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Department of the Study of Religions

Dr François de Blois

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François de Blois
Department of the Study of Religions

Research Associate

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Iranian Studies

Member

Name:
Dr François de Blois
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Telephone:
020 7898 4764
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
343

Teaching

Publications

Authored Books

Blois, François de and Stanley, Tim (2007) Learning, piety and poetry: manuscripts from the Islamic word. London. (Nasser D. Khalili collection of Islamic art ; 7)

Blois, François de (2004) Persian literature, a bio-bibliographical survey. Volume V: Poetry of the pre-Mongol period, second, revised edition. London: Routledge Curzon. (Persian literature: a bio-bibliographical survey, Vol. 5)

De Blois, François (1997) Persian literature; Volume V, part 3. London: Royal Asiatic society of Great Britain and Ireland.

De Blois, François (1994) Persian literature Volume V, Pt. 2, Poetry ca. A.D. 1100 to 1225. London: Luzac.

De Blois, François (1990) Burzoy's voyage to India and the origin of the book of Kalilah wa Dimnah. London: Royal Asiatic Society.

Edited Books

Sundermann, Werner and Hintze, Almut and De Blois, Francois, eds. (2009) Exegisti monumenta. Festschrift in Honour of Nicholas Sims-Williams. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. (Iranica 17)

Blois, François de and Sims-Williams, Nicholas, eds. (2006) Dictionary of Manichaean texts. Vol. II, Texts from Iraq and Iran. Turnhout: Brepols.

De Blois, Francois, ed. (2003) Burzuy i tabib wa mansha’ i Kalila wa Dimna [Persian translation of the preceding by Sadiq Sajjadi]. Tehran.

Book Chapters

De Blois, Francois (2010) 'Islam in its Arabian context.' In: Neuwirth, A. and Sinai, N. and Marx, M., (eds.), The Qur'ān in context: historical and literary investigations into the Qur'ānic milieu. Leiden: Brill, pp. 615-623.

Sundermann, Werner and Hintze, Almut and De Blois, Francois (2009) 'Nicholas Sims-Williams.' In: Exegisti monumenta. Festschrift in Honour of Nicholas Sims-Williams. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, xiii-xxiv.

De Blois, Francois (2009) 'A Sasanian silver bowl.' In: Exegisti monumenta. Festschrift in Honour of Nicholas Sims-Williams. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 13-16.

De Blois, Francois (2009) 'On the sources of the Barlaam Romance.' In: Durkin-Meisterernst, Desmond and Reck, Christiane and Weber, Dieter, (eds.), Literarische Stoffe und ihre Gestaltung in mitteliranischer Zeit: Kolloquium anlässlich des 70. Geburtstages von Werner Sundermann. Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert, pp. 7-26.

De Blois, Francois (2009) 'Pre-Islamic Iranian and Indian influences on Persian literature.' In: de Bruijn, J.T.P., (ed.), General introduction to Persian literature. London: I.B. Tauris, pp. 333-344.

De Blois, Francois (2008) 'Translation in the ancient Iranian world.' In: Kittel, Harald, (ed.), Übersetzung - Translation - Traduction, Volume 2. Berlin; New York: Walter de gruyter, pp. 1194-1198.

De Blois, Francois (2007) 'Some Arabic and Persian works on Quranic sciences in two early manuscripts.' In: Afshar, Iraj, (ed.), In Memory of Muhammad Qazvini. Tehran: Bonyâd-e mowqufât-e doctor, pp. 278-384.

De Blois, Francois (2007) 'The name of the Black Sea.' In: Macuch, Maria and Maggi, Mauro and Sundermann, Werner, (eds.), Iranian languages and texts from Iran and Turan : Ronald E. Emmerick memorial volume. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 1-8.

De Blois, Francois (2007) 'The two Zoroastrian treatises called ‘Ulama i Islam’.' In: Vahman, F. and Pedersen, C.V., (eds.), Religious texts in Iranian languages. København: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, pp. 199-210.

