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El-Cheikh, Nadia Maria

Overview
Works: 12 works in 51 publications in 4 languages and 2,033 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DF504.5, 949.502
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Most widely held works by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh
Women, Islam, and Abbasid identity by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Abbasids overthrew the Umayyad dynasty in 750 CE, an important element in legitimizing their newly won authority involved defining themselves in the eyes of their Islamic subjects. Nadia Maria El Cheikh shows that ideas about women were central to the process by which the Abbasid caliphate, which ushered in Islam's Golden Age, achieved self-definition. In most medieval Islamic cultures, Arab Islam stood in opposition to jahl, or the state of impurity and corruption that existed prior to Islam's founding. Over time, the concept of jahl evolved into a more general term describing a condition of ignorance and barbarism--as well as a condition specifically associated in Abbasid discourse with women. Concepts of womanhood and gender became a major organizing principle for articulating Muslim identity. Groups whose beliefs and behaviors were perceived by the Abbasids as a threat--not only the jahilis who lived before the prophet Muhammad but peoples living beyond the borders of their empire, such as the Byzantines, and heretics who defied the strictures of their rule, such as the Qaramita--were represented in Abbasid texts through gendered metaphors and concepts of sexual difference. These in turn influenced how women were viewed, and thus contributed to the historical construction of Muslim women's identity. Through its investigation of how gender and sexuality were used to articulate cultural differences and formulate identities in Abbasid systems of power and thought, Women, Islam, and Abbasid Identity demonstrates the importance of women to the writing of early Islamic history. (Publisher)
Crisis and continuity at the Abbasid court : formal and informal politics in the caliphate of al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) by Maaike van Berkel( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) is a crucial and controversial epoch in the history of the Abbasid empire. Al-Muqtadir's regime has traditionally been depicted as one of decline, when the political power of the caliphate and the lustre of its capital began to crumble. This book not only offers a substantial investigation of the idea and reality of decline, but also provides new interpretations of the inner workings of the court and the empire. The authors, four specialists of Abbasid history, explore the formal and informal power relationships that shaped politics at the court, involving bureaucrats, military, harem, courtiers and of course al-Muqtadir himself. A study of the topography of Baghdad completes this vivid picture of the court and its capital
Byzantium viewed by the Arabs by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges. Including previously inaccessible material on the Arabic textual tradition on Byzantium, this investigation shows the significance of Byzantium to the Arab Muslim establishment and their appreciation of various facets of Byzantine culture and civilization. The Arabic-Islamic representation of the Byzantine Empire stretching from the reference to Byzantium in the Qur'an until the fall of Constantinople in 1453 is considered in terms of a few salient themes. The image of Byzantium reveals itself to be complex, non-monolithic, and self-referential. Formulating an alternative appreciation to the politics of confrontation and hostility that so often underlies scholarly discourse on Muslim-Byzantine relations, this book presents the schemes developed by medieval authors to reinterpret aspects of their own history, their own self-definition, and their own view of the world
Byzantium in early Islamic Syria : proceedings of a conference organized by the American University of Beirut and the University of Balamand, June 18-19, 2007 by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred and fifty( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantium viewed by the Arabs by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arapların gözüyle Bizans by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albustân = The orchard( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible conquest. The ontogenesis of sixth and seventh century Syria [Book review] by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To Byzantio opôs to eidan oi Arabes by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Greek, Modern and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Byzantium viewed by the Arabs by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The gendering of "death" in Kitāb Al-ʻiqd al-farīd by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Cheikh, Nadia 1965-

Cheikh Nadia Maria El-

Cheikh​, Nadia Maria El 1965-

Cheikh-Saliba Nadia Maria El

Cheikh-Saliba, Nadia Maria El, 1965-

El-Cheikh, Nadia-Maria

El-Cheikh, Nadia Maria 1965-

El-Cheikh-Saliba, Nadia Maria

El Cheikh-Saliba, Nadia Maria 1965-

Šaiḫ, Nādiyā aš- 1965-

Šaiḫ, Nādiyā Māriyā aš- 1965-

Saliba, Nadia Maria El-Cheikh-

Saliba, Nadia Maria El Cheikh- 1965-

Šayẖ-Ṣalībā Nādiyā Mariyyā al-

Ελ Σέϊχ, Νάντια Μαρία

الشيخ, ناديا 1965-

الشيخ ناديا ماريّا

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