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The Imam of the Christians: The World of Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, c. 750-850

Philip Wood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691212791
eISBN:
9780691219950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691212791.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines how Christian leaders adopted and adapted the political practices and ideas of their Muslim rulers between 750 and 850 in the Abbasid caliphate in the Jazira (modern eastern Turkey ... More


The Azd of Mosul

Brian Ulrich

in Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436793
eISBN:
9781474464857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436793.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter begins with a survey of the geography of Mosul and the surrounding al-Jazira region, as well as al-Azd settlement in the region during the Abbasid period. It then examines the region’s ... More


The Transfer Solution

Laura Robson

in States of Separation: Transfer, Partition, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292154
eISBN:
9780520965669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292154.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter traces how the British and French mandates and League drew on Ottoman, Greek/Turkish, and Zionist and “territorialist” models of mass ethnic resettlement to construct plans of removal ... More


Building Ornament

Margaret S. Graves

in Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190695910
eISBN:
9780190695941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695910.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter scrutinizes the allusive potential of ornament and the two-dimensional paradigm that dominates ornament studies. Surveying the historiography of architecture-as-ornament, the chapter ... More


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