The Sunnah Jāmi'ah, pacts with the Yathrib Jews, and the Taḥrīm of Yathrib: analysis and translation of the documents comprised in the so-called ‘Constitution of Medina’

@article{Serjeant1978TheSJ,
  title={The Sunnah Jāmi'ah, pacts with the Yathrib Jews, and the Taḥrīm of Yathrib: analysis and translation of the documents comprised in the so-called ‘Constitution of Medina’},
  author={R. B. Serjeant},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={1978},
  volume={41},
  pages={1 - 42}
}
  • R. Serjeant
  • Published 1 February 1978
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
For almost a decade I have taught the ‘Constitution of Medina’ at Cambridge as the eight distinct documents it comprises, issued on various occasions over the first seven years or so, of Muḥammad's Medinan period, using a typescript text of these documents, designated A to H. My attention was first attracted to it when reviewing the late Professor A. Guillaume's translation of the Sīrah of Ibn Isḥāq/Ibn Hishām, because of the astonishingly close parallels with ḥawṭah treaties from Ḥaḍramawt… 
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