The Historical Topography of Samarra

The Historical Topography of Samarra

This is the first fundamentally new work to come out in half a century on one of the world's most famous Islamic archaeological sites: Samarra, in Iraq.

Author: Alastair Northedge

Publisher: British School of Archaeology in

ISBN: 0903472228

Category: History

Page: 375

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This is the first fundamentally new work to come out in half a century on one of the world's most famous Islamic archaeological sites: Samarra, in Iraq. This capital of the Abbasid caliphs in the 9th century is not only one of the largest urban sites worldwide, but also gives us the essence of what the physical appearance of the caliphate was like, for early Baghdad is long lost. Northedge sets out to explain the history and development of this enormous site, 45 km long, using both archaeological and textual sources to weave a new interpretation of how the city worked: its four caliphal palaces, four Friday mosques, cantonments for the military and for the palace servants, houses for the men of state and generals. This is a revised edition.
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Medieval Islamic Civilization L Z index

Medieval Islamic Civilization  L Z  index

Northedge , A. " An Interpretation of the Palace of the Caliph at Samarra ( Dar al -
Khilafa or Jawsaq al - Khaqani ) . ” Ars Orientalis 23 ( 1993 ) : 143-171 . The
Historical Topography of Samarra . Samarra Studies 1 , British Academy ...

Author: Josef W. Meri

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415966922

Category: Civilization, Islamic

Page: 878

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Categories: Civilization, Islamic

Abbasid Studies IV

Abbasid Studies IV

Northedge (The Historical Topography of Samarra, 168, note 606) observes that
this manner of dressing troops is well attested in “Iranian” statuary and paintings
from very early on. 21 Al-Kindī, The Governors andJudges of Egypt, 451.

Author: Monique Bernards

Publisher: Gibb Memorial Trust

ISBN: 9780906094792

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Soon after their successful revolution in 750 AD, the Abb?sids supplanted the Umayyad dynasty, built the new city of Baghdad, Iraq which became the capital of the Islamic Empire. The civilization that the Abb?sids helped to create carried forth the torch of knowledge lit by ancient Greece, Rome, Byzantium, and Persia. Adding many of their own unique contributions, the Abb?sid dynasty left an indelible mark on the history of humankind. This current selection of ?Abb?sid Studies presents a colourful mosaic of new research into classical Arabic texts that sheds light on significant historical, political, cultural and religious aspects of the ?Abb?sid era and provides insight into how the fundamentals of philology are shaped. Wonderful vistas of ancient dreams open up while ?Abb?sid armies clatter and collide; images are conjured of murderous caliphs, foreign looking littérateurs and talking objects. We see a lively self portrait of a scholar struggling with the presentation of his own image and a Persian courtier on exploratory missions around the globe obtaining eyewitness testimony of the wonders of the world. We learn of magic pools, all-seeing mirrors, the kidnapping of a lute-playing shepherd; a Baghdadi party-pooper at an Isfahani social gathering monopolising all participants with an amazing speech until the narrator drunkenly passes out on the floor, and much more. ?Abb?sid Studies IV is the latest contribution to the new series of The Occasional Papers of the School of ?Abb?sid Studies. The contributors to this book are David Bennett, Amikam Elad, Antonella Ghersetti, Joseph Lowry, Letizia Osti, Ignacio Sanchez, Emily Selove, John Turner, Johan Weststeijn, and Travis Zadeh.
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Cities Texts and Social Networks 400 1500

Cities  Texts  and Social Networks  400 1500

To understand the issues involved here it is necessary briefly to discuss the
history of the debate4 . ... The most important recent account of the foundation of
an Islamic city can be found in Northedge , The Historical Topography of Samarra
.

Author: Caroline Goodson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754667235

Category: History

Page: 361

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Offering a new interpretation of the pre-modern urban past, Cities, Texts and Social Networks highlights contemporary experiences of the city and their mediation through written, visual and environmental evidence. Comprising twelve essays that model important new ways of re-imagining the urban world, it points to significant patterns of socialisation in medieval urban milieus, particularly with respect to the role of sanctity, the evolution of charitable landscapes and the coalescence of formal institutions and informal networks of human interaction.
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Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture

Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture

Alastair Northedge, The Historical Topography of Samarra (London, 2005), 133–
50, with full bibliography. 5. Grabar, Formation, 12–15. 6. Ernst Herzfeld, Der
Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik (Berlin, 1923);
idem, ...

Author: Gülru Neci̇poğlu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004173279

Category: Social Science

Page: 395

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"Muqarnas" is sponsored by The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. In "Muqarnas" articles are being published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

32 , for drank read drunk P. 519 , footnote 109 , for Palace read Among the
palaces at Samarrā was that P. 528 ... A new work on the topography of
Constantinople , by A. van Millingen ( Byzantine Constantinople , the walls of the
city and ...

