Call for Papers – Ties of Kingship abd the Early Islamic Empire, Leiden, 6-8 december 2021, date limite : 31 mars 2021

Ties of Kinship and the Early Islamic Empire

Leiden, 6-8 December 2021

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Birth of Zal, from a copy of the Shahnama (TheMet collection, open-access)

We invite submissions for an international conference on the language of kinship in Islamic(ate) societies before the modern period (622–1500 CE). The Embedding Conquest (EmCo) team has been investigating the social, political, administrative, religious, and economic ties that sustained strategies and mechanics of protection and dependency in the early Islamic empire, contributing to shaping imperial rule under the Umayyads and the Abbasids. As part of our project, we study how writers and document producers expressed vertical and horizontal relationships, including the use of family terms. We now invite other researchers to join in our conversation focusing on relational ties that were expressed primarily through or as kinship. This international meeting will be a venue for presenting new studies about practices, categories, and discourses through which kinship might :

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