The Sea in the Middle

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

A Note on Conventions

Introduction. The Mediterranean: Land, Sea, and People

PART I. THE HELLENO-ISLAMIC MEDITERRANEAN (650–1050 CE):

THE MAKING OF THE HELLENO-ISLAMIC MEDITERRANEAN 

1 The Legacy of Empire

  The Age of Empires 

  ARTIFACT: Negotiating Conquest: The Pact of ꞌUmar and the Treaty of Tudmir 

  Faith and Power

  ARTIFACT: Images of Empire: Basil II, Otto III, and ꞌAbd al-Malik

2 Mediterranean Connections

  Conflict and Integration

  ARTIFACT: al-Qahira (Cairo): The Evolution of an Imperial Capital

  Connection and Exchange 

  ARTIFACT: The Ribat-Funduq of Sousse (Susa): Military, Commercial, and Religious

  Infrastructure in the Islamic Mediterranean

3 Conversion and the Consolidation of Identities

  Muslim Conquest and Christian Conversion

  ARTIFACT: The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

  Byzantine Christianity and the Eastern Churches

  The Imperial Church under Siege 

  ARTIFACT: The Church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) in Constantinople 

  The Latin Church in the West 

  An Islamo-Judaic Mediterranean 

4 Peoples of the Book Reading Their Books

  ARTIFACT: Wearing God’s Book in Medieval Egypt

  God’s Books 

  Holy Books and Scholars

  Holy Books and Greco-Roman Thinking

  ARTIFACT: Medieval Readers: Greco-Roman Texts

  Interpretation, Unity, and Power

  ARTIFACT: Jewish Responsa and Muslim Fatwas 

PART II. AN AGE OF CONFLICT AND COLLABORATION (1050–1350 CE):

THE MEDITERRANEAN FROM THE EDGES

5 Holy and Unholy War 

  Pilgrims and Predators, ca. 1050–1150 

  ARTIFACT: Holy War

  The Contested Mediterranean, ca. 1150–1250 

  ARTIFACT: Venice’s St. Mark’s Square and the Plundering of the Past

6 A Connected Sea 

  Conflict and Integration, ca. 1250–1350

  ARTIFACT: Whose Art? Transregional Sensibilities and Itinerant Objects

  Mediterranean Connections, ca. 1050–1350

  ARTIFACT: To the Sea in Ships

  Strategies and Structures, ca. 1050–1350

  ARTIFACT: Mapping the Mediterranean and the World

7 Mediterranean Societies 

  The Politics of Diversity

  ARTIFACT: The Many Faces of Roger II

  Complex Societies 

  ARTIFACT: The Mosque and Hospital at Divriği 

  Cosmopolitan Communities 

  ARTIFACT: The Architecture of Power in the Iberian Peninsula

8 Reading Each Others’ Books 

  Translators and Terrific Stories 

  ARTIFACT: Alexander the Great in Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic

  Their Scripture, Our Language

  Talking Religion

  ARTIFACT: Interreligious Conversations, Real and Imagined

9 A Sea of Technology, Science, and Philosophy 

  Technology

  ARTIFACT: Qanat and Noria

  Science 

  ARTIFACT: The Seven Heavens

  Aristotle: The Master of All Who Know 

PART III. THE CONTEST FOR THE MEDITERRENEAN (1350–1650 CE):

NEW EMPIRES, NEW SECTS, NEW WORLDS

10 Imperial Rivalry and Sectarian Strife

   The Rise of Frontier Empires, ca. 1350–1500

   ARTIFACT: Papal Propaganda in Renaissance Rome

   The Duel of Empires and the Web of Alliances, ca. 1500–1650

   ARTIFACT: Dueling Caesars: Representations of Ottoman and Habsburg Imperial Power

11 Minorities and Diasporas

   Toward Religious Uniformity in the Catholic Mediterranean

   ARTIFACT: The Lead Books of Granada

   Religious Pluralism in the Muslim Mediterranean

   ARTIFACT: Orthodox Monasteries and the Ottoman Empire

   Diasporas

   ARTIFACT: The Jewish Ghetto in Venice 326

12 Slavery and Captivity, 650–1650

   Medieval Transformations of an Ancient Institution

   Life of the Enslaved

   ARTIFACT: The Ottoman Harem

   Captives and Ransoming 

   ARTIFACT: Malta Transformed: The Impact of the Order of the Knights of St. John

   Slavery and Racism

   ARTIFACT: Black Africans in the Art of Western Mediterranean Christians

13 Mystical Messiahs and Converts, Humanists and Armorers

   Mediterranean Mystics

   ARTIFACT: El Greco: Painting the Mystical across the Mediterranean

   Mediterranean Messiahs

   ARTIFACT: Mediterranean Predictions of the End, 1450–1650 

   Converts

   Humanists and Philosophers, Scientists and Engineers

   ARTIFACT: Optics and Eyeglasses

14 Family, Gender, and Honor, ca. 650–1650

   Honorable Families

   ARTIFACT: Marriage Issues in the Jewish Diaspora: The Case of the Ottoman Near East

   Women Inside, Women Outside

   ARTIFACT: Women and Inquisitors in the Early Modern Mediterranean

   Men and Violence

15 Mediterranean Economies and Societies in a Widening World

   Economy and Society after the Black Death

   ARTIFACT: The Venetian Arsenal and Venetian Galleys

   Economic and Social Problems in an Age of Empire

   The Mediterranean and the Atlantic

   ARTIFACT: Profit, Fear, and Fascination: Elizabethan England and the Muslim World

Epilogue: Luís de Torres in Cuba, Ishmael in the South Pacific: A World Grown

Larger, a Sea Grown Smaller?

