Using insights derived from the works of the great annaliste historian Fernand Braudel and those of David Abulafia, this volume aims at presenting a fully-rounded picture of the medieval Islamic Mediterranean between the years 650 and 1450.
Using insights derived from the works of the great annaliste historian Fernand Braudel and those of David Abulafia, this volume aims at presenting a fully-rounded picture of the Medieval Islamic Mediterranean between the years 650 and 1450. It ranges from discussions on Islamic Spain and Sicily through essays on economic and cultural exchange to an examination of Islamic and western politics and religious thought. It also surveys work and warfare in some of the most fascinating centuries of the medieval period and concludes with a profound assessment of the Islamic sources and their transmission. This is a magisterial volume which no historian of the Mediterranean will wish to be without.
Dionisius A. Agius is Senior Lecturer in Arabic at the University of Leeds. He is author and editor of several books. His research interests include Arabic dialectology, the semantics of material culture in medieval Arabic travel and geography literature and the medieval Mediterranean.
Ian Richard Netton is Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Leeds. He is author or editor of several books in the field of Middle Eastern Studies. His principal research interests are Islamic philosophy and theology, Sufism and Medieval Islamic travellers. His interest in Mediterranean Studies was aroused by his studies of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa and Ibn Jubayr.
D. Abulafia, The impact of the Orient: Economic Interactions between East and West in the Medieval Mediterranean
I: ISLAMIC SPAIN AND SICILY M.H. Mills, Phoenician Origins of the Mosque of Cordoba, Madina Azahara and the Alhambra, M.J. López Quiroga & M. Rodríguez Lovelle, La invasión árabe y el inicio de la 'Reconquista' en el noroeste de la península ibérica (93-251/711-865), M. vanLandingham, The Hohenstaufen Heritage of Costanza of Sicily and the Mediterranean Expansion of Crown of Aragon in the Later Thirteenth Century, N. Jaspert, Heresy and Holiness in a Mediterranean Dynasty: the House of Barcelona in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
II: ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES S. Orvietani Busch, Pisa and Catalonia Between the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, E.A. Congdon, Datini and Venice: News from the Mediterranean Trade Network, J.E. Dotson, Perceptions of the East in Fourteenth-Century Italian Merchants' Manuals
III: ISLAMIC AND WESTERN POLITICS: RELIGIOUS THOUGHT O. Leaman, Averroes' Commentary on Plato's Republic, and the Misssing Politics, S. Kemal, Al-Ghazali, Metaphor and Logic, D. De Smet, The Influence of the Arabic Pseudo-Empedocles on Medieval Latin Philosophy: Myth and Reality?, J.M.F. Van Reeth, The Paradise and the City: Preliminary Remarks on Muslim Sacral Geography, X. Celnarová, The Basic Postulates of Sufism in the Poetry of Yunus Emre
IV: WORK AND WARFARE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: ACROSS THE FRONTIERS G. Airaldi, The Genoese Art of Warfare, J.M. Bello León, Repercusiones de la piratería mediterránea y atlántica en el comercio exterior castellano a finales de la edad media, D.A. Agius, Historical-Linguistic Reliability of Muqaddasi's Information on Types of Ships
V: ISLAMIC SOURCES AND TRANSMISSION D. Serrano-Niza, Para una nomenclatura acerca de la indumentaria islámica en Al-Andalus, M. Arcas Campoy, Ibn Battuta y las escuelas jurídicas en los países del Mediterráneo, E.M. Martínez, Textua