Fighting for wealth, power and prestige: Elites in the Early Muslim Caliphate

Fighting for wealth, power and prestige: Elites in the Early Muslim Caliphate

By Alon Dar Patricians, upper stratum, ruling class, notables, and elite. These are only some of the terms that we come across when reading about the upper classes in the Medieval Caliphate. But does it make sense to use this…

Cooperating on Contesting Empires

Cooperating on Contesting Empires

On September 17 and 18, 2020 we as EMCO Team organized our first online conference:┬áContesting Empires: Sogdiana, Bactria and Gandhara between the Sasanian empire, the Tang dynasty and the Muslim Caliphate (ca. 600-1000 CE). In preparing for the event we…

Playing the CyberSultan: Videogames and the Islamic Empire

Playing the CyberSultan: Videogames and the Islamic Empire

I have been thinking a lot about representation of the early Islamic empires lately, and this has led me down a series of interesting rabbit holes that have distracted me from my research, but have enriched what I am doing….

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