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Jesus on a Jackass

Max Harris

Max Harris is the author of five previous books, including Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools (2011) which won the Otto Grundler prize. He has served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Humanities Council and has taught at Yale University and the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...This book might logically (and chronologically) have begun with a close reading of the biblical story of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, paying careful attention to the underlying Greek and Hebrew texts. Recognizing that some readers might...

Regnant Queenship and Royal Marriage Between the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Nobility of Western Europe

Hayley Bassett

Hayley Bassett is a postgraduate student of medieval history at Cardiff University. Her research interests include Anglo- Norman politics and diplomacy, particularly royal succession, regnant queenship, and gender authority. More specifically, her current work examines inter-dynastic marriage alliances as a tool of diplomacy in the twelfth century. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...ON AUGUST 21, 1131, Baldwin II, king of Jerusalem and veteran of the First Crusade, died in Jerusalem. His crown passed jointly to his eldest daughter Melisende, her husband Fulk (formerly the count of Anjou), and their infant son, Baldwin...

Salah Al-Din And The Christians Of Islamic Jerusalem

Maher Y. Abu-Munshar

Maher Y. Abu-Munshar is a lecturer at Al-Maktoum Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Aberdeen, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Islamic Jerusalem And Its Christians : A History of Tolerance and Tensions

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2007

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...After his success in uniting Muslims under his leadership and in his administrative reforms, Salah al-Din and his army proceeded towards Islamic Jerusalem. This chapter discusses the steps he took in liberating the city and offers...

Thomasine Metamorphosis: Community, Text and Transmission from Greek to Coptic

David W. Kim

David W. Kim (PhD, Sydney) is a visiting research fellow at New College, University of Edinburgh, UK. His research includes Nag Hammadi Literature, Coptic Gnostic Studies, NT, Dead Sea Scrolls, early Christianity, Contemporary Christianity, and Asian Religions. He has written The Community Rules of Thomas in the ‘Fifth Gospel’, Revival Awaken Generations, The Wind-Blowing Desert: Thomasine Scholarship, Women in the Qumran Community, How Korean Christians in Diaspora Read the Hebrew Canon?, and Mary and Her Public Actions in Thomas. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean

Continuum, 2012

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...The Thomas people were initially a branch of the Jesus movement, composed under the individual leadership of Thomas, based on his own revelation and belief. If this is so, some questions should be considered, such as: What was the social...

‘Umar And The Christians Of Islamic Jerusalem

Maher Y. Abu-Munshar

Maher Y. Abu-Munshar is a lecturer at Al-Maktoum Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Aberdeen, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Islamic Jerusalem And Its Christians : A History of Tolerance and Tensions

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2007

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...Wars and battles usually bring destruction and bloodshed to both sides. However, this was not the case in 16 AH/637 CE in the conquest of Aelia (Islamic Jerusalem). This chapter addresses the Muslim treatment of Christians in Aelia after...

Jerusalem and Antioch

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantium and the Crusades

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...While the makers of Byzantine foreign policy had dealt with the First Crusade in the only way they knew how, and had achieved mixed success in obtaining their goals, the problems created by the expedition did not disappear after 1099...

Tales of Sacred Places, Saints, Miracles and Marvels

David Waines

David Waines is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies at Lancaster University. He wrote the bestselling textbook 'An Introduction to Islam', now in its second edition, and edited a volume entitled 'Patterns of Everyday Life' in the Formation of the Classical Islamic World series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta : Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer

I.B.Tauris, 2010

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...Arguably the most striking feature of The Travels is Ibn Battuta’s presentation of an international cast of often colourful characters. This is unsurprising when we recall Ibn Juzayy’s introduction to The Travels and his notice...

Expressing New Rule: Seals from Early Islamic Egypt and Syria, 600–800 CE

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

Petra M. Sijpesteijn is professor of Arabic at Leiden University and director of the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society. Her research concentrates on recovering the experiences of Muslims and non-Muslims living under Islamic rule, using the vast stores of radically underused documents surviving from the early Islamic world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Seals—Making and Marking Connections Across the Medieval World

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...This article explores the usage, imagery, and linguistic expressions found on seals produced in the early Muslim empire and reveals how these developed from the seventh century to the ninth. Comparing Islamic and pre-Islamic samples exposes...

The Fatimid Holy City: Rebuilding Jerusalem in the Eleventh Century

Jennifer Pruitt

Jennifer Pruitt is an assistant professor in Islamic Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research investigates art and architecture in the medieval Islamic world; the role of the caliphate and sectarian identity in architectural production; the status of Christian art in medieval Islam; and cross-cultural exchange in the medieval world. She is completing her book manuscript, Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Fatimid Architecture (909-1031). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Re-Assessing the Global turn in Medieval Art History : The Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...This essay explores the architectural history of Jerusalem in the Abbasid (751-970) and Fatimid (970-1036) periods. Compared to the time of the Umayyads (661-750), Abbasid-era Jerusalem was characterized by a caliphal disinterest...

The Impact of Christianity: A Quantitative Approach

Ian Wood

Ian Wood, Emeritus Prof. (Univ. of Leeds), has authored over 200 articles on the post-Roman West and the recent monograph: The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Transformation of the Roman West

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Gibbon’s other observations on the role of religion in the fall of Rome require rather more attention. They can largely be regrouped into a slightly different formulation. The establishment of the Church had vast logistical implications...