De Blois, Francois (2007) 'Lunisolar calendars in ancient Iran.' In: Panaino, A. and Piras, A., (eds.), Proceedings of the 5th congress of the Societas Iranologica Europaea. Milan: Mimesis, pp. 39-52.

Sims-Williams, Nicholas and De Blois, Francois (2006) 'The Bactrian calendar: new material and new suggestions.' In: Languages of Iran: past and present. Iranian studies in memoriam David Neil MacKenzie. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 185-196.

De Blois, Francois (2005) 'New light on the sources of the Manichaean chapter in the Fihrist.' In: Van Tongerloo, Aloïs, (ed.), Il Manicheismo : nuove prospettive della richerca ; Quinto Congresso Internazionale di Studi sul Manicheismo ; atti ; Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici, Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Napoli, 2 - 8 settembre 2001. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 37-45.

De Blois, Francois (2003) '‘Manes’ twin in Iranian and non-Iranian sources.' In: Cereti, Carlo G. and Maggi, Mauro and Provasi, Elio and Gnoli, Gherardo, (eds.), Religious themes and texts of pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia : studies in honour of Professor Gherardo Gnoli on the occasion of his 65th birthday on 6th December 2002. Wiesbaden: Reichert, pp. 7-16.

De Blois, Francois (2003) 'The reform of the Zoroastrian calendar in the year 375 of Yazdgird.' In: Āta-̧e dorun, the fire within : Jamshid Soroush Soroushian commemorative volume. New York: 1st Books Library, pp. 139-145. (Jamshid Soroush Soroushian Memorial Volume, II)

De Blois, Francois (2003) 'Pahr(ag)bed.' In: Iranica selecta. Studies in honour of Professor Wojciech Skalmowski on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 37-40.

De Blois, Francois (2001) 'The Turfan fragment M 28 I.' In: Sadiqi, A.A., (ed.), Tafazzoli memorial volume. Tehran: Sokhan Publ., pp. 9-15.

De Blois, Francois (2000) 'A Persian poem lamenting the Arab conquest.' In: Netton, Ian Richard, (ed.), Studies in honour of Clifford Edmund Bosworth. Leiden; Boston: Brill, pp. 82-95.

De Blois, Francois (2000) 'The Manichaean daily prayers.' In: Emmerick, R.E. and Sundermann, W. and Zieme, P., (eds.), Studia Manichaica. Berlin: Akad.-Verl, pp. 49-54.

De Blois, Francois (1998) 'The Iftikhariyan of Qazvin.' In: Eslami, K., (ed.), Iran and Iranian studies Essays in honor of Iraj Afshar. Princeton, N.J.: Zagros, pp. 13-23.

De Blois, Francois (1998) 'Gahshumari i parsi.' In: Akrami, Musa, (ed.), Bīrashknāmah. Tihrān: Markaz-i Chāp va Intishārāt-i Dānishgāh-i Shahīd Bihishtī, pp. 397-413. (Intishārāt-i Dānishgāh-i Shahīd Bihishtī, 277)

De Blois, Francois (1998) 'Addendum [translation of and commentary on the beginning of book III of al-Bayruni’s al-Qanun al-Mas‘udi].' In: Panaino, Antonio, (ed.), Tessere il cielo : considerazioni sulle tavole astronomiche, gli oroscopi e la dottrina dei legamenti tra induismo, zoroastrismo, manicheismo e mandeismo. Rome: Istituto italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente, pp. 155-157. (Serie orientale Roma, v. 79)

De Blois, Francois (1996) 'A bilingual poem by Hafiz.' In: Bernardini, M., (ed.), La civiltà timuride come fenomeno internazionale. Roma: Istituto per l'oriente C.A. Nallino, pp. 379-384. (Oriente moderno., Nuova serie, no 2)

De Blois, Francois (1993) 'Middle-Persian funerary inscriptions from South-Western Iran.' In: Skalmowski, W. and van Tongerloo, A., (eds.), Medioiranica: proceedings of the International Colloquium organized by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven from the 21st to the 23rd of May 1990. Leuven, Belgium: Peeters en Departement Orientalistiek, pp. 29-43. (Orientalia Lovaniensia analecta, 48)

De Blois, Francois (1991) 'The Pañcatantra: From India to the West, and back.' In: Grube, E.J., (ed.), A mirror for princes from India. Bombay: Marg Publications, pp. 10-15.

