Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 9 of 9 items for

  • Author or Editor: Bruno De Nicola x
  • Search level: All x
Clear All
In: Soldatinnen
Author: Bruno De Nicola

In the medieval Middle East, the Sufi experience was not only a male enterprise. Women also participated in the development of this mystical representation of Islam in different ways. Despite the existence of scholarly studies on Sufism in medieval Anatolia, the role played by women in this period has generally been overlooked. Only recently have studies started to highlight the relevance that some of these Sufi ladies had in spreading Sufism in the Middle East. Accounts of women’s deeds are especially abundant in hagiographic literature produced in the seventh/thirteenth and eighth/fourteenth centuries. However, it has been generally downgraded as historically unreliable for consisting of biased ‘inside accounts’ of the lives of Sufi shaykhs and their followers. This article has a twofold goal: first, to investigate what information hagiographies provide about the role of women in medieval Anatolia; and second, to try to vindicate the option of using hagiographic literature as a relevant source of information in researching aspects of cultural history that cannot be found in other source materials.

In: Journal of Sufi Studies
In: The Mongols' Middle East
In: The Mongols' Middle East
In: The Mongols' Middle East
In: The Mongols' Middle East
Continuity and Transformation in Ilkhanid Iran
The Mongols’ Middle East: Continuity and Transformation in Ilkhanid Iran offers a collection of academic articles that investigate different aspects of Mongol rule in 13th- and 14th-century Iran. Sometimes treated only as part of the larger Mongol Empire, the volume focuses on the Ilkhanate (1258-1335) with particular reference to its relations with its immediate neighbours. It is divided into four parts, looking at the establishment, the internal and external dynamics of the realm, and its end. The different chapters, covering several topics that have received little attention before, aim to contribute to a better understanding of Mongol rule in the Middle East and its role in the broader medieval Eurasian world and its links with China.

With contributions by: Reuven Amitai, Michal Biran, Bayarsaikhan Dashdondog, Bruno De Nicola, Florence Hodous, Boris James, Aptin Khanbaghi, Judith Kolbas, George Lane, Timothy May, Charles Melville, Esther Ravalde, Karin Rührdanz
Gewalt und Geschlecht im Krieg vom Mittelalter bis heute
Ein wichtiges, innovatives Buch über das historisch noch kaum erforschte Phänomen der »women warriors« vom Mittelalter bis heute und im internationalen Vergleich: die direkte Beteiligung von Frauen an der Tötungsgewalt in regulären und irregulären Kampfverbänden. Die Mobilisierung und Selbstmobilisierung von Frauen, ihre Erwartungen an den Einsatz und ihre Erfahrungen im Krieg, die kurz- und langfristigen Folgen für die zivilen und militärischen Geschlechterverhältnisse sowie für die Art und Weise der Kriegführung – dies alles sind Themen der ausgewiesenen Autorinnen und Autoren. Das Buch zeigt: Es war ein langer Weg, der von Jeanne d'Arc zu Lynndie England im Zweiten Irakkrieg führte.