Diverging Paths?. Cover

Diverging Paths?. Cover

Diverging Paths? The Shape of Power and Institutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam

Edited by John Hudson, University of St. Andrews and Ana Rodríguez, CCHS-CSIC

Diverging Paths? investigates an important question, to which the answers must be very complex: “why did certain sorts of institutionalisation and institutional continuity characterise government and society in Christendom by the later Middle Ages, but not the Islamic world, whereas the reverse end-point might have been predicted from the early medieval situation?”

Diverging Paths? The Shapes of Power and Institutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam. Edited by John Hudson and Ana Rodríguez. Leiden-Boston: Brill Publishers, 2014. Main Series: The Medieval Mediterranean, Vol. 101
ISBN: 978-90-04-27736-6

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Edited by John Hudson, University of St. Andrews and Ana Rodríguez, CCHS-CSIC

Diverging Paths? investigates an important question, to which the answers must be very complex: “why did certain sorts of institutionalisation and institutional continuity characterise government and society in Christendom by the later Middle Ages, but not the Islamic world, whereas the reverse end-point might have been predicted from the early medieval situation?” This core question lies within classic historiographical debates, to which the essays in the volume, written by leading medievalists, make significant contributions. The papers, drawing on a wide range of evidence and methodologies, span the middle ages, chronologically and geographically. At the same time, the core question relates to matters of strong contemporary interest, notably the perceived characteristics of power exercised within Islamic Middle Eastern regimes.

Contributors are Stuart Airlie, Gadi Algazi, Sandro Carocci, Simone Collavini, Emanuele Conte, Nadia El Cheikh, Maribel Fierro, John Hudson, Caroline Humfress, Michel Kaplan, Hugh Kennedy, Simon MacLean, Eduardo Manzano, Susana Naroztky, Annliese Nef, Vivien Prigent, Ana Rodríguez, Magnus Ryan and Bernard Stolte.

Diverging Paths? The Shapes of Power and Institutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam. Edited by John Hudson and Ana Rodríguez. Leiden-Boston: Brill Publishers, 2014. Main Series: The Medieval Mediterranean, Vol. 101
ISBN: 978-90-04-27736-6
ISSN: 0928-5520

 

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