TitleTransitions on an Islamic Frontier in Southwestern Iberia, 12th-13th Centuries
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
SponsorCentro de História, Universidade de Lisboa / ERA Arqueologia, Lisboa
OrganiserHermenegildo Fernandes, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Moderator/ChairHermenegildo Fernandes, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Paper 323-a Frontier of Gharb al-Andalus: Confrontation Ground between Almoravids and Christians, 1093-1147
(Language: English)
Inês Lourinho, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Index Terms: Crusades; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Military History
Paper 323-b Urban Hierarchies and the Role of Ulemah in Late Islamic Gharb al-Andalus
(Language: English)
Ana Luísa Miranda, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Index Terms: Genealogy and Prosopography; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Social History
Paper 323-c Urban Change in Lisbon, 11th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Manuel Fialho Silva, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa / Gabinete de Estudos Olisiponenses (GEO), Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Economics - Urban; Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 323-d Identities and Transition in Medieval Lisbon: The Case of the Rua dos Lagares Necropolis
(Language: English)
Lucy Shaw Evangelista, ERA Arqueologia, Lisboa
Index Terms: Anthropology; Archaeology - Sites; Islamic and Arabic Studies
AbstractBetween the late 11th century and the middle of the 13th century southwestern Iberia (the Gharb al-Andalus) becomes a frontier society. General militarization has direct impact on social structures as well as on the urban system that since the Roman period had been the regional back bone. Still, in spite of threats derived from latent war and the setbacks of a war driven economy, most of the cities not only manage to survive but experience a significant rate of growth. In this session we will observe this from four different perspectives: the politics of a western frontier at a broad scale; the role of urban religious elites in a frontier society; urban transitions in the period seen through the case of Lisbon; finally, religious transitions and the making of complex identities observed through burial practices.