Send in your abstracts for our conference in Leiden, 2-6 December 2019! Deadline: 31 January 2019.    “The Ties that Bind”: Mechanisms and Structures of Social Dependency in the Early Islamic Empire, 2-6 December 2019 As part of the ERC-funded project, “Embedding Conquest, Naturalising Muslim Rule (600-1000)”, at Leiden University, this conference aims to bring together both senior and junior scholars to present research which illuminates the structures and mechanisms that allowed the early Islamic empire to function. The period to be focused on at the conference is roughly 600-1000 CE. Structures and mechanisms The papers should describe the way that local and regionalRead More →