Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare.

Author: Abu 'Ali al-Muhassin ibn 'Ali al-Tanukhi

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: 1784531200

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Page: 336

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The Table Talk of a Mesopotamian Judge is a wonderful collection of anecdotes by judge and litterateur al-Tanukhi. He offers an entertaining personal view of the Middle East of the tenth century, revealing the vanities and amusements of life and celebrity in a Baghdad that was then the metropolis of the caliphate. Introduced by leading scholar Robert Irwin, it offers a witty reflection on his world and important insights for the history of storytelling in the Arabic world
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Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World

Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World

This book provides an intimate look into the daily life of the medieval Islamic world, and is thus an invaluable resource for students and general readers alike interested in understanding this world, so different, and yet so connected, to ...

Author: James E. Lindsay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313322708

Category: History

Page: 299

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From the time of its birth in Mecca in the 7th century C.E., Islam and the Islamic world rapidly expanded outward, extending to Spain and West Africa in the west, and to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent in the east. An examination of the daily life in these Islamic regions provides insight into a civilized, powerful, and economically stable culture, where large metropolitan centers such as Damascus, Baghdad, and Cairo thrived in many areas, including intellectual and scientific inquiry. In contrast with medieval Europe, there is little common knowledge in the West of the culture and history of this vibrant world, as different from our own in terms of the political, religious, and social values it possessed, as it is similar in terms of the underlying human situation that supports such values. This book provides an intimate look into the daily life of the medieval Islamic world, and is thus an invaluable resource for students and general readers alike interested in understanding this world, so different, and yet so connected, to our own.
Categories: History

Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare.

Author: D. S. Margoliouth

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1784531200

Category: History

Page: 624

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Stories of court life, money, torture, swindles, sex, dreams and disease, combine the comic with the sinister and bizarre. Always entertaining, and told with wit and eloquence, the result is a wonderful first-person account of everyday life in medieval Baghdad and its surroundings. This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare. This unique set contains a new introduction by one of the leading scholars of the Middle East, Robert Irwin.
Categories: History

Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare.

Author: Abu 'Ali Al-Muhassin Ibn 'Ali Al-Tanukhi

Publisher:

ISBN: 0755695100

Category: Baghdad (Iraq)

Page: 300

View: 639

"Stories of court life, money, torture, swindles, sex, dreams and disease, combine the comic with the sinister and bizarre. Always entertaining, and told with wit and eloquence, the result is a wonderful first-person account of everyday life in medieval Baghdad and its surroundings. This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare. This unique set contains a new introduction by one of the leading scholars of the Middle East, Robert Irwin."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Categories: Baghdad (Iraq)

Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Baghdad

Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Baghdad

Every day Muslim men went to one of Baghdad's mosques . Pious followers prayed five times a day , rising at dawn for the first prayer .

Author: Dawn Kotapish

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822532190

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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A historical exploration of events and daily life in Baghdad in both ancient and modern times.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Live Theatre and Dramatic Literature in the Medieval Arab World

Live Theatre and Dramatic Literature in the Medieval Arab World

Next he begins to satirise Baghdad , enumerating terms relating to swimming ,
boats and ships , as well as sailors ' expressions in the process , and goes ...
piety and depict everyday life in Baghdad . ... 46 Unlike the mimics 96 Medieval
Theatre.

Author: Shmuel Moreh

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001746994

Category: Arabic drama

Page: 205

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Categories: Arabic drama

Arab Social Life in the Middle Ages

Arab Social Life in the Middle Ages

Al-Hariri frequently used the tales as a subtle and indirect way of satirizing the prevailing social order, yet he was insistent that his work had an underlying moral purpose.

Author: Shirley Guthrie

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 9780863567841

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 766

This vivid portrait of everyday life in the medieval Arab world draws on thirteenth century miniatures from collections as far afield as St Petersburg and Istanbul. The wide range of topi covers every aspect of society in the 'Abbasid period, from life at court to the pomp and ceremony of the military, from the dispensing of justice to the bustle of the suq and slave market. The routine of village life is contrasted with the pleasures of urban society, and we are also introduced to the world of musicians and professional mourners. Women are shown not only as virtuous wives, and in childbirth, but as spirited and articulate individuals. The traditions of Arab hospitality are described, with scenes of drinking, feasting and etiquette. The author has illustrated her study with contemporary miniatures, principally those of al-Wasiti which accompany the celebrated Maqamat of al-Hariri. In his text, al-Hariri made no attempt to conceal his admiration for his unprincipled and thoroughly disreputable protagonist, Abu Zayd - who represents the voice of the common man and possibly provides a prototype for the popular picaresque heroes of later European literature. Al-Hariri frequently used the tales as a subtle and indirect way of satirizing the prevailing social order, yet he was insistent that his work had an underlying moral purpose. 'Guthrie's work is scholarly and her book is a mine of information on both basic and recondite features of Islamic society.' Robert Irwin, Times Literary Supplement 'Very lively and informative on a wide range of topi in medieval Islamic history. The book ... is eminently accessible to students and non-specialists, and is certainly one that merits close attention.' Medical History 'An essential read for Arabs and non-Arabs alike.' al-Hayat
Categories: History

Daily Life in the Islamic Golden Age

Daily Life in the Islamic Golden Age

This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in the Islamic Golden Age,including Baghdad around AD900.

