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Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Konrad Hirschler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth ... More


Conceptualization of Intellectual Disability in Medieval English Law

Wendy J. Turner

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Medieval terminology for mental health was a complex matrix of identifiers from legal, medical, and social sources and included terms for many mental, emotional, neurotic and psychotic conditions ... More


The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age

Allen Fromherz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748642946
eISBN:
9781474418850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642946.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book tells stories of interaction, conflict, and common exchange between Berbers, Arabs, Latins, Muslims, Christians, and Jews in North Africa and Latin Europe. Examining shared commerce, ... More


Abduction, conquest and gender

Susan M. Johns

in Gender, nation and conquest in the high Middle Ages: Nest of Deheubarth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719089992
eISBN:
9781781706039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089992.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the early sources for Nest’s life, in particular her ‘abduction’ by Owain ap Cadwgan, placing these sources and the events they describe in the context of politics and gender ... More


Gerald of Wales, Nest, gender and power

Susan M. Johns

in Gender, nation and conquest in the high Middle Ages: Nest of Deheubarth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719089992
eISBN:
9781781706039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089992.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter considers Gerald of Wales’s portrayal of Nest in more detail in order to consider the specific contexts in which she appears in Gerald’s narrative. This takes account of Gerald’s view of ... More


Charters and contexts:: gender, women and power

Susan M. Johns

in Gender, nation and conquest in the high Middle Ages: Nest of Deheubarth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719089992
eISBN:
9781781706039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089992.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter considers charter evidence as a guide to women’s power in twelfth-century Wales, in order to place the analysis of Nest in a broader analytical framework. Building on the previous ... More


Authoritarianism

Aaron W. Hughes

in Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199356812
eISBN:
9780199358199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356812.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses the figure of Maimonides as its case study, and his writings as a prism with which to re-imagine the creation of a canon of medieval Jewish philosophy in the nineteenth century. The ... More


Flying Money and Capitalist Monks

Joe Carlen

in A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231173049
eISBN:
9780231542814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

By the Medieval Era, the Far East had not only caught up with Christian and Islamic civilization but, at least in commercial terms, had surpassed both. From the invention of fiduciary (or paper) ... More


Gender, nation and conquest in the high Middle Ages: Nest of Deheubarth

Susan M. Johns

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719089992
eISBN:
9781781706039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089992.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The book is an account of noblewomen in Wales in the high middle ages, focusing on one particular case-study, Nest of Deheubarth. Object of one of the most notorious and portentous abductions of the ... More


Conclusion: Ottoman Cairo’s legal system and grand narratives

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The conclusion reflects on the implications of the book’s findings for longer-term narratives of Islamic legal history and Ottoman history. Drawing on recent studies of the medieval period and the ... More


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