Book Announcement: Grounded Identities: Territory and Belonging in the Medieval and Early Modern Middle East and Mediterranean

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Dear Colleagues,

 

In case you are interested-- especially if you would like to review—please consider the following:

 

Grounded Identities: Territory and Belonging in the Medieval and Early Modern Middle East and Mediterranean (Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2019).

 

Editor: Steve Tamari, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA stamari@siue.edu

 

Overview:

Grounded Identities: Territory and Belonging in the Medieval and Early Modern Middle East and Mediterranean is a collection of essays on attachment to specific lands including Kurdistan, Andalusia and the Maghrib, and geographical Syria in the pre-modern Islamicate world. Together these essays put a premium on the affective and cultural dimensions of such attachments, fluctuations in the meaning and significance of lands in the face of historical transformations and, at the same time, the real and persistent qualities of lands and human attachments to them over long periods of time. These essays demonstrate that grounded identities are persistent and never static. 
 

Readership:

Historians of the pre-modern Islamicate world, especially those interested in the relationship between place and identity, be they specialists, graduate students, and/or educated lay readers. This book will also be of interest to those interested in the pre-modern history of Kurdistan, Andalusia and the Maghrib, and geographical Syria.

 

Contents:

Steve Tamari, “Introduction: Lands and Loyalties in the Scholarship of Medieval and Early Modern Islamicate History”
 

Boris James (Institut Français du Proche-Orient), “The Construction of a Kurdish Political Space in the Middle Ages: Kurdish In-betweenness, Mamluk Ethnic Engineering, and the Emergence of al-Mamlaka al-Ḥasina al-Akradiyya (1130-1340 CE)”
 

Zayde Antrim (Trinity College, USA), “Becoming Syrian: Aleppo in Ibn al-ʿAdim’s Bughyat al-Talab fi Taʾrikh Halab


Alexander Elinson (Hunter College, USA), “Lisan al-Din ibn al-Khatib (d. 1374 CE) and the Definition of the Fourteenth-Century Muslim West

 

Mary Hoyt Halavais (Sonoma State University, USA), “Going Home: Andalusia and Exile in the Seventeenth Century"
 

Steve Tamari, “The Land of Syria in the Late Seventeenth Century: ʿAbd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi and Linking City and Countryside through Study, Travel, and Worship”

 

For review copies, please contact Brill at: https://brill.com/form?name=ReviewBookForm.