IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 134: Transforming Identities on the Early Islamic Frontier

Monday 1 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Robert Haug, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Moderator/Chair:Eric J. Hanne, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Paper 134-aThe Limits of Cooperation: Alliance and Rebellion in Early Islamic Tirmidh and Beyond
(Language: English)
Robert Haug, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Robert Haug, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 134-bYabghu of Tukharistan and the King of Khurasan: Identities and Geographies in Late Antique and Early Islamic East Iran
(Language: English)
Khodadad Rezakhani, Department of History, Princeton University
Khodadad Rezakhani, Department of History, Princeton University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Numismatics
Paper 134-cWomen and Community in the Medieval Caucasus
(Language: English)
Alison Vacca, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Alison Vacca, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Women's Studies
Abstract

The Islamic incursions into Iran beginning in the 7th century brought permanent changes to the political and social landscape of the Iranian cultural sphere. Subjects, rivals, and even conquerors of the Sasanian Empire had the opportunity, sometimes by choice while others not, to re-examine their relationship to Iran broadly defined and the empires that ruled it. These developments reconstructed political, social, economic, and religious realities for many. Papers in this panel will address groups on the fringes of the Iranian world whose identities were shaped and transformed in the aftermath of the Islamic conquest of the Sasanian Empire.