De Blois, Francois 'A Zoroastrian apocalypse.' In: Cereti, Carlo G. and Melasecchi, Beniamino and Vajifdar, Farrokh, (eds.), Varia Iranica. Istituto italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente, pp. 59-72.

Articles

De Blois, Francois (2006) 'Du nouveau sur la chronologie bactrienne post-hellénistique: l’ère de 223 ap. J.-C.' Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres, 150 (2). pp. 991-997.

De Blois, François (2004) 'Elchasai - Manes - Muhammad. Manichäismus und Islam in religionshistorischem Vergleich.' Der Islam, 81 (1). pp. 31-48.

De Blois, Francois (2004) 'Quran IX:37 and CIH 547.' Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 34 . pp. 101-104.

De Blois, Francois (2004) 'Naqd-i bar kitab i qira’at i arami i suryani i qur’an [Persian translation of the preceding by Murdaza Karimi Niya].' Tarjumān-e waḥy: a biannual journal of The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur'ān, 7 (2).

De Blois, Francois (2004) 'Thanawiyyat dar sunat i irani u masihi [Persian translation of the preceding by Ahmad Qa’im-i-Maqami].' Nama i parsi, 9 (1). pp. 99-126.

De Blois, Francois (2003) 'Review of 'Iranian Manichaean Turfan Texts in Publications since 1934' by Dieter Weber.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 13 (1). pp. 117-118.

De Blois, Francois (2003) 'The Dictionary of Manichaean Texts (Arabic section): a report on work in progress.' Manichaean studies newsletter (18). pp. 23-24.

De Blois, Francois (2002) 'Naṣrānī (Ναζωραȋος) and ḥanīf (ἐθνικός): Studies on the Religious Vocabulary of Christianity and of Islam.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 65 (1). pp. 1-30.

De Blois, Francois (2000) 'Dualism in Iranian and Christian Traditions.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 10 (1). pp. 1-19.

De Blois, Francois (1999) 'Hijaratun min sijjil.' Acta Orientalia, LX . pp. 82-95.

De Blois, Francois and Sims-Williams, Nicholas (1998) 'The Bactrian calendar.' Bulletin of the Asia Institute. New series (10). pp. 149-165.

De Blois, Francois (1998) 'The month and its divisions in ancient South Arabia.' Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 28 . pp. 15-20.

De Blois, Francois (1996) 'The Persian Calendar.' IRAN. The Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies., 34 . pp. 39-54.

De Blois, Francois (1996) 'Shuhayd Al-Balkhī, A Poet and Philosopher of the Time of Rāzī.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 59 (2). pp. 333-337.

De Blois, Francois (1996) 'Gah (ja) wa gah (taxt) dar zaban i farsi [Persian translation of the preceding, by H.R. Bagh-Bidi].' Nama i Farhangistan, 2 (1). pp. 71-83.

De Blois, Francois (1995) '"Place" and "Throne" in Persian.' IRAN. The Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies., 33 . pp. 61-65.

De Blois, Francois (1995) 'Who is King Amaro?' Arabian archaeology and epigraphy, 6 . pp. 196-198.

De Blois, Francois (1995) 'The “Sabians” (sabi’un) in Pre-Islamic Arabia.' Acta Orientalia, 56 . pp. 39-61.

De Blois, Francois (1995) '“Place” and “throne” in Persian.' IRAN. The Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies., 33 . pp. 61-65.

De Blois, Francois (1994) 'Elamite survivals in Western Iranian.' Studia Iranica Mesopotamica et Anatolica, 1 . pp. 13-19.

De Blois, Francois (1993) 'Two Sources of the Handarz of Osnar.' IRAN. The Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies., 31 . pp. 95-97.

