BIBLIOGRAPHY

This is a general bibliography for the essays and articles published on this platform, and also a description of the referencing system therein—new sources will be added periodically.

 

 

Primary Sources

 

Primary sources are documents contemporaneous to a given historical context. Whenever applicable, references to primary sources are abbreviated in my articles to the author’s most famous name, the translator or editor if applicable, a key term from the title, the relevant volume number (indicated by capitalised Roman numerals), and the relevant pages (indicated by numbers or lowercase Roman numerals); for example: Ṭabarī (trans. Rosenthal), History, I, 170.

 

 

Secondary Sources

 

Secondary sources are monographs, articles, and chapters written by later authors—usually academics, and usually on the basis of primary sources—pertaining to a given historical context. Whenever applicable, references to secondary sources are abbreviated in my articles to the author’s surname, the first words in the title, the relevant volume number (indicated by capitalised Roman numerals), the relevant pages (indicated by numbers or lowercase Roman numerals), and the relevant footnotes or endnotes (indicated by numbers following an ‘n.’); for example: Crone, Meccan Trade, 230; Crone, ‘Serjeant’, 238.

 

 

Tertiary Sources

 

Tertiary sources are encyclopædiæ, usually distilled from secondary sources. Whenever applicable, references to tertiary sources are abbreviated in my articles to the initials of the title, the relevant entry’s title, and the relevant pages (indicated by numbers); for example, E.I.2, s.v. ‘al-Ḳurʾān’, 408.

 

 

Terminological Abbreviations

 

Cf. = by contrast, see

Ead. = the same woman as previously

Ed. = editor or edited

Esp. = especially

Et al. = and others

F. = from this page onward

Ibid. = the same citation as previously

Id. = the same man as previously

Trans. = translator or translated

S.v. = see the relevant heading/entry