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406288094

Category: Islamic Empire

Page: 48

View: 700

This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in the Islamic Golden Age,including Baghdad around AD900. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.
Categories: Islamic Empire

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

2. Turkey— History— 1960- 1. Kedourie, Sylvia II. Middle Eastern Studies v. 35,
no. 4. KOTAPISH, Dawn 956.7'47 Daily life in ancient and modern Baghdad / by
Dawn Kotapish; illustrated by Ray Webb. Minneapolis: Runestone Press, 1999. p
.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111050469

Category: Books

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Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam

Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam

Acculturation required linguistic skills and blending into society and everyday life
. The undermining of the acculturation option forced them to convert to Islam .
Medieval Baghdad must have been a remarkable city : large , densely populated
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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822041025073

Category: Arab countries

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Categories: Arab countries

Everyday Life in the Ancient Arab and Islamic World

Everyday Life in the Ancient Arab and Islamic World

Traces the history of the Arab and Islamic world, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, their religion, customs, architecture, agriculture, and wars.

Author: Nicola Barber

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583407073

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 603

Traces the history of the Arab and Islamic world, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, their religion, customs, architecture, agriculture, and wars.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Selections From the Art of Party Crashing

Selections From the Art of Party Crashing

Compiled in the eleventh century, this collection of irreverent and playful anecdotes celebrates eating, drinking, and general merriment.

Author: Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815651796

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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Selove provides a humorous selection of anecdotes from al-Baghdadi’s The Art of Party-Crashing, a book about enjoying food, flirtation and everyday life in Medieval Iraq. The passages are full of ribald jokes, roguish tricksters, and joyful outpourings of spontaneous eloquence.
Categories: Humor

Multidisciplinary approaches to food and foodways in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean

Multidisciplinary approaches to food and foodways in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean

... reconstruction of everyday life in the past, particularly in the field of the history of medieval nutrition, depends upon the nature of the respective ...

Author: Collectif

Publisher: MOM Éditions

ISBN: 9782356681737

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

View: 908

This volume brings together archaeologists, archaeological scientists and historians contributing different specialisms to an emerging field of research: food and foodways in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean. It presents the output of the POMEDOR project “People, pottery and food in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean” funded by the French National Research Agency. POMEDOR focused on changes in transitional periods, such as the Crusades and the Turkish conquests, as viewed through archaeological and archaeometric studies of pottery. The volume offers a wider scope, with research based on archaeobotany, archaeozoology, biological anthropology, and the study of archaeological structures, texts and iconography. Last but not least, it reveals the recipes conceived for a “Byzantine” dinner, held at the Paul Bocuse Institute during the final conference of the POMEDOR project.
Categories: Social Science

Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Adams, Heartland of Cities: Surveys of Ancient Settlement and Land Use on the ... Land Behind Baghdad (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965), 7-12; ...

Author: Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313294976

Category: History

Page: 346

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The ancient world of Mesopotamia (from Sumer to the subsequent division into Babylonia and Assyria) vividly comes alive in this portrayal of the time period from 3100 bce to the fall of Assyria (612 bce) and Babylon (539 bce). Students, teachers, and interested readers will discover fascinating details about the lives of these people taken from the ancients' own quotations and descriptions. These detailed anecdotes from the people themselves easily convey factual material. A wealth of information is provided on such varied topics as: education; literature; mathematics and science; city vs. country life; family life; and religion, as well as many other subjects.
Categories: History

Religion and Everyday Life and Culture 3 Volumes

Religion and Everyday Life and Culture  3 Volumes

In fact, the proliferation of madrasas is understood to be one of the defining features of religious life in the medieval Muslim world.

Author: Richard D. Hecht

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313342790

Category: Religion

Page: 1132

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This intriguing three-volume set explores the ways in which religion is bound to the practice of daily life and how daily life is bound to religion.
Categories: Religion

Day of Honey

Day of Honey

A luminous portrait of life in the Middle East, Day of Honey weaves history, cuisine, and firsthand reporting into a fearless, intimate exploration of everyday survival. In the fall of 2003, Annia Ciezadlo spent her honeymoon in Baghdad.