Author: Edward Gibbon

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293009875323

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page:

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Categories: Byzantine Empire

A History of the Eastern Roman Empire

A History of the Eastern Roman Empire

The unpopularity of the insolent Turkish guards among the inhabitants of
Baghdad drove Mutasim into leaving the capital, and during the secession to
Samarra, which lasted for sixty years, they tyrannized over their masters, like the
Praetorians of past and the Janissaries of future history. ... The following
description is de- the topography is elucidated by rived from Le Strange's
exhaustive numerous plans.

Author: J. B. Bury

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108083218

Category: History

Page: 554

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This 1912 work argues that the 'Amorian epoch' of the ninth century should not be overshadowed by the better-known periods of Byzantine history before and after it. Bury describes how iconoclasm again became a cause of civil strife, and wars on the eastern frontier strained the empire's resources.
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History of the Eastern Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil

History of the Eastern Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil

... among the inhabitants of Baghdad drove Mutasim into leaving the capital, and
during the secession to Samarra, which lasted for sixty years, they tyrannized
over their masters, like the Praetorians of past and the Janissaries of future
history. ... 237. authorities are given throughout, and 3 The following description
is de- the topography is elucidated by rived from Le Strange's exhaustive
numerous plans.

Author: J. B. Bury

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781605204215

Category: History

Page: 548

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This classic history of the Eastern Roman Empire-first published in 1912 and a companion to Bury's two-volume History of the Later Roman Empire-remains one of the most readable works on the era, and is highly recommended for students of Roman culture. This essential volume covers: [ the reigns of Nicephorus I, Stauracius, and Michael I, (A.D. 802-813) [ Leo V, the Armenian, and the revival of Iconoclasm (A.D. 813-820) [ Michael II, the Amorian (A.D. 820-829) [ Theophilus (A.D. 829-842) [ Michael III (A.D. 842-867) [ financial and military administration [ the Saracen wars [ relations with the Western Empire [ the conversion of Slavs and Bulgarians [ and much, much more. British historian JOHN BAGNELL BURY (1861-1927) was professor of modern history at Cambridge. His writings, known for a readability combined with a scholarly depth, include History of Greece (1900) and Idea of Progress (1920).
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Archaeological Researches in Palestine During the Years 1873 1874

Archaeological Researches in Palestine During the Years 1873 1874

This will I hope be clear from the historical and topographical considerations
following . Rehoboam , King of Judah ... mina , own wife to the Pharaoh . This
matrimonial From Jerusalem to Sebaste ( Samarra ) , and from Sebaste to Gaza .
287.

Author: Charles Clermont-Ganneau

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556034968768

Category: Eretz Israel

Page:

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Categories: Eretz Israel

Medieval Urban Landscape in Northeastern Mesopotamia

Medieval Urban Landscape in Northeastern Mesopotamia

Investigates the sites which formed an urban network from 6th to 19th centuries in the region of northeastern Mesopotamia, bounded by the rivers Great Zāb, Little Zāb and Tigris.

Author: Lenka Starkova

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 1784915181

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 701

Investigates the sites which formed an urban network from 6th to 19th centuries in the region of northeastern Mesopotamia, bounded by the rivers Great Zāb, Little Zāb and Tigris.
Categories: History

The Merits of Protestantism Demonstrated by the Character of Man

The Merits of Protestantism Demonstrated by the Character of Man

Embracing the Topography of His Residence at Various Periods of His Existence,
from the Earliest Recorded Time to the Present Century H. John Lewis ... Thus
below Samarra , once the regal seat of several Abasside khalifs , there was a
large canal drawn to a considerable distance to the west of the ... Two other
canals are mentioned by Xenophon , as occurring in the HISTORY OF THE
CHALDEANS .

Author: H. John Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002138386K

Category: Protestantism

Page:

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Categories: Protestantism

Seistan

Seistan

A Memoir on the History, Topography, Ruins, and People of the Country, in Four
Parts George Passman Tate ... cut down by the Caliph's order and carried to
Sāmarrā ( north of Baghdad ) to be used in the construction of the J'afariya
palace .

Author: George Passman Tate

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C052250237

Category: Sistan (Iran and Afghanistan)

Page:

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Categories: Sistan (Iran and Afghanistan)

Literature After Globalization

Literature After Globalization

Similarly, if the chronomosaics document world history, then they do so by
building a tableau of moments in various nations' histories. ... Samarra!' –
connotes not only drifting or migration, but reincarnation and transmigration (as
well as the Iraqi city of the Babylonian myth ... And Sam's and Hailey's
travelogues asymmetrically mirror each other when they describe their
surpassing of topography in the ...

