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mahdar/mahzar in Ilkhanid Baghdad

Dear all, 

I am looking for further references or examples for the usage of the term mahdar/mahzar as a public attestation or statement signed by several prominent religious figures and published or circulated in the pre modern period (aside from the well-known example of Akbar's mahdar from 1579). I am currently examening several references to such documents in both Arabic and Persian Ilkhanid-era sources and was hoping that someone might be able to refer me to a useful discussion of the term (outside of the court-usage context).

Thank you, 

Jonathan Brack 

PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Michigan 

 

 

 

CFP Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms

ARABAPHCOMM Conference: Call for Papers The ‘Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms’ Project invites abstracts for a conference to be held 9-11 April 2015. The project investigates the rich tradition of Arabic interaction with this particular medical text (as outlined below), and the conference will tackle a range of themes, to be addressed in five panels. We welcome abstracts falling within any of these categories. The conference offers a unique opportunity to interact with the materials being studied several years before the project’s completion, since participants will be granted access to our resources.

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Call for papers: Sphero-conical vessel . A passionate debate over the fire grenades in the Muslim World

The Sphero-conical vessel

A passionate debate over the fire grenades in the Muslim World

Organised by

Stephane Pradines (ISMC-AKU) and Julie Monchamp (IFAO)

French Institute of Archaeology, Cairo
17 December 2014


As part of the research program: ‘Wars, cultures and societies in the medieval Middle East’, the French Institute of Archaeology in Cairo organizes a seminar on the sphero-conical vessel in military context.


The objective of the seminar is to reopen the passionate debate on Islamic pseudo grenades or sphero-conicals.