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 27 (2)

The Saljuq Turks’ Conversion to Islam: The Crusading Sources
Nicholas Morton, vol. 27 (2): 109-118
Staying Roman: Conquest and Identity in Africa and the Mediterranean, 439-700
Jamie Wood, vol. 27 (2): 172-174
Aisha's Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice in Islam
Ann Chamberlin, vol. 27 (2): 174-175
The Almohad Revolution: Politics and Religion in the Islamic West during the Twelfth-Thirteenth Centuries
Sabahat Adil, vol. 27 (2): 176-177
To Follow in Their Footsteps: The Crusades and Family Memory in the High Middle Ages
Bettina Koch, vol. 27 (2): 181-183
Medieval Amalfi and its Diaspora 800–1250
Christopher Heath, vol. 27 (2): 183-185
Christian Identity amid Islam in Medieval Spain
Brian A. Catlos, vol. 27 (2): 185-187

Volume 27 (1)

Introduction: History-writing and Violence in the Medieval Mediterranean
Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, vol. 27 (1): 1-6
Anxieties of Violence: Christians and Muslims in Conflict in Aghlabid North Africa and the Central Mediterranean
Jonathan P. Conant, vol. 27 (1): 7-23
Third/Ninth-Century Violence: “Saracens” and Sawdān in Erchempert's Historia
Christopher Heath, vol. 27 (1): 24-40
Persecution, Past and Present: Memorialising Martyrdom in Late Antique and Early Medieval Córdoba
Jamie Wood, vol. 27 (1): 41-60
Anger in the Crónica de Alfonso X
Simon R. Doubleday, vol. 27 (1): 61-76
Images of Biblical Conflict in Castile, c.1150–c.1240: A Comparison of the Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris and the Chronica Latina Regum Castellae
Alun Williams, vol. 27 (1): 77-92
Cultural Encounters during the Crusades
James Doherty, vol. 27 (1): 93-95
Conversion and Narrative: Reading and Religious Authority in Medieval Polemic
George Archer, vol. 27 (1): 95-96
Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past
Stephen Donnachie, vol. 27 (1): 96-98
Les Ottomans et le temps
Pascal Abidor, vol. 27 (1): 98-100
The Religion of the Other: Essays in Honour of Mohamed Talbi
Michael Brett, vol. 27 (1): 100-104
Trading Conflicts: Venetian Merchants and Mamluk Officials in Late Medieval Alexandria
Jo Van Steenbergen, vol. 27 (1): 104-107

Volume 26 (3)

The Jews of Venetian Candia: The Challenges of External Influences and Internal Diversity as Reflected in Takkanot Kandiyah
Martin Borýsek, vol. 26 (3): 241-266