This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)(Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Christopher Melchert is an American professor and scholar of Islam, specialising in Islamic movements and institutions, especially in the ninth and tenth centuries C.E. A prolific author, he is University Lecturer in Arabic and Islam at the University of Oxford's Oriental Institute, and is a Fellow in Arabic at Pembroke College, Oxford.
Melchert received a Ph.D. in History (1992) from the University of Pennsylvania. His thesis was later published as a book, titled The Formation of the Sunni Schools of Law, with Brill Publishers, Leiden. Melchert more recently published a book on Ahmad ibn Hanbal, the Sunni jurist.
- The Formation of the Sunni Schools of Law, 9th-10th Centuries C.E. (Studies in Islamic law and society, v. 4). Leiden: Brill, 1997.
- Ahmad ibn Hanbal. Oxford: Oneworld, 2006 and 2012. (in 116 World Cat libraries)
- The formation of the Sunni schools of law, ninth–tenth centuries CE. 1992 Ph.D thesis, University of Pennsylvania
- Religious Policies of the Caliphs from al-Mutawakkil to al-Muqtadir, AH 232-295/AD 847-908, in Islamic Law and Society, 1996 - Brill
- The transition from asceticism to mysticism at the middle of the ninth century CE, in Studia Islamica, 1996 - JSTOR
- The adversaries of Ahmad ibn Hanbal, in Arabica, 1997 - Springer
- Islamic law, in Oklahoma City University Law Review, 1998 - HeinOnline
- How Hanafism Came to Originate in Kufa and Traditionalism in Medina, in Islamic Law and Society, 1999 - Brill
- Ibn Mujāhid and the establishment of seven Qur'anic readings, in Studia Islamica, 2000 - JSTOR
- Traditionist-jurisprudents and the Framing of Islamic Law, in Islamic Law and Society, 2001 - Brill
- The Ḥanābila and the Early Sufis, in Arabica, 2001 - JSTOR
- Sufis and competing movements in Nishapur, in Iran, 2001 - JSTOR
- Various additional papers.
- "Whether to Keep Women out of the Mosque: A Survey of Medieval Islamic Law". Pages 59–69 in Authority, Privacy and Public Order in Islam: Proceedings of the 22nd Congress of l'Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants. Edited by B. Michalak-Pikulska and A. Pikulsi. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 148. Leuven: Peeters, 2006.
- Melchert, Christopher (1997). The Formation of the Sunni Schools of Law: 9th-10th Centuries C.E. ISBN 978-9004109520.
- Sanders, Paula; Melchert, Christopher (1999). "The Formation of the Sunni Schools of Law, 9th-10th Centuries C. E". The American Journal of Legal History. 43 (1): 98. doi:10.2307/846146. JSTOR 846146.
- Melchert, Christopher (2006). Ahmad Ibn Hanbal. ISBN 9781851684076.
- Melchert, Christopher (2012-12-01). Ahmad ibn Hanbal. ISBN 9781780741987.
- Melchert's additional works include:
- Bukhārī and Early Hadith Criticism, in Journal of the American Oriental Society, 2001 - JSTOR
- The piety of the Hadith folk, in International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2002 - Cambridge University Press
- Qur'anic Abrogation Across the Ninth Century, in Studies in Islamic Legal Theory, 2002 - Brill
- Early renunciants as Hadīth transmitters, in The Muslim World, 2002 - Wiley Online Library
- The early history of Islamic law, Method and Theory in the Study of Islamic Origins, 2003
- Ahmad Ibn Hanbal and the Qur'an, in Journal of Qur'anic Studies, 2004 - JSTOR
- The etiquette of learning in the early Islamic study circle, Law and Education in Medieval Islam, 2004 - E. J. W. Gibb Memorial Trust
- Baṣran Origins of Classical Sufism, in Der Islam, 2005 - De Gruyter
- The Musnad of Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal: How It Was Composed and What Distinguishes It from the Six Books, in Der Islam, 2005 - De Gruyter
- Whether to Keep Women out of the Mosque: A Survey of Medieval Islamic Law, in UEAI 22, 2006 - Peeters Publishers
- The Relation of the Ten Readings to One Another / العلاقة بين القراءات العشر, in Journal of Qur'anic Studies, 2008 - JSTOR
- Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal's Book of Renunciation, in Der Islam, 2011 - De Gruyter
- List of recent publications, including three in 2011, one in 2012, four in 2013, five in 2014, four in 2015.