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International Journal of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
International Journal of Military History and Historiography     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Regional and Local History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Society Systems Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sustainable Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Review of Social History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intus-Legere Historia     Open Access  
Iran and the Caucasus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Irish Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Isis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Italian Review of Legal History     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Itinerari di ricerca storica     Open Access  
Izvestia. Ural Federal University Journal. Series 2: Humanities and Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Japanese Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Jernbanehistorie     Full-text available via subscription  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal Asiatique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Journal for Maritime Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal for the Study of Judaism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts: Official Journal of the Gerontological Society of America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Journal of American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of American-East Asian Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Applied History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Australian Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Baltic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Big History     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of British Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Cognitive Historiography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Conflict Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Contemporary Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Contemporary China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Contemporary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Coptic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Early Christian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Early Modern History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Journal of East Asian Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Ecclesiastical History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of English and Germanic Philology (JEGP)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of European Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Family History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Global History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Historical Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Historical Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Historical Research in Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Historical Research in Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Historical Syntax     Open Access  
Journal of History and Future     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Holocaust Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry     Open Access  
Journal of Intelligence History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Interdisciplinary Conflict Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Israeli History: Politics, Society, Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Latin American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Journal of Legal History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Modern Chinese History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern History, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
Journal of Modern Italian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Modern Russian History and Historiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Moravian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of North African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Pacific History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Persianate Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Religion in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Religion in Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS)     Open Access  
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Semitic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Slavic Military Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Social History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Journal of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of South American Earth Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Sport History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of the Geological Society of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 127)
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Journal of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Philosophy of History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the Polynesian Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Tourism History     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Transatlantic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Transport History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Urban History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Victorian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal of War & Culture Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Western Archives     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Journal of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Jurnal Candrasangkala Pendidikan Sejarah     Open Access  
Kadim     Open Access  
Kasvatus & Aika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Konsthistorisk Tidskrift/Journal of Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Korean Journal of Medical History     Open Access  
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Kulturstudier     Open Access  
Kunst og Kultur     Open Access  
L'Atelier du CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
L'Idomeneo     Open Access  
La corónica : A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
LaborHistórico     Open Access  
Labour: Journal of Canadian Labour Studies / Le Travail : revue d'Études Ouvrières Canadiennes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Labyrinthe     Open Access  
Lähde     Open Access  
Landbohistorisk Tidsskrift     Open Access  
Language & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Language in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Le Journal de la Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Le mouvement social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Le Muséon : Revue d'Études Orientales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ler História     Open Access  
Les Cahiers de Framespa     Open Access  
Les Cahiers des dix     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Les Livres d'e-Spania     Open Access  
Levant     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Library & Information History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 133)
Librosdelacorte.es     Open Access  
Lien social et Politiques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lietuvos istorijos studijos     Open Access  
Literature & History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Livraisons d’Histoire de l’Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Local Population Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Locus Amoenus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
London Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Los Trabajos y los Días     Open Access  
Lucentum : Anales de la Universidad de Alicante. Prehistoria, Arqueología e Historia Antigua     Open Access  
Luso-Brazilian Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Madison Historical Review     Open Access  
Management & Organizational History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Manuscrits. Revista d'història moderna     Open Access  
Matatu - Journal for African Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Material Culture Review / Revue de la culture matérielle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Materiales para la historia del deporte     Open Access  
Media History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Mediaevalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Medicina Historica     Open Access  
Medieval Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Medieval Feminist Forum : Journal of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Medieval History Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Mediterranean Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Memoria y Civilización     Open Access  
Memoria y Narración : Revista de estudios sobre el pasado conflictivo de sociedades y culturas contemporáneas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Middle European Scientific Bulletin     Open Access  
Midland History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Mind & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ming Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Mobility in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Modern & Contemporary France     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Modern China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Mondo contemporaneo     Full-text available via subscription  
Monthly, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Mozaik Humaniora     Open Access  
Museum History Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Mythos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nations and Religions of Eurasia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Navigator     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nepalese Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
New England Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)

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Medieval History Journal
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.144
Number of Followers: 35  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0971-9458 - ISSN (Online) 0973-0753
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  • In Remembrance: Rajat Datta (1956–2021)

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      Pages: 7 - 9
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 7-9, May–November 2021.

      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211062715
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Introduction: Archaeologies of the Medieval

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      Authors: Mudit Trivedi, Hemanth Kadambi, Supriya Varma
      Pages: 10 - 16
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 10-16, May–November 2021.