De Blois, Francois (1993) 'A tomb made of horses’ hooves.' Bulletin of the Asia Institute. New series (7). pp. 31-34.

De Blois, Francois (1993) 'Two sources of the handarz of Oshnar.' IRAN. The Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies., 31 . pp. 95-97.

De Blois, Francois (1993) 'The “four great kingdoms” in the Manichaean Kephalaia.' Bibliotheca Nubica, III . pp. 221-230.

De Blois, Francois (1990) 'C. A. Storey's "Persian Literature": An Interim Report.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 122 (2). pp. 370-375.

De Blois, Francois (1990) 'The Middle-Persian inscription from Constantinople: Sasanian or post-Sasanian?' Studia Iranica, XIX . pp. 209-218.

De Blois, Francois (1990) 'The date of the “martyrs of Nagran”.' Arabian archaeology and epigraphy, 1 . pp. 110-128.

De Blois, Francois (1989) 'Maka and Mazun.' Studia Iranica, XVIII . pp. 157-167.

De Blois, Francois (1987) '‘Abu Tahir’s Epistle to the Caliph Al-Muqtadir: Studies on the history of Bahrayn and the Yemen.' Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 17 . pp. 21-35.

De Blois, Francois (1986) 'The ’Abu Sa‘idis or so-called “Qarmatians” of Bahrayn.' Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 16 . pp. 13-21.

De Blois, Francois (1985) '"Freemen" and "Nobles" in Iranian and Semitic Languages.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 117 (1). pp. 5-15.

De Blois, Francois (1985) 'Reviews of E. Wagner, Harari-Texte in arabischer Schrift; C. Sumner, Sagesse éthiopienne; S. Uhlig, Hiob Ludolfs Theologica Aethiopica; E. Hammerschmidt and V. Six, Aethiopische Handschriften.' Die Welt des Orients, 16 . pp. 181-189.

De Blois, Francois (1984) 'The Admonitions of Ādurbād and Their Relationship to the Aḥīqar Legend.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 116 (1). pp. 41-53.

De Blois, Francois (1984) 'The oldest known Fatimid manuscript from Yemen.' Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 14 . pp. 1-7.

De Blois, Francois (1984) 'Laylat al-mashush: Marginalia to al-Bayruni, Abu Nuwas, and other authors.' Journal of Semitic Studies, XXIX (1). pp. 81-96.

De Blois, Francois (1984) 'Clan-names in ancient Ethiopia.' Die Welt des Orients, XV . pp. 123-125.

Hamdani, Abbas and De Blois, Francois (1983) 'A Re-Examination of al-Mahdī's Letter to the Yemenites on the Genealogy of the Fatimid Caliphs.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 115 (2). pp. 173-207.

Book Reviews

De Blois, Francois (2003) 'Review of “Christoph Luxenberg”, Die syro-aramäische Lesart des Koran.' Journal of Qur'anic Studies, 5 . pp. 92-97.

De Blois, Francois (2001) 'Review of 'Islam. A very short introduction. By Malise Ruthven', 'The Koran. A very short introduction. By Michael Cook', and 'The Bible. A very short introduction. By John Riches.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 11 (2). pp. 253-324.

De Blois, Francois (2000) 'Review of 'The Quest for the Historical Muhammad' by Ibn Warraq.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 10 (3). p. 384.

De Blois, Francois (2000) 'Review of The Origins of the "Koran". Classic Essays on Islam's Holy Book by Ibn Warraq.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 10 (1). p. 88.

De Blois, Francois (2000) 'Review of 'Philologica, Beiträge zur Arabistik und Semitistik' by Anton Spitaler; Hartmut Bobzin.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 10 (1). pp. 101-102.

De Blois, Francois (2000) 'Review of 'An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, Volume I' by Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Mehdi Aminrazavi.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 10 (2). pp. 247-249.

De Blois, Francois (2000) 'Review of 'Iranica Diversa' by David Neil MacKenzie; Carlo G. Cereti; Ludwig Paul.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 10 (3). p. 392.

