Abstracts "The Reach of Empire"
Our conference aims at an interdisciplinary discussion of the reach of the early Islamic Empire. Abstracts of the presentations are available for you in this section.
"The Reach of Empire - The Early Islamic Empire at Work"
Maaike van Berkel (Radboud University): Political Communication or How to Reach the Unreachable
Antonia Bosanquet (Universität Hamburg): Shifting Trade Patterns in the ʿAbbāsid Province of Ifrīqiya
Eugenio Garosi (Basel University): A Language of Difference: ‘Imperial Arabic’ as a Social Identifier in the Early Islamic Empire (642-800)
Simon Gundelfinger (Universität Hamburg): Production and Trade Patterns in Early Islamic al-Shām
Hannah-Lena Hagemann (Universität Hamburg): The Limits of Imperial Control: The Jazīran North in the Early Islamic Period
Robert Haug (University of Cincinnati): Local, Regional, and Imperial Politics: Tabaristan and the Early Islamic Empire, Struggle and Integration at Multiple Scales
Stefan Heidemann (Universität Hamburg): The Economic and Cultural Reach of the Early Islamic Empire
Ahmad Khan (The American University of Cairo): Law and Empire on 8th December 923
Marie Legendre (University of Edingburgh): Central or Provincial Rationale? An Inquiry on Fiscal Centralization in the Early Islamic Empire
Andrew Marsham (Cambridge University): ‘Ideological Reach’ and the Umayyads: Legitimacy and Power in the 7th and 8th Century Islamic Empire
Harry Munt (York University): Oman and the Early Islamic Empire
Letizia Osti (University of Milano): Reaching out and Going out: Unbalances of Power in the Mid-4th/10th Century
Simon Pierre (Université Paris-Sorbonne): Ruling, Converting and Taxing the Christian Arab Tribes of Ǧazīra during the first Abbasid Century (c. 132/750-227/842)
Kianoosh Rezania (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): Zoroastrianism in the Early Islamic Period: Its Participation in ʿAbbāsid Theological-Philosophical Discourse and its Absence in the Transmission of Sasanian Culture
Christian Sahner (University of Oxford): Mardāwīj b. Ziyār (d. 323/935): The Last of the “Nativist Prophets” in Early Islamic Iran
Eline Scheerlinck (Leiden University): Administration and the Use of Coptic in Early Islamic Egypt. A Case Study on Taxes and Travel
Uriel Simonsohn (University of Haifa): The Liminal Place of Converts to Islam: Language, Law, Society, and Culture
Peter Verkinderen (Universität Hamburg): Taxing the Province – Taxation in Early Islamic Fārs
Chris Wickham (University of Oxford): Islamic, Byzantine and Latin exchange systems in the Mediterranean, 750-1050