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Re: Pottery mottos; Najmat al-Quds

Dear Karl,

For inscriptions on Islamic pottery, see, inter alia:

Lisa Volov, “Plaited Kufic on Samanid Epigraphic Pottery," Ars Orientalis, 6 (1966): 107-133 (esp. the appendix on p. 133);

Manijeh Bayani, "Inscriptions on Early Islamic Ceramics: 9th to Late 12th Centuries," in Helen Philon, Early Islamic Ceramics: Ninth to Late Twelfth Centuries, [London], 1980, 293-302;

Call for Chapter Contributors - Windows into the Medieval Mediterranean

Contributors are sought for an edited collection designed for undergraduate through first-year graduate students, under contract with publishers Taylor and Francis, that illuminates the many worlds of the Medieval Mediterranean, 470-1350. Contributors are asked to provide narrative essays accompanied by primary source materials, written and/or visual, illustrative of their argument, and meant to engage students more deeply into the topic. Essays will vary between 2000 and 3000 words. The general theme of the chapters are as follows
The Mediterranean and its Environmental History

Yalbakh in Tabari

Dear Colleagues,

I have a minor question (I do not have Tabari in front of me as I am on the road): does the name 'Yalbakh' occur in his History in reference to the Samarra period? I'll be a bit greedy: if anyone is inclined to send an image of the first occurrence in the SUNY translation, if it is glossed, I'd be grateful.

My thanks, Matthew Gordon