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 (2)

The Castle and Lordship of Ḥārim and the Frankish-Muslim Frontier of Northern Syria in the Twelfth Century
Andrew D. Buck, vol. 28 (2): 113-131
Communities, Cultures and Conflict in Southern Italy, from the Byzantines to the Angevins
Graham A. Loud, vol. 28 (2): 132-152
Rumours of Wars and Deeds of Emperors: Circulation of News and “Stories” about Non-Venetians in Early Medieval Venice
Luigi Andrea Berto, vol. 28 (2): 153-170
“None of the Kings on Earth is Their Equal in ʿaṣabiyya”: The Mongols in Ibn Khaldūn's Works
Josephine van den Bent, vol. 28 (2): 171-186
Venetian Merchants in Thirteenth-Century Alexandria and the Sultans of Egypt: an Analysis of Treaties, Privileges and Intercultural Relations
Pierre Moukarzel, vol. 28 (2): 187-205
Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World; Mapping Frontiers across Medieval Islam: Geography, Translation, and the ʿAbbāsid Empire
Nicola Clarke, vol. 28 (2): 206-209
The Political and Social Vocabulary of John the Deacon's “Istoria Veneticorum”
Christopher Heath, vol. 28 (2): 209-211
Approaches to the Byzantine Family
Spyros P. Panagopoulos, vol. 28 (2): 211-214
The Afterlife of the Roman City: Architecture and Ceremony in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
Jamie Wood, vol. 28 (2): 214-216
Byzantine Matters
Gerasimos Merianos, vol. 28 (2): 216-219
The Book of the Jihad of ‘Ali ibn Tahir al-Sulami (d. 1106): Text, Translation and Commentary
Nicholas Morton, vol. 28 (2): 219-220

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