Early and Medieval Islamic World
Roy Mottahedeh (Series Editor)
Series Editor: Roy Mottahedeh, Harvard University
Professor Amira Bennison, University of Cambridge
Professor Farhad Daftary, Institute of Ismaili Studies
Professor Simon Doubleday, Hofstra University
Professor Frank Griffel, Yale University
Professor Remke Kruk, Leiden University
Professor Beatrice Manz, Tufts University
Dr Bernard O’Kane, American University in Cairo
Professor Andrew Peacock, University of St Andrews
Dr Yossef Rapoport, Queen Mary University of London
As recent scholarship resoundingly attests, the medieval Mediterranean and Middle East bore witness to a prolonged period of flourishing intellectual and cultural diversity. Seeking to contribute to this ever-more nuanced and textured picture, The Early and Medieval Islamic World academic book series promotes innovative research on the period 500–1500 AD with the Islamic world, as it ebbed and flowed from Marrakesh to Palermo and Cairo to Kabul, as the central pivot.
Thematic focus within this remit is broad, from the cultural and social to the political and economic, with preference given to studies of societies and cultures from a socio-historical perspective.
Key areas of focus:
Transition to the ‘medieval’ world, especiallyarchaeological approaches
Close textual readings and translations
Trade and the economy
Travel and exploration
Government and warfare
Societies and communities
Material culture and art
History of ideas
Inter-religious contact, conflict and exchange
Prominent and influential figures
Each book is subjected to a rigorous peer-review process.
The series is published in collaboration with the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean. The society is dedicated to all aspects of the academic study of Mediterranean history and culture, from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries AD.
For more information see http://www.societymedievalmediterranean.com.
Osti (Letizia), History and Memory in the Abbasid Caliphate. Writing the Past in Medieval Arabic Literature, London, IB Tauris, 2022, 200p. ISBN 9781788319232 Description Abu Bakr al-Suli (...)
Lynch (Ryan J.), Arab Conquests and Early Islamic Historiography: The Futuh Al-buldan of Al-baladhuri, London, I.B. Tauris, 2021, 272 p. ISBN 978-0755644681