Loading
Loading

Results

  • Islam
Sort By:  1-10 of 152 (16 pages)
Results per page:
         

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.

Search for publications

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

eBooks

...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...

Introduction

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.

Search for publications

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

I.B. Tauris, 2009

eBooks

...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...

Observing Ziyara In Two Medieval Muslim Travel Accounts

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

eBooks

...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...

Fictive and Adoptive Kinship in Medieval Islamicate Societies

Zoltan Szombathy

,

Zoltan Szombathy is Head of the Department of Arabic Studies at Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Amy Livingstone

Amy Livingstone is Associate Dean of the Honors College and Professor of History at Ball State University, IN, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications
and

Nathan Leidholm

Nathan Leidholm is Assistant Professor in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas at Bilkent University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Topic/Event Description Some discrepancy between normative forms of kinship and descent and the less regulated, more unpredictable social reality must inevitably exist in all societies. This tension between neat ideals and complex reality...

World Contexts

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

eBooks

...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...

Speaking in her father’s name

Alyssa Gabbay

Alyssa Gabbay is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her PhD (for which she won the Foundation for Iranian Studies award for best dissertation) in 2007 from the University of Chicago. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters and Islamic Tolerance, published by Routledge in 2010. She will shortly be publishing The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam : Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

eBooks

...From mute to outspoken A sixteenth-century Ottoman miniature painting of the Prophet Muhammad uniting Fatima and ‘Ali in marriage depicts these three personages in a revealing tableau (Figure 5.1).Muṣṭafā Darīr, Siyer-i Nebī (Life...

Other mothers, other sons

Alyssa Gabbay

Alyssa Gabbay is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her PhD (for which she won the Foundation for Iranian Studies award for best dissertation) in 2007 from the University of Chicago. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters and Islamic Tolerance, published by Routledge in 2010. She will shortly be publishing The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam : Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

eBooks

...‘A better claim to the throne’ When court historian Iskandar Beg Munshī took up the task of writing the chronicles of his patron, the great Safavid king, ‘Abbās I (r. 1588‒1629), his goal was to depict that ruler’s reign with as much...

Ibn Arabi (1165–1240)

Bruce V. Foltz

,

Bruce Foltz is a Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Mohammad Azadpur

,

Mohammad Azadpur

Search for publications

David Bradshaw

,

David Bradshaw

Search for publications

Peter Casarella

,

Peter Casarella

Search for publications

Eric D. Perl

,

Sarah Pessin

and

Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn

Search for publications

Medieval Philosophy : A Multicultural Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

eBooks

...Abū ‘Abdullāh Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī ibn ‘Arabī al-Ḥātimī al-Ṭā’ī (1165–1240), known as Ibn Arabi, was an influential Andalusian thinker, jurist, and mystic. He is said to have met Averroes at a young age and impressed him with his philosophical...

Ghazali (c. 1056–1111)

Bruce V. Foltz

,

Bruce Foltz is a Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Mohammad Azadpur

,

Mohammad Azadpur

Search for publications

David Bradshaw

,

David Bradshaw

Search for publications

Peter Casarella

,

Peter Casarella

Search for publications

Eric D. Perl

,

Sarah Pessin

and

Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn

Search for publications

Medieval Philosophy : A Multicultural Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

eBooks

...Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad Ghazzālī (c. 1056–1111 CE), known in the West as Algazel and Ghazali, was born to a Persian family near Tūs, Khurāsān. He was trained in Sufism and Ash‘ari theology and was recruited into the Seljūq court by the Sultan’s...

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.

Search for publications

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

I.B.Tauris, 2007

eBooks

...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...