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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1623: Change and Renewal in Non-Muslim Communal Outlooks in the Classical Islamic Period, I

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Uriel Simonsohn, Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa
Moderator/Chair:Philip Wood, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University
Paper 1623-aWho is Not a Jew in the Early Islamic Period
(Language: English)
Uriel Simonsohn, Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Law, Social History
Paper 1623-bTo What Extent was Social Change in Rural Christian Communities the Result of Central Reforms?
(Language: English)
Arietta S. Papaconstantinou, Centre de Recherche d'Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance, Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Administration, Daily Life, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Social History
Paper 1623-cThe Evolution of Judicial Procedures in Syriac: Canon Law after the Muslim Conquest
(Language: English)
Mathieu Tillier, Département d'histoire, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Islamic and Arabic Studies

The objective of this first panel in a series of two is to assess aspects of adaptation, adjustment, and modification on the part of non-Muslim communities in the context of life under Muslim rule and to reflect whether these suggest revised outlooks on the part of communal agents. In this first panel speakers will address matters of social and administrative change. Specifically, panelists will focus on the organization, judicial apparatus, and membership codes of Christian and Jewish communities under early Muslim rule as these evolved and were modified in relation to a growing Muslim environment, the centralization of Muslim governments, and the elaboration of Muslim law.