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Richard William Southern 1912–2001

Alexander Murray

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0020
Subject:
History, Historiography

People with a logical turn of mind say that the history of the world can be summarised in a sentence. A précis of mediaval historian Richard William Southern's work made in that spirit would identify ... More


Damascus after the Muslim Conquest: Text and Image in Early Islam

Nancy Khalek

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199736515
eISBN:
9780199918614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736515.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is a study of Islamic identity in Damascus, Syria, from its fall to Muslim armies in 635–6 ad until the end of its tenure as the capital of the Islamic Empire in 750. It discusses the shift ... More


The Picts' Place in the Kingship's Past Before John of Fordun

Dauvit Broun

in Scottish History: The Power of the Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614196
eISBN:
9780748653317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614196.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter scrutinises the role of the unfortunate Picts, who were as much of an embarrassment to medieval historians as they have proved a ‘problem’ to their modern successors. When Scots were ... More


Introduction

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the life and work of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963). Kantorowicz is considered one of the most influential of all medieval historians, if not the most ... More


Nizam al-Mulk and Alterity

Neguin Yavari

in The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190855109
eISBN:
9780190943219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855109.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Alterity is inflected with allegorical valences in Nizam al-Mulk’s biographies. Medieval historians imagined the vizier as the sultan’s alter ego: he is old and wise, learned and vigilant, Persian ... More


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