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 28 (3)

Solomon, Lord of the Rings: Fashioning the Signet of Power from Electrum to Nuḥās
Allegra Iafrate, vol. 28 (3): 221-241
Kinship, Camaraderie and Contestation: Fāṭimid Relations with the Ashrāf in the Fourth/Tenth Century.
Shainool Jiwa, vol. 28 (3): 242-264
The Earthly Landscape of the Heavenly City: A New Framework for the Examination of the Urban Development of Frankish Jerusalem
Anna Gutgarts, vol. 28 (3): 265-281
Louis IX in Medieval Arabic Sources: The Saint, the King, and the Sicilian Connection
Mohamad El Merheb, vol. 28 (3): 282-301
Muslim Spain Reconsidered: From 711 to 1502
Nicola Clarke, vol. 28 (3): 302-303
Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: the Ashrafīya Library Catalogue
Nicholas Morton, vol. 28 (3): 303-305
Defining Boundaries in Al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia
Simon Barton, vol. 28 (3): 305-306
Making Early Medieval Societies: Conflict and Belonging in the Late West, 300–1200
E.T. Dailey, vol. 28 (3): 306-308
Islands of the Eastern Mediterranean: a History of Cross-Cultural Encounters
Emilia Mataix, vol. 28 (3): 308-311
Mapping Medieval Geographies: Geographical Encounters in the Latin West and Beyond, 300–1600
Stephen Mossman, vol. 28 (3): 311-312
Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam and Beyond. Papers from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Swayer Seminar, University of Oxford 2009–2010
M.J. Edwards, vol. 28 (3): 312-314
Politics and Power in Late Fāṭimid Egypt: the Reign of Caliph Al-Mustansir
Michael Brett, vol. 28 (3): 314-317
Muslim and Christian Contact in the Middle Ages: A Reader
Jason T. Roche, vol. 28 (3): 318-319
In the Light of Another’s Word: European Ethnography in the Middle Ages
Amanda Power, vol. 28 (3): 319-321

Volume 28 (2)

The Castle and Lordship of Ḥārim and the Frankish-Muslim Frontier of Northern Syria in the Twelfth Century
Andrew D. Buck, vol. 28 (2): 113-131
Communities, Cultures and Conflict in Southern Italy, from the Byzantines to the Angevins
Graham A. Loud, vol. 28 (2): 132-152
Rumours of Wars and Deeds of Emperors: Circulation of News and “Stories” about Non-Venetians in Early Medieval Venice
Luigi Andrea Berto, vol. 28 (2): 153-170
“None of the Kings on Earth is Their Equal in ʿaṣabiyya”: The Mongols in Ibn Khaldūn's Works
Josephine van den Bent, vol. 28 (2): 171-186
Venetian Merchants in Thirteenth-Century Alexandria and the Sultans of Egypt: an Analysis of Treaties, Privileges and Intercultural Relations
Pierre Moukarzel, vol. 28 (2): 187-205
Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World; Mapping Frontiers across Medieval Islam: Geography, Translation, and the ʿAbbāsid Empire
Nicola Clarke, vol. 28 (2): 206-209