Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World

This book provides an intimate look into the daily life of the medieval Islamic world, and is thus an invaluable resource for students and general readers alike interested in understanding this world, so different, and yet so connected, to ...

Author: James E. Lindsay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313322708

Category: History

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From the time of its birth in Mecca in the 7th century C.E., Islam and the Islamic world rapidly expanded outward, extending to Spain and West Africa in the west, and to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent in the east. An examination of the daily life in these Islamic regions provides insight into a civilized, powerful, and economically stable culture, where large metropolitan centers such as Damascus, Baghdad, and Cairo thrived in many areas, including intellectual and scientific inquiry. In contrast with medieval Europe, there is little common knowledge in the West of the culture and history of this vibrant world, as different from our own in terms of the political, religious, and social values it possessed, as it is similar in terms of the underlying human situation that supports such values. This book provides an intimate look into the daily life of the medieval Islamic world, and is thus an invaluable resource for students and general readers alike interested in understanding this world, so different, and yet so connected, to our own.

Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare.

Author: Abu 'Ali al-Muhassin ibn 'Ali al-Tanukhi

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: 1784531200

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Page: 336

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The Table Talk of a Mesopotamian Judge is a wonderful collection of anecdotes by judge and litterateur al-Tanukhi. He offers an entertaining personal view of the Middle East of the tenth century, revealing the vanities and amusements of life and celebrity in a Baghdad that was then the metropolis of the caliphate. Introduced by leading scholar Robert Irwin, it offers a witty reflection on his world and important insights for the history of storytelling in the Arabic world

Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare.

Author: D. S. Margoliouth

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1784531200

Category: History

Page: 624

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Stories of court life, money, torture, swindles, sex, dreams and disease, combine the comic with the sinister and bizarre. Always entertaining, and told with wit and eloquence, the result is a wonderful first-person account of everyday life in medieval Baghdad and its surroundings. This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare. This unique set contains a new introduction by one of the leading scholars of the Middle East, Robert Irwin.

Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare.

Author: Abu 'Ali Al-Muhassin Ibn 'Ali Al-Tanukhi

Publisher:

ISBN: 0755695100

Category: Baghdad (Iraq)

Page: 300

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"Stories of court life, money, torture, swindles, sex, dreams and disease, combine the comic with the sinister and bizarre. Always entertaining, and told with wit and eloquence, the result is a wonderful first-person account of everyday life in medieval Baghdad and its surroundings. This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare. This unique set contains a new introduction by one of the leading scholars of the Middle East, Robert Irwin."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

Selections from the Art of Party crashing in Medieval Iraq

Compiled in the eleventh century, this collection of irreverent and playful anecdotes celebrates eating, drinking, and general merriment.

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Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815632986

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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Compiled in the 11th century, this collection of irreverent and playful anecdotes celebrates eating, drinking, and general merriment. Ribald jokes, flirtations, and wry observations of misbehaving Muslims acquaint readers with everyday life in Medieval Iraq in a way that is both entertaining and edifying.

Arab Social Life in the Middle Ages

Al-Hariri frequently used the tales as a subtle and indirect way of satirizing the prevailing social order, yet he was insistent that his work had an underlying moral purpose.

Author: Shirley Guthrie

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 9780863567841

Category: History

Page: 229

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This vivid portrait of everyday life in the medieval Arab world draws on thirteenth century miniatures from collections as far afield as St Petersburg and Istanbul. The wide range of topi covers every aspect of society in the 'Abbasid period, from life at court to the pomp and ceremony of the military, from the dispensing of justice to the bustle of the suq and slave market. The routine of village life is contrasted with the pleasures of urban society, and we are also introduced to the world of musicians and professional mourners. Women are shown not only as virtuous wives, and in childbirth, but as spirited and articulate individuals. The traditions of Arab hospitality are described, with scenes of drinking, feasting and etiquette. The author has illustrated her study with contemporary miniatures, principally those of al-Wasiti which accompany the celebrated Maqamat of al-Hariri. In his text, al-Hariri made no attempt to conceal his admiration for his unprincipled and thoroughly disreputable protagonist, Abu Zayd - who represents the voice of the common man and possibly provides a prototype for the popular picaresque heroes of later European literature. Al-Hariri frequently used the tales as a subtle and indirect way of satirizing the prevailing social order, yet he was insistent that his work had an underlying moral purpose. 'Guthrie's work is scholarly and her book is a mine of information on both basic and recondite features of Islamic society.' Robert Irwin, Times Literary Supplement 'Very lively and informative on a wide range of topi in medieval Islamic history. The book ... is eminently accessible to students and non-specialists, and is certainly one that merits close attention.' Medical History 'An essential read for Arabs and non-Arabs alike.' al-Hayat

Multidisciplinary approaches to food and foodways in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean

We also have recipe collections from medieval Baghdad and from early Ottoman Constantinople (Zaouali 2009; Yerasimos 2002 3), although these do not reflect the everyday meals of ordinary people, but rather upperclass cuisine in these ...

Author: Collectif

Publisher: MOM Éditions

ISBN: 9782356681737

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

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This volume brings together archaeologists, archaeological scientists and historians contributing different specialisms to an emerging field of research: food and foodways in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean. It presents the output of the POMEDOR project “People, pottery and food in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean” funded by the French National Research Agency. POMEDOR focused on changes in transitional periods, such as the Crusades and the Turkish conquests, as viewed through archaeological and archaeometric studies of pottery. The volume offers a wider scope, with research based on archaeobotany, archaeozoology, biological anthropology, and the study of archaeological structures, texts and iconography. Last but not least, it reveals the recipes conceived for a “Byzantine” dinner, held at the Paul Bocuse Institute during the final conference of the POMEDOR project.

Religion and Everyday Life and Culture 3 Volumes

Most mosques have a minaret from which the call to prayer (adhan) is announced five times a day to summon the ... In fact, the proliferation of madrasas is understood to be one of the defining features of religious life in the medieval ...

Author: Richard D. Hecht

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313342790

Category: Religion

Page: 1132

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This intriguing three-volume set explores the ways in which religion is bound to the practice of daily life and how daily life is bound to religion.

Patterns of Everyday Life

The manufactures of Iraq naturally fall into place after those of Baghdad. ... In the ancient Hellenistic world of Egypt, Syria, and northern Iraq (which recent discoveries have shown to be very strongly under Roman influence), ...

Author: David Waines

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351912563

Category: History

Page: 422

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This volume deals with fundamental aspects of the material life of Islamic societies in the formative period. Three broad sections comprise the scope of the book: the first on housing, the second on textiles and clothing, and the final one on food and drink. In each section, studies based upon both archaeological and literary sources are included. The aim of the collection is to highlight features of continuity between the pre-Islamic cultures of the Middle East and those other aspects which were introduced as a consequence of the development and spread of the Islamic religious tradition. The editor's introduction to the volume reviews the developments and current trends in each area, and notes the problems in constructing knowledge of the material civilisation of the early Islamic period.