Workshop Announcement: "The Study of Hadith Commentaries" (1-2 December 2017)

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Dear Colleagues,

The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) at the University of Hamburg, Germany, is pleased to announce a workshop organised by Stefanie Brinkmann (Universität Hamburg) and Ali Zaherinezhad (CSMC, Universität Hamburg) on “The Study of Ḥadīth Commentaries: Uncovering an Important Genre of Islamic Scholarship”, taking place on 1-2 December 2017.

Research on ḥadīth commentaries in general, and those in manuscripts in particular, has been neglected by contemporary research. This workshop seeks to engender intensive discussion of various aspects of this genre and to uncover distinctive features of individual commentators, periods, and localities. We intend to highlight the rich tradition of commentary methods and offer new perspectives on the purpose and social function of commentary practice.

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