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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1723: Change and Renewal in Non-Muslim Communal Outlooks in the Classical Islamic Period, II

Thursday 9 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Uriel Simonsohn, Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa
Moderator/Chair:Arietta S. Papaconstantinou, Centre de Recherche d'Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance, Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Paper 1723-aAbbasid-Period Representation of the Muslim Conquests: A Strategy of Negotiation between Centre and Periphery
(Language: English)
Philip Wood, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1723-bChange and Renewal in Melkite Hagiography in the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Johannes Pahlitzsch, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1723-cNew Religious Dynamics in the Wake of the Islamic Conquest: Fustât as the New Capital of Egyptian Christianity
(Language: English)
Audrey Dridi, Histoire de l'islam médiéval, Orient et Méditerranée (UMR 8167), Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies

The objective of this second 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 second panel speakers will examine how non-Muslims perceived life under Islam as these show up in narrative and documentary sources. Specifically, panellists will focus on questions of communal membership and organization through the analysis of historiographic, hagiographic, and official records.