Ulrika Mårtensson has a PhD (2001) in History of Religions from the Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden, and is professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NTNU-The Norwegian University of Science and Religion.
The book analyses all extant works by Ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d. 224/839–310/923), referring to their individual methodologies; their legacy as al-madhhab al-jariri; and their scholarly and socio- political context. Through the study of al-Tabari’s works, the book addresses research debates over dating the legal and scholarly institutions and their disciplines; authorship and transmission of scholarly writings; political theory and administration; and ‘origins’ of the Qur’an and Islam.
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