The European Reconquest of North Africa
The chief structural features of Africa Minor are simple. The territory consists of a long strip of land bounded on the north by the Mediterranean,on the south by the Sahara, on the east by the Gulf of Tripoli and the Libyan Desert, on the west by the Atlantic.
The Fatimid and Kalbite Governors in Sicily : 909-1044
This is the second part of my investigation on the Muslim governors (or rulers) in Sicily.
Conversion and St Louis’s Last Crusade
This essay argues that the diversion to Tunis is best understood in terms of Louis’s ideas about conversion in general and his policy towards the Jews of his land in particular.
Monogamy in Islam: The case of a Tunisian Marriage Contract
Monogamy in Islam: The case of a Tunisian Marriage Contract By Dalenda Largueche Occasional Paper of the IAS School of Social Science (2010) Introduction:…
Bridging Europe and Africa: Norman Sicily’s Other Kingdom
The Norman conquest of Sicily, completed by 1091, shifted the largest Mediterranean island away from the sphere of influence of the eastern Maghrib, integrating it into a new Latin Christian framework.