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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

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...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....

The Carpathian Basin before the Hungarians

Pál Engel

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The late Pál Engel (1938-2001) was head of the Medieval Department at the Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamás Pálosfalvi

Tamás Pálosfalvi

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Andrew Ayton

Andrew Ayton is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Hull. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Realm of St Stephen : A History of Medieval Hungary, 895-1526

I.B.Tauris, 2001

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...The central areas of the Carpathian basin have been quite densely inhabited since Neolithic times. Its earliest known inhabitants were Indo-Europeans, and it was they who named the Carpathians, the Danube and most of its main tributaries...

(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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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

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...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...

Finding Alfred

Daniel Anlezark

Daniel Anlezark is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. His first book, Water and Fire: The Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England, examined the literary reception of the biblical Flood in Anglo-Saxon texts, while subsequent publications include an edition of The Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn, an edition and translation of Old English narrative poems, and an edited volume on Old Norse literature: Myths, Legends, and Heroes: Essays in Honor of John McKinnell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alfred the Great

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Alfred the Great, king of Wessex from 871 until 899, is not the man he used to be. From the mid-nineteenth century until well into the twentieth, schoolchildren across the English-speaking world, and many in British colonies, knew the king...

Chapter XX

Sawirus B. Al-Muqaffa

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Sawirus B. Al-Muqaffa

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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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History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria : The Copts of Egypt Before and After the Early Islamic Conquests

I.B.Tauris, 2017

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...Simon II, The Fifty-First Patriarch. A. D. 830. After the going to rest and departure to the Lord of the holy and glorious father, the patriarch Abba James, the chosen and elect of the Lord, and the pillar of light, through whose prayers...

Introduction

Leonora Neville

Leonora Neville studies Byzantine culture and society, and is the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Professor of Byzantine History at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her work focuses on medieval history writing, authority, gender, and the importance of the classical past for Byzantine culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantine Gender

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...We are about to have lunch. You have to bring your food and beverage of choice because we are not actually in the same place. But the book you are about to read is modelled on those long, wonderful lunches when you can get a friend who...

Conclusion: A portrait of authority

Ryan J. Lynch

Ryan J. Lynch is Assistant Professor of History at Columbus State University, USA. A specialist in early Islamic history and early Arabic historiography, he received his DPhil from the University of Oxford. His research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of the American Oriental Society and in reference publications such as The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arab Conquests and Early Islamic Historiography : The Futuh al-Buldan of al-Baladhuri

I.B. Tauris, 2020

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...For much of the opening two centuries of Islamic history, Islam and the Islamic state had proven to be a powerful imperial force. Whether it would have endurance or not, however, was another story entirely. The ninth/third century...

Alfarabi (c. 870–950)

Bruce V. Foltz

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Bruce Foltz is a Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mohammad Azadpur

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Mohammad Azadpur

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David Bradshaw

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David Bradshaw

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Peter Casarella

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Peter Casarella

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Eric D. Perl

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Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn

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Medieval Philosophy : A Multicultural Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Abū Naṣr Muḥammad Fārābī (c. 870–950 CE), known in the West as Alpharabius, Avenassar, and Alfarabi, is one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Islamic philosophy. Alfarabi was educated in philosophy by the Baghdadi Christian...

The Liber Viventium of Pfäfers Abbey, Switzerland from the Perspective of History and Memory

Alfons Zettler

Alfons Zettler is Professor of Medieval History at Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alice Isabella Sullivan

Alice Isabella Sullivan is Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Object Description The Liber Viventium of Pfäfers Abbey, situated in the Swiss Rhine valley, is a liturgical book passed down from the early medieval period and now kept by the Stiftsarchiv St Gallen in Switzerland (Fonds Pfäfers Ms. 1...