Byzantium and Islam

This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century.

Byzantium and Islam

Author: Brandie Ratliff

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394573

Page: 332

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This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. At the beginning of the 7th century, the Empire's southern provinces, the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were at the crossroads of exchanges reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their Christian and Jewish communities encountered the emerging Islamic world, and by the 9th century, an unprecedented cross- fertilization of cultures had taken place. This extraordinary age is brought vividly to life in insightful contributions by leading international scholars, accompanied by sumptuous illustrations of the period's most notable arts and artifacts. Resplendent images of authority, religion, and trade{u2014}embodied in precious metals, brilliant textiles, fine ivories, elaborate mosaics, manuscripts, and icons, many of them never before published{u2014} highlight the dynamic dialogue between the rich array of Byzantine styles and the newly forming Islamic aesthetic. With its masterful exploration of two centuries that would shape the emerging medieval world, this illuminating publication provides a unique interpretation of a period that still resonates today.

Between Islam and Byzantium

Between Islam and Byzantium provides the first complete analysis of the development of the visual expression of medieval Armenian rulership during the years 884-1045 CE. Setting the art and architecture of the period more clearly in its ...

Between Islam and Byzantium

Author: Lynn Jones

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754638520

Page: 144

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Between Islam and Byzantium provides the first complete analysis of the development of the visual expression of medieval Armenian rulership during the years 884-1045 CE. Setting the art and architecture of the period more clearly in its original context this study provides a new perspective on the complex interactions between a broad range of nationalities, ethnicities and religions; shedding fresh light on the nature of medieval identity.

Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests

This book examines how the Byzantine Empire came to lose so much of its territory to Islamic conquerors in the seventh century.

Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests

Author: Walter E. Kaegi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484558

Page: 313

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This book examines how the Byzantine Empire came to lose so much of its territory to Islamic conquerors in the seventh century.

The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East

The essays in this volume deal with the history of the Middle East from c.550 to 1000 AD. There are three main themes: Syria in Late Antiquity and the changes and continuities with the early Islamic period; relations between Muslims and the ...

The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East

Author: Hugh N. Kennedy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754659099

Page: 276

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The essays in this volume deal with the history of the Middle East from c.550 to 1000 AD. There are three main themes: Syria in Late Antiquity and the changes and continuities with the early Islamic period; relations between Muslims and the Byzantine Emp

Age of Transition

Building on the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition,” which explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century, the present volume extends the ...

Age of Transition

Author: Edward Bleiberg

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300211112

Page: 159

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Building on the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition,” which explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century, the present volume extends the exhibition catalogue’s innovative investigation of cultural interaction between Christian and Jewish communities and the world of Islam. Eleven essays by internationally distinguished scholars address such topics as the transmission of Christian imagery to the Mediterranean, icons preserved in The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine at Sinai, interaction between Jewish communities and the Muslim world, the purposeful mutilation of figurative floor mosaics in places of worship, the evolution of classical and Byzantine motifs in a new cosmology for Muslim rulers, and interconnections in the realm of music. Each essay provides compelling evidence that the era of transition from Byzantine to Islamic rule in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa resulted in unprecedented cultural cross-fertilization and significantly affected the development of the Mediterranean world for centuries to come.

North Africa Under Byzantium and Early Islam

Essays in North Africa under Byzantium and Early Islam include the legacy of Vandal rule in Africa, art and architectural history, archaeology, economics, theology, Berbers, and the Islamic conquest.

North Africa Under Byzantium and Early Islam

Author: Susan T. Stevens

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection

ISBN: 9780884024088

Page: 328

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Papers originally presented at the seventieth Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies Symposium, "Rome Re-Imagined: Byzantine and Early Islamic North Africa, ca. 500-800" (27-29 April 2012).

Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs

This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges.

Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs

Author: Nadia Maria El-Cheikh

Publisher: Harvard CMES

ISBN: 9780932885302

Page: 271

View: 888

This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges. Including previously inaccessible material on the Arabic textual tradition on Byzantium, this investigation shows the significance of Byzantium to the Arab Muslim establishment and their appreciation of various facets of Byzantine culture and civilization. The Arabic-Islamic representation of the Byzantine Empire stretching from the reference to Byzantium in the Qur'an until the fall of Constantinople in 1453 is considered in terms of a few salient themes. The image of Byzantium reveals itself to be complex, non-monolithic, and self-referential. Formulating an alternative appreciation to the politics of confrontation and hostility that so often underlies scholarly discourse on Muslim-Byzantine relations, this book presents the schemes developed by medieval authors to reinterpret aspects of their own history, their own self-definition, and their own view of the world.

The Arabs Byzantium and Iran

This collection of articles by Professor Bosworth contains a series of studies on the Arab-Persian heartland of the medieval Islamic world, from the Levant to Afghanistan and the borderlands with India.

The Arabs  Byzantium  and Iran

Author: Clifford Edmund Bosworth

Publisher: Variorum Publishing

ISBN: 9780860785835

Page: 332

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This collection of studies on the Arab-Persian medieval Islamic world focuses on historical, religious, cultural and literary aspects of the region from pre-Islamic times to the 15th century. Topics include the Arab caliphate and the successor dynasties arising from it in the Iranian world; Muslim perceptions of other faiths in the Middle East; relations between the ruling Muslim institution and its internal, non-Muslim minorities; and the prolonged contacts and interaction of Islam and the Byzantine Empire.

Byzantium

Explores the fusion of Roman political culture, Greek intellectual tradition, and Christian faith that characterized Byzantium. Shows how the empire held power for eleven centuries and why it ultimately fell.

Byzantium

Author: Peter Sarris

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199236119

Page: 142

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Explores the fusion of Roman political culture, Greek intellectual tradition, and Christian faith that characterized Byzantium. Shows how the empire held power for eleven centuries and why it ultimately fell.

The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World

Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History Angeliki E Laiou, Angeliki E.
Laiou, Roy P. Mottahedeh ... Our purpose was to examine several important
issues that , in one way or another , affected the Byzantine and Muslim worlds at
the time ...

The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World

Author: Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History Angeliki E Laiou

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022770

Page: 297

View: 375

The essays in this volume demonstrate that on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean there were rich, variegated, and important phenomena associated with the Crusades, and that a full understanding of the significance of the movement and its impact on both the East and West must take these phenomena into account.

The Byzantine Islamic Transition in Palestine

Using recent archaeological findings, Avni addresses the transformation of local societies in Palestine and Jordan between the sixth and eleventh centuries AD, arguing that the Byzantine-Islamic transition was a much slower and gradual ...

The Byzantine Islamic Transition in Palestine

Author: Gideon Avni

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199684332

Page: 424

View: 305

Using recent archaeological findings, Avni addresses the transformation of local societies in Palestine and Jordan between the sixth and eleventh centuries AD, arguing that the Byzantine-Islamic transition was a much slower and gradual process than previously thought.

Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim Turkish Anatolia Ca 1040 1130

This book proposes a new narrative, which begins with the waning influence of Constantinople and Cairo over large parts of Anatolia and the Byzantine-Muslim borderlands, as well as the failure of the nascent Seljuk sultanate to supplant ...

Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim Turkish Anatolia  Ca  1040 1130

Author: Alexander Daniel Beihammer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351983865

