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Paweł Figurski

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Paweł Figurski

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Karolina Mroziewicz

Karolina Mroziewicz is a postdoctoral fellow at the Jagiellonian University, in the Institute of History of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aleksander Sroczyński

Aleksander Sroczyński is a graduate student at the University of Warsaw, in the Faculty “Artes Liberales”. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Premodern Rulership and Contemporary Political Power : The King’s Body Never Dies

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...The main objective of the present volume is to investigate the cultural specificity and inner dynamics of premodern rulership and contemporary political power. The initial impulse behind such a broad inquiry came from the work of Ernst...

Institutional Frameworks

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the medieval history of theatre, we might expect institutions to function as static and monolithic structures. But a more apt figure for the medieval institution would be a phrase of movement, complex and patterned: in essence...

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...

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A. Asa Eger

A. Asa Eger is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He holds a PhD in Islamic Archaeology from the University of Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Islamic–Byzantine Frontier : Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

I.B.Tauris, 2015

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...Standing on a high point in the Cilician Gates north of ṣarsūs, surveying his former lands stretched out before him, the Byzantine Emperor Heraklios allegedly uttered his most famous lament, a farewell: ‘Peace unto thee, O Syria, and what...

The ‘Abbasid Legacy

Amira K. Bennison

Amira K. Bennison is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. A regular panelist on Radio 4's ‘In Our Time‘, she has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals, and is the author of ‘Jihad and its Interpretations in Pre-Colonial Morocco’ (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Caliphs : The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire

I.B. Tauris, 2009

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...The end of this particular era in the history of Islam was first and foremost a political break – the destruction of the caliphate, an institution which had existed in some shape or form since the death of the Prophet in 632. However...

Paper, Stone, Scissors: ‘Alā’ Al-Dīn Kayqubād, ‘Iṣmat Al-Dunyā Wa ’L-Dīn, and the Writing of Seljuk History

The Seljuks of Anatolia : Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East

I.B. Tauris, 2013

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...I would like to thank editors Andrew Peacock and Sara Nur Yıldız, conference participants Gary Leiser, Oya Pancaroğlu and Rustam Shukurov, and the Uluborlu Municipality and Museum for their assistance.This chapter addresses three main...

In the Proximity of Sultans: Majd Al-Dīn IsḥāQ, Ibn ‘Arabī and the Seljuk Court

Sara Nur Yıldız

Sara Nur Yildiz is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Orient-Institut, Istanbul. She holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Haşim Şahin

Haşim Şahin

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The Seljuks of Anatolia : Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East

I.B. Tauris, 2013

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...MawlānāJalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad, Kitāb-i fīhi mā fīhi, ed. Badī‘ al-Zamān Furūzanfar (Tehran: Intishārāt-i Nigāh, 1387 sh./2008 {3rd edition}), p. 15. This and all translations into English belong to the authors unless otherwise specified...

‘Him of Alagna’

Barbara Reynolds

Barbara Reynolds is one of the world's best known Dante scholars. She completed the Penguin translation of Paradiso after the death of Dorothy L Sayers. She also translated Dante's early work La Vita Nuova and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. In addition, she has written a biography of Dorothy L Sayers and edited The Cambridge Itallan Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante : The Poet, the Thinker, the Man

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...In 1300, the fictional date of the Commedia, Pope Boniface VIII was still alive; indeed that was the year of the great Jubilee. By the time Dante wrote Canto XIX of Inferno Boniface had been dead for several years, his demise having been...

‘Justinian’s Laws, not the Lord’s’: Eugenius III and the learned laws

Anne J. Duggan

Anne J. Duggan is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History and Fellow of King’s College London. She has published extensively on aspects of the ecclesiastical and legal history of the twelfth century, with special emphasis on Thomas Becket, canon law, and the legal activities of popes from Innocent II to Innocent III. 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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...Bernard of Clairvaux famously condemned Eugenius III for allowing trained lawyers using ‘Justinian’s Laws, not the Lord’s’ to present and defend cases in his presence. This chapter argues that Bernard’s strictures were misplaced, since...

Scholarship and Science under the Qara Khitai (1124–1218)

The Coming of the Mongols

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...This study was supported by grant 602/12 of the Israel Science Foundation, and made use of the database of the ERC Project Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia (Grant Agreement n. 312397).One of the distinctive...