Al Masaq Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean

Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean is an international journal covering all aspects of the Islamic Mediterranean culture from the second to the ninth AH/eighth to the fifteenth centuries AD. It is concerned with fostering interdisciplinary and cross-cultural investigation of the Mediterranean region, creating a forum of ideas, encouraging debate on the influence of Islamic culture in the Mediterranean and promoting innovatory research. Research papers use a range of theoretical and methodological approaches covering studies in the humanities and social sciences. The journal invites submissions for thematic issues. Each issue will be peer-reviewed to ensure competence in all fields of research and the editorial direction of the journal. The journal is a publication of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, which aims to promote, through conferences and meetings, the study of the intercultural relationships and interfaces in the eastern, central and western Mediterranean during the Middle Ages.

Publishes three issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 26 (1)

From “Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean” to “Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean”
vol. 26 (1): 1-2
Cosmopolitanism in Medieval Alexandria: Introduction
vol. 26 (1): 3-4
Medieval Alexandria – Life in a Port City
vol. 26 (1): 5-35
Fāṭimid Alexandria as an Entrepôt in the East–West Exchange of Islamic Scholarship
vol. 26 (1): 36-48
Cosmopolitan Trade Centre or Bone of Contention? Alexandria and the Crusades, 487–857/1095–1453
vol. 26 (1): 49-61
The Venetian Consul and the Cosmopolitan Mercantile Community of Alexandria at the Beginning of the Ninth/Fifteenth Century
vol. 26 (1): 62-77
Alexandria in the Ninth/Fifteenth Century: A Mediterranean Port City and a Mamlūk Prison City
vol. 26 (1): 78-92
The Development of Islamic Law and Society in the Maghrib: Qāḍīs, Muftīs and Family Law
vol. 26 (1): 93-94
Grammaticalization of Arabic Prepositions and Subordinators
vol. 26 (1): 95-96
The Ecology of Arabic
vol. 26 (1): 96-98
Arabic Dialectology: In Honour of Clive Holes on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday
vol. 26 (1): 98-99
Ismaili and Fatimid Studies in Honor of Paul E. Walker
vol. 26 (1): 100-101
Muḥammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Makings of the Last Prophet
vol. 26 (1): 102-104
Roger II and the Creation of the Kingdom of Sicily
vol. 26 (1): 104-105
Diplomatics in the Eastern Mediterranean 1000–1500: Aspects of Cross-Cultural Communication
vol. 26 (1): 106-108
Die Rezeption der aristotelischen politischen Philosophie bei Marsilius von Padua. Eine Untersuchung zur ersten Diktion des Defensor pacis
vol. 26 (1): 108-110
Prophetic Niche in the Virtuous City: The Concept of Ḥikmah in Early Islamic Thought
vol. 26 (1): 111-113
An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology
vol. 26 (1): 113-115
In the Shadow of Arabic: The Centrality of Language to Arabic Culture. Studies Presented to Ramzi Baalbaki on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday
vol. 26 (1): 115-117
Europe and the Islamic World: A History
vol. 26 (1): 117-118