The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World: The Arab Period in ArmnyahSeventh to Eleventh Centuries

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Transaction Publishers, 30. nov. 2011 - 235 sider
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In this first of a massive three-volume work, Seta B. Dadoyan studies the Armenian experience in the medieval Islamic world and takes the reader through hitherto undiscovered paradigmatic cases of interaction with other populations in the region. Being an Armenian, Dadoyan argues, means having an ethnic ancestry laden with narratives drawn from the vast historic Armenian habitat. Contradictory trends went into the making of Armenian history, yet most narratives fail to reflect this rich texture. Linking Armenian-Islamic history is one way of dealing with the problem. Dadoyanâ s concern is also to outline revolutionary elements in the making of Armenian ideologies and politics. This extensive work captures the multidimensional nature of the Armenian experience in the medieval Islamic world. The author holds that every piece of literature, including historical writing, is an artifact. It is a composition of many elements arranged in certain forms: order, sequence, proportion, detail, intensity, etc. The author has composed and arranged the larger subjects and their sub-themes in such a way as to create an open, dynamic continuity to Armenian history that is intellectually intriguing, aesthetically appealing, and close to lived experiences.
 

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Introduction
1
1 Factors in the PreIslamic Armenian ConditionFourthSeventh Centuries
13
2 Early Arab Campaigns and the Regulation of Relations According to the Medīnan Legacy
43
3 The Umayyad Period and the Reconfirmation of Oaths
65
4 The Armenians in the Abbāsid WorldThe Paradigms of Borderlands and Dissidence
81
5 Armenian Dynastic Principalities or the Age of Kingdoms
113
The Argumentsin Volume One
147
Bibliography
155
Appendix
181
General Index
185
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Om forfatteren (2011)

Seta B. Dadoyan was formerly professor at the American University of Beirut and served as visiting professor of Armenian studies at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. She is a specialist in Islamic-Armenian interaction from the seventh to the fourteenth centuries and has done pivotal work on developing criteria for understanding the cultural, political, and philosophical penetration of each group. She is the author of The Fatimid Armenians: Cultural and Political Interaction in theMiddle East, as well as five other books and many papers.

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