Session223
TitleConstructing Borders: Emphasising Difference in the Medieval Islamic West
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserAnn R. Christys, Independent Scholar, Leeds
 
Moderator/ChairAnn R. Christys, Independent Scholar, Leeds
 
Paper 223-a Making Borders Clear in the Medieval Islamic West
(Language: English)
Maribel Fierro, Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 223-b Cross-Dressing, Ambiguity, and Gender in al-Andalus
(Language: English)
Aurora González Artigao, Departamento de Historia Antigua, Medieval, Paleografía y Diplomática, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 223-c Children on the Religious Border: Maliki Jurists on Custody and the Religion of Children of 'Mixed Families'
(Language: English)
Ryo Takahashi, Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Islamic and Arabic Studies
 
AbstractWhen the people of Cordoba rebelled against the Umayyads in the year 202/818, the emir al-Hakam I asked to be anointed with an expensive perfume so that his head could be distinguished from the cut heads of other Cordobans if the rebels were to succeed. This panel presents different contexts in which definition of the border between individuals or their ethnic and religious identities was imperative. We consider women who dressed as men or had physical attributes that blurred the boundary between male and female, as well as legal definitions of difference between Christian and Muslim.