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Observing Ziyara In Two Medieval Muslim Travel Accounts

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Muslim travel literature is rich with observations about worship in the pre-modern era as it took place in mosques, madrasas, shrines, tombs, and other spaces considered holy by devotees; the accounts include records of ritual— whether...

Plague in Eighteenth-Century Cairo: in Search of Burial and Memorial Sites

ednA Bonhomme

Edna Bonhomme is a history of science doctoral candidate at Princeton University who focuses on the history of epidemics and funeral rites in North Africa and the Middle East. She graduated from Reed College with a BA in Biology and from Columbia University with an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences. Before beginning her graduate work at Princeton, she worked as a research assistant in an immunology/genetics laboratory, coordinated with human rights groups in Haiti, and conducted public health research in New York City. Her dissertation examines plague, urbanization, and funeral rites in eighteenth­century Cairo and Tunis. Taking pre­colonial medical outbreaks as its point of departure, this project also sheds light on black slaves, public health, and quarantine measures. Additionally, this work entails conducting fieldwork in Cairene and Tunisian cemeteries for the purposes of understanding the relationship between eighteenth­century tombstones and twenty­first century cemeteries. 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

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...Unmarked site, epidemics and mass Burial: fieldwork of the dead“Utopias are sites with no real place.”— Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces,” Diacritics 16, no. 1 (1986): 22–27, quote on 24.Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces...

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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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...For most of us the word ‘Mediterranean’ conjures up images of picturesque villages of whitewashed houses whose blue-painted shutters pick up the intense blue of sea and sky, or cream and ochre pillars topped with Corinthian capitals from...

World Contexts

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Other chapters within this volume have discussed the problèmatique of the study of the child and the family in the period before the European early modern era. It suffices to say here that the pioneering work of Philippe Ariès, nuanced...

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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...

The Reign of al-Zahir Baybars

Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cairo of the Mamluks : A History of the Architecture and its Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2007

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...The madrasa of Sultan al-Zahir Baybars (1263) Al-Zahir Rukn al-Din al-Salihi Baybars, the first great Mamluk sultan, and one of the most heroic figures...

Conclusion: Research on the Seljuks of Anatolia: Some Comments on the State of the Art

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

I.B. Tauris, 2013

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...This volume, The Seljuks of Anatolia, represents a benchmark in the study of the Seljuks of Anatolia. It arose from the first workshop devoted to the history of this subject and, to my knowledge, consists of the first collection...

Tolerance for the Armies of Antichrist: life on the frontiers of twelfth-century Outremer

Jay Rubenstein

Jay Rubenstein, University of Tennessee Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Papacy, Crusade, and Christian–Muslim Relations

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...The ethos of holy war in the First Crusade depended in part on a rejection of Islam as a false religion inspired by Satan and connected to the eventual advent of Antichrist. For some European observers, eastern forms of Christianity were...

The Petrification of Rostam : Thomas Herbert’s Re-Vision of Persia in A Relation of Some Yeares Travaile

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...In his travel account of his journey to Safavid Persia in 1626, A Relation of Some Yeares Travaile, Thomas Herbert includes a summary of a heartbreaking episode from Abolqasem Ferdowsi’s medieval epic poem, Shahnameh. This poetic meditation...
...The Friday Mosque of Isfahan is, beyond doubt, the best-known monument of Seljuq religious architecture in Iran, even though only parts of it have survived the depredations of the centuries (Figures 8.1 and 8.2). At the heart...