New Publications

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Now that our website is up and running, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the recent publications and contributions of the project’s team members from the last few months.

EGYLandscape Project participant Bethany Walker (Uni. Bonn) co-edited a volume with Abdelkader El Ghouz entitled, Living with Nature and Things: Contributions to a New Social History of the Middle Islamic Periods. This new book brings together a selection of contributions that emerged from annual conferences held at the Annemarie Schimmel Mamluk Kolleg in Bonn over the past few years. EGYLandscape contributors were active at the Kolleg, its conferences and events, and also are well represented in Walker’s contribution with chapters:

  • Yossef Rapoport – “1068 in the Fayyum: A Micro-History of an Environmental Crisis”

  • Aleksandar Shopov – “The Vernacularization of Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Agricultural Science in its Economic Context”

  • Muhammad Hafez Shaaban – “The Curious Case of a Fourteenth-Century Madrasa: Agency, Patronage and the Foundation of the Madrasa of Umm al-Sulṭān Shaʿbān”

  • Anthony Quickel – “A Medieval Garden City: Mamluk Cairo’s Food Supplies and Urban Landscape”

Another major publication of the last few months was a co-authored booklet about Tinnis during the Roman and Islamic Period by project contributor Alison Gascoigne (Southampton Uni.), with co-authors John P. Cooper and Ziad Morsy. The booklet is in Arabic and English under the titles:

The Roman and Islamic city of Tinnis: a historical and archaeological introduction /  مدينة ِتنّيس في العصرين الروماني والا سلا مي: مدخل تاريخي وأثر

It is open-access and available online here.

Contributors Heba Saad (Uni. Alexandria) and Aleksandar Shopov (Max-Planck Institute, Berlin) both had new articles in the past few months. Saad’s article, “Where did the Mamluk sultan spend his vacation?” was published in the International Journal of Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality. Shopov’s latest publication, “Cities of rice: risiculture and environmental change in the Early Modern Ottoman Balkans” can be found in the latest issue of Levant.

Finally, Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary, Uni. London) had an article in +972 Magazine that uses a Mamluk era document in reimagining a now destroyed Palestinian village which can be read here.

In the coming months, we’re hoping to regularly highlight the work of our project team members. Check back soon for updates, and if you are interested in any aspect of the project, please contact Anthony or Muhammad to be added to our newsletter mailing list.