IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1634: Chronicles as Archives in Medieval Islamic Contexts, II

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Fozia Bora, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Arabic, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds
Ann R. Christys, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Arezou Azad, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Paper 1634-aHadith Qudsi and History in 9th-Century Al-Andalus
(Language: English)
Ann R. Christys, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1634-bMamluk Medina as an Archive?
(Language: English)
Harry Munt, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1634-cThe Image of al-Hajjaj and the Historiography of Religious Conversion in the Umayyad Period
(Language: English)
Nicola Clarke, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Newcastle University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Abstract

The second panel on ‘Chronicles as Archives’ considers the relationship between archive and chronicle within the context of Islamic historiography in general. The first paper will discuss the historiography of Mamluk Medina. The second speaker will re-examine the credibility of an oft-repeated story about al-Hajjaj turning away would-be converts to Islam and sending them back to their fields. The third paper considers ḥadiṭh as history in the work of the Andalusi Ibn Ḥabīb (d.852).