Across the Mediterranean Frontiers: Trade, Politics and Religion, 650-1450

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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 exapination 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 ...
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Overview

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 exapination 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 magistral work which no historian of the Mediterranean will wih to be without.
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  • ISBN-13: 9782503506005
  • Publisher: Brepols Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: International Medieval Research Series , #1
  • Pages: 422
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

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. Lopez Quiroga & M. Rodriguez Lovelle, La invasion arabe y el inicio de la 'Reconquista' en el noroeste de la peninsula iberica (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. Celnarova, 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 Leon, Repercusiones de la pirateria mediterranea y atlantica 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 islamica en Al-Andalus, M. Arcas Campoy, Ibn Battuta y las escuelas juridicas en los paises del Mediterraneo, E.M. Martinez, Textua
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