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akhbār aʼimmat al-Zaydīyah fī Ṭabaristān wa-Daylamān wa-Jīlān by Wilferd Madelung( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in Arabic and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imams (Shiites); Zaydīyah; doctrines; early works to 1800
Taṣaffuḥ al-adilla by Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī Baṣrī( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibāḍī texts from the 2nd/8th century( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Arabic and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Ibadi Texts from the 2nd/8th Century' Abdulrahman Al-Salimi and Wilferd Madelung present an edition of fourteen 'Ibadi' religious texts and explain their contents and extraordinary source value for the early history of Islam. The 'Ibadis' constitutes the moderate wing of the Kharijite opposition movement to the Umayyad and 'Abbasid caliphates. The texts edited are mostly polemical letters to opponents or exhortatory to followers by 'Abd Allah b. Ibad, Abu l-'Ubayda Muslim b. Abi Karima and other Ibadi leaders in Basra, Oman and Hadramawt. An epistle detailing the offences of the caliph 'Uthman is by the early Kufan historiographer al-Haytham b. 'Adi. By their early date and independence of the mainstream historical tradition these txts offer the modern historian of Islam an invaluable complement to the well-known literary sources
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.03 for Rational t ... to 0.81 for Taṣaffuḥ ...)

Culture and memory in medieval Islam : essays in honour of Wilferd Madelung
Covers
Rational theology in interfaith communication : Abu l-Husayn al-Basri's Mu'tazili theology among the Karaites in the Fatimid AgeCulture and memory in medieval Islam : essays in honour of Wilferd MadelungṬawāliʻ ʻilm al-kalām al-muʻtazilī : kitāb al-uṣūl li-Abī ʻAlī Muḥammad ibn Khallād al-Baṣrī wa-shurūḥuh : ṭabʻah muḥaqqaqah li-Ziyādāt sharḥ al-uṣūl lil-Imām al-Nāṭiq bi-al-Ḥaqq Abī Ṭālib Yaḥyā ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn Hārūn al-Buṭḥānī al-ZaydīThe advent of the Fatimids : a contemporary Shi'i witness : an edition and English translation of Ibn al-Haytham's Kitāb al-munāẓarātAn Ismaili heresiography: the "Bāb al-shayṭān" from Abū Tammām's Kitāb al-shajaraEncyclopaedia Islamica
Alternative Names
Madelung, W. 1930-

Madelung, W. F.

Madelung, W. F. 1930-

Madelung, W. F. (Wilferd F.)

Madelung, Wilferd 1930-

Madelung, Wilferd F.

Madelung Wilferd Ferdinand 1930-....

Madelung, Wilfried F. 1930-

Mādilanġ, Wīlfard 1930-

Mādilunġ, Vīlfard 1930-

Mādilunġ, Vīlfird 1930-

Mādilunġ, Wīlfard 1930-

Mādīlūnġ, Wīlfird 1930-

Mādīlūnġ, Wīlfrid 1930-

Mādīlūngh, Vilfird

Madilungh, Vilfird 1930-

Wilferd Madelung arabista e islamista tedesco

Wilferd Madelung deutsche-amerikanischer Islamwissenschaftler

Wilferd Madelung Duits oriëntalist

Wilferd Madelung orientalista alemán

مادلنغ، ويلفرد

مادلونگ، ولفرد

مادلونگ، ويلفرد

ماديلونع، ويلفرد

ماديلونغ, فيلفرد

ماديلونغ، ولفرد.

ماديلونغ، ويلفرد

ماديلونغ، ڤيلفرد

ولفرد مادلنج

ویلفرد مادلونگ

ویلفرڈ میڈلنگ

Languages