Wilferd Madelung

Wilferd Madelung

Wilferd Ferdinand Madelung (b. December 26,[1] 1930)[2] is a German-American author and scholar of Islamic history.

Madelung was 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 also written academic journal articles and lectures about Ibadism.[3] He has served on the orial 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.[4]


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  1. ^ "Wilferd Madelung". Al-Kindi. Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies.
  2. ^ Dinars and Dirhams: Festschrift in Honor of Michael L. Bates. BRILL. 2021-02-01. p. 13. ISBN 978-90-04-46071-3.
  3. ^ Custers, Martin H. (2016). Al-Ibāḍiyya: A Bibliography. Vol. 3 (Second revised and enlarged ed.). Hildesheim-London-N.Y.: Olms Publishing. pp. 442–444. ISBN 9783487153544.
  4. ^ Prof. Wilferd Madelung, The Institute of Ismaili Studies.

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