Kategorie: Forschung/Themen

Anna Akasoy (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Playing with Birds of Prey at Medieval Muslim Courts The book of Adham and Ghitrif, one of the oldest preserved treatises on falconry in Arabic, begins with a chapter on ‘the first who played with birds of prey’. The anonymous author of Umayyad times offers a compilation of anecdotes about Persian, Byzantine, Arab and Visigothic rulers who discovered independently the practice of hunting with different species of birds of prey. Their interactions with the birds as well as with each other reflect the multiple …

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Pierre-Henry Bas (université Paris III)

The playful conventions in fencing competitions at the end of the Middle Ages and early Modern Era The Germanic fight books (Fechtbücher) are medieval and Renaissance works about fencing, wrestling and jousting. It is a technical literature, specialized, a Fachliteratur, exposing the theoretical way to handle different types of swords, shields or staff weapons, in different contexts: the judicial duel, street fighting or agonistic games. The study of this type of literature is complex, the authoritative project being very obscure. That can be a …

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Mubārak al-Qābūnī al-Ḥabashī, part 2

It is still Black History Month in the US. Last week, I introduced Mubārak al-Qābūnī al-Ḥabashī and presented the first (actually, chronologically the last) biography he received from a local Damascene author. Also, I want to point to this article which outlines some of the benefits of Black History Month. Today, we continue with another one, which was written several decades before al-Ghazzī’s: Ibn al-ʿImād, ʿAbd al-Ḥaiy Ibn Aḥmad. Shadharāt al-dhahab fī akhbār man dhahab. [Nachdr. d. Ausg. Kairo 1931-32] ed. 10 vols. Beirut: … Continue reading Mubārak al-Qābūnī al-Ḥabashī, part 2

»Plutôt Mourir que Mourir« ‒ Aby Warburg et la Première Guerre mondiale

Projection du film »Plutôt Mourir que Mourir« de Natacha Nisic (France, 2017) suivie d’une table ronde. Table ronde sous la direction de Éric Michaud (EHESS), avec Annette Becker (université Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La-Défense), Franҫoise Davoine (psychanalyste et sociologue), Steffen Haug (université Humboldt…

Deux conférences: Une nouvelle édition du Rescriptum episcoporum de 829 / Création et transmission du savoir juridique au 11e siècle

La prochaine séance du séminaire d’histoire médiévale organisé par l’École pratique des hautes études (Laurent Morelle) et l’Institut historique allemand (Rolf Große) se tiendra le mercredi 23 mai 2018. Au programme: Andreas Öffner (université de Tübin…