Publications by Year: 2007

Amitai, Reuven. “The Turks in the Middle East: From the Middle Ages to Contemporary Concerns.” In Nimrod Goren and Amikam Nachman (Eds.), The Importance of Being European. Turkey, the EU and the Middle East, 4:154-164. Jerusalem: The European Forum at the Hebrew University, 2007.
Amitai, Reuven. “An Arabic Biographical Notice of Kitbughā, the Mongol General Defeated at 'Ayn Jālūt.” Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam 33 (2007): 219-234.Abstract

Classical and South Asian Islam: Essays in Honour of Yohanan Friedmann

Amitai, Reuven. “The Battle of `Ayn Jalut (A.D. 1260) [in Hebrew].” In Arieh Shmueletitz, editor. Zirat ha-Krav: Kravot Makhra`im bi-Toldot Eretz-Yisrael. Tel Aviv: Ministry of Defense, 2007.
Amitai, Reuven. “The Conquest of Arsūf by Baybars: Political and Military Aspects [in Hebrew].” In Israel Roll, Oren Tal and Michael Winter, eds. The Encounter of Crusaders and Muslims in Palestine as Reflected in Arsuf, Sayyiduna `Ali and Other Coastal Sites. Tel Aviv: Kibbutz HaMeuchad Press, 2007.
Amitai, Reuven, and BZ Kedar. “Franks in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1047.” In Franco Cardini and Maria Luisa Ceccarelli Lemut, editors. Quel mar che la terra inghirlanda: In Ricordo di Marco Tangheroni, 2:465-468. Pisa: Consiglio Nationale delle Ricerche and PACINIeditore, 2007.
Amitai, Reuven. “A Mongol Governor of al-Karak in Jordan?: A Re-examination of an Old Document in Mongolian and Arabic.” Zentralasiatische Studien 36 (2007): 263-275.
Amitai, Reuven. “Mongol Provincial Administration: Syria in 1260 as a Case- Study.” In Iris Shagrir, Ronnie Ellenblum and Jonathan Riley-Smith, eds. In Laudem Hierosolymitani: Studies in Crusades and Medieval Culture in Honour of Benjamin Z. Kedar, 117-143. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.
Islam in Europe: Case Studies, Comparisons & Overviews
Islam in Europe: Case Studies, Comparisons & Overviews. Jerusalem: The European Forum at the Hebrew University, 2007. Publisher's VersionAbstract

On 10-11 December 2006, the European Forum in cooperation with the Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies at the Hebrew University, and with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, held an international conference on “Islam in Europe: Eurabia or European Islam”. This publication is the outcome of that conference.

The Mongols in the Islamic Lands: Studies in the History of the Ilkhanate
Amitai, Reuven. The Mongols in the Islamic Lands: Studies in the History of the Ilkhanate. Aldershot, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The Mongols had a profound effect on the regions that they ruled in the eastern Muslim world, from the first Mongol invasion in 1219 through the breakup of the Ilkhanate in 1335 and the various, short-lived successor states. The influence of their rule – positive as well as negative – on the peoples of Iran and the neighboring countries can be seen in such diverse areas as demography, economics, art and other types of material culture, intellectual and religious life, military affairs, government, etc. This book brings together a series of studies that deal with some of these aspects in the state established around 1260 by Hülegü, grandson of Chinggis Khan: the development of the land-tenure system; the title ilkhan; the use of Arabic sources for the history of the Ilkhanate; the eventual conversion of the Mongols to Islam; and – most prominently – the ongoing war with the Mamluk Sultanate to the west.