From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt

From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt

Author: Maged S. A. Mikhail

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857736826

Category: History

Page: 448

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The conquest of Egypt by Islamic armies under the command of Amr ibn al-As in the seventh century transformed medieval Egyptian society. Seeking to uncover the broader cultural changes of the period by drawing on a wide array of literary and documentary sources, Maged Mikhail stresses the cultural and institutional developments that punctuated the histories of Christians and Muslims in the province under early Islamic rule. From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt traces how the largely agrarian Egyptian society responded to the influx of Arabic and Islam, the means by which the Coptic Church constructed its sectarian identity, the Islamisation of the administrative classes and how these factors converged to create a new medieval society. The result is a fascinating and essential study for scholars of Byzantine and early Islamic Egypt.

Living the End of Antiquity

Living the End of Antiquity

Author: Sabine R. Huebner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110683585

Category: History

Page: 264

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Millennium transcends boundaries – between epochs and regions, and between disciplines. Like the Millennium-Jahrbuch, the journal Millennium-Studien pursues an international, interdisciplinary approach that cuts across historical eras. Composed of scholars from various disciplines, the editorial and advisory boards welcome submissions from a range of fields, including history, literary studies, art history, theology, and philosophy. Millennium-Studien also accepts manuscripts on Latin, Greek, and Oriental cultures. In addition to offering a forum for monographs and edited collections on diverse topics, Millennium-Studien publishes commentaries and editions. The journal primary accepts publications in German and English, but also considers submissions in French, Italian, and Spanish. If you want to submit a manuscript please send it to the editor from the most relevant discipline: Wolfram Brandes, Frankfurt (Byzantine Studies and Early Middle Ages): [email protected] Peter von Möllendorff, Gießen (Greek language and literature): [email protected] Dennis Pausch, Dresden (Latin language and literature): [email protected] Rene Pfeilschifter, Würzburg (Ancient History): [email protected] Karla Pollmann, Bristol (Early Christianity and Patristics): [email protected] All manuscript submissions will be reviewed by the editor and one outside specialist (single-blind peer review).

From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt

From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt

Author: Maged S. A. Mikhail

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857725585

Category: History

Page: 448

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The conquest of Egypt by Islamic armies under the command of Amr ibn al-As in the seventh century transformed medieval Egyptian society. Seeking to uncover the broader cultural changes of the period by drawing on a wide array of literary and documentary sources, Maged Mikhail stresses the cultural and institutional developments that punctuated the histories of Christians and Muslims in the province under early Islamic rule. From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt traces how the largely agrarian Egyptian society responded to the influx of Arabic and Islam, the means by which the Coptic Church constructed its sectarian identity, the Islamisation of the administrative classes and how these factors converged to create a new medieval society. The result is a fascinating and essential study for scholars of Byzantine and early Islamic Egypt.

Weavings From Roman, Byzantine And Islamic Egypt

Weavings From Roman, Byzantine And Islamic Egypt

Author: Eunice Dauterman Maguire

Publisher: Krannert Art Museum

ISBN: 1883015316

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

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A catalog to an exhibition of Egyptian fabrics at the University of Illinois Krannert Art Museum in Champaign-Urbana, providing information on the color distribution, configuration, function, and subject of over one hundred weavings, and including an essay on the textile industry in Egypt in the Greek and Roman periods.

Age of Transition

Age of Transition

Author: Edward Bleiberg

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9780300211115

Category: Art

Page: 173

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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.

Papyrology And The History Of Early Islamic Egypt

Papyrology And The History Of Early Islamic Egypt

Author: Petra A. Sijpesteijn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004138865

Category: History

Page: 295

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This collection includes editions of previously unpublished Greek, Coptic, and Arabic documents, historical and linguistic studies making use of documentary evidence and literary papyri, and an introduction to papyrology and its relevance for the study of early Islamic Egypt.

Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean World

Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean World

Author: Jelle Bruning

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009184687

Category: History

Page: 525

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During the period 500–1000 CE Egypt was successively part of the Byzantine, Persian and Islamic empires. All kinds of events, developments and processes occurred that would greatly affect its history and that of the eastern Mediterranean in general. This is the first volume to map Egypt's position in the Mediterranean during this period. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, the individual chapters detail its connections with imperial and scholarly centres, its role in cross-regional trade networks, and its participation in Mediterranean and Near Eastern cultural developments, including their impact on its own literary and material production. With unparalleled detail, the book tracks the mechanisms and structures through which Egypt connected politically, economically and culturally to the world surrounding it.

Christians and Muslims in Early Islamic Egypt

Christians and Muslims in Early Islamic Egypt

Author: Lajos Berkes

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780979975899

Category: History

Page: 225

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This volume collects studies exploring the relationship of Christians and Muslims in everyday life in Early Islamic Egypt (642–10th c.) focusing mainly, but not exclusively on administrative and social history. The contributions concentrate on the papyrological documentation preserved in Greek, Coptic, and Arabic. By doing so, this book transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and offers results based on a holistic view of the documentary material. The articles of this volume discuss various aspects of change and continuity from Byzantine to Islamic Egypt and offer also the (re)edition of 23 papyrus documents in Greek, Coptic, and Arabic. The authors provide a showcase of recent papyrological research on this under-studied, but dynamically evolving field. After an introduction by the editor of the volume that outlines the most important trends and developments of the period, the first two essays shed light on Egypt as part of the Caliphate. The following six articles, the bulk of the volume, deal with the interaction and involvement of the Egyptian population with the new Muslim administrative apparatus. The last three studies of the volume focus on naming practices and language change.

Shaping a Muslim State

Shaping a Muslim State

Author: Petra Sijpesteijn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199673902

Category: History

Page: 554

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This volume provides a synthetic study of the political, social, and economic processes which formed early Islamic Egypt. Looking at a corpus of previously unknown Arabic papyrus letters, Sijpesteijn examines the reasons for the success of the early Arab conquests and the transition from the pre-Islamic Byzantine system to an Arab/Muslim state.

Transregional and Regional Elites – Connecting the Early Islamic Empire

Transregional and Regional Elites – Connecting the Early Islamic Empire

Author: Hannah-Lena Hagemann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110669800

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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Transregional and regional elites of various backgrounds were essential for the integration of diverse regions into the early Islamic Empire, from Central Asia to North Africa. This volume is an important contribution to the conceptualization of the largest empire of Late Antiquity. While previous studies used Iraq as the paradigm for the entire empire, this volume looks at diverse regions instead. After a theoretical introduction to the concept of ‘elites’ in an early Islamic context, the papers focus on elite structures and networks within selected regions of the Empire (Transoxiana, Khurāsān, Armenia, Fārs, Iraq, al-Jazīra, Syria, Egypt, and Ifrīqiya). The papers analyze elite groups across social, religious, geographical, and professional boundaries. Although each region appears unique at first glance, based on their heterogeneous surviving sources, its physical geography, and its indigenous population and elites, the studies show that they shared certain patterns of governance and interaction, and that this was an important factor for the success of the largest empire of Late Antiquity.