Index

The Sea in the Middle

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  • The Sea in the Middle
  • Contents

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    A Note on Conventions

    Introduction. The Mediterranean: Land, Sea, and People

    PART I. THE HELLENO-ISLAMIC MEDITERRANEAN (650–1050 CE):

    THE MAKING OF THE HELLENO-ISLAMIC MEDITERRANEAN 

    1 The Legacy of Empire

      The Age of Empires 

      ARTIFACT: Negotiating Conquest: The Pact of ꞌUmar and the Treaty of Tudmir 

      Faith and Power

      ARTIFACT: Images of Empire: Basil II, Otto III, and ꞌAbd al-Malik

    2 Mediterranean Connections

      Conflict and Integration

      ARTIFACT: al-Qahira (Cairo): The Evolution of an Imperial Capital

      Connection and Exchange 

      ARTIFACT: The Ribat-Funduq of Sousse (Susa): Military, Commercial, and Religious

      Infrastructure in the Islamic Mediterranean

    3 Conversion and the Consolidation of Identities

      Muslim Conquest and Christian Conversion

      ARTIFACT: The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

      Byzantine Christianity and the Eastern Churches

      The Imperial Church under Siege 

      ARTIFACT: The Church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) in Constantinople 

      The Latin Church in the West 

      An Islamo-Judaic Mediterranean 

    4 Peoples of the Book Reading Their Books

      ARTIFACT: Wearing God’s Book in Medieval Egypt

      God’s Books 

      Holy Books and Scholars

      Holy Books and Greco-Roman Thinking

      ARTIFACT: Medieval Readers: Greco-Roman Texts

      Interpretation, Unity, and Power

      ARTIFACT: Jewish Responsa and Muslim Fatwas 

    PART II. AN AGE OF CONFLICT AND COLLABORATION (1050–1350 CE):

    THE MEDITERRANEAN FROM THE EDGES

    5 Holy and Unholy War 

      Pilgrims and Predators, ca. 1050–1150 

      ARTIFACT: Holy War

      The Contested Mediterranean, ca. 1150–1250 

      ARTIFACT: Venice’s St. Mark’s Square and the Plundering of the Past

    6 A Connected Sea 

      Conflict and Integration, ca. 1250–1350

      ARTIFACT: Whose Art? Transregional Sensibilities and Itinerant Objects

      Mediterranean Connections, ca. 1050–1350

      ARTIFACT: To the Sea in Ships

      Strategies and Structures, ca. 1050–1350

      ARTIFACT: Mapping the Mediterranean and the World

    7 Mediterranean Societies 

      The Politics of Diversity

      ARTIFACT: The Many Faces of Roger II

      Complex Societies 

      ARTIFACT: The Mosque and Hospital at Divriği 

      Cosmopolitan Communities 

      ARTIFACT: The Architecture of Power in the Iberian Peninsula

    8 Reading Each Others’ Books 

      Translators and Terrific Stories 

      ARTIFACT: Alexander the Great in Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic

      Their Scripture, Our Language

      Talking Religion

      ARTIFACT: Interreligious Conversations, Real and Imagined

    9 A Sea of Technology, Science, and Philosophy 

      Technology

      ARTIFACT: Qanat and Noria

      Science 

      ARTIFACT: The Seven Heavens

      Aristotle: The Master of All Who Know 

    PART III. THE CONTEST FOR THE MEDITERRENEAN (1350–1650 CE):

    NEW EMPIRES, NEW SECTS, NEW WORLDS

    10 Imperial Rivalry and Sectarian Strife

       The Rise of Frontier Empires, ca. 1350–1500

       ARTIFACT: Papal Propaganda in Renaissance Rome

       The Duel of Empires and the Web of Alliances, ca. 1500–1650

       ARTIFACT: Dueling Caesars: Representations of Ottoman and Habsburg Imperial Power

    11 Minorities and Diasporas

       Toward Religious Uniformity in the Catholic Mediterranean

       ARTIFACT: The Lead Books of Granada

       Religious Pluralism in the Muslim Mediterranean

       ARTIFACT: Orthodox Monasteries and the Ottoman Empire

       Diasporas

       ARTIFACT: The Jewish Ghetto in Venice 326

    12 Slavery and Captivity, 650–1650

       Medieval Transformations of an Ancient Institution

       Life of the Enslaved

       ARTIFACT: The Ottoman Harem

       Captives and Ransoming 

       ARTIFACT: Malta Transformed: The Impact of the Order of the Knights of St. John

       Slavery and Racism

       ARTIFACT: Black Africans in the Art of Western Mediterranean Christians

    13 Mystical Messiahs and Converts, Humanists and Armorers

       Mediterranean Mystics

       ARTIFACT: El Greco: Painting the Mystical across the Mediterranean

       Mediterranean Messiahs

       ARTIFACT: Mediterranean Predictions of the End, 1450–1650 

       Converts

       Humanists and Philosophers, Scientists and Engineers

       ARTIFACT: Optics and Eyeglasses

    14 Family, Gender, and Honor, ca. 650–1650

       Honorable Families

       ARTIFACT: Marriage Issues in the Jewish Diaspora: The Case of the Ottoman Near East

       Women Inside, Women Outside

       ARTIFACT: Women and Inquisitors in the Early Modern Mediterranean

       Men and Violence

    15 Mediterranean Economies and Societies in a Widening World

       Economy and Society after the Black Death

       ARTIFACT: The Venetian Arsenal and Venetian Galleys

       Economic and Social Problems in an Age of Empire

       The Mediterranean and the Atlantic

       ARTIFACT: Profit, Fear, and Fascination: Elizabethan England and the Muslim World

    Epilogue: Luís de Torres in Cuba, Ishmael in the South Pacific: A World Grown

    Larger, a Sea Grown Smaller?

    Index