History-writing and Violence in the Medieval Mediterranean

Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo and Jamie Wood have just co-edited a special issue of the journal Al Masaq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean, published by Taylor & Francis. The special issue is entitled “History-writing and Violence in the Medieval Mediterranean” and can be accessed online here.

The contents are as follows:

  • Introduction: History-writing and Violence in the Medieval Mediterranean by Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo (Lincoln) & Jamie Wood (Lincoln)
  • Anxieties of Violence: Christians and Muslims in Conflict in Aghlabid North Africa and the Central Mediterranean by Jonathan P. Conant (Brown)
  • Third/Ninth-Century Violence: “Saracens” and Sawdān in Erchempert’s Historia by Christopher Heath (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Persecution, Past and Present: Memorialising Martyrdom in Late Antique and Early Medieval Córdoba by Jamie Wood (Lincoln)
  • Anger in the Crónica de Alfonso X by Simon R. Doubleday (Hofstra)
  • Images of Biblical Conflict in Castile, c.1150–c.1240: A Comparison of the Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris and the Chronica Latina Regum Castellae by Alun Williams (Exeter)