Volume 122 / Number 1 / January—March 2002

ISSN 0003-0279

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Articles

ASMA AFSARUDDIN, The Excellences of the Qur'an: Textual Sacrality and the Organization of Early Islamic Society
   1
STEVEN C. JUDD, Competitive Hagiography in Biographies of al-Awza`i and Sufyan al-Thawri
   25
MARTHA T. ROTH, Hammurabi's Wronged Man    38
ROBIN MCNEAL, The Body as Metaphor for the Civil and Martial Components of Empire in Yi Zhou shu, chapter 32; With an Excursion on the Composition and Structure of the Yi Zhou shu
    46
ANNA M. SHIELDS, Defining Experience: The “Poems of Seductive Allure” (yanshi) of the Mid-Tang Poet Yuan Zhen (779-831)
    61

Brief Communications

HAYIM TAWIL, Hebrew נפץ יד [napets yad]= Akkadian Qata Napasu: A Term of Non-Allegiance
    71
PAUL R. GOLDIN, On the Meaning of the Name Xi wangmu, Spirit-Mother of the West
    83

Reviews of Books    87

Brief Reviews of Books  165
Books Received  169