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Cracking Codes: Abbreviations In Medieval Script

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Books Before Print

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Text written in a pre-Caroline script, late eighth century, Leiden, UB, VLQ 69, fol. 24v. With permission.Having introduced script, the defining feature of the manuscript, this chapter addresses a ubiquitous feature of medieval handwriting:...
...There used to be an established common view among scholars that the advent of the Sasanian dynasty marked a strong new identification with the Zoroastrian religion, perhaps in contrast to the situation that was prevalent under the Arsacids....

Intellectual Discourse and Global Connectivity in the Early Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description In the early medieval period, like in any other period of human history, ideas travelled wherever people travelled. The early Middle Ages are here defined as the seventh, eighth, and ninth centuries, and since...

The city and the trade route in the early Middle Ages

Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages : A Cultural History

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

Book chapter

...The era of the ‘Great Migrations’ was a catastrophe for the cities of EuropeOut of an extensive literature on this subject, the following are a few especially important positions: M. Lombard, ‘L’évolution urbaine pendant le Haut Moyen Age’,...

The History Of Genghis Khan’s Forebears And Ancestors

Rashiduddin Fazlullah

Rashiduddin Fazlullah was grand vizier to the Mongol rulers of Iran. He was commissioned by the monarch Gazan Khan (1295-1304) to compile a history of all the peoples of the world. He set up a charitable foundation outside Tabriz, which included a hospital, pharmacy, a theological school, a school for orphans, a scriptorium and a library. He was put to death in 1318. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wheeler M. Thackston

Wheeler M. Thackston is an orientalist and a distinguished translator and editor of Persian and Arabic historical and literary works. Author of a number of noted Persian and Arabic grammars, he is Emeritus Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilzations, Harvard University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction, on Genghis Khan’s ancestors and how, where, and when they attained fortune It should be borne in mind that the Turkic nations and various Mongols that have been dealt with never, as a whole, had a mighty monarch to rule over...

Private Records of Official Diplomacy: The Franco-Byzantine Letters in the Austrasian Epistolar Collection

The Merovingian Kingdoms and the Mediterranean World : Revisiting the Sources

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...A major part of our knowledge on diplomatic relationships between sixth-century Austrasia and the East relies on a single epistolary collection, known as the Austrasian Letters. The letters themselves were written between the end...

Byzantium, the Merovingians, and the Hog: A Passage of Theophanes’ Chronicle Revisited

The Merovingian Kingdoms and the Mediterranean World : Revisiting the Sources

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...My special thanks go to Marco Stoffella and Stefan Esders for discussion of the Carolingian sources and advice. Yitzhak Hen significantly improved the manuscript’s readability. Mistakes are mine.The ninth-century Byzantine author...

Epilogue

F. Matthew Caswell

F. Matthew Caswell has a doctorate in Classical Arabic from the University of Oxford, and has had a long career as a barrister. He is a member of Wadham College, Oxford and the author of several plays and a collection of short stories. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Slave Girls of Baghdad : The Qiyān in the Early Abbasid Era

Tauris Academic Studies, 2011

Book chapter

...A present-day Western view of the woman slave is conditioned by the history of the African slave trade in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the perception of the black African woman slave in the plantations of the Caribbean and the American...

Rationale

Kriston R Rennie

Kriston R. Rennie is Associate Professor in Medieval History at the University of Queensland. He specializes in the history of church councils, canon law, papal legation, and monastic exemption privileges. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medieval Canon Law

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Collections of canons served manifold contemporary purposes. Yet their precise, calculated impact is sometimes hard to measure from a twenty-first-century vantage. Fortunately, we are occasionally left with descriptions that shed light on:...

(2) The Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir Billah.

Abu Ali Miskawayh

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Abu ′Ali Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ya′qublgn Miskawayh (932-1030), known as Miskawayh, was a prominent Persian philosopher and historian, born at Ray in Iran. He served at court in Baghdad and Shiraz and was also librarian and keeper of state papers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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H.F. Amedroz

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D.S. Margoliouth

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D.S. Margoliouth (1858-1940), Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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D.S. Margoliouth

D.S. Margoliouth (1858-1940), Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hugh Kennedy

Hugh Kennedy is Professor of Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies. His books include The Great Arab Conquests (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eclipse of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate : Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World

I.B.Tauris, 2015

Book chapter

...Account of the procedure at the proclamation of JA ‘FAR son of MU ‘TADID, whose kunyah was ABU ‘L-FADL, and who was thirteen years of age at the time. When MUKTAFI’s illness grew serious, his vizier ‘ABBAS B. HASAN began to consider whom he...