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Recapturing Lost Glory and Legitimacy

Mona Hassan

in Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691166780
eISBN:
9781400883714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166780.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter considers problematic questions of political and legal legitimacy for premodern Muslim states in the wake of the Abbasid Caliphate's demise. Similar to the self-image of Byzantium as a ... More


Introduction

Mona Hassan

in Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691166780
eISBN:
9781400883714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166780.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the complex constellations of meanings and networks that shaped Muslim reactions to the remarkably ... More


Visions of a Lost Caliphal Capital: Baghdad, 1258 CE

Mona Hassan

in Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691166780
eISBN:
9781400883714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166780.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter establishes the intense desire and nostalgia for Baghdad as the Abbasid Caliphate's cosmopolitan capital and its centrality in the Muslim imaginary, among the near and the far. Poetry, ... More


The Birth of the Hanbali Tradition

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the beginning of the Hanbali tradition. It reveals how the position of Ahmad ibn Hanbal in the Islamic community became one of the most specifically constitutive elements of ... More


The Mamlūk Institution, or One Thousand Years of Military Slavery in the Islamic World

Reuven Amitai

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

From the early ninth century to the first decades of the nineteenth, military slavery was typically the primary form of military organization in regions such as Egypt, India, and the edges of Central ... 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


Islam: The Arabic and Persian Traditions, Eleventh–Fifteenth Centuries

Konrad Hirschler

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0014
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter deals with how the Islamic historical writing of the Middle Period developed directly from the early Islamic tradition, and its legacy remained deeply inscribed into the ways history was ... More


Baybars, Louis IX, and the Battle for Syria

Michael Lower

in The Tunis Crusade of 1270: A Mediterranean History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198744320
eISBN:
9780191805707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744320.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

In the middle of the thirteenth century, two powerful rulers waged a battle for Syria. King Louis IX of France was one of the greatest kings of the medieval west. Baybars was a former slave who rose ... More


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