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  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #660 - February 17, 2022, 10:23 AM



    Kristina Richardson discussing her new work "Roma in the Medieval Islamic World" with Marina Rustow
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERSduCs3Afg
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    In Middle Eastern cities as early as the mid-8th century, the Sons of Sasan begged, trained animals, sold medicinal plants and potions, and told fortunes. They captivated the imagination of Arab writers and playwrights, who immortalized their strange ways in poems, plays, and the Thousand and One Nights. Using a wide range of sources, Richardson investigates the lived experiences of these Sons of Sasan, who changed their name to Ghuraba’ (Strangers) by the late 1200s. This name became the Arabic word for the Roma and Roma-affiliated groups also known under the pejorative term ‘Gypsies’.

    This book uses mostly Ghuraba’-authored works to understand their tribal organization and professional niches as well as providing a glossary of their language Sin. It also examines the urban homes, neighborhoods, and cemeteries that they constructed. Within these isolated communities they developed and nurtured a deep literary culture and astrological tradition, broadening our appreciation of the cultural contributions of medieval minority communities. Remarkably, the Ghuraba’ began blockprinting textual amulets by the 10th century, centuries before printing on paper arrived in central Europe. When Roma tribes migrated from Ottoman territories into Bavaria and Bohemia in the 1410s, they may have carried this printing technology into the Holy Roman Empire.

    Kristina Richardson is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies (Edinburgh, 2012) and co-editor of Ayyām Kamāl al-Dīn: Ḥalab fī awākhir al-qarn al-‘āshir / The Notebook of Kamāl al-Dīn the Weaver (Beirut, 2021). She is currently writing a history of early Islamic Basra and its African and South Asian free and unfree laborers.

    Marina Rustow is the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and professor of Near Eastern Studies and History at Princeton University. She is Director of the Princeton Geniza Lab and a MacArthur fellow, and is the author of Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate.

  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #661 - February 28, 2022, 09:10 PM

    Perspectives on Byzantium and Islam: A Symposium
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8VIKJHvZuI
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    The Destruction of Images in Eighth-Century Palestine
    Robert Edwin Schick
    Research Fellow, American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan

    Untidy History: The Cairo Geniza Documents and Inter-Confessional Contacts
    Arnold E. Franklin
    Assistant Professor of History, Queens College, The City University of New York

    Images in the Heartland and Images in the Southern Periphery of the Byzantine Empire
    Gabriele Mietke
    Curator for Byzantine Art, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin—Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

    Transmission of Images in the Mediterranean
    Annie Labatt
    Chester Dale Fellow, MMA

    New Interpretations of the Entrance Facade at Qasr al-Mshatta, Jordan
    Claus-Peter Haase
    Director Emeritus, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin—Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, and Honorary Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology, Freie Universität Berlin

  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #662 - March 23, 2022, 11:28 AM

    Empires and Communities in the Post-Roman and Islamic World, C. 400-1000 CE

    pdf: http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/openaccess/9780190067946.pdf

    https://global.oup.com/academic/product/empires-and-communities-in-the-post-roman-and-islamic-world-c-400-1000-ce-9780190067946?cc=us&lang=en&#
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    This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.

    This book deals with the ways empires affect smaller communities like ethnic groups, religious communities and local or peripheral populations. It raises the question how these different types of community were integrated into larger imperial edifices, and in which contexts the dialectic between empires and particular communities caused disruption. How did religious discourses or practices reinforce (or subvert) imperial pretenses? How were constructions of identity affected in the process? How were Egyptians accommodated under Islamic rule, Yemenis included in an Arab identity, Aquitanians integrated in the Carolingian empire, Jews in the Fatimid Caliphate? Why did the dissolution of Western Rome and the Abbasid Caliphate lead to different types of polities in their wake? How was the Byzantine Empire preserved in the 7th century; how did the Franks construct theirs in the 9th? How did single events in early medieval Rome and Constantinople promote social integration in both a local and a broader framework?

    Focusing on the post-Roman Mediterranean, this book deals with these questions from a comparative perspective. It takes into account political structures in the Latin West, in Byzantium and in the early Islamic world, and does so in a period that is exceptionally well suited to study the various expansive and erosive dynamics of empires, as well as their interaction with smaller communities. By never adhering to a single overall model, and avoiding Western notions of empire, this volume combines individual approaches with collaborative perspectives. Taken together, these chapters constitute a major contribution to the advancement of comparative studies on pre-modern empires.

