The Origins and Early Nature of Military Slavery in the Islamic World
International Workshop in Memory of Prof. David Ayalon (1914–1998)
from 09:00 to 17:30
|Where||The Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
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Morning Session 9:00–12:30
Chair: Michal Biran (Hebrew University)
Amikam Elad (Hebrew University): – "Shakiriyya in the early Islamic period until the reign of al-Mu'tasim (218/833–227/842) according to Arabic sources"
Jacob Lassner (Northwestern University, Illinois, USA) – "Structural Imbalances in the Islamic State: The Introduction of Slave Units in the Imperial Army"
John Turner (Colby College, Maine, USA) – "The Death of 'Abbas b. al-Ma'mun and a Thwarted coup d'état"
Matthew Gordon (Miami University, Ohio, USA) – "The Second Generation Samarran Turks: the Career of Ahmad ibn Tulun"
Afternoon Session 14:00–17:30
Chair: Reuven Amitai (Hebrew University)
Etienne de la Vaissière (CNRS, France) – "The Origins of the Mamluk System as Seen from Central Asia"
Deborah G. Tor (Bar Ilan University) – "The Limitations of the Military Slave System in the Persianate Dynastic Period"
Yehoshua Frenkel (University of Haifa) – "Mamluks ahead of the Mamluk Sultanate: A Short Review of Military Slavery in the Fertile Crescent"
Yaacov Lev (Bar Ilan University) – "Military Slavery in the North African and Egyptian Context, 9th–12th Centuries"