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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

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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

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

Political and Religious Change

Ross Balzaretti

Ross Balzaretti (University of Nottingham) has published widely in the field of early medieval history, especially of northern Italy. His most recent books are Ligurian Landscapes (2004, edited with Mark Pearce and Charles Watkins) and Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West (2006, edited with Elizabeth Tyler). He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews in 2010-2011 where much of Dark Age Liguria was written. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dark Age Liguria : Regional Identity and Local Power, c. 400–1020

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...A small bronze tablet (38 × 48 cm) with 46 lines of Latin text was discovered by a peasant ploughing his field at Isola near Serra Riccò in 1506. Known as the ‘Polcevera Tablet’ (or sententia Minuciorum) it is the iconic document of early...

Conclusion: From Charter and Chronicle to Saga

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...This chapter introduces a handful of charters showing the relatively small ransoms that inhabitants of the northern coasts paid to free their relatives from Viking ships. The conclusion favours the charters as evidence for ‘what really...

Eugenius III and the Church in the Crusader States

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pope Eugenius III (1145–1153) : The First Cistercian Pope

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...Eugenius arbitrated in tithe disputes between the monastery of St Mary of Josaphat in the Kidron Valley and Robert, archbishop of Nazareth, and on jurisdictional issues such as the patriarchal claims of Jerusalem and Antioch to primacy over...

Ruined Landscapes

Heide Estes

Heide Estes is Professor of English at Monmouth University. She has published Old and Middle English language and literature, focusing on sexuality and gender, the reception of Jews, and disability. She is editor with Haruko Momma of Old English Across the Curriculum: Contexts and Pedagogies, a special issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching forthcoming in 2016. She is founder of the scholarly group Medieval Ecocriticisms. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes : Ecotheory and the Environmental Imagination

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...Introduction Contemporary ecocriticism sees landscape, and our ecosystems, in constant flux, in contrast to earlier literary analysis, which typically understood the places across which textual characters move as ‘setting.’ Setting...