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Pavel Pavlovitch


Pavel Pavlovitch is professor in Medieval Arabo-Islamic Civilization at the Department of Arabic and Semitic Studies, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” He holds a BA degree in history from Baghdad University, and MA, PhD and Doctor of Science degrees from the University of Sofia. Pavel Pavlovitch works and publishes in the fields of history of the Arabs before Islam, methodology of studying the early Islam, early-Islamic law and exegesis, and development of the early criticism of Muslim traditions (ḥadīth). He is a contributor to Encyclopaedia of Islam Three. His recent publications include the monograph Approaches to The Study of Early Islam (7th–8th century). Method and history (Sofia University Press, 2017; in Bulgarian) and the articles “Karīma bint Aḥmad al-Marwaziyya and the Transmission of Muḥammad b. Ismāʿīl al-Bukhārī’s al-Jāmiʿ al-Ṣaḥīḥ” (Cracow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2020) and “The Life and Works of Abū al-Ḥusayn ʿAbd al-Bāqī b. Qāniʿ,” Journal of the American Oriental Society (2021).