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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

Book chapter

...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...

Fictive and Adoptive Kinship in Medieval Islamicate Societies

Zoltan Szombathy

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...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...

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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...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.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...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...

Introduction

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

Book chapter

...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...

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.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...‘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...

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...