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    1. Introduction: Empires and Communities in the Post-Roman and Islamic World (Walter Pohl and Rutger Kramer)

    2. The Emergence of New Polities in the Break-Up of the Abbasid Caliphate (Hugh Kennedy)

    3. The Emergence of New Polities in the Break-Up of the Western Roman Empire (Walter Pohl)

    4. Comparative Perspectives: Differences between the Dissolution of the Western Roman Empire and the Abbasid Caliphate (Walter Pohl and Hugh Kennedy)

    5. Fragmentation and Integration: A Response to the Contributions by Hugh Kennedy and Walter Pohl (Peter Webb)

    6. Historicizing Resilience: The Paradox of the Medieval East Roman State; Collapse, Adaptation, and Survival (John Haldon)

    7. Processions, Power, and Community Identity: East and West (Leslie Brubaker and Chris Wickham)

    8. Death of a Patriarch: The Murder of Yuhanna ibn Jami (966) and the Question of 'Melkite' Identity in Early Islamic Palestine (Daniel Reynolds)

    9. Diversity and Convergence: The Accommodation of Ethnic and Legal Pluralism in the Carolingian Empire (Stefan Esders and Helmut Reimitz)

    10. Franks, Romans, and Countrymen: Carolingian Interests, Local Identities, and the Conquest of Aquitaine (Rutger Kramer)

    11. From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Yemeni Arab Identity in Abbasid Iraq (including Appendix: translations of selected poems) (Peter Webb)

    12. Loyal and Knowledgeable Supporters: Integrating Egyptian Elites in Early Islamic Egypt (Petra Sijpesteijn)

    13. Concluding Thoughts: Empires and Communities (Chris Wickham)

  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #663 - August 07, 2022, 09:42 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1AQLt9JOYM
  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #664 - August 15, 2022, 09:57 AM

    Phillip Lieberman - Jews, Urbanization and Demographic Shifts in the Medieval Islamic World

    https://www.academia.edu/83906339/Jews_Urbanization_and_Demographic_Shifts_in_the_Medieval_Islamic_World
  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #665 - September 02, 2022, 07:22 PM

    Thread: https://twitter.com/ccsahner/status/1565705288166129665?cxt=HHwWgoC-wcCqwLorAAAA
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    The history of Christianity in North Africa after the Islamic conquest is very opaque. Some assume that Christian communities disappeared very quickly, but this surely wasn't the case. Here is a fascinating Latin tombstone of a Christian from Qayrawān (Tunisia) from 1007

    It is one of several Christian tombstones from the area. Interestingly, it is dated according to both Christian and Islamic calendars ("annorum infidelium")


    eta:
    Thread: https://twitter.com/ccsahner/status/1566475188186873856?cxt=HHwWgIC81cq4nr0rAAAA
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    In light of all the interest in Christians and Latin language in medieval North Africa, I’m re-posting this tweet from last year...

  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #666 - September 19, 2022, 08:56 AM

    Open access book

    Kościelniak, Krzysztof - Between Constantinople, the Papacy, and the Caliphate: The Melkite Church in the Islamicate World, 634-969

    https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53119
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    This volume examines the Melkite church from the Arab invasion of Syria in 634 until 969. The Melkite Patriarchates were established in Antioch, Jerusalem and Alexandria and, following the Arab campaigns in Syria and Egypt, they all came under the new Muslim state. Over the next decades the Melkite church underwent a process of gradual marginalization, moving from the privileged position of the state confession to becoming one of the religious minorities of the Caliphate. This transition took place in the context of theological and political interactions with the Byzantine Empire, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Papacy and, over time, with the reborn Roman Empire in the West. Exploring the various processes within the Melkite church this volume also examines Caliphate–Byzantine interactions, the cultural and religious influences of Constantinople, the synthesis of Greek, Arab and Syriac elements, the process of Arabization of communities, and Melkite relations with distant Rome.

  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #667 - September 23, 2022, 08:09 AM

    Open access book

    Documents and the history of the early Islamic world - eds. Alexander T. Schubert, Petra Sijpesteijn

    https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24843
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    Historians have long lamented the lack of contemporary documentary sources for the Islamic middle ages and the inhibiting effect this has had on our understanding of this critically important period. Although the field is richly served by surviving evidence, much of it is hard to locate, difficult to access, and philologically intractable. Presenting a mixture of historical studies and new editions of Greek, Arabic and Coptic material from the seventh to the fifteenth century C.E. from Egypt and Palestine, Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World explores the untapped wealth of documentary sources available in collections around the world and shows how this exciting material can be used for historical analysis.

