Court Cultures In The Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries by Albrecht FuessCourt Cultures In The Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries by Albrecht Fuess

Court Cultures In The Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries

EditorAlbrecht Fuess, Jan-peter Hartung

Hardcover | January 14, 2011

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Courts and the complex phenomenon of the courtly society have received intensified interest in academic research over recent decades, however, the field of Islamic court culture has so far been overlooked. This book provides a comparative perspective on the history of courtly culture in Muslim societies from the earliest times to the nineteenth century, and presents an extensive collection of images of courtly life and architecture within the Muslim realm.

The thematic methodology employed by the contributors underlines their interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to issues of politics and patronage from across the Islamic world stretching from Cordoba to India. Themes range from the religious legitimacy of Muslim rulers, terminologies for court culture in Oriental languages, Muslim concepts of space for royal representation, accessibility of rulers, the role of royal patronage for Muslim scholars and artists to the growing influence of European courts as role models from the eighteenth century onwards. Discussing specific terminologies for courts in Oriental languages and explaining them to the non specialist, chapters describe the specific features of Muslim courts and point towards future research areas. As such, it fills this important gap in the existing literature in the areas of Islamic history, religion, and Islam in particular.

Albrecht Fuessis Professor of Islamic Studies at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. He specialises in the history of the Middle East (thirteenth to sixteenth centuries). Among his publications isVerbranntes Ufer: Auswirkungen mamlukischer Seepolitik auf Beirut und die syro-palästi...
Title:Court Cultures In The Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth CenturiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041557319X

ISBN - 13:9780415573191


Table of Contents

IntroductionAlbrecht Fuess, Jan-Peter Hartung Part I: Politics. The Prophet and the Early Caliphates 1. Did the Prophet Keep Court?Michael Cook  2. The Representation of the Early Islamic Empire and its Religion on Coin ImageryStefan Heidemann  3. Great Estates and Elite Lifestyles in the Fertile Crescent from Byzantium and Sasanian to IslamHugh Kennedy  4. Court and Courtiers: A Preliminary Investigation of Abbasid TerminologyNadia Maria El Cheikh Muslim Court Cultures of the Middle Ages 5. Redressing Injustice: "Ma'Älim" Jurisdictions at the Umayyad Court of Cordoba (Eighth-Eleventh Centuries CE)Christian Muller 6. Social Elites at the Fatimid CourtPaul E. Walker 7. Courts, Capitals and Kingship: Delhi and its Sultans in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries CESunil Kumar  8. Between DihlÄ«z and DÄr al-âAdl. Forms of Outdoor and Indoor Royal Representation at the Mamluk Court in EgyptAlbrecht Fuess 9. The Mongol Court in Baghdad: The Brothers JuwaynÄ« between Local Court and Central CourtHend Gilli-Elewy Muslim Court Cultures of Early Modernity 10. Monolithic or Dynamic? The Safavid Court and the Subaltern in the Late Seventeenth CenturyAndrew Newman  11. Court Culture and Cosmology in the Mughal Empire : HumÄyÅ«n and the Foundation of the dÄ«n-i ilÄhÄ«Eva Orthmann 12. Taming the Tribal Native: Court Culture and Politics in Eighteenth Century ShirazChristoph Werner 13. Global and Local Patterns of Communication at the Court of the Egyptian Khedives (1840â1880)Felix Konrad Part II: Patronage. Networks of Patronage 14. The Administration of Welfare under the MamluksLucian Reinfandt 15. Favouritism at the Ottoman Court in the Eighteenth CenturyHenning Sievert Sciences 16. Enacting the Rule of Islam: On Courtly Patronage of Religious Scholars in Medieval and Early Modern TimesJan-Peter Hartung  17. Ayyubid Princes and their Scholarly Clients from the Ancient SciencesSonja Brentjes Literature 18. Royal Dishes: On the Historical and Literary Anthropology of the Near and Middle EastStefan Leder  19. âThe Guidance of Kingdomsâ: Function of a Mirror for Princes at Court and its Representation of a CourtSyrinx von Hees Art and Architecture 20. Art and Architecture of the Artuqid CourtsLorenz Korn  21. Court Patronage and Public Space: AbÅ« âl-asan anÄ« al-Mulk and the Art of Persianizing the Other in Qajar IranAbbas Amanat  22. Theatres of Power and Piety: Architecture and Court Culture in Awadh, IndiaHussein Keshani