This book describes the emergence of Muslim scholarly communities from the origins of Islam until the mid-tenth century.
1. Foundations, 622-680;
2. Integration of the proto-scholar, 680-750;
3. Rise of the Muslim scholar, 750-820;
4. Scholarship and the literary turn, 820-875;
5. Mature scholarly community of Kairouan, 875-950; Conclusion; Appendix.
Jonathan E. Brockopp is an Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies at Pennsylvania State University. He is the editor of and contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad (Cambridge, 2010).