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A Misconstrued Narrative of Conquest – Manan Ahmed Asif on the 12th Century 'Chachnama'

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... and written in Prakrit in the late 12th century CE and earlier texts such as the one written by Ibn Khurradadhih in the late 9th century CE. Among the ...
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In A Book of Conquest, Manan Ahmed Asif examines the Chachnama and explains why the narrative of Islam in South Asia have been historically misunderstood. The fighting between Mahmud ibn Sebuktegin and Abu ‘Ali Simjuri in 994, miniature from the ‘Jami’ al-Tawarikh’ of Rashid al-Din, c.1307. Ghazni was one of the formidable invaders who is thought to have repeatedly plundered India. Credit: Wikimedia Commons There is an intended irony in the very title of Manan Ahmed Asif’s book. A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia that has long been synonymous with the Chachnama, has as its key event, the story of Islam’s origins in South Asia. It is a story – for all its later retellings – that remains unchanged in its ess...
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A Misconstrued Narrative of Conquest – Manan Ahmed Asif on the 12th Century 'Chachnama'

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Indeed, Thapar mentions that in the 13th century, a merchant from Hormuz in the Persian Gulf sought permission to build a mosque near the temple ...
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In A Book of Conquest, Manan Ahmed Asif examines the Chachnama and explains why the narrative of Islam in South Asia have been historically misunderstood. The fighting between Mahmud ibn Sebuktegin and Abu ‘Ali Simjuri in 994, miniature from the ‘Jami’ al-Tawarikh’ of Rashid al-Din, c.1307. Ghazni was one of the formidable invaders who is thought to have repeatedly plundered India. Credit: Wikimedia Commons There is an intended irony in the very title of Manan Ahmed Asif’s book. A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia that has long been synonymous with the Chachnama, has as its key event, the story of Islam’s origins in South Asia. It is a story – for all its later retellings – that remains unchanged in its ess...
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A Misconstrued Narrative of Conquest – Manan Ahmed Asif on the 12th Century 'Chachnama'

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But even this exercise, Asif establishes, saw the Chachnama as an 8th century text and dismissed its other sections – its fables, romantic asides, ...
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In A Book of Conquest, Manan Ahmed Asif examines the Chachnama and explains why the narrative of Islam in South Asia have been historically misunderstood. The fighting between Mahmud ibn Sebuktegin and Abu ‘Ali Simjuri in 994, miniature from the ‘Jami’ al-Tawarikh’ of Rashid al-Din, c.1307. Ghazni was one of the formidable invaders who is thought to have repeatedly plundered India. Credit: Wikimedia Commons There is an intended irony in the very title of Manan Ahmed Asif’s book. A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia that has long been synonymous with the Chachnama, has as its key event, the story of Islam’s origins in South Asia. It is a story – for all its later retellings – that remains unchanged in its ess...
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L'Hôtel Dieu de Lyon se dévoile dans un nouvel ouvrage

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The Lyon Hotel God is revealed in a new book
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Mais pendant près d'un an et demi, cet ancien hôpital construit au XIIe siècle abrite un chantier d'envergure au coeur de la presqu'île de Lyon.
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But for almost a year and a half, this former hospital built in the 12th century houses a major project in the heart of the peninsula of Lyon.
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FRANCE 3 RHÔNE-ALPES Alors que l'Hôtel Dieu de Lyon est en pleine restauration, deux historiennes de l'art publient un ouvrage sur l'histoire du bâtiment. Huit siècles d'histoire retracées à partir d'archives de la bibliothèque de la Part-Dieu.  Par Cyrielle Cabot Publié le 24/12/2016 à 11:43, mis à jour le 24/12/2016 à 11:45 © France 3 RA Depuis toujours, l'Hôtel Dieu fait partie du paysage lyonnais. Mais pendant près d'un an et demi, cet ancien hôpital construit au XIIe siècle abrite un chantier d'envergure au coeur de la presqu'île de Lyon. L'occasion pour les férus d'art et d'histoire de se replonger dans l'histoire de ce bâtiment mythique de Lyon. C'est ce qu'on fait deux historiennes de l'art. Pendant deux ans, elles ont consulté r...
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Mit dem Goldschmuck auf die letzte Reise

