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Tribute, Islamic Law, and Diplomacy: the legal background to the Tunis Crusade of 1270

Papacy, Crusade, and Christian–Muslim Relations

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Tributary relationships between Christian and Muslim states were a regular feature of medieval Mediterranean diplomacy. At first glance, these relationships would seem to challenge premodern Islamic legal theories of inter-religious...

North Africa

The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...In 1937 Stefan Zweig wrote The Buried Candelabrum, a short and beautiful novel that recreates the story of the menorah of the Second Temple. In fact, the Romans stole the candelabrum after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE. According...

From the Maghrib to the Two Sicilies

Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

Book chapter

...The great scientists and philosophers of the Islamic West were as much at home in the Maghrib, as they were in al-Andalus. Some of them travelled widely in both the Muslim and Christian worlds, which from the late eleventh century onwards...

Waiting for the Barbarians

Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...After the Viking raid of 844, which led to the building of walls around Seville, there are references in the written sources to coastal and riverine fortifications and the construction of fleets in response to the Viking menace...