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Early Medieval Migration and Mobility, Fourth–Ninth Centuries

Johannes Preiser-Kapeller

Johannes Preiser-Kapeller is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Medieval Research/Division for Byzantine Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dr Erik Hermans

Dr Erik Hermans

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...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

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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...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...

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

Amira K. Bennison

Amira K. Bennison is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. A regular panelist on Radio 4's ‘In Our Time‘, she has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals, and is the author of ‘Jihad and its Interpretations in Pre-Colonial Morocco’ (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

I.B. Tauris, 2009

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...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...

The Petrification of Rostam : Thomas Herbert’s Re-Vision of Persia in A Relation of Some Yeares Travaile

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...In his travel account of his journey to Safavid Persia in 1626, A Relation of Some Yeares Travaile, Thomas Herbert includes a summary of a heartbreaking episode from Abolqasem Ferdowsi’s medieval epic poem, Shahnameh. This poetic meditation...

Introduction

Henrietta Leyser

Henrietta Leyser is an Emeritus Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford. Her books include Hermits and the New Monasticism: A Study of Religious Communities in Western Europe, 1000-1150, Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England, 450-1500 and The Life of Christina of Markyate. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons

I.B. Tauris, 2017

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...You see, my boy, before the Normans, the English had no real civilization: they had been living in the Dark Ages, after all.Anglo-Saxon history, consigned once to the ‘Dark Ages’ that were thought to have followed on from the collapse...

Introduction

Katalin Prajda

Katalin Prajda is a historian of Renaissance Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in 2011 from the European University Institute, Florence. She has been a postdoctoral scholar at various research institutes, among others at the Department of Political Science, University of Chicago; the Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Advanced Study — Central European University. She studies the intersections of trade, political, kinship, and artistic networks in early Renaissance Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Network and Migration in Early Renaissance Florence, 1378-1433 : Friends of Friends in the Kingdom of Hungary

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...‘Friendship is useful to the poor, gracious to the lucky, comfortable to the rich, necessary to families, to principalities and to republics.’‘[…] L’amicizia sta utilissima a’ poveri, gratissima a’ fortunati, comoda a’ ricchi, necessaria...

A Brief History of Maps of Armenia

Rouben Galichian

Rouben Galichian is a private scholar and collector, who over a lifetime has become a specialist in the maps of Armenia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christopher J Walker

Christopher J Walker

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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

Carol Symes

Carol Symes is Associate Professor of History, Theatre, and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...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...