IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 320: Food, Feasting, and Famine in the Islamic World, II

Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Ann R. Christys, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Arezou Azad, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Paper 320-aDining Culture at the Ghaznevid Court, 1030-1041
(Language: English)
Hugh Kennedy, Department of the Languages & Cultures of the Near & Middle East, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Hugh Kennedy, Department of the Languages & Cultures of the Near & Middle East, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Hugh Kennedy, Department of the Languages & Cultures of the Near & Middle East, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History
Paper 320-bFood Insecurity: Famine on the Darb Zubayda
(Language: English)
Peter Webb, Department of the Languages & Cultures of the Near & Middle East, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Peter Webb, Department of the Languages & Cultures of the Near & Middle East, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Peter Webb, Department of the Languages & Cultures of the Near & Middle East, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History
Paper 320-cCultures and Cuisine during the Crusader Period: An Exploration of Foodways in the Levant
(Language: English)
Heather Elizabeth Crowley, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Heather Elizabeth Crowley, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Heather Elizabeth Crowley, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Anthropology, Crusades, Daily Life
Abstract

The theme of feasting in Islamic court culture continues in a paper on the Ghaznevids of the 11th century. The precarious situation of less fortunate members of society is described in a study of the famine that resulted when Iraqis stopped performing the hajj in the 3rd/9th centuries. The third paper explores food production and consumption in complicated society of the Frankish states of the Latin East, examining how individuals from various backgrounds constructed identity in everyday life through diet.