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Mutilation and the Law in Early Medieval Europe and India: a Comparative Study

Patricia Skinner

Patricia Skinner is Research Professor in Arts and Humanities at Swansea University. She is currently engaged on a long-term project tracing the history of medical and social responses to facial difference. Her book Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Legal Encounters on the Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...I should like to thank the editors for their invitation to write for TMG, the anonymous readers for their constructive criticism, and the Wellcome Trust for the grant (no. 097469) that supported research for this paper and my wider project...

Toward a History of Documents in Medieval India: The Encounter of Scholasticism and Regional Law in the Smṛticandrikā

Donald R. Davis

Donald R. Davis, Jr. is Associate Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Religions in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the history of law and religion in medieval India, especially the tradition known as Hindu law. His major publications include The Boundaries of Hindu Law: Tradition, Custom, and Politics in Medieval Kerala (CESMEO, 2004) and The Spirit of Hindu Law (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Legal Encounters on the Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...I acknowledge with gratitude the valuable feedback and suggestions for improvement given to me by Elizabeth Lambourn, Patrick Olivelle, and the two anonymous reviewers of the journal.In order to understand the legal use and significance...

Tales of Sacred Places, Saints, Miracles and Marvels

David Waines

David Waines is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies at Lancaster University. He wrote the bestselling textbook 'An Introduction to Islam', now in its second edition, and edited a volume entitled 'Patterns of Everyday Life' in the Formation of the Classical Islamic World series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta : Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer

I.B.Tauris, 2010

Book chapter

...Arguably the most striking feature of The Travels is Ibn Battuta’s presentation of an international cast of often colourful characters. This is unsurprising when we recall Ibn Juzayy’s introduction to The Travels and his notice...

Queenship in the Sultanate of Delhi (1206–1526)

Jyoti Phulera

Jyoti Phulera is currently pursuing PhD research at the Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Having majored in history from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, she pursued her master’s in medieval Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her M.Phil. research looked at “Religion, State and Gender Relations in the Delhi Sultanate.” Her research interests include a history of gender relations in medieval north India, with special reference to the Sufic traditions ca. 1100–1500. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dr Elena Woodacre

Dr Elena Woodacre

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Topic/event Description Established by Persianized Turkish slave rulers in the early thirteenth century, the Delhi Sultanate is largely seen as inaugurating the “medieval” period of Indian history. It reflected the general...

Cholera, Pilgrimage, and International Politics of Sanitation: The Quarantine Station on the Island of Kamaran

Gülden Sariyildiz

Gülden Sariyildiz

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Oya Dağlar Macar

Oya Dağlar Macar is Associate Professor of History in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul Commerce University, where she currently teaches. Previously, she was a post­doctoral fellow at Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) and visiting scholar at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, MA). Her research focuses on twentieth­century Ottoman political and medical history. Along with several articles and book chapters, she is the author of War, Epidemics, and Medicine in the Ottoman Empire: From the Balkan Wars through the Great War (1912-1918) (2008) and Balkan Savaşları’nda Salgın Hastalıklar ve Sağlık Hizmetleri (Epidemic Diseases and Health Services during the Balkan Wars (1912­1918)) (2009), as well as co­author of Rus Ordusu Türkiye’de (Russian Army in Turkey) (2010). She holds a PhD from Boğazici University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean : New Histories of Disease in Ottoman Society

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...This essay, originally written in Turkish, has been translated and revised for publication by Nükhet Varlık.THIS CHAPTER WILL focus on Kamaran quarantine station in the context of the late nineteenthand early twentieth­century international...

Queenship and Female Authority in the Sultanate of Delhi (1206–1526)

Jyoti Phulera

Jyoti Phulera is currently pursuing PhD research at the Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Having majored in history from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, she pursued her master’s in medieval Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her M.Phil. research looked at “Religion, State and Gender Relations in the Delhi Sultanate.” Her research interests include a history of gender relations in medieval north India, with special reference to the Sufic traditions ca. 1100–1500. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...THE LACK OF development of queens and queenship studies as a multidisciplinary field of analysis to supplement and enrich mainstream historical understanding for medieval South Asia has been a major lacuna in our understanding of those...

The Ambiguities of Female Rule in Nayaka South India, Seventeenth to Eighteenth Centuries

Lennart Bes

Lennart Bes is a historian and Indologist studying political culture at Indic courts. He recently submitted his PhD dissertation at the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands), which concerns court politics in the south Indian Vijayanagara successor states. In the past he was employed at the Netherlands National Archives, where he worked on the records of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Currently he is teaching at Leiden University on the history of India and Southeast Asia, European expansion, and the VOC and its archives. He has published on early modern south Indian kingdoms, their contacts with the VOC, and Dutch records concerning SouthAsia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...I wish to thank Amita Kanekar, Amol Bankar, Anna Seastrand, Caleb Simmons, David Shulman, Elizabeth Bridges, Ellie Woodacre, George Michell, Herman Tieken, Jeroen Duindam, John Fritz, Jos Gommans, Kim Ragetli, Leslie Orr, Liesbeth Geevers...

Piety and Piracy: The Repatriation of the ARM of St. Francis Xavier

Remapping Travel Narratives (1000-1700) : To the East and Back Again

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...A 1695 epigram described the threats that pirates posed to the fleet that was returning the arm of St. Francis Xavier to Europe from the Far East, via Goa, India. Through the epi gram, we catch a glimpse of the functional agreements...

Tales of Food and Hospitality

David Waines

David Waines is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies at Lancaster University. He wrote the bestselling textbook 'An Introduction to Islam', now in its second edition, and edited a volume entitled 'Patterns of Everyday Life' in the Formation of the Classical Islamic World series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta : Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer

I.B.Tauris, 2010

Book chapter

...Apart from Ibn Battuta’s apparently all-consuming passion for travel, modern commentators have remarked upon other of his major interests. One was enjoying the pleasures of the table. Janssens discreetly qualified this judgement, saying...

World Developments

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The chapters in this volume have illustrated different aspects of food culture during the Middle Ages in Europe and in the Mediterranean world. This last section is an overview of the techniques, products, food-related behaviors, social...