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The Origins and Early Nature of Military Slavery in the Islamic World

by Christoph Cluse last modified 2009-02-10 16:10

International Workshop in Memory of Prof. David Ayalon (1914–1998)

What Symposium
When 2008-12-18
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"


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