Publications

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.

2006
Amitai, Reuven. “The Conversion of Tegüder Ilkhan to Islam [in Hebrew].” In Studies in the History of Muslim Peoples: Papers Presented at a Conference in Memory of David Ayalon, 83-102. Jerusalem: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2006.
Amitai, Reuven. “The Mamluk Institution: 1000 Years of Military Slavery in the Islamic World.” In hilip Morgan and Christopher Brown, editors. Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age, 40-78. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.
Amitai, Reuven. “Some More Thoughts on the Logistics of the Mongol -Mamluk War (with Special Reference to the Battle of Wadi al-Khaznadar).” In John Pryor, editor. Logistics of War in the Age of the Crusades, 25-42. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006.
2005
Amitai, Reuven, and Michal Biran. “Introduction.” In Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran, editors, Mongols, Turks and Others: Eurasian Nomads and the Sedentary World, 1-11. Leiden: Brill, 2005.
Amitai, Reuven. “The Resolution of the Mongol-Mamluk War.” In Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran, editors. Mongols, Turks and Others: Eurasian Nomads and the Sedentary World, 359-390. Leiden: Brill, 2005.
Amitai, Reuven. “The Conquest of Arsūf by Baybars: Political and Military Aspects.” Mamluk Studies Review 9 (2005): 61-83.
Amitai, Reuven. “Some Remarks on the Inscription of Baybars at Maqam Nabi Musa.” In David J. Wasserstein and Ami Ayalon, editors. Mamluks and Ottomans: Studies in Honour of Michael Winter, 45-53. London and New York: Routledge, 2005.
Mongols, Turks and Others: Eurasian Nomads and the Sedentary World
Mongols, Turks and Others: Eurasian Nomads and the Sedentary World. Leiden: Brill, 2005. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The interaction between the Eurasian pastoral nomads - most famously the Mongols and Turks - and the surrounding sedentary societies is a major theme in world history. Nomads were not only raiders and conquerors, but also transmitted commodities, ideas, technologies and other cultural items. At the same time, their sedentary neighbours affected the nomads, in such aspects as religion, technology, and political culture. The essays in this volume use a broad comparative approach that highlights the multifarious nature of nomadic society and its changing relations with the sedentary world in the vicinity of China, Russia and the Middle East, from antiquity into the contemporary world.

2004
Amitai, Reuven. “The Mongol Occupation of Damascus in 1300: A Study of Mamluk Loyalties.” In Amalia Levanoni and Michael Winter, editors. The Mamluks in Egyptian and Syrian Politics and Society, 21-41. Leiden: Brill, 2004.
Amitai, Reuven. “Did Chinggis Khan have a Jewish Teacher? An Examination of an Early Fourteenth Century Arabic Text.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 124, no. 4 (2004): 691-705.
2003
Amitai, Reuven. “Al -Maqrizi as a Historian of the Early Mamluk Sultanate (or: Is al-Maqrizi an Unrecognized Historigraphical Villian?).” Mamluk Studies Review 7, no. 2 (2003): 99-118.
Amitai, Reuven. “Foot Soldiers, Militiamen and Volunteers in the Early Mamluk Army.” In Chase F. Robinson, editor. Texts, Documents and Artifacts: Islamic Studies in Honour of D.S. Richards, 232-249. Leiden: Brill, 2003.
2002
Amitai, Reuven. “Whither the Ilkhanid Army? Ghazan’s First Campaign into Syria (1299 - 1300).” In Nicola Di Cosmo, editor. Warfare in Inner Asian History, 221-264. Leiden: Brill, 2002.
2001
Amitai, Reuven. “Al-Nuwayri as a Historian of the Mongols.” In Hugh Kennedy, editor. Historiography of Islamic Egypt (c.950-1800), 23-36. Leiden: Brill, 2001.
Amitai, Reuven. “An Arabic Inscription at al-Subayba (Qal`at Namrud) from the Reign of Sultan Baybars.” In Israel Antiquities Authority Reports, 11:109-123. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority, 2001.

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