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 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
The Seljuk Sultanate of Rūm and the Turkmen of the Byzantine frontier, 1206–1279*
A.C.S. Peacock, vol. 26 (3): 267-287
Some Reflections about the Use of the Berber Language in the Medieval and Early Modern Maghrib: Data from Hagiographic Sources
Rachid El Hour, vol. 26 (3): 288-298
Longing for Granada in Medieval Arabic and Hebrew Poetry
Nader Masarwah, vol. 26 (3): 299-318
Acteurs des transferts culturels en Méditerranée médiévale
Aurelien Montel, vol. 26 (3): 319-321
The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia: Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba
Jamie Wood, vol. 26 (3): 321-323
Crusading in Frankish Greece: A Study of Byzantine–Western Relations and Attitudes, 1204–1282
Nicholas Morton, vol. 26 (3): 323-325
The Material and the Ideal: Essays in Medieval Art and Archaeology in Honour of Jean-Michel Spieser
Joanita Vroom, vol. 26 (3): 325-327
The Performing Arts in Medieval Islam: Shadow Play and Popular Poetry in Ibn Dāniyāl's Mamluk Cairo
Marcus Milwright, vol. 26 (3): 327-329
Conquérir et gouverner la Sicile islamique aux XIe et XIIe siècles
Alex Mallett, vol. 26 (3): 330-331
Coinage and Coin Use in Medieval Italy
Christopher Heath, vol. 26 (3): 331-333
Inquisition in Early Islam: The Competition for Political and Religious Authority in the Abbasid Empire
Nicholas Morton, vol. 26 (3): 333-335

Volume 26 (2)

Judicial Authority and Qāḍīs' Autonomy under the ʿAbbāsids
vol. 26 (2): 119-131
Sultans' Paradise: The Royal Necropolis of Shāla, Rabat
vol. 26 (2): 132-146
The Unratified Treaty between the Mamlūks and the Franks of Acre in 1268
vol. 26 (2): 147-167
Acerca del hielo en el islam medieval
vol. 26 (2): 168-182
Western Medicine for the Masters of Damascus: Benvenutus Grapheus's Experimenta
vol. 26 (2): 183-195
Neo-Platonism in Ibn Khaldūn's Poetics
vol. 26 (2): 196-215
Beyond Elegy: Classical Arabic Women's Poetry in Context
vol. 26 (2): 216-217
The Transmission and Dynamics of the Textual Sources of Islam: Essays in Honour of Harald Motzki
vol. 26 (2): 217-219