IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 827: Approaching the Byzantine Family, V: Comparative Cases East and West

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Leslie Brubaker, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, Department of Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham / Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Shaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Leslie Brubaker, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, Department of Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham / Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Paper 827-aThe Family in the Early Medieval West
(Language: English)
Christopher P. Callow, Department of Medieval History, University of Birmingham
Mary Harlow, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Social History
Paper 827-bThe Family in Medieval Islamic Societies
(Language: English)
Julia Bray, Département d'Études Arabes, Université Paris VIII - Vincennes-Saint-Denis
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History
Paper 827-cA Caliph and his Family
(Language: English)
Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Department of History & Archaeology, American University of Beirut
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History
Abstract

The final session of this series on Approaching the Byzantine Family focuses on families in other contemporary societies, both East and West. Mary Harlow and Chris Callow explore the family of the early Medieval west, and reflect on the historiography of it. Julia Bray considers the scope of current approaches to the study of families in medieval Islam. Nadia El-Cheikh focuses on a specific Islamic case, that of the family of the Abbasid Caliph al-Muqtadir (908-932).