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St John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology

Andrew Louth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252381
eISBN:
9780191600654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252386.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A study of the theological achievement of St John Damascene, set in its historical context. John Damascene was born between 650–75 in Damascus and died in or near Jerusalem about 750. His early life ... More


Space: An Eastward Shift

Garth Fowden

in Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158532
eISBN:
9781400848164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158532.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter contextualizes Islam's early history by proposing an eastward shift of emphasis. It revises the geographical framework; the Mediterranean world of the Greeks and Romans is replaced by ... More


Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Alain George and Andrew Marsham (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

The Umayyads, the first Islamic dynasty, ruled over the largest empire that the world had seen, stretching from Spain in the west to the Indus Valley and Central Asia in the east. They played a ... 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


Emulating Abraham: the Fāṭimid al-Qāɔim and the Umayyad cAbd al-Raḥmān III

Maribel Fierro

in Public Violence in Islamic Societies: Power, Discipline, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries CE

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637317
eISBN:
9780748653164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637317.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on Fātimid al-Qā'im and the Umayyad 'Abd al-Rahmān III with certain focus on the sacrifice as exemplified in the biblical representation of Abraham's sacrifice. The first chapter ... More


Sufyanid Accession and Succession, c. 660–683

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/9780748625123.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The evidence for caliphal accession and succession became plentiful after the victory of the Marwanid Umayyads in the second civil war (683–92). However, what evidence there is for the Sufyanid ... More


A Captive Sasanian Princess

Garth Fowden

in Qusayr 'Amra: Art and the Umayyad Elite in Late Antique Syria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236653
eISBN:
9780520929609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236653.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Quṣayr 'Amra bathing beauty panel was placed right next to the six kings. It now more or less obliges us to suppose that the Umayyads deployed a similar plan in one or more of their grander ... More


Early Muslim-Christian Encounters: The Islamization of Christian Space

in Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471075
eISBN:
9780226471099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents a description on the Islamization of Christian space. Although Christian communities in Islamic lands were subject to the same legal discrimination as that of Jews, their ... More


Two Possible Caliphal Representations from Qaṣr al-Ḥayr al-Sharqı̄ and Their Implication for the History of the Site

Denis Genequand

in Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Qaṣr al-Ḥayr al-Sharqī was founded as a madīna by caliph Hishām ibn ʿAbd al-Malik. It is one of the largest Umayyad aristocratic settlements of the Syrian Steppe. Between 2002 and 2011, extensive ... More


Christians in Umayyad Iraq: Decentralization and Expansion (600–750)

Philip Wood

in Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This essay argues that the Church of the East should be seen as a Sasanian institution that adapted to a regime without central patronage in the Umayyad period. The seventh century was characterized ... More


The Future of the Past: Historical Writing in Early Islamic Syria and Umayyad Memory

Antoine Borrut

in Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Writing the history of the first centuries of Islam poses thorny methodological problems, because our knowledge rests upon narrative sources produced later in Abbasid Iraq. The creation of an ... More


The Umayyads in Contemporary Arab TV Drama: ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz and al-ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf in Musalsalāt

Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen

in Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Throughout the twentieth century the Umayyads have received ambivalent treatments by Arab historians and writers of fiction. This is in no small part due to the tension between their dubious ... More


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