The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies have published the sevntenth issue of their biannual peer-reviewed journal Ostour. Articles in this issue include "The Problem of Hadith Codification: The History of the "Hadith of Separation" (ḥadīth al-iftirāq) and Its Reproduction and Representation among Islamic Sects" by Muhammad Jamal Barout; "The Nakba of Abū Ayyūb al-Mūryānī: Ahvazi Vizier in the Court of the Abbasid Caliphate" by Aref Abdollah Nasr; "Approaching Historical Demography Through Biographical Dictionaries: The Scholars of 8-9th Century AH/14-15th Century CE as an Example" by Hichem Smairi; "Pig breeding in Morocco during the nineteenth century: a study in the history of taboos" by Basraoui Yahya; and "Representations of the Ottoman-Turkish Past in Arabic Discourse and the Formation of the Collective Arab Memory: The Case of MK Atatürk," by Soumaya Louhichi.
This issue's featured translation is Quentin Skinner's "Meaning and Understanding in the History of Ideas", translated by Ali Hakim Saleh. The book review section includes Abdelhadi El Biade's review of Review of The Sociology of Values, the Ethics of Society and Authority in Andalusia and Medieval Morocco by Saeed Benhmada, and Ahmed Bouhsane's Review of From the Memory of the Oasis of Figuig: A Documentary Collection (1882-1912) by Okasha Brhab. The documents section showcases a "Emergency Telephone: The June 1967 War and Its Impact on Nablus as Reflected in the Correspondence between Hamdi Kanaan and Akram Zuaytir" presented by Bilal Mohammed Shala. The issue also contains five pieces from the Ostour seminar: Noureddine El Aoufi's "Introductory Remarks Reflections on Economic History," Othman Emansouri's "The Moroccan Experience of Writing Morocco's Economic History in the Modern Period," Tayeb Biad's "Writing Economic History in Morocco: The Path of Production and the Question of Method," Latifa El Bouhsini "Women's Echo in Moroccan Historical Writings: Initial Findings of Historical Research," and Abdelilah Benmlih's "The Paths of Social History in the Moroccan University My Experience of Researching the Topic of Slavery in the Medieval Islamic West".