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Protégé Refugees

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

in Extraterritorial Dreams: European Citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368191
eISBN:
9780226368368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368368.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter lends a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern corollary to studies of the European refugee crises unleashed by the First World War. It examines the abrogation of the Capitulatory regime by ... More


The Jihād of St. Alban

in Playing the Fool: Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473154
eISBN:
9780226473178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473178.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The term “holy war” evokes the distant Middle Ages, whether of the Christian West or of the Muslim East. Today's headlines tell stories of a crusade or of a jihād, inciting readers to supply the ... More


Etymologies and Etiologies

Hussein Fancy

in The Mercenary Mediterranean: "Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329642
eISBN:
9780226329789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226329789.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins with a seemingly simply question: Who were the jenets? It argues that only a comparative study of Latin, Romance, and Arabic sources can reveal the origin and source of the ... More


The Worst Men in the World

Hussein Fancy

in The Mercenary Mediterranean: "Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329642
eISBN:
9780226329789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226329789.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In this chapter, the career of one fourteenth-century jenet commander, al-‘Abbās b. Raḥḥū, whose troops were called “the worst men in the world” by an Aragonese royal official, offers an opportunity ... More


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