Welcome to H-Mideast-Medieval, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-MidEast-Medieval is a digital network for scholars and others interested in the study of the Islamic lands of the Middle East during the medieval period (defined roughly as 500-1500 C.E.). The network is sponsored by Middle East Medievalists (MEM).

Recent Content

New Open Access Book: Revolutionizing a World: From Small States to Universalism in the Pre-Islamic Near East


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UCL Press is delighted to announce a brand new open access book that may be of interest to list subscribers: Revolutionizing a World: From Small States to Universalism in the Pre-Islamic Near East. Free download: https://goo.gl/ya77So


Lecture: Place History and Architectural Origin Stories in Early Byzantium, April 12, 2018

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, is pleased to announce the final lecture in its 2017–2018 lecture series:

Thursday, April 12, 2017, 6:15–7:45 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Place History and Architectural Origin Stories in Early Byzantium: Vestiges and Sense Memory
Ann Marie Yasin, University of Southern California


Universitat Bonn - research associate / assistant lecturer (TVL-E13),
Social Dependency in Pre-modern Eurasian history

Universitat Bonn - research associate (0.65 TVL-E13), "Slavery and
Loyalty: The Russian and Ottoman Empires"

Yale University - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies

Register now: The 16th Arabic Papyrology Webclass: Arabic Documents Referring to Jerusalem (7th - 16th centuries)

Although literary sources provide a very rich image of Muslim Jerusalem (7th-16th centuries), they mostly focus on religious buildings and feasts. In contrast to this, papyri and papers have a clear interest in routine economy. In order to  understand how markets and main streets worked; what houses and garden looked like; where food and water came from; how immigrants and residents interacted, etc., we will combine both. - We will read (mostly published) documents and discuss recents scholarship.

Cfp: 'The Qur'an: Text, Translation, and Culture' Conference, 9-10 November 2018


‘The Qur’an: Text, Translation, and Culture’
Friday 9–Saturday 10 November 2018
SOAS, University of London

Convenors: Prof. M.A.S. Abdel Haleem and Dr Mustafa Shah

Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2018