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Desert fathers, pillar-saints and fasting

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Grazing We have already met in passing Onuphrios and his dates, Anthony and his bread and salt, Heron’s wild-lettuce diet, and Hilarion and his half-cooked lentils. Jerome, in his Life of Hilarion, was very precise about the kinds...

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

Book chapter

...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...

‘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...

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...

Introduction

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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...Islamic Jerusalem (Bayt al-Maqdis) is no ordinary place: its significance reaches far beyond its physical stones. During its turbulent history, the followers of all three monotheistic religions made strenuous efforts to conquer the city...

The Land of Israel

Rodrigo Laham Cohen

Rodrigo Laham Cohen is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of San Martín, and a Researcher in the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). His PhD focused on Jewish Communities in the period of Gregory the Great. He has published widely on Christian Anti-Judaism and Jewish Anti-Christianity in Late Antiquity. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...It is impossible to summarize the history of the Jews in the Land of Israel during late antiquity in a few pages, but we can present an overview. However, first it is necessary to lay out the most important events of the period.After...

Beginnings – who were the first monks?

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Throughout this book the term ‘monk’ is used fairly loosely to denote someone following a religious life, whether self-governing and alone or in a community. Properly speaking, ‘monk’ simply denotes someone who followed a monastic life...

Travel Tales, Their Creators and Critics

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

Book chapter

...The medieval world was a world in motion. European or Middle Eastern, everyone risked similar dangers on land and sea, travelling in groups, large or small, but rarely alone. People set out on short or longer journeys for a variety...