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With the gold jewelry on the last voyage
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Irgendwann im 8. Jahrhundert durchwühlte ein Grabräuber das Grab des Kindes einer fränkischen Adelsfamilie in Freiberg-Beihingen, dort wo sich ...
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Sometime in the 8th century a grave robber burrowed through the burial of the child of a Frankish noble family in Freiberg in addition gene, where...
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Irgendwann im 8. Jahrhundert durchwühlte ein Grabräuber das Grab des Kindes einer fränkischen Adelsfamilie in Freiberg-Beihingen, dort wo sich heute das Baugebiet „Gänsweidle“ befindet. Dabei fiel ihm eine wertvolle Goldscheibenfibel im Durchmesser von 6,5 Zentimetern in die Hände. Doch der Dieb zuckte bei ihrem Anblick zusammen – und legte sie wieder zurück ins Grab. Dort wurde sie Anfang der 90er-Jahre bei Bauarbeiten entdeckt. Der Archäologe Dr. Ingo Stork, der damals die Grabungsleitung hatte, hat diesen Ablauf rekonstruiert, weil das Grab ansonsten beraubt war und die Fibel, die als Kleidungsverschluss getragen wurde, einen halben Meter entfernt von der Toten lag. Als Grund, dass der Grabräuber das wertvolle Objekt wieder zurücklegt...
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Histoire de la Bourgogne (4) : l'ère capétienne

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History of Burgundy (4): the Capetian era
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Il récupère ainsi un duché proche de la principauté constituée à la fin du IXe siècle par Richard le Justicier mais privé des comtés de Nevers, Auxerre, ...
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He gets so close Duchy of the Principality formed at the end of the 9th century by Richard vigilante but deprived of the counties of Nevers, Auxerre...
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L'histoire de la Bourgogne sous la dynastie capétienne est avant tout une histoire de continuité et de pérennité de près de quatre siècles. Si la partie transjurane de la Bourgogne connait un autre destin comme territoire de l'Empire germanique, le duché achève sa construction après des siècles de conflits et d'éclatements politiques et géographiques. La Bourgogne s'impose progressivement comme une loyale, fidèle et surtout puissante principauté au sein du royaume de France préludant l'Âge d'Or du duché sous les Valois à partir du XIVe siècle. Le duché de Bourgogne : une longue dynastie À la suite du père d'Hugues Capet, Hugues le Grand, ce sont les deux frères du roi de France, Otton (956-965) puis Henri (965-1002) qui se succèdent à la...
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Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, Ph.D.,RIT professor awarded NEH grant to enhance religious literacy ...

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The “Lost and Found: Promoting Religious Literacies through Gaming” project focused on developing a digital game set in 12th century Egypt that ...
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"A team of interdisciplinary researchers, designers and developers led by Owen Gottlieb, an assistant professor of interactive games and media at Rochester Institute of Technology, has created a digital prototype for Lost & Found, a strategy game that aims to promote and enhance the public understanding of religion. The project, funded by a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, marks the first time a NEH award has been given to a professor in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. The prototype was even featured at the 50th Anniversary of the NEH, held this September at the University of Virginia. The “Lost and Found: Promoting Religious Literacies through Gaming” project focused ...
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Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery

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... exchanged emails about buying a stolen red sandstone figure dating back to the 12th Century C.E. It was 26 inches high, depicting a Jain Goddess, ...
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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

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... a text dating to A.D. 991 by medieval Songhai writer, scholar and political provocateur Ahmed Baba, and an 11th century Quran written in Egypt.
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By Liesl Bradner Simon & Schuster “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts”A book by Joshua Hammer “You can wipe out a generation of people, burn their homes to the ground and somehow they’ll still come back. But if you destroy their achievements and their history, it’s as if they never existed.” Although this quote from the film “The Monuments Men” refers to the Nazis’ confiscation and burning of Jewish artwork during World War II, it can easily be applied to ISIS’ destruction of Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old temples in 2015 or the near eradication of thousands of ancient Islamic manuscripts in Timbuktu by al-Qaida in 2013. The valiant efforts of an unassuming group of librarians riski...
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Rare Byzantine silver coins: Ancients Today | Coin World

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In the final decades of its production — the mid-to-late 11th century — fractional miliaresia were also issued. In 1092 Byzantine coinage underwent a ...
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Heraclius’ new silver coins typically weighed about 6.70 to 6.85 grams. These were heavy coins — far heavier, in fact, than any regular silver coin that had been issued by the Romans. They were poorly struck on thick, irregularly shaped planchets with cliff-like edges, which makes it difficult to find an example that is fully and evenly struck. Leo launches a lighter coin The hexagram was relatively short-lived, being struck in large quantities for only about 70 years, after which silver coinage seems to have disappeared from the Byzantine economy. However, the hiatus after the demise of the hexagram was relatively brief, for in about 720 the Emperor Leo III (717 to 740 or 741) introduced the miliaresion, a lighter silver coin that weigh...
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