Special Issue: Not the final frontier’: the world of Medieval islands

Guest editors: Luca Zavagno, Rebecca Darley & Jonathan Jarrett


  • Anthony Minnema, ‘A Ṭā’ifa in Exile: Sayf al-Dawla and the Survival of the Banū Hūd’, 1–19

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  • Oded Zinger, ‘“One Hour He Is a Christian and the Next He Is a Muslim!” A Family Dispute from the Cairo Geniza’, 20–34

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  • Josep Suñé Arce, ‘Was the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba as Strong as Arab Chroniclers Claimed?’, 35–49

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  • Lucas Villegas-Aristizábal, ‘Was the Portuguese Led Military Campaign against Alcácer do Sal in the Autumn of 1217 Part of the Fifth Crusade?’, 50–67

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  • Maxime Poulain & Wim De Clercq, ‘Travelogue of an Almohad Sherd: from Twelfth-Century al-Andalus to Fourteenth-Century Flanders’, 68–94

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  • Clare Vernon, ‘Dressing for Succession in Norman Italy: The Mantle of King Roger II’, 95–110

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Special Issue: Voices of Conflict and Collaboration in the Medieval Mediterranean

Guest editors: Michael Lower & Uri Zvi Shachar


  • Gowaart Van Den Bossche, ‘Narrative Construction, Ideal Rule, and Emotional Discourse in the Biographies of Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn and Louis IX by Bahāʾ al-Dīn b. Shaddād and Jean Sire de Joinville’, 133–147

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  • Fabrizio Benente, ‘Between al-Andalus and Genoa: The “Embriaci Tower” Lustreware’, 148–165

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  • Mohammad Ali Yaghan, ‘Non-Descender and All-Cap Arabic Writing’. 166–190

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  • Tarek Ladjal, ‘The Philosophical Conflict between the School of Baghdad and the School of Khorasan in the Tenth Century: Towards a New Understanding of the Development of Islamic Philosophy’, 191–211

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  • Mohamed A. H. Ahmed, ‘An Initial Survey of Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah’, 212–233

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Obituary for Prof. Simon Barton

  • Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, Esther-Miriam Wagner, Christopher Heath & Alun Williams, ‘Obituary’, 1–3

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Special Issue: Hair in the mediaeval Muslim World

Guest editor: Petra M. Sijpesteijn

Editorial

  • Petra M. Sijpesteijn, ‘Beards, Braids and Moustachios: Exploring the Social Meaning of Hair in the Mediaeval Muslim World’, 4–8

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Articles


  • Ramzi Rouighi, ‘A Mediterranean of Relations for the Medieval Maghrib: Historiography in Question’, 201–220

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  • Matt King, ‘The Sword and the Sun: The Old World Drought Atlas as a Source for Medieval Mediterranean History’, 221–234

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  • Rodrigo García-Velasco Bernal, ‘“ʿAlā fūr Tuṭīla”: Jews and Muslims in the Administrative Culture of Post-Conquest Tudela, c.1118–1220’, 235–257

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  • Dotan Arad, ‘Welfare and Charity in a Sixteenth-Century Jewish Community in Egypt: A Study of Genizah Documents’, 258–272

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Special Issue: Justice in Early Medieval Northern Iberia

  • Robert Portass, The Middling Sort at Court in Early Medieval Christian Iberia’, 99–113

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  • Iñaki Martín Viso, ‘Authority and Justice in the Formation of the Kingdom of Asturias–León’, 114–132

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  • Igor Santos Salazar, ‘Ruling through court: The political meanings of the settlement of disputes in Castile and Álava (ca. 900–1038)’, 133–150

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  • Álvaro Carvajal Castro, ‘Secular Sanctions and Sales in Early Medieval León (9th-11th c.): Beyond Diplomatic Practice’, 151–171

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  • Fernando Luis Corral & María Pérez Rodríguez, ‘Negotiating Fines in the Early Middle Ages: Local Communities, Mediators and the Instrumentalization of Justice in the Kingdom of León’, 172–185

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  • Andrew D. Buck, ‘The Castle and Lordship of Ḥārim and the Frankish-Muslim Frontier of Northern Syria in the Twelfth Century’, 113–131

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  • Graham A. Loud, ‘Communities, Cultures and Conflict in Southern Italy, from the Byzantines to the Angevins’, 132–152

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  • Luigi Andrea Berto, ‘Rumours of Wars and Deeds of Emperors: Circulation of News and “Stories” about Non-Venetians in Early Medieval Venice’, 153–170

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  • Josephine van den Bent, ‘“None of the Kings on Earth is Their Equal in ʿaṣabiyya”: The Mongols in Ibn Khaldūn's Works’, 171–186

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  • Pierre Moukarzel, ‘Venetian Merchants in Thirteenth-Century Alexandria and the Sultans of Egypt: an Analysis of Treaties, Privileges and Intercultural Relations’, 187–205

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Special issue: Constructing the Umayyads: from Mecca to Madīnat al-Zahrāʾ

