IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1525: Southern Italy in Context (10th-13th Centuries), IV: Urban Transformation between Islam and Christianity

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Richard Engl, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
Moderator/Chair:Joanna H. Drell, Department of History, University of Richmond, Virginia
Paper 1525-aUrban Alienation?: Continuity and Transformation of Islamic Palermo
(Language: English)
Theresa Jäckh, Transkulturelle Studien, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index terms: Demography, Geography and Settlement Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Local History
Paper 1525-bIslamization without Conquest: Lucera as the Muslim Capital of Christian Southern Italy
(Language: English)
Richard Engl, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
Index terms: Daily Life, Geography and Settlement Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History
Paper 1525-cTertiveri in Northern Apulia: From a Bishop's See to a Muslim Knightly Residence
(Language: English)
Lukas Clemens, Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Trier
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Ecclesiastical History, Geography and Settlement Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Abstract

One of the defining characteristics of southern Italy was its integration into the Mediterranean domain of Christian-Islamic contact. Particularly, phenomena of such contact can be observed in cities. The session analyses three significant examples of transcultural urban transformations.
Paper A examines the Christian shaping of the former Islamic capital of Sicily, Palermo (10th-12th centuries), papers B and C focus on two episcopal cities of the mainland, one transformed into the new Muslim ‘capital’ (13th century), the other into a Muslim knightly fief (late 13th century).