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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 220: Food, Feasting, and Famine in the Islamic World, I

Monday 4 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Ann R. Christys, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Ann R. Christys, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Paper 220-aDigestifs and Dutch Courage in the Age of Muslim Empire: Sunni-Hanafi Jurists on the Permissibility of Drinking Alcohol
(Language: English)
Mustapha Sheikh, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Arabic, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds
Claire Brierley, School of Computing, University of Leeds
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Law, Theology
Paper 220-bLocal Delicacies and Regional Pride in the Islamic World, c. 800-1000
(Language: English)
Harry Munt, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Economics - General, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History

This is the first of two sessions on aspects of Food, Feasting, and Famine across the Islamic World, covering a wide time span. Here the speakers show how what was eaten - and drunk - served to define both the legal and the geographical identity of the consumer.