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Language, Identity, and Assimilation

Maged S. A. Mikhail

Maged S. A. Mikhail obtained a PhD in the History of the Near and Middle East from the University of California, Los Angeles for which he received an Honourable Mention for the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award from the Middle East Studies Association of North America. He currently teaches at California State University, Fullerton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt : Religion, Identity and Politics after the Arab Conquest

I.B.Tauris, 2014

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...From the mid-fifth through the tenth century ce, the history of Egypt was primarily documented in three languages: Greek, Coptic, and Arabic. The only notable exceptions are a small number of surviving Latin papyri, and numerically...

Literary Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Medieval authors, influenced by Classical rhetorical practices, created highly structured literature and economical narratives in European vernacular languages, combining Classical formulas and tropes with contemporary themes, motifs...

Linguistic Models and Methods

Philip A. Shaw

Philip A. Shaw is Lecturer in English Language and Old English, University of Leicester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pagan Goddesses in the Early Germanic World : Eostre, Hreda and the Cult of Matrons: Studies in Early Medieval History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...This chapter is intended as a brief orientation to the linguistic methods that underpin some of the arguments put forward in the chapters that follow. It is intended to help non-specialists understand the bases on which these arguments...

Divine Attributes

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...In attempting to speak of the One in his Enneads, Plotinus famously described it as ‘above being’. The One is unknowable and ineffable – beyond our knowledge and beyond description or characterisation. We know that the One exists, but we...

The Language of Sixth-century Frankish Diplomacy

The Merovingian Kingdoms and the Mediterranean World : Revisiting the Sources

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Austrasian Letters, a compilation of sixth-century diplomatic missives, closes with a unique and, by now, famous block of letters documenting a particularly intense period in Frankish-Byzantine relations. On the agenda were two urgent...

Language and Poetry

Barbara Reynolds

Barbara Reynolds is one of the world's best known Dante scholars. She completed the Penguin translation of Paradiso after the death of Dorothy L Sayers. She also translated Dante's early work La Vita Nuova and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. In addition, she has written a biography of Dorothy L Sayers and edited The Cambridge Itallan Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante : The Poet, the Thinker, the Man

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...In the university city of Bologna, surrounded by scholars, Dante felt drawn to resume intellectual activity. His renewed contact with his friend and fellow poet, Cino da Pistoia, revived his memory of the style that they and other members...

Medieval Titulature and Rus’

Christian Raffensperger

Christian Raffensperger is Associate Professor of History at Wittenberg University, Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, and Director of the Premodern and Ancient World Studies Program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Kingdom of Rus’

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Rus’ was, in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, part and parcel of the larger medieval European world. Conceptualizing it this way is an asset when attempting to comprehend the nature of a kniaz’. A comparison can then be made of medieval...

Christianity After the Millennium

G. R. Evans

G. R. Evans is Professor Emeritus of Medieval Theology and Intellectual History in the University Cambridge. Her many books include Augustine on Evil; Alan of Lille; The Thought of Gregory the Great; Anselm; The Medieval Theologians; Belief: A Short History for Today" (I.B.Tauris, 2006); The Church in the Early Middle Ages (I.B.Tauris, 2007), The University of Cambridge: A New History" (I.B.Tauris, 2009) and The University of Oxford: A New History" (I.B.Tauris, 2010, paperback 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of Medieval Christianity

I.B.Tauris, 2017

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...From Mission to Established Church Ralph Glaber (985–1047) was sent off to become a monk as a young boy at the wish of a well-meaning uncle. To begin with he had a chequered monastic career. His bad behaviour led to several moves. Settled...

The Idea of Iran in the Buyid Dominions

Early Islamic Iran

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...At the beginning of the tenth century CE fierce spear-carrying warriors from the Caspian provinces, that great reservoir of Iranian identity, began to establish dynasties on the Iranian plateau.The weapon associated with the Daylamis...

From the Encircling Ocean

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This is an excursus on the names that Latin and Arabic authors used for Vikings, how they characterized them and where they thought the origins of Vikings lay. Several Arabic historians and geographers considered this question, mostly...