I am delighted to announce the appearance of our first volume for this important new series: Twenty Chapters by Dāwūd al-Muqammaṣ, translated by Sarah Stroumsa. A blog post officially announcing this title and featuring Professor Stroumsa’s comments on the genre and significance of this work has just gone live on the Maxwell Institute website. The volume is available via our distributor, the University of Chicago Press, as well as from other online retail sellers like Amazon.com and Barnes and Nobel.
In this space, I want to thank those who worked so diligently to bring this volume to pass. It is one of the most technically demanding things we’ve produced (parallel English-Arabic taxonomies, anyone?) and the beautiful end result is a testament to the professionalism and perseverance of our editorial team at METI and to Professor Stroumsa’s detail oriented and very patient persistence throughout the whole publication process. Thanks especially to copyeditors Don Brugger and Angela Barrionuevo, and to Andrew Heiss for his expert typesetting. And thanks once again are due to the series editors of the Library of Judeo-Arabic Literature, Professor Jim Robinson and Professor David Sklare. Their vision is now beginning to bear fruit and I am excited about the future for this important endeavor. Onward!