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Oceania 500–1000

Glenn R. Summerhayes

Glenn R. Summerhayes is Chair in Anthropology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Erik Hermans

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description The Pacific occupies a third of the earth’s surface, yet is one of the last areas to be colonized by our species. Although the western Pacific was occupied by at least 50,000 years ago, Remote Oceania beyond the Solomon...

Foreword

Edmund Herzig

Edmund Herzig is Soudavar Professor of Persian Studies and a Fellow of Wadham College, University of Oxford. He is the author of The Armenians: A Handbook and Iran and the World in the Safavid Age (I.B.Tauris). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sarah Stewart

Sarah Stewart is Lecturer in Zoroastrianism in the Department of the Study of Religions and Deputy Director of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS, University of London. She is co-editor, with Vesta Curtis, of Birth of the Persian Empire, Age of the Parthians, The Sasanian Era and The Rise of Islam, all published by I.B.Tauris. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Early Islamic Iran

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...The chapters in this volume are based on papers presented at two symposia in The Idea of Iran series held in London in 2009 and 2010 and both dealing with the early Islamic period in Iranian history. Many questions about this period remain...

Introduction

Leonie V. Hicks

Leonie V. Hicks is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is the author of Religious Life in Normandy, 1050-1300 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Normans

I.B. Tauris, 2016

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...The story of the Normans begins with a dream. Rollo, the chief of a small band of Viking adventurers,seemed to behold himself placed on a mountain far higher than the highest, in a Frankish dwelling. And on the summit of this mountain he...

From Crisis to Continued Decline: Mesopotamia between Two Plague Pandemics

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...In spite of demographic losses and environmental instability Mesopotamia remained the Empire's chief resource base. In the two centuries after the crisis of the 7th century, tax assessments of agriculture stabilized at a level of about 100...

The Maya Civilization, 600–1500 CE

Heather McKillop

Heather McKillop is Thomas and Lillian Landrum Alumni Professor at Louisiana State University in the United States. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dr Erik Hermans

Dr Erik Hermans

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description The ancient Maya civilization reached its florescence during the Classic period (300–800 CE) in the rainforest of Belize, Guatemala, the Yucatán of Mexico, western Honduras, and western El Salvador...

Response: Medievalists and Early Modernists— a World Divided?

Jessica Keating

Jessica Keating is Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art and Architecture at Carleton College. She has held fellowships at the Zentralinstitute für Kunstgeschichte in Munich, The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the Early Modern Studies Institute and Visual Studies Institute at the Huntington Library and the University of Southern California. Her book, Animating Empire: Automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Early Modern World, is forthcoming in 2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lia Markey

Lia Markey is the Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University and worked in curatorial departments at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the Princeton University Art Museum. She has held fellowships at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, the Folger Library, the Warburg Institute, Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her book Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence was published in 2016, and The New World in Early Modern Italy, 1492–1750, co–edited with Elizabeth Horodowich, is forthcoming in 2017. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...In this response essay, two early modernists consider some of the major themes and topics examined in this collection on new trends in medieval art history, such as the importance of the local, intersectional identity, and the role...

Introduction

Robert Haug

Robert Haug is Assistant Professor of History at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, where he also runs the Middle East Studies programme. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections on medieval frontier regions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eastern Frontier : Limits of Empire in Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia

IB Tauris, 2019

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...The Turks haven’t come to us; we have come to them In his History of the Prophets and Kings, the chronicler Ṭabarī (839–923) reported that in 724–5 a messenger came to the Umayyad governor of Samarqand, Ḥasan b. Abī al-ʿAmarraṭah...

Introducing the Medieval Globe

Carol Symes

Carol Symes is Associate Professor of History, Theatre, and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...When a certain Genoese mariner sailed southward to find the elusive Indies, he was guided by two favourite books. We know one as The Travels of Marco Polo: the product of a collaboration between that Venetian merchant-adventurer and his...

Conclusion

Robert Haug

Robert Haug is Assistant Professor of History at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, where he also runs the Middle East Studies programme. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections on medieval frontier regions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eastern Frontier : Limits of Empire in Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia

IB Tauris, 2019

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...By the end of the tenth century, with the Qarākhānid Turks conquering Sāmānid Central Asia and ushering in a millennium of Turkic rule across Iran and much of the Islamic World, the dynamic of the frontier had changed qualitatively...

Early Settlement Patterns

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...Briefly put, the archaeological material shows that settled agriculture began to expand on the Plateau from the 6th millennium B.C., i.e. roughly at the same time as the colonization of the Mesopotamian floodplain began.Meder (1979: 23ff...