Page: 458

View: 850

The arrival of the Seljuk Turks in Anatolia forms an indispensable part of modern Turkish discourse on national identity, but Western scholars, by contrast, have rarely included the Anatolian Turks in their discussions about the formation of European nations or the transformation of the Near East. The Turkish penetration of Byzantine Asia Minor is primarily conceived of as a conflict between empires, sedentary and nomadic groups, or religious and ethnic entities. This book proposes a new narrative, which begins with the waning influence of Constantinople and Cairo over large parts of Anatolia and the Byzantine-Muslim borderlands, as well as the failure of the nascent Seljuk sultanate to supplant them as a leading supra-regional force. In both Byzantine Anatolia and regions of the Muslim heartlands, local elites and regional powers came to the fore as holders of political authority and rivals in incessant power struggles. Turkish warrior groups quickly assumed a leading role in this process, not because of their raids and conquests, but because of their intrusion into pre-existing social networks. They exploited administrative tools and local resources and thus gained the acceptance of local rulers and their subjects. Nuclei of lordships came into being, which could evolve into larger territorial units. There was no Byzantine decline nor Turkish triumph but, rather, the driving force of change was the successful interaction between these two spheres.

Transmitting Jewish Traditions

TWO Between Byzantium and Islam : The Transmission of a Jewish Book in the
Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods PAUL MANDEL I We are standing in front of
a good library of Jewish texts from the rabbinic period , which include the ...

Transmitting Jewish Traditions

Author: Yaakov Elman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300081985

Page: 353

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This book examines the impact of changing modes of cultural transmission on Jewish and Western cultures over the past two thousand years. The contributors to the volume survey some of the ways -- conscious and subconscious -- in which cultural elements arc selected, shaped, and transmitted, and some of the ways they in turn shape the future of their cultures. Focusing on a range of Jewish cultures from late antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the modern period, the authors consider both the transformation of traditions in their travels from one contemporaneous cultural context to another and their transformation within a single culture overtime. Some of the studies in the book deal with the transition from mixed oral-written cultures to ones in which written-print is nearly exclusive. Other chapters deal with the processes of transmission such as anthologizing, translating, teaching, and sermonizing. By contextualizing Jewish culture within Western culture and including a comparative perspective, the book makes an important contribution to Judaic studies as well as to other areas of the humanities concerned with questions of textuality and culture.

Islamic Imperial Law

Harun-Al-Rashid's Codification Project Benjamin Jokisch. Chapter 6 The
Byzantine Factor In the preceding chapters we frequently find references to
Byzantium or Orthodox Christianity in order to explain an Islamic term, concept or
movement.

Islamic Imperial Law

Author: Benjamin Jokisch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311092434X

Page: 766

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Despite the historical and contemporary significance of the Sharia, it has not yet been possible to solve the puzzle of its origins. Whereas previous research has postulated a greater or lesser degree of endogenous Islamic development, the present study reaches a different conclusion, namely that at the end of the 8th century Muslim state lawyers in Baghdad codified an Islamic “Imperial Law”, oriented strongly towards Roman-Byzantine law. It is part of an Islamic-Byzantine context, and can only be explained against this intercultural background.

The Encounter of Eastern Christianity With Early Islam

The contributions in this volume deal with crucial subjects of political and theological dialogue and controversy that characterized the varying responses of the Christian communities in the Byzantine Eastern provinces to the Islamic ...

The Encounter of Eastern Christianity With Early Islam

Author: Emmanouela Grypeou

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004149384

Page: 338

View: 829

The contributions in this volume deal with crucial subjects of political and theological dialogue and controversy that characterized the varying responses of the Christian communities in the Byzantine Eastern provinces to the Islamic conquest and its subsequent impact on Byzantine society and history.

Reading the Middle Ages

Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition contains 40 new readings, including 13 translations commissioned especially for this book, and a stunning new 10-plate color insert entitled "Containing the Holy" that ...

Reading the Middle Ages

Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442606029

Page: 544

View: 778

Covering over one thousand years of history and containing primary source material from the European, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds, Barbara H. Rosenwein's Reading the Middle Ages, Second Edition once again brings the Middle Ages to life. Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition contains 40 new readings, including 13 translations commissioned especially for this book, and a stunning new 10-plate color insert entitled "Containing the Holy" that brings together materials from the Western, Byzantine, and Islamic religious traditions. Ancillary materials, including study questions, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).