The great conquests of the seventh and eight centuries brought under Arab-Muslim control an area that stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian subcontinent. Military conquests on this scale are remarkable enough; the establishment of a stable empire in the centuries that followed is even more so. How did a military minority succeed in asserting and maintaining durable political dominance over the diverse and dispersed territories of their conquest domains? In short, how was the establishment of the caliphate realised in the aftermath of the conquests?
This conference explores the dynamics of negotiation in the process of conquest and the subsequent building of the caliphate. How did the terms of conquest – the accommodations and agreements made with subjected cities, regions and their representatives – and the ways in which they were re-evaluated in subsequent centuries contribute to the establishment of short and long-term caliphal rule? In other words how were relations between the different stakeholders of the caliphate shaped by the experiences and memories of the negotiated conditions of the conquest?
Please find the programme here.
On Thursday 12 September the conference takes place in Gravensteen 0.11. On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September we welcome you in the Vossius room in the University Library.
|Michal Biran||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|Philip Booth||University of Oxford|
|Jelle Bruning||Leiden University|
|Simon Coupland||University of Cambridge|
|Corisande Fenwick||University College London|
|Timothy Greenwood||University of St. Andrews|
|Janneke de Jong||Radboud University|
|Nancy Khalek||Brown University|
|Doug Lee||Nottingham University|
|Milka Levy-Rubin||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|Ecaterina Lung||University of Bucharest|
|Derryl MacLean||Simon Fraser University|
|Harry Munt||University of York|
|Annliese Nef||Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne|
|Antonio Panaino||University of Bologna|
|Janina Safran||Pennsylvania State University|
|Georgios Theotokis||Bogazici University|
|Zhan Zhang||New York University|
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