Introduction

Articles

  • Harry Munt, ‘Caliphal Imperialism and Ḥijāzī elites in the second/eighth Century’, 6–21

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  • Majied Robinson, ‘From Traders to Caliphs: Prosopography, Geography and the Marriages of Muḥammad's Tribe’, 22–35

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  • Hannah Hagemann, ‘Challenging Authority: Al-Balādhurī and al-Ṭabarī on Khārijism during the Reign of Muʿāwiya b. Abī Sufyān’, 36–56

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  • Ann Christys, ‘“They fled to their remote Islands”: Al-Ḥakam II and al-Majūs in the Muqtabas of Ibn Ḥayyān’, 57–66

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  • Nicola Clarke, ‘Heirs and Spares: Elite Fathers and Their Sons in the Literary Sources of Umayyad Iberia’, 67–83

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  • Javier Albarrán Iruela, ‘“He Was a Muslim Knight Who Fought for Religion, Not for the World”. War and Religiosity in Islam: A Comparative Study between the Islamic East and West (Twelfth century)’, 191–206

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  • Edward Lawrence Holt, ‘Cantigas de Santa María, Cantigas de Cruzada: Reflections of Crusading Spirituality in Alfonso X's Cantigas de Santa María’, 207–224

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  • Patricia Blessing, ‘Buildings of Commemoration in Medieval Anatolia: The Funerary Complexes of Ṣāḥib ʿAṭā Fakhr al-Dīn ʿAlī and Māhperī Khātūn’, 225–252

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  • Gülşen Dişli, ‘Planning of Functional Spaces in Ottoman-Period Hospitals (Darüşşifa) of Anatolia’, 253–276

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  • Nicholas Morton, ‘The Saljuq Turks’ Conversion to Islam: The Crusading Sources’, 109–118

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  • Kevin James Lewis, ‘Medieval Diglossia: The Diversity of the Latin Christian Encounter with Written and Spoken Arabic in the “Crusader” County of Tripoli , with a Hitherto Unpublished Arabic Note from the Principality of Antioch (MS, AOM 3, Valletta: National Library of Malta, no. 51v)’, 119–152

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  • Wim De Clercq, Jonas Braekevelt, Jaume Coll Conesa, Hilmi Kaçar, Josep Vicente Lerma & Jan Dumolyn, ‘Aragonese Tiles in a Flemish Castle: A Chivalric Gift-Exchange Network in Fifteenth-Century Europe’, 153–171

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Special issue: History-writing and Violence in the Medieval Mediterranean

Guest editors: Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo & Jamie Wood

Introduction

  • Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo & Jamie Wood, ‘Introduction: History-writing and Violence in the Medieval Mediterranean’, 1–6

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Articles

  • Jonathan P. Conant, ‘Anxieties of Violence: Christians and Muslims in Conflict in Aghlabid North Africa and the Central Mediterranean’, 7–23

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  • Christopher Heath, ‘Third/Ninth-Century Violence: “Saracens” and Sawdān in Erchempert's Historia, 24–40

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  • Jamie Wood, ‘Persecution, Past and Present: Memorialising Martyrdom in Late Antique and Early Medieval Córdoba’, 41–60

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  • Simon R. Doubleday, ‘Anger in the Crónica de Alfonso X’, 61–76

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  • Alun Williams, ‘Images of Biblical Conflict in Castile, c.1150–c.1240: A Comparison of the Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris and the Chronica Latina Regum Castellae’, 77–92

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  • Martin Borýsek, ‘The Jews of Venetian Candia: The Challenges of External Influences and Internal Diversity as Reflected in Takkanot Kandiyah’, 241–266

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  • A.C.S. Peacock, ‘The Seljuk Sultanate of Rūm and the Turkmen of the Byzantine frontier, 1206–1279*’, 267–287

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  • Rachid El Hour, ‘Some Reflections about the Use of the Berber Language in the Medieval and Early Modern Maghrib: Data from Hagiographic Sources’, 288–298

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  • Nader Masarwah & Abdallah Tarabieh, ‘Longing for Granada in Medieval Arabic and Hebrew Poetry’, 299–318

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Special issue: Cosmopolitanism in Medieval Alexandria

Editorial

Introduction

  • Niall Christie, ‘Cosmopolitanism in Medieval Alexandria: Introduction’, 3–4

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Articles

  • Miriam Frenkel, ‘Medieval Alexandria – Life in a Port City’, 5–35

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  • Paul E. Walker, ‘Fāṭimid Alexandria as an Entrepôt in the East–West Exchange of Islamic Scholarship’, 36–48

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  • Niall Christie, ‘Cosmopolitan Trade Centre or Bone of Contention? Alexandria and the Crusades, 487–857/1095–1453’, 49–61

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  • Georg Christ, ‘The Venetian Consul and the Cosmopolitan Mercantile Community of Alexandria at the Beginning of the Ninth/Fifteenth Century’, 62–77

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  • Yehoshua Frenkel, ‘Alexandria in the Ninth/Fifteenth Century: A Mediterranean Port City and a Mamlūk Prison City’, 78–92

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