      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211060994
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Archaeological Context and Archival Content: Historical Archaeology and
           Medieval Period Donative Practices on the Raichur Doab, Southern India

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      Authors: Andrew M. Bauer
      Pages: 17 - 55
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 17-55, May–November 2021.
      Definitions of ‘historical archaeology’ frequently imply the use of documentary sources to contextualise the archaeological record and aid interpretation of its content. In this article, I underscore the importance of a complementary process of using the archaeological record to enrich interpretations of epigraphical sources from the medieval Deccan. Going beyond others’ critical calls to evaluate how interpretations of these inscriptional sources are shaped by biases in research practices, I will suggest that the substantive content of politicised donative stelae on the Raichur Doab was related to shifting material contexts of agricultural land use and the dynamic assemblages of cultigens, soils and water that facilitated production during the period. By contextualising inscriptional records and donative practices within an archaeologically documented landscape of changing production activities, one has a stronger epistemological basis for evaluating the social and political significance of the inscriptional archive and the historiography that it affords. In this case, it allows for the re-evaluation of historiographical tropes of the Raichur Doab’s value as ‘fertile’ agricultural space and provides a richer interpretation of how newly emergent social relationships and distinctions evident in eleventh–sixteenth-century inscriptions articulated with landscape histories.
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211053686
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Climatic Variation and Society in Medieval South Asia: Unexplored Threads
           of History and Archaeology of Mandu

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      Authors: Anne Casile
      Pages: 56 - 91
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 56-91, May–November 2021.
      Instabilities of the monsoon climate system, along with alternating periods of severe dryness and wetness, are known to have punctuated and disrupted the lives of peoples and institutions across Asia during medieval times. As far as India is concerned, the topic has attracted little attention from historians and archaeologists.Did climatic variations play a determining role in societal changes in medieval times' The aim of this article is not to answer, but to raise and refine this question by calling for new interdisciplinary initiatives which would enrich our reading and understanding of the past and contribute different threads to the narratives of medieval history and archaeology. While doing so, it highlights two lingering ‘lacks’ underlying the well-established historiography: the lack of attention to nature, and thus to climate; and the lack of archaeology. Attention is then focused on recent advances in palaeoclimatology and in research linking climate and society, in which India is yet to find a substantial place. Finally, the article outlines prospects and openings for the study of the medieval past as it relates to the climate-water-society nexus, by presenting an ongoing project called MANDU exploring histories and archaeologies of the land-waterscapes of Mandu in Central India.
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211056147
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Politics Beyond Imperial Cores: Spatial Production in the Peripheries of
           Medieval South India

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      Authors: Eduard Fanthome
      Pages: 92 - 129
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 92-129, May–November 2021.
      Current scholarship on medieval South India has developed a comprehensive account of the ways in which political claims were constituted by dynasts and their subordinates in a range of contexts, from imperial courts to provinces. It has elaborated the modalities of political claim-making through instantiations of politico-cultural traditions or ‘cosmopolises’, and the integrative processes and social changes associated with them. However, this scholarship largely focused on imperial capitals and secondary urban settlements, which constituted nodes in the political networks of polities and loci of contestation and integration within them. Regions in which cosmopolitan traditions did not inform political practice remain opaque to this historiography.This article investigates one such contest- the ‘contested’ Raichur Doab. It explores the politics of the production of a settlement- MARP-30 and the ways they were negotiated to constitute relations of inclusion and exclusion.MARP-30 is part of the multi-component site at Maski that during the period of MARP-30’s occupation does not evince evidence of cosmopolitan practices. Examining the constitution of socio-political relations in this context will expand our understanding of political practice in medieval South India to include practices inaccessible through texts and under-explored archaeologically, and yet typical of medieval South India given the political and social dynamism that characterize the medieval period.
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211052727
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Ever the Handmaid' A Consideration of What a Medieval Archaeology in
           South Asia Might Be

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      Authors: Jason D. Hawkes
      Pages: 130 - 170
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 130-170, May–November 2021.
      This article shifts discussion of the medieval in South Asia away from conversations about ‘what’ took place towards ‘how’ it is studied. Following a brief review of what defines the South Asian medieval, this article starts with the premise that the entire period has not been studied archaeologically and that there is a great deal of potential in doing so. This potential is explored with reference to recent work in Central India, which has investigated a particular set of developments in which socio-economic histories first located the transition from the ancient to the medieval in South Asia, namely, royal grants of land to Hindu temples in the fourth to seventh centuries ce. Considering these land grants as archaeological objects and situating them in the very landscapes they existed within reveal a great deal of new information about early medieval social formation and the transition to the early medieval in this region. In presenting this research, I demonstrate not only the potential value of an archaeological approach to the study of the period but also the necessity of it. Consideration then turns to the directions and form(s) that a ‘medieval archaeology’ might usefully take in the study of South Asia, which by no means shares the same empirical (text–object) and theoretical (historical–archaeological) relationships as the study of the medieval elsewhere in the world.
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211054352
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Matter of Time: Ceramics and Historicity in Medieval South India

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      Authors: Mannat Johal
      Pages: 171 - 206
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 171-206, May–November 2021.
      This article examines how people formed and negotiated relations to time in routine engagements with materials and places in medieval South India. Questions of history and memory, which have become central to our understanding of precolonial Indian social and political practices, are frequently considered in relation to courtly epigraphical and textual production or monumental building projects. Positing that experiences of time are formed in everyday acts of production, consumption and maintenance, this article problematises the term ‘social memory’ to propose an alternative framework for exploring temporal relations: the concept of historicity. Historicity provides a