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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1225: Transitions in an Islamic Frontier: South-Western Iberia, 11th-13th Centuries

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa / ERA Arqueologia, Lisboa
Organiser:Hermenegildo Fernandes, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Moderator/Chair:Hermenegildo Fernandes, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Paper 1225-aFrontiers of Gharb al-Andalus: The Confrontation Ground between Almoravids and Christians, 1093-1147
(Language: English)
Inês Lourinho, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Crusades, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Military History
Paper 1225-bUrban Hierarchies and the Role of Ulemah in Late Islamic Gharb al-Andalus
(Language: English)
Ana Miranda, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History
Paper 1225-cUrban Change in Lisbon, 11th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Manuel Fialho, Centro de História Universidade de Lisboa / GEO Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Urban, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1225-dIdentities and Transition in Medieval Lisbon: The Case of Rua dos Lagares Cecropolis
(Language: English)
Lucy Shaw Evangelista, ERA Arqueologia Lisboa
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - Sites, Islamic and Arabic Studies

Between the late 11th century and the middle of the 13th century southwestern Iberia (the Gharb al-Andalus) becomes a frontier society. General militarization has direct impact on social structures as well as on the urban system that since the Roman period had been the regional back bone. Still, in spite of threats derived from latent war and the setbacks of a war driven economy, most of the cities not only manage to survive but experience a significant rate of growth. In this session we will observe this from four different perspectives: the politics of a western frontier at a broad scale; the role of urban religious elites in a frontier society; urban transitions in the period seen through the case of Lisbon; finally, religious transitions and the making of complex identities observed through burial practices.