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Editor’s Introduction: A World Within Worlds? Reassessing The Global Turn in Medieval Art Histor

Re-Assessing the Global turn in Medieval Art History : The Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This collection in The Medieval Globe aims to reassess the so-called global turn in medieval art history. Study of the migration of motifs, materials, personnel, and finished objects has a long pedigree within medieval art history, while...

A Camel’s Pace: A Cautionary Global

Re-Assessing the Global turn in Medieval Art History : The Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This essay interrogates the recent trend toward global art history and cautions against the uncritical embrace of “the global” as an analytical frame for premodern eras at the expense of historical...

Epilogue: A Hypothesis on the East Asian Beginnings of the Yersinia Pestis Polytomy

The Medieval Globe : Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death

Arc Medieval Press, 2014

Book chapter

...The work of Cui et al. (2013)—in both dating the polytomy that produced most existing strains of Yersinia pestis and locating its original home to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau—offers a genetically derived specific historical proposition...

Global Medieval at The “End of The Silk Road,” Circa 756 CE: The ShōSō–In Collection in Japan

Re-Assessing the Global turn in Medieval Art History : The Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This article focuses on the Shōsō–in repository in Nara, a collection of artifacts that were fashioned in various media along the Silk Road. The repository first took shape in the mid–eighth century, when the personal collection of Emperor...

Wu Zetian Tang Empress (624-725)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Perspective The Tang dynasty (618–907) is considered the Golden Age of Imperial China, a period that lasted almost three centuries, although interrupted by Wu Zetian Empress (Wu Zhao, 625–705, r. 690–705) who temporarily replaced the Tang...

Trade Systems, 600–900: Tang China and the Abbasid Caliphate

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description In the world of early medieval trade, different regions assumed different roles in the transfer of commodities across Afro-Eurasia. The most dynamic regions served as engines driving production, exchange, and consumption,...

Proto-Mongol Khitan Empresses and Emperor Dowagers in the Tenth to Early Twelfth Centuries

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Topic/event Description The Khitan, a people of proto-Mongol stock, moved as pastoral nomads in northeast China within the area drained by the upper reaches of the Liao River, from which their dynasty also took its name, and began to rise...

Qubilai Khan:Yuan Emperor Of The World

A Short History of The Mongols

I.B. Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...Qubilai Khan (also known by the temple name Shizu) was the fifth Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, from 1260 to 1294, and the founder of the Yuan dynasty in China.For a fuller account of Qubilai Khan see George Lane, ‘Khubilai (Qubilai...

Soup For The Qa’Ans

A Short History of The Mongols

I.B. Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...The soup in question here refers to the title of a book, Yinshan zhengyao, which celebrates the culinary delights available at the court of the Yuan emperor. The dishes were representative of the many regions that fell under the sway...
...男不言內女不言外Men do not speak of internal matters; women do not speak of external affairsFrom the Book of Rites (Liji 禮記); see neize 內則 (Principle of Inner Realm), in Ruan, Shisanjing zhushu, 1462, and translated by Legge, Li Chi: Book of Rites,...