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Journal of Medieval Worlds (2019) 1 (1): 55–78.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Javier Albarrán This article aims to compare the different conceptions of holy war in Islam and Christianity by way of its depiction by Muslim sources, and to examine if the Islamic context would have conceived of a war carried out by Christians, and therefore infidels, as a holy one. This leads to...
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Journal of Medieval Worlds (2019) 1 (4): 1–9.
Published: 01 December 2019
... through war or piracy. In the fourteenth century, a tradition existed that Frederick II (r. 1198 1250 CE) had owned a gold or gilt tree with singing birds, which he either received as a gift from the Ayyubid sultan of Egypt, al-Ka¯mil (r. 1218 1238 CE) or gave to the sultan. It was one of a collection of...
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Journal of Medieval Worlds (2019) 1 (3): 21–44.
Published: 03 September 2019
... have the right breast like a man’s, the left breast like a woman’s; others who have neither head nor mouth, but only a hole in the breast. Then there are some who are said to subsist only by the breath of their nostrils; others a cubit in height who war with cranes. Of some ‘tis told that they live not...
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Journal of Medieval Worlds (2019) 1 (2): 3–26.
Published: 02 June 2019
... Josh. 7.19–26, where Achan and his family are killed, thereby purging contamination from the community. On the ḥerem , see Susan Niditch, War in the Hebrew Bible: A Study in the Ethics of Violence (New York: Oxford University Press), 1993; and the form-critical approach of Gerhard von Rad, Holy War...
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Journal of Medieval Worlds (2019) 1 (2): 77–82.
Published: 02 June 2019
... which were produced in Venice and Amsterdam. The first book printed in Armenia, the Book of the History of the Jewish War against the Romans , was clearly born out of political ambitions. During the 17 th and 18 th centuries, some leaders encouraged the Armenian people to liberate themselves from...
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Journal of Medieval Worlds (2019) 1 (2): 27–56.
Published: 02 June 2019
... around Aden, the blockade was ineffectual. Two merchant ships of Ramisht of Siraf broke through the cordon; these two ships brought Adani troops to drive away the Kish ships, which did not have any galley-like war-vessels. The disruptive intent on the part of the Kish ruler is quite palpable, according...