Das Kitab al-Amwal des Abu 'Ubaid al-Qasim b. Sallam: Enstehung und Überlieferung eines frühislamischen Rechtswerks

Translated title of the contribution: Abu 'Ubayd al-Qasim b. Sallam's Kitab al-Amwal: Formation and Transmission of an Early Islamic Book of Law

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Abstract

When did the first books emerge in Islamic culture, and how were they transmitted over the centuries? This highly controversial question is essential to our understanding of the rise of early Islamic educational and intellectual institutions, as well as for the evaluation of the earliest sources of Islamic history in general.
Taking into account the biographical tradition, the manuscripts of the Kitāb al-Amwāl with their numerous endorsements, and quotations from the Kitāb al-Amwāl in later works, the author sheds important light on the relationship between oral and written transmission. He also focuses on differences and similarities between authors and transmitters of works and on the difficulties of distinguishing the one from the other. He presents us with new insights on the emergence and development of teaching and study methods in classical Islam and on the importance of the oral tradition against the background of the appearance of increasing numbers of books.
Translated title of the contributionAbu 'Ubayd al-Qasim b. Sallam's Kitab al-Amwal: Formation and Transmission of an Early Islamic Book of Law
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationPrinceton, New Jersey
PublisherThe Darwin Press
Number of pages204
ISBN (Print) 978-0-87850-146-5
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameStudies in Late Antiquity and Early Islam 22

Keywords

  • Kitab al-Amwal
  • Abu Ubayd al-Qasim ibn Sallam
  • Taxation
  • Early Islam
  • Source criticism
  • Oral and written transmission
  • Islamic law

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