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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

Book chapter

...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

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...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

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

I.B. Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...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...

Fictive and Adoptive Kinship in Medieval Islamicate Societies

Bloomsbury 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

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

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

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

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 Reign of al-Zahir Baybars

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

Book chapter

...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...