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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...

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...

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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...

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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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...

Between Word And Image : Representations Of Shi‘Ite Rituals In The Safavid Empire From Early Modern European Travel Accounts

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...This essay will present close readings from several early modern European travel accounts that describe Shi’ite religious practices in the Safavid Empire and that integrate images into the written narrative. The depictions, in order...

Narrative and Counter-Narrative : Dominican and Muslim Preaching in Medieval Iberia

The Friars and their Influence in Medieval Spain

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...This chapter forms part of my activities as research professor associated with the Institució Mila i Fontanals (Barcelona) of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas via the project, ‘La Corona de Aragón en el Mediterráneo...

The Fatimids and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in North Africa

Christine D. Baker

Christine D. Baker is an Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She received both her PhD in Islamic history (2013) and her M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies (2006) from the University of Texas at Austin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medieval Islamic Sectarianism

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...The Fatimid caliphate arose out of an underground missionary movement which preached a proto-Ismaʿili message. This movement culminated in the military conquest of North Africa in the tenth century. While details about the origins...

The Reign of al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh

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 funerary complex of Sultan al-Mu’ayyad (1415–20) Al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh was purchased by Barquq at the age of ten or twelve, and Faraj appointed him governor of Tripoli. After ten...

Finding Iran in the Panegyrics of the Ghaznavid Court

Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World : Iranian Tradition and Islamic Civilisation

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2015

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...Persian panegyric poetry is both painful and revealing. It is painful to the modern reader who fears its exaggerated and far-fetched nature and who is embarrassed by its extravagant style. In 1909 Richard Gottheil, a professor at Columbia...