“The Medieval City in the Islamic World” (international workshop), 14 déc. 2012, Univ. of Antwerp

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eP0tDD2WzjE/UMT8a8wj3oI/AAAAAAAAC98/Gss6QloAt6Q/s1600/The+Medieval+City+in+the+Islmaic+World.pngIn a joint effort with the Centre for Turkish Studies (RU Gent), the CSG will host an international workshop on ‘The Medieval City in the Islamic World’. The purpose will be to ascertain knowledge and research on urban history in Northern Africa and the Middle-East, spanning the period between the 7th and 16th century.


09.15 Introduction (Peter Stabel)

From the West to the East: western perceptions of the medieval Islamic world
Chair Peter Stabel

09.30 Introduction
09.40 Jelle De Rock (Ghent University, IUAP) Images of the Islamic city in the late medieval Low Countries
10.00 Tineke Van de Walle (University of Antwerp, CSG) Jerusalem and Cairo in western travel accounts from the 15th and 16th century
10.20 Comments and discussion
10.50 Coffee

Recent work on medieval cities in the Islamic world
Chair Tim Soens

11.10 Introduction
11.20 Hilmi Kaçar (Ghent University) Constantinople / Istanbul: constructing an empire on a city
11.40 Jelle Bruning (University of Leiden) Governing an old capital in a new province: Alexandria versus Fustat in early Islamic Egypt
12.00 Simon O’Meara (Utrecht University) The Kaaba and the City
12.20 Comments and discussion
13.00 Lunch

Approaches of comparative history of medieval cities in the European and Islamic world
Chair Jo Van Steenbergen

14.00 Introduction
14.10 Patrick Lantschner (Oxford University) Fragmented Cities in the Later Middle Ages: Contention in the Urban Belts of Europe and the Near East
14.30 James Davis (Queen’s University Belfast) Common Foundations: Local Trade Across the Medieval World
14.50 Peter Stabel (University of Antwerp, CSG) Guild or no guilds. Is this the question? Economic regulation in the medieval city in the Islamic world. Some thoughts by an outsider
15.10 Comments and discussion
15.40 Coffee

The city in a Mamluk context
Chair Jan Dumolyn

16.00 Introduction
16.10 Linda Northrup (University of Toronto) Qalawun’s Endowment for the Mansuri Hospital and City Building in Early Mamluk Egypt
16.30 Jo Van Steenbergen (Ghent University) Ritual, Politics and the City in Mamluk Cairo: the Bayna l-Qasrayn as a dynamic ‘lieu de mémoire’ (1250-1382)
16.50 Comments and discussion

17.20 Conclusions and after thoughts Henk De Smaele followed by closing discussion
18.00 Drinks (Agora)

Participation is free, but all participants should register before 1 December.

More information and registration: tineke.vandewalle@ua.ac.be




Agrégée d'Espagnol et docteur en Histoire médiévale à l'Université de Nantes, elle travaille sur les mudéjars/morisques et la littérature aljamiada (Espagne, XV-XVIe s.).

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