  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #668 - October 01, 2022, 04:44 PM

    Peter Sarris - How a Lethal Pandemic Brought Catastrophe and Class Conflict to the Byzantine Empire

    https://jacobin.com/2022/09/pandemic-plague-justinian-bubonic-black-death
  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #669 - November 06, 2022, 05:45 PM

    Podcasts on the history of modern Iran

    Iran: 1906-1941 w/ Eskandar Sadeghi & Golnar Nikpour

    https://thedigradio.com/podcast/iran-1906-1941-w-eskandar-sadeghi-golnar-nikpour/
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    Featuring Eskandar Sadeghi and Golnar Nikpour on the history of modern Iran, from 1906 through the present. This episode is the first in a four-part series, covering the period from 1906 until 1941, from the Constitutional Revolution that imposed constitutional limits on the Qajar dynasty through the 1921 coup that brought to power Reza Khan—who then in 1925 deposed the Qajars and became Reza Shah, the first shah of the Pahlavi dynasty. We end just before the 1941 occupation of Iran by longtime imperial powers, Britain and the Soviet Union, which forced Reza Shah out and replaced him with his son, Muhammad Reza Shah—which is where we will pick up in episode two.


    Iran, 1941-1953: Tudeh, Mosaddegh, Oil, and the CIA-MI6 Coup

    https://thedigradio.com/podcast/iran-1941-1953-tudeh-mosaddegh-oil-and-the-cia-mi6-coup/
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    Featuring Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and Golnar Nikpour on the history of modern Iran. This is the second episode in our four-part series. We begin in 1941 with the British-Soviet occupation of Iran, the ouster of Reza Shah and his replacement by his son, Mohammad Reza Shah. We continue with the rise of the Tudeh communist party, the nationalization of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Mohammad Mosaddegh’s National Party coming to power, and the 1953 US-British coup that overthrew Mosaddegh and reinstalled Mohammad Reza Shah as dictator. His brutal reign continued until the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which is where we will pick up in episode three.

  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #670 - November 17, 2022, 09:14 PM

    More podcasts on Iran

    Iran, 1953-1979: From the Shah to Islamic Revolution

    https://thedigradio.com/podcast/iran-1953-1979-from-the-shah-to-islamic-revolution/
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    Featuring Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and Golnar Nikpour on the history of modern Iran. This is the third episode in our four-part series. We pick up in the wake of the US-British 1953 coup against Mossadegh, assess the Shah’s repression and attempts to manufacture consent through passive revolution, and then close by laying out the 1979 Islamic Revolution in all of its wild complexity.


    Iran, 1979-1997: Islamic Republic, War, and Thermidor

    https://thedigradio.com/podcast/iran-1979-1997-islamic-republic-war-and-thermidor/
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    Featuring Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and Golnar Nikpour on the history of modern Iran. This is the fourth episode in what is now a FIVE-part series. We pick up in the wake of the Islamic Revolution as Khomeini consolidates power, represses his rivals, and confronts an invasion from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. We continue through the Iran-Iraq War, the mass execution of thousands of leftist prisoners, and Khamenei and Rafsanjani’s rise to power after Khomeini’s death.

  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #671 - November 17, 2022, 09:57 PM

    Podcast with Kristina Richardson

    https://digitalnomads.buzzsprout.com/1639870/9980007
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    Medieval Arabic sources are full of references to the Banu Sasan (Sons of Sasan) and the Ghuraba' (Strangers), an enigmatic but captivating group who begged, told fortunes, trained animals, and practiced medicine throughout the Islamic world from the mid-7th century onwards. These groups constitute peoples who would later come to be known as the Roma. Although they both produced their own texts and were written about by outsiders, relatively little scholarship has been conducted into the Roma in the Middle East. In this episode, Dr. Kristina Richardson joins me to talk about her new book Roma in the Medieval Islamic World: Literacy, Culture, and Migration (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021). Drawing on a wide variety of literary and archaeological evidence to illuminate the practices, languages, and lived experiences of the Roma in the Middle Ages, Dr. Richardson's book argues for a central role of the Roma in medieval culture and society. We discuss nomadism and mobility among the medieval Roma, their literary and artistic outputs, languages, trades, relationships with outsiders, and contemporary issues affecting the study of the Roma in the Middle East today.

  • Random Islamic History Posts
     Reply #672 - November 19, 2022, 08:32 AM


    Oh my goodness that is a wonderful book on folks with a forgotten history.   In the history of mankind there were millions of such persecuted intelligent well educated nomads of their times ... The so-called Romas... I love such freedom loving free roaming people .. The Vagabonds of Human history 

    It is indeed a first book that connects Islamic history with such folks and Kristina Richardson  did a great job with that book . She richly deserves that coveted Dan David Prize ..   

    Not only one should read this book of Dr. Kristina .,



    but her first book on Islam is equally fascinating work 



    Thank you for that post dear zeca...   https://www.dandavid.org/

    Great man... great humanitarian..

    Do not let silence become your legacy.. Question everything   
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
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