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Problematising the shifting capitals of medieval Arran: from Bardhaʿa to Janza in the 10th-12th centuries

Abstract:

The dominant historical narrative for early Islamic frontier zones such as Arran, in the Caucasus, tends to focus on the administrative centres, the capital cities. As this story of development becomes synthesised and simplified, there has been a tendency to understand this process as the decline of one major centre and the rise of another, almost in the sense of city-states. This paper reconsiders the case of the changing capitals of Arran, to understand how urbanism developed in the Caucasu...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/05786967.2018.1426196

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Iran Journal website
Volume:
56
Issue:
1
Pages:
64-76
Publication date:
2018-01-30
Acceptance date:
2018-01-09
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EISSN:
2396-9202
ISSN:
0578-6967
Source identifiers:
821849
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pubs:821849
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uuid:064a0638-ddba-450b-b384-05e328e85d4e
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pubs:821849
Deposit date:
2018-01-30

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