By Barrett Tillman

Popular aviation historian, Barrett Tillman, has performed a concise but exhaustive activity of study of the famed Marianas Turkey Shoot, the best air conflict of the Pacific struggle. as a result of intensive interviews a lot of the tale is informed through members. those interesting money owed are augmented via Tillman's research. this massive structure booklet additionally presents either U.S. army and jap order of conflict right down to squadron point for either provider and shore established airplane. One map, forty seven black and white images. Six brush profiles of Hellcats, Avengers, Dauntlesses, Zeros, Judys and Vals (all by means of John Valo) supply a wealth of visible heritage. ultimate appendices provide losses and U.S. military aerial strive against claims for this old engagement of provider airplane. forty eight pages, forty seven b/w images, six airplane profiles, appendices, 8.5x11 inches, softcover.

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See Shams al-Dı‫ﻼ‬n Muh￱ammad b.  2. 17 In fact, al-Mura﻽dı‫ ﻼ‬seems to be the first chronicler from the Arab lands to compile such a work. In the core lands of the empire, Müstak￲îmzâde Süleymân Saʿdeddîn Efendi (d. 1787–88), roughly a contemporary of al-Mura﻽dı‫ﻼ‬, wrote a biographical dictionary entitled Devh￲atü’l-Mesâyiḫ-i Kibâr that is exclusively devoted to muftı‫ﻼ‬s: Müstakîmzâde Süleymân Saʿdeddîn, Devh￲atü-l-Mesâyiḫ: Einleitung und Edition, 2 vols. (Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag, 2005).

Muftı‫ﻼ‬s 27 this “institutionalization debate” is the importance of two specific ­institutions – religious colleges (madrasas) and certificates (ija‫ﻺ‬zas), including the permit to teach and issue legal opinions – in the transmission of religious knowledge. In their studies of the transmission of religious knowledge in Mamluk Cairo and Damascus, Jonathan Berkey and Michael Chamberlain,9 respectively, have stressed the importance assigned to the individual transmitter or professor, rather than to the institution (the madrasa) in which he taught.

The aim of these compilations was twofold: first, they were intended to reconstruct and record a continuous chain of transmission of knowledge and authority leading from the eponymous founder of the school, Abu﻽ H￵anı‫ﻼ‬fa, to members of the hierarchy; second, they sought to reconstruct the authoritative genealogies of certain legal arguments and jurisprudential texts within the H￵anafı‫ ﻼ‬legal school that often constituted part of the imperial jurisprudential canon. Roughly around the same time as they were developing the genealogies, members of the learned hierarchy also started compiling biographical dictionaries that were dedicated to the upper echelon of the Ottoman learned hierarchy, the most famous of which is Ah￱mad b.

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