Author: Philip Leonard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441105783

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014 Literature after Globalization offers a detailed study of recent literary and theoretical responses to technology, globalization, and national identity. Focusing on texts of the the 1990s and 2000s, particularly novels and other writing by Mark Danielewski, Hari Kunzru, Indra Sinha, and Neal Stephenson, it charts a departure from narratives of globalization which declare the collapse of national cultures, and it considers how national sovereignty has been reinvented and reasserted in the face of technology's transnational effects. Drawing upon recent theoretical responses to technology and culture (including work by Yochai Benkler, Manuel Castells, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, N. Katherine Hayles, Paul Virilio, and McKenzie Wark) this book will explore how, in these novels, the notion of an inclusive globalization has been replaced by a sense of national globalism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Baghdad

Baghdad

Baghdad During the Abbasid Caliphate was first published in 1900 and is, according to the author, the first attempt at a complete history and topographic outline of the city of Baghdad during the reign of the Abbasids, who ruled from 750 to ...

Author: Guy Le Strange

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616405328

Category: History

Page: 432

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Baghdad During the Abbasid Caliphate was first published in 1900 and is, according to the author, the first attempt at a complete history and topographic outline of the city of Baghdad during the reign of the Abbasids, who ruled from 750 to 1258 A.D. In addition to including a chronological timetable, this work contains the history of the foundation of Baghdad, the building of the canals, gates, roads, trenches, quarters, and palaces (all in great detail), and descriptions of the early, middle, and late periods of the Abbasid Caliphate. This work is ideal for scholars of ancient world and Middle East history, especially those interested in early studies of Islam. GUY LE STRANGE (1854-1933) was born in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England, as the youngest son of Henry L'Estrange Styleman. He studied Arabic and Persian at the College de France in Paris, after which he spent many years traveling and living abroad in Persia, Florence, and Palestine. He settled in Cambridge in 1907, where he contributed to The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, of which he was a member until his death. Le Strange was the editor and translator of several well-known books on the Middle East and Islam, establishing him as one of the most recognized historical geographers of medieval Islam to write in English.
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Muhammadan Architecture in Egypt and Palestine

Muhammadan Architecture in Egypt and Palestine

His later historical and topographical works 1 have shed so much light on the
connexion between the social life and the ... At the same time important work at
Sāmarrā , Mshatta , and many of the great castles of Western Asia has been ...

Author: Martin Shaw Briggs

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026001407

Category: Architecture

Page: 255

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Categories: Architecture

Babylonian Problems

Babylonian Problems

The description of the region south of Samarra in Vol. I., pp. 60 ff., of this ... The
history of the topographical study of the central Tigris was begun by British
officers and carried on by them ; and here it is finished by one of them. Colonel
Lane ...

Author: William Horsburgh Lane

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008380225

Category: Babylon (Extinct city)

Page: 350

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Categories: Babylon (Extinct city)

The New Larned History for Ready Reference Reading and Research

The New Larned History for Ready Reference  Reading and Research

The Actual Words of the World's Best Historians, Biographers and Specialists; a
Complete System of History for All ... There is good reason for believing that
Herodotus had really visited Babylon, for the topographical details which he
gives bear frequently the stamp of an eyewitness. ... northern Accad (see Akkad).
the dividing line between them being approximately drawn from Samarra on the
Tigris to ...

Author: Josephus Nelson Larned

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013438143

Category: History

Page: 10855

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Categories: History

The Athen um

The Athen  um

... important works of — to menwords , respectively a short time before and seat in
Sámarrá , and Baghdad remained tion ... serious St. Mark and in Acts are
incapable of reconsuccinct epitome of the history of Baghdad topographical
works .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112042710662

Category:

Page:

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

For seven Harnack , Kunze , and Anz . Compared with authorities , Ya'kúbí ,
describes the various reigns Sámarrá was to ... serious St. Mark and in Acts are
incapable of reconsuccinct epitome of the history of Baghdad topographical
works .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C031136255

Category:

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Gog and Magog in Early Eastern Christian and Islamic Sources

Gog and Magog in Early Eastern Christian and Islamic Sources

Van Donzel and Schmidt consider the travel account as historical. This volume presents a translation of the source while at the same time it carefully looks into other Eastern Christian and Muslim traditions of the famous lore.

Author: Emeri J. van Donzel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004174160

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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Alexander's Alleged Wall Against Gog and Magog, often connected with the enclosure of the apocalyptic people, was a widespread theme among Syriac Christians in Mesopotamia. In the ninth century Sallam the Interpreter dictated an account of his search for the barrier to the Arab geographer Ibn Khurradadhbih. The reliability of Sallam's journey from Samarra to Western China and back (842-45), however, has always been a highly contested issue. Van Donzel and Schmidt consider the travel account as historical. This volume presents a translation of the source while at the same time it carefully looks into other Eastern Christian and Muslim traditions of the famous lore. A comprehensive survey reconstructs the political and topographical data. As so many other examples, this story pays witness to the influence of the Syriac Christian tradition on Koran and Muslim Traditions.
Categories: Social Science