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The reinvention of jihād in twelfth-century al-Shām
(University of St Andrews, 2016-11-30) - Thesis
This thesis examines the reinvention of jihād ideology in twelfth‑century al‑Shām. In modern scholarship there is a tendency to speak of a revival of jihād in the twelfth century, but discussion of this revival has been ...
'Let us run in love together' : Master Jordan of Saxony (d. 1237) and participation of women in the religious life of the Order of Preachers
(University of St Andrews, 2016-10-20) - Thesis
In this thesis I argue that Jordan of Saxony (d. 1237), Master of the Order of Preachers, fostered a culture of openness toward the participation of women in the religious life of the Dominican order. This is demonstrated, ...
Mīrkhwānd and Persian historiography
(2016-04-28) - Journal article
Pre-modern historians of the Persianate world have primarily been used by modern historians as sources of factual information and rarely to gain insight into the means, methods and world-views of the historians themselves. ...
Magna Carta, canon law and pastoral care : excommunication and the church's publication of the charter
(2016-11) - Journal article
This article argues that the church's strenuous efforts to publicize Magna Carta can only be fully understood when viewed in the context of canon law and pastoral care. The automatic sentence of excommunication that fell ...
Taqizadeh and European civilisation
(2016) - Journal article
The leading Iranian intellectual and nationalist Hasan Taqizadeh has been roundly condemned by posterity for his call to Iranians to embrace European civilisation in its entirety without qualification or compromise. Taqizadeh ...
The Fergusson affair: Calvinism and dissimulation in the Scottish Enlightenment
(2016-06-27) - Journal article
The sum of their fears : the Committee on the Present Danger, the demise of détente, and threat inflation, 1976-1980
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis
This dissertation seeks to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the political pressure group the Committee on the Present Danger (CPD), which formed in 1976. The group’s establishment, attainment of credibility, ...
If the cap fits: going Mongol in thirteenth century Syria
(2016-01) - Journal article
Various Near Eastern and European writers of the thirteenth century remarked on the outlandish appearance of the Mongol warriors then rampaging across Eurasia. One aspect of this was their distinctive headgear. From our ...