The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades

Studies and Texts

The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades features monographs, edited volumes, text editions and reference works studying the impact of the Crusades on the Islamic World. The central focus of the series is on the scholarship that was produced in direct or indirect response to the Crusades and to Latin European claims of Muslim lands between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries. The series includes, but is not limited to, such topics as:
• Muslims' understandings of the Crusades and the challenge they posed as well as the Frankish lingering threat that lasted well into the fifteenth century.
• Impact of the Crusader challenge on the reconceptualization of early Islamic history and scholarship and their employment in Sunni revivalism, as well as intellectual and cultural transformations within the world of Islam generated as a response to the Crusades.
• Impact of the Crusades on relationships and community dynamics among Muslims, especially Sunni-Shiʿi relations, and between Muslims and other indigenous groups, such as Christians and Jews.
• Diplomatic and commercial relations between the Muslims and Frankish states, and between the Islamic world and Latin Europe.
• Cultural and other everyday relations between the Franks and indigenous populations.
In this respect, the series welcomes studies and text editions that address these and related issues and span the periods of the Fatimids, Zangids, Ayyubids, and Mamluks in the Levant, the Normans and Hohenstaufens in Sicily, as well as Almoravids and Almohads in North Africa and Iberia during the period of the Reconquista.

The series published an average of 0,5 volumes per year since 2013.

Biographical Note

Edited by Suleiman A. Mourad (Smith College), Paul M. Cobb (University of Pennsylvania), Konrad Hirschler (Freie Universität Berlin)


Editorial Board

Advisory Board:

Anne-Marie Eddé, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne; Carole Hillenbrand, Edinburgh University; Adam J. Kosto, Columbia University; Christopher H. MacEvitt, Dartmouth College, Stephennie Mulder, University of Texas - Austin, Jonathan Phillips, University of London - Royal Holloway; Daniella Talmon-Heller, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev