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Early Medieval Migration and Mobility, Fourth–Ninth Centuries

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The fourth–sixth centuries CE have been described as a “Migration Period” par excellence, characterized by the large-scale mobility of entire “peoples” (in German: “Völkerwanderung”) especially into the territories...

Manuscripts on the Move

Books Before Print

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Portable girdle book with knot to clip behind belt (plastic strips hold book open for photo), fifteenth century. New Haven, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, MS 84, fol. 6v-7r. Public domain. Source...

Work and Mobility

A Cultural History of Work in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In a number of respects worker immobility was once seen as a defining element of the medieval period. Historians formerly looked back on the “Middle Ages” as a time largely wedged between the barbarian invasions that despoiled classical...

A Brief History of Maps of Armenia

Historic Maps of Armenia : The Cartographic Heritage

I.B.Tauris, 2004

Book chapter

...Introduction The Armenian people have lived continuously in the general area of the Armenian Highlands for over 2500 years. This land has been called by various names such as the Land of Urartu, Land of Ararat, Armenia, Hayastan (the name...

Introducing the Medieval Globe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...When a certain Genoese mariner sailed southward to find the elusive Indies, he was guided by two favourite books. We know one as The Travels of Marco Polo: the product of a collaboration between that Venetian merchant-adventurer and his...
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...East Mediterranean and Black Sea. West Mediterranean and Atlantic Coast. Part of a Portolano, containing thirty-five charts, on a plane scale, each 1 f. 9in. X l f. 4in., executed by different Venetian artists about 1489. On vellum...

Observing Ziyara In Two Medieval Muslim Travel Accounts

Remapping Travel Narratives (1000-1700) : To the East and Back Again

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Muslim travel literature is rich with observations about worship in the pre-modern era as it took place in mosques, madrasas, shrines, tombs, and other spaces considered holy by devotees; the accounts include records of ritual— whether...

Eating Out in the Early and High Middle Ages

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Did most people eat at home in the early and high Middle Ages? Such an opinion would, of course, be considered as evident in view of the fact that the vast majority of the population lived in peasant communities, where food was primarily...

The Educated Traveller’s Guide

People and Places of the Roman Past : The Educated Traveller’s Guide

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...THE CITY OF Rome has an infinite number of stories to tell—ancient, modern, and everything in between. Some of these are an invitation to the city’s beauty and pleasures. Others are lessons or teaching-moments emerging, like searching...

The Lifeblood of Empire: Trade and Traders in the ‘Abbasid Age

The Great Caliphs : The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire

I.B. Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...Praise be to God, who made us to love what is in the hands of others, and others to love what is in our hands, so that trade is feasible, Pellat, The Life and Works of Jahiz, p 44. and with it mutual advantage and the possibility...