Carrying on the Tradition: A Social and Intellectual History of Hadith Transmission across a Thousand Years by Garrett A. Davidson
How did the transmission tradition diverse as a result of the ḥadīth canonization? What effects did the compilation of ḥadīth texts have on the ḥadīth discipline? These were the burning research issues that drove Garret Davidson to chronicle “carrying on the Tradition: A Social and Intellectual History of ḥadīth Transmission across a Thousand Years’’. Studying the issue, the author looks at how the conceptions of transmission have changed since ḥadīth scripts were canonized, examining how its institutions, trends, discourses, and practices have differed from the tenth to the twentieth century.