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Introduction

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Shi'i Muslims believe that by divine decree, at a place called Ghadir Khumm, the Prophet Muhammad declared his cousin and son-in-law 'Ali as his successor, and the first in a lineage of Imams to whom ... More


The Mongol Shock: Can Judaism Survive when Trade and Urban Economies Collapse?

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

in The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at the Mongol invasion of Persia and Mesopotamia, beginning in 1219 and culminating in the razing of Baghdad in 1258. The Mongol invasion of Persia and Mesopotamia contributed to ... More


In the Presence of Power: Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

Evelyn Vitz

Maurice Pomerantz (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479879366
eISBN:
9781479884131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879366.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Rulers’ courts of the pre-modern Middle East have long been a staple of Western fantasies about the East. Yet in spite of the importance of the court as a symbol of the absolutist power of the ... More


THE WISE FOOL

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the early Abbasid period, there appears to have been an appreciable number of ‘wise fools’ or, alternatively, a number of individuals who were given particular prominence by those who labelled ... More


The Violence of the Abbasid Revolution

Chase F. Robinson

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The shift from Marwanid to Abbasid rule involved a measure of violence so intense and systematic that it exceeded the cultural limits which normally prevailed. In the eyes of Sharik b. Shaykh and ... More


The Consolidation of Abbasid Power: Al-Manṣūr and Al-Mahdī (754–785)

Andrew Marsham

in Rituals of Islamic Monarchy: Accession and Succession in the First Muslim Empire

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625123
eISBN:
9780748653157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625123.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the consolidation of Abbasid power. Al-Mansūr ruled for only twenty-one years and much of his reign was marked by continued upheavals and conflicts. Rebellions in the name of ... More


CONTROLLING AND DEVELOPING BAGHDAD: CALIPHS, SULTANS AND THE BALANCE OF POWER IN THE ABBASID CAPITAL (MID-5TH/11TH TO LATE 6TH/12TH CENTURIES)

Vanessa Van Renterghem

in The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639946
eISBN:
9780748653294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Seljuq Iraq, though a central Islamic land and heart of the Abbayasid caliphate has not received the scholarly attention it deserves. Generally, descriptions of Iran under the Seljuq rule were seen ... More


In Defense of All Houses of Worship?: Jihad in the Context of Interfaith Relations

Asma Afsaruddin

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is a comparative study of early and late exegeses of Qur’an 22:39-40 and of the specific historical circumstances in which they were generated. The focus is on what this changing ... More


The Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

Thomas Hefter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692743
eISBN:
9781474400961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692743.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The ninth century essayist, theologian and encyclopedist ‘Amr b. Baḥr al-Jāḥiẓ is one of our richest sources on the intellectual and social life of the early centuries of Islam. He has long been ... More


Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

James Montgomery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book documents and explores a ninth century Muslim thinker’s response to an emergent information technology—widely available books written on rag-paper. By 850, in Baghdad rag-paper books were ... More


The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Teresa Bernheimer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is an study of the ʻAlids focuses on the crucial formative period from the Abbasid Revolution of 750 to the Saljuq period of 1100. Exploring their rise from both a religious point of view ... More


Physiognomy of Anapocalyptic Age

James E. Montgomery

in Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter sets the scene by drawing a picture of the electric decade in which The Book of Living was written, between 847 and 857. The decade was characterized by the certainty of the imminence of ... More


Manāras and Manārs

Jonathan M. Bloom

in The Minaret

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the origins and meanings of the words manār and manāra, from which the word ‘minaret’ derives. It discusses how Umayyad and early Abbasid patrons built tall and slender towers ... More


Why were Towers Added to Mosques?

Jonathan M. Bloom

in The Minaret

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines why towers began to be added to mosques around the beginning of the ninth century – a time when a brilliant civilization flourished at the Abbasid capital of Baghdad, and new ... More


The Minaret in the Maghrib in the Ninth Century

Jonathan M. Bloom

in The Minaret

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the reaction to the minaret in the Maghrib, or western Islamic lands, especially North Africa, in the ninth century. It shows that the tower was accepted or rejected, and its ... More


Miṣḥaf al-Shbaḥot—The Holy Book of Praises of the Babylonian Jews: One Thousand Years of Cultural Harmony between Judaism and Islam

Merav Rosenfeld-Hadad

in The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter complements the Andalusian poetry study and deals with the impact of Arabic Islamic paraliturgical songs on Jewish culture and Hebrew poetry, with roots in Iraq, pointing out that since ... More


Foreign Affairs

Paul E. Walker

in Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163289
eISBN:
9781617970207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163289.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Abbasid al-Qadir's matter had become urgent, even critical, and yet he himself possessed no real army. Historians claim that al-Hakim had offered no more than 30 thousand. In any case, Qirwash ... More


Introduction

Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

in Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Arab women writers draw on a rich, ancient heritage, which stretches back to civilizations that flourished in the region before the Islamic conquest. Al-Khansa' emerges positively in the culture; ... More


Arabs as a People and Arabness as an Idea: 750–900 CE

Peter Webb

in Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The early Abbasid Caliphate marked a climax of Arab ethnogenesis. Urbanization, the centralisation of power, and the mixing of populations in cosmopolitan Iraq cultivated fertile ground for Muslim ... More


The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

Neguin Yavari

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190855109
eISBN:
9780190943219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855109.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered is a critical study of the life and afterlife of Nizam al-Mulk (1018-92), celebrated Persian vizier and stalwart figure of power and authority in ... More


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