Author: Annia Ciezadlo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416584226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 365

A luminous portrait of life in the Middle East, Day of Honey weaves history, cuisine, and firsthand reporting into a fearless, intimate exploration of everyday survival. In the fall of 2003, Annia Ciezadlo spent her honeymoon in Baghdad. Over the next six years, while living in Baghdad and Beirut, she broke bread with Shiites and Sunnis, warlords and refugees, matriarchs and mullahs. Day of Honey is her memoir of the hunger for food and friendship—a communion that feeds the soul as much as the body in times of war. Reporting from occupied Baghdad, Ciezadlo longs for normal married life. She finds it in Beirut, her husband’s hometown, a city slowly recovering from years of civil war. But just as the young couple settles into a new home, the bloodshed they escaped in Iraq spreads to Lebanon and reawakens the terrible specter of sectarian violence. In lucid, fiercely intelligent prose, Ciezadlo uses food and the rituals of eating to illuminate a vibrant Middle East that most Americans never see. We get to know people like Roaa, a determined young Kurdish woman who dreams of exploring the world, only to see her life under occupation become confined to the kitchen; Abu Rifaat, a Baghdad book lover who spends his days eavesdropping in the ancient city’s legendary cafés; Salama al-Khafaji, a soft-spoken dentist who eludes assassins to become Iraq’s most popular female politician; and Umm Hassane, Ciezadlo’s sardonic Lebanese mother-in-law, who teaches her to cook rare family recipes—which are included in a mouthwatering appendix of Middle Eastern comfort food. As bombs destroy her new family’s ancestral home and militias invade her Beirut neighborhood, Ciezadlo illuminates the human cost of war with an extraordinary ability to anchor the rhythms of daily life in a larger political and historical context. From forbidden Baghdad book clubs to the oldest recipes in the world, Ciezadlo takes us inside the Middle East at a historic moment when hope and fear collide. Day of Honey is a brave and compassionate portrait of civilian life during wartime—a moving testament to the power of love and generosity to transcend the misery of war.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta

The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta

This is a gripping treatment of the life and times of one of history's most daring, and at the same time most human, discoverers.

Author: Professor David Waines

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857718594

Category: History

Page: 240

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Ibn Battuta was, without doubt, one of the world's truly great travellers. Born in 14th century Morocco, and a contemporary of Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta has left us an account in his own words of his remarkable journeys throughout the Islamic world and beyond: journeys punctuated by adventure and peril, and stretching from his home in Tangiers to Zaytun in faraway China. Whether sojourning in Delhi and the Maldives, wandering through the mazy streets of Cairo and Damascus, or contesting with pirates and shipwreck, the indefatigable Ibn Battuta brings to vivid life a medieval world brimming with marvel and mystery. Carefully observing the great diversity of civilizations which he encountered, Ibn Battuta exhibits an omnivorous interest in such matters as food and drink, religious differences (between Christians, Hindus and Shi'a Muslims), ideas about purity and impurity, disease, women and sex. Recounting the many miracles which its author claims to have experienced personally, his al-rihla or 'Travelogue' is a fascinating mosaic of mysticism and reportage offering a prototype magic realism. David Waines discusses the subtleties of the al-rihla, revealing all the wonders of Ibn Battuta's world to the modern reader. This is a gripping treatment of the life and times of one of history's most daring, and at the same time most human, discoverers.
Categories: History

Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

MILITARY AFFAIRS HANDBOOK TO LIFE IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA EVERYDAY LIFE HANDBOOK ... At the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, portable antiquities were packed up and ...

Author: Stephen Bertman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816074815

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 932

Explores the lifestyles of ancient Mesopotamia, including the civilization, rulers and leaders, economics, and more.
Categories: History

A City Through Time

A City Through Time

Follow the story of a city from an ancient colony to a vast modern metropolis through stunning full-colour illustrations.

Author: Steve Noon

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409333715

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 625

Take a 12,000-year walk through history Follow the story of a city from ancient colony to vast modern metropolis with A City Through Time. In this stunning update of the popular original, let the full-colour illustrations transport you back to another age, as the award-winning Steve Noon brings the past to life in style. Panoramic scenes in the unique cutaway style are packed with colourful pictures showing everyday life in the city across the centuries, and pop-up descriptions make sure the details aren't lost as you meet the characters who live and work there. Plus each scene has a page devoted to key features, so you can get up close to a Roman bath-house, a medieval castle or a modern skyscraper. Featuring a photographic section that profiles great cities through history and a glossary that tells you what you need to know about architecture, technology, work and costumes throughout the ages. Revised and updated for a new generation, Steve Noon's A City Through Time is perfect for parents and children to look at together or for school projects. The more you look, the more you'll see.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction