Journal of Abbasid Studies
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Join us in celebrating Journal of Abbasid Studies reaching its 10th volume.
We are happy to share with you a selection of ten outstanding and remarkable articles published in the journal in recent years.

These articles were specially selected by the Editors and will be offered as free access until 31 December 2023. No need to sign up for an account.

Happy reading!
About the journal
Journal of Abbasid Studies 
Editors: Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Robert Gleave, Hugh Kennedy, Joseph Lowry, John Nawas, Shawkat M. Toorawa, and Travis Zadeh

Managing Editor: Monique Bernards

The Journal of Abbasid Studies (JAS), published by Brill is a platform to discuss the political, cultural, social, economic, religious and intellectual life of the Abbasid Caliphate. The journal’s time span, from c. 700 – c. 1250 A.D., is demarcated by the formative period of early Islam on the one end and the invasion of the Mongols on the other. Coverage of the Fatimid Caliphate and al-Andalus, for instance, is restricted to their relations with the Abbasids.

JAS brings scholars together who work on the classical Islamic world and who are active in different disciplines which only rarely “talk” to one another — in this way the Journal hopes to achieve a holistic contemplation of the Abbasid era.

Free Article Selection

JAS is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles in English as well as Arabic editions with English translations of short texts. Alongside two issues per year, monographs and/or collected volumes will occasionally be published as supplements to the journal.

The editors of JAS invite submissions from established and early career scholars. For more information, please email Dr. Monique Bernards at