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Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500

Anne Haour

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264119
eISBN:
9780191734694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264119.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

What do we learn if we look in parallel at the past of two distinct parts of the world? This book weighs this question by considering both the central Sahel of West Africa and the European countries ... More


Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external ... More


Conquering and Ruling Premodern Afghanistan

Thomas Barfield

in Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145686
eISBN:
9781400834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145686.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines Afghanistan's premodern patterns of political authority and the groups that wielded it. During this period nation-states did not exist and regions found themselves as parts of ... More


A Greek Roman Empire: Power and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450)

Fergus Millar

Todd Keeler-Wolf and Allan Schoenherr (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247031
eISBN:
9780520941410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247031.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the first half of the fifth century, the Latin-speaking part of the Roman Empire suffered vast losses of territory to barbarian invaders. However, in the Greek-speaking half of the Eastern ... More


Diamond’s Assembly Rules

James G. Sanderson and Stuart L. Pimm

in Patterns In Nature: The Analysis of Species Co-Occurrences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226292724
eISBN:
9780226292861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292861.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

We present Diamond’s assembly rules. We do so by setting the historical context first, by introducing MacArthur and the exciting research program he envisioned. We then consider the islands and the ... More


Normanizing the English Invaders of Ireland

John Gillingham

in Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285464
eISBN:
9780191700330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285464.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the contemporary Annals of Tigernach and in The Song of Dermot and the Earl, it was the English who were singled out for their group identity in the invasion of Ireland; and it was as ‘the ... More


Epilogue

R. R. Davies

in The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

By 1415, Wales had been conquered, finally and irreversibly. The story of that conquest dominated the history of the country for the 350 years covered by this book. What was surprising was that ... More


Medieval Europe and Africa

J. R. S. Phillips

in The Medieval Expansion of Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207405
eISBN:
9780191677656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207405.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Europeans did not have much knowledge of Africa in the medieval period compared to Asia. This chapter reveals that knowledge of East Africa was probably very slight before the late 14th century. By ... More


1085–1135

Peter Linehan

in History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219453
eISBN:
9780191678349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219453.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Fifty years and a day separated the reconquest of Toledo from the imperial coronation of Alfonso VII, and between the two events — one perhaps a misnomer, the other certainly the cynosure of ... More


Loyalties

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on black and Asian migration into a post-imperial country on the look-out for invaders. When the battle had been critical, the British had faced unconvinced invaders, and ... More


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