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.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
09503110
ISSN (online): 
1473348X

Latest articles

Volume 28 (1)

Constructing the Umayyads: From Mecca to Madīnat al-Zahrāʾ
Andrew Marsham, vol. 28 (1): 1-5
Caliphal Imperialism and Ḥijāzī elites in the second/eighth Century
Harry Munt, vol. 28 (1): 6-21
From Traders to Caliphs: Prosopography, Geography and the Marriages of Muḥammad's Tribe
Majied Robinson, vol. 28 (1): 22-35
Challenging Authority: Al-Balādhurī and al-Ṭabarī on Khārijism during the Reign of Muʿāwiya b. Abī Sufyān1
Hannah Hagemann, vol. 28 (1): 36-56
“They fled to their remote Islands”: Al-Ḥakam II and al-Majūs in the Muqtabas of Ibn Ḥayyān.
Ann Christys, vol. 28 (1): 57-66
Heirs and Spares: Elite Fathers and Their Sons in the Literary Sources of Umayyad Iberia
Nicola Clarke, vol. 28 (1): 67-83
This Noble House: Jewish Descendants of King David in the Medieval Islamic East
Fred Astren, vol. 28 (1): 84-85
Scheherazade's Feasts: Foods of the Medieval Arab World
Ann Chamberlin, vol. 28 (1): 86-87
Viewing Inscriptions in the Late Antique and Medieval World
E.T. Dailey, vol. 28 (1): 87-89
Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean
Matthew Gabriele, vol. 28 (1): 89-90
Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century
Robert Houghton, vol. 28 (1): 90-92
The Great Seljuk Empire (The Edinburgh History of the Islamic Empires)
Nicholas Morton, vol. 28 (1): 92-94
Diplomacy in the Early Islamic World: A Tenth-Century Treatise on Arab-Byzantine Relations, The Book of Messengers of Kings (Kitāb Rusul al-mulūk) of Ibn al-Farrāʾ
Nicholas Morton, vol. 28 (1): 94-95
Medieval Rome: Stability and Crisis of a City, 900–1150
Paul Oldfield, vol. 28 (1): 95-97
Alliances and Treaties between Frankish and Muslim Rulers in the Middle East: Cross-Cultural Diplomacy in the Period of the Crusades
K. Scott Parker, vol. 28 (1): 97-99
The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones: A study of Fourteenth-Century Byzantine Politics, Religion and Society
Marcus Plested, vol. 28 (1): 99-101
Narratives of Tampering in the Earliest Commentaries on the Qurʾān
Walid A. Saleh, vol. 28 (1): 101-104
Trading with the Ottomans: The Levant Company in the Middle East
Michael Talbot, vol. 28 (1): 104-107
Water for the City, Fountains for the People: Monumental Fountains in the Roman East
Javier Martínez Jiménez, vol. 28 (1): 107-109
Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage: Legal and Religious Perspectives on the Sacred Places of the Mediterranean
Shraga Bar-On, vol. 28 (1): 109-110