De Blois, Francois (2000) 'Review of 'Proceedings of the Arabic and Islamic Sections of the 35th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies (ICANAS) Part One' by Kinga Dévényi; Tamás Iványi.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 10 (2). pp. 239-241.

De Blois, Francois (1999) 'Review of 'The History of al-Ṭabarī, Volume XVII. The First Civil War' by G. R. Hawting.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 9 (3). p. 434.

De Blois, Francois (1999) 'Review of Atti del terzo congresso internazionale di studi "Manicheismo e oriente cristiano antico", Arcavacata di Rende - Amantea, 31 agosto-5 settembre 1993 by Luigi Cirillo; Alois van Tongerloo.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 9 (3). pp. 441-442.

De Blois, Francois (1999) 'Review of 'Studies in the Vocabulary of Khotanese III' by R. E. Emmerick; P. O. Skjærvø.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 9 (1). pp. 160-161.

De Blois, Francois (1999) 'Review of 'Dictionary of Manichaean Texts. Vol. I. Texts from the Roman Empire (Texts in Syriac, Greek, Coptic and Latin)' by Sarah Clackson; Erica Hunter; Samuel N. C. Lieu.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 9 (3). pp. 438-440.

De Blois, Francois (1998) 'Review of 'The Epic of Gilgamesh by Sumaya Shabandar'.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 8 (3). p. 450.

De Blois, Francois (1998) 'Review of 'Die Natur in der Bildersprache des Šāhnāme' by Jürgen Ehlers.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 8 (3). pp. 450-451.

De Blois, Francois (1998) 'Review of 'Iranian Manichaean Turfan Texts in Early Publications (1904-1934)' by Werner Sundermann.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 8 (3). pp. 481-485.

De Blois, Francois (1998) 'Review of 'Poet and Hero in the Persian Book of Kings' by Olga M. Davidson.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 8 (2). pp. 269-270.

De Blois, Francois (1993) 'Review of Ronald E. Emmerick and Dieter Weber (ed.): 'Corolla Iranica: Papers in honour of Prof. Dr. David Neil MacKenzie on the occasion of his 65th birthday on April 8th, 1991'.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 56 (2). pp. 376-377.

De Blois, Francois (1993) 'Review of 'Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum. Part III: Pahlavi Inscriptions. Vol. IV. Ostraca and Vol. V. Papyri. Texts I: Ostraca, Papyri und Pergamente: Textband by Dieter Weber'.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 56 (2). pp. 377-378.

De Blois, Francois (1992) 'Review of 'Iranica Varia. Papers in Honor of Professor Ehsan Yarshater' by D. Amin; M. Kasheff; A. Sh. Shahbazi.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2 (3). pp. 454-456.

De Blois, Francois (1992) 'Review of W. Hinz and H. Koch, 'Elamisches Wörterbuch'.' Bibliotheca orientalis, XLIX . pp. 195-197.

De Blois, Francois (1990) 'Review of 'Zur Problematik einiger handschriftlicher Quellen des neupersischen Namenbuches' by Nostratollah Rastegar.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 122 (1). p. 172.

De Blois, Francois (1988) 'Review of Transition Periods in Iranian History. Actes du Symposium de Fribourg-en-Brisgau (22-24 mai 1985) The Societas Iranologica Europea.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 120 (2). pp. 411-414.

De Blois, Francois (1988) 'Review of 'Apocalypses et voyages dans l'au-delà' by C. Kappler.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 120 (2). p. 394.

De Blois, Francois (1985) 'Review of Middle Iranian Studies: Proceedings of the International Review of 'Symposium Organized by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven from the 17th to the 20th of May 1982' by W. Skalmowski; A. van Tongerloo.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 117 (1). pp. 72-73.

Other

De Blois, Francois (2007) 'Islam in its Arabian Context.' www.orientalistics.com.

De Blois, Francois (2006) 'Achievements and limitations of scientific thinking in the mediaeval Islamic world.' www.orientalistics.com.

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