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Wilferd Ferdinand Madelung (born 26 December 1930) is a scholar of Islam. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany, where he completed his early education at Eberhard-Ludwigs-Gymnasium. His family moved to the United States
United States
in 1947. He studied at Georgetown University. In 1952, he went to Egypt
and stayed there for a year. During his stay, the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, initiated by the Free Officers, occurred. He also met Ihsan Abbas, the famous scholar of Islamic history. On leaving Egypt
he went back to Germany and completed his Ph.D
in 1957, working with Berthold Spuler (de). In 1958 he was sent to Iraq
by the German government to work at its embassy there. Shortly after his arrival in Baghdad, Brigadier Abd al-Karim Qasim
Abd al-Karim Qasim
overthrew the regime in the bloody military coup known as the 14 July Revolution. Madelung stayed in Iraq
two more years. Subsequently, he taught at the University of Chicago. Madelung was Laudian Professor of Arabic
Laudian Professor of Arabic
at the University of Oxford from 1978 to 1998. He has written extensively on the early history of Islam, as well as on Islamic sects such as the Shi'a
and the Ismailis. He has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals including the Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies. He is currently a senior research fellow at the Institute for Ismaili
Studies in London[1]


1 Works 2 See also 3 References 4 External links


Madelung, W. (editor) - Arabic Texts Concerning The History
of The Zaydi Imams of Tabaristan, Daylaman And Gilan, Franz Steiner, 1987 Madelung, W. - Religious Trends in Early Islamic Iran, 1988 Madelung, W. - Religious and Ethnic Movements in Medieval Islam, 1992 Madelung, W. - The Succession to Muhammad, Cambridge University Press, 1997 Madelung, W. and Walker, P. - An Ismaili
Heresiography, Leiden, 1998 Madelung, W. and Walker, P. - The Advent of the Fatimids: A Contemporary Shi'i Witness, I.B. Tauris, 2000 Madelung, W. - Der Imam al-Qasim ibn Ibrahim und die Glaubenslehre der Zaiditen, Walter De Gruyter Incorporated, 2002 Madelung, W. - Religious school and sects in medieval Islam Madelung, W. (editor) - The Book of the Rank of the Sage. Rutbat al-Ḥakīm by Maslama al-Qurṭubī. Arabic Text edited with an English Introduction by Wilferd Madelung. Corpus Alchemicum Arabicum IV. Living Human Heritage Publications, Zurich 2016.

See also[edit]

List of Islamic scholars


^ Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Ismaili
Studies in London

External links[edit]

Institute for Ismaili
Studies - festschrift in honour of Wilferd Madelung.

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Laudian Professors of Arabic

Chair established by William Laud

Edward Pococke
Edward Pococke
(1636) Thomas Hyde
Thomas Hyde
(1691) John Wallis (1703) Thomas Hunt (1738) Joseph White (1774) Thomas Winstanley (1814) Wyndham Knatchbull (1823) Stephen Reay (1840) Robert Gandell (1861) David Margoliouth (1889) Sir Hamilton Gibb (1937) Alfred Beeston (1955) Wilferd Madelung
Wilferd Madelung
(1978) Geert Jan van Gelder (1998) Julia Bray (2012)

University of Oxford
University of Oxford

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 49242019 ISNI: 0000 0001 2284 0615 GND: 128802790 SUDOC: 028555341 BNF: cb120367849 (data)

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