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Scott Redford

is entirely possible that this Central Asian tradition continued in medieval Anatolia. 3 Gönül Öney , “Human Figures on Anatolian Seljuk Sgraffiato and Champlevé Ceramics,” in Essays in Islamic Art and Architecture in Honor of Katharina Otto-Dorn , ed. Abbas Daneshvari ( Malibu, CA

Oya Pancaroğlu

the women weeping out of grief at our departure. 1 Hospitality in late medieval Anatolia was serious business and Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, the famous traveler from Tangier, was duly impressed by the flush of generosity he experienced during his extensive journey through the country in the 1330s. 2 In town

Bruno De Nicola

In medieval Anatolia, Sufism—as an expression of Islamic values and practices—played an important role in social and religious life. 1 From the late sixth/twelfth century onwards, religious scholars and Sufi masters from Central Asia and Iran moved westwards in search of patronage and protection

Benjamin Anderson

temple” (“eine altte, haidnische, phariseische hailikeit”). 29 This impression of pagan antiquity might suggest a masonry structure whose construction was clearly distinct from that of the rest of the complex. Square-plan mausolea were extremely common in later medieval Anatolia, and a specific local

Warriors, Martyrs, and Dervishes

Moving Frontiers, Shifting Identities in the Land of Rome (13th-15th Centuries)


Buket Kitapçı Bayrı

Warriors, Martyrs, and Dervishes: Moving Frontiers, Shifting Identities in the Land of Rome (13th-15th Centuries) focuses on the perceptions of geopolitical and cultural change, which was triggered by the arrival of Turkish Muslim groups into the territories of the Byzantine Empire at the end of the eleventh century, through intersecting stories transmitted in Turkish Muslim warrior epics and dervish vitas, and late Byzantine martyria. It examines the Byzantines’ encounters with the newcomers in a shared story-world, here called “land of Rome,” as well as its perception, changing geopolitical and cultural frontiers, and in relation to these changes, the shifts in identity of the people inhabiting this space. The study highlights the complex relationship between the character of specific places and the cultural identities of the people who inhabited them.

Mechanisms of Exchange

Transmission in Medieval Art and Architecture of the Mediterranean, ca. 1000-1500

Edited by Heather Grossman and Alicia Walker

Featuring eight innovative studies by prominent scholars of medieval art and architecture, this special issue of Medieval Encounters examines the specific means by which art and architectural forms, techniques, and ideas were transmitted throughout the medieval world (ca. 1000-1500). While focusing on the Mediterranean region, the collection also includes essays that expand this geographic zone into a cultural and artistic one by demonstrating contact with near and distant neighbors, thereby allowing an expanded understanding of the interconnectedness of the medieval world. The studies are united by a focus on the specific mechanisms that enabled artistic and architectural interaction, as well as the individuals who facilitated these transmissions. Authors also consider the effects and collaboration of portable and monumental arts in the creation of intercultural artistic traditions.
Contributors are: Justine Andrews, Maria Georgopoulou, Ludovico Geymonat, Heather E. Grossman, Eva Hoffman, Melanie Michailidis, Renata Holod, Scott Redford and Alicia Walker.


Buket Kitapçı Bayrı

religious definitions helps in understanding how inclusion and exclusion might have been understood within the complex cultural engagement and political fracturing of late medieval Anatolia. Special attention is paid to love affairs and food—, which are frequent themes in the text—. It is argued that while

Cailah Jackson

–1279,” Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 26, no. 3 (2014): 267–287; Nicolas Trépanier, Foodways and Daily Life in Medieval Anatolia: A New Social History (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014); Rustam Shukurov, The Byzantine Turks, 1204–1461 (Leiden: Brill, 2016); several papers in A

artistic pro- duction at the intersection of institutional Buddhism and Shinto” on a sacred island north of Kyoto . Wolper, Ethel Sara. Cities and Saints: Su fi sm and the Transformation of Urban Space in Medieval Anatolia . Vol. 3 of Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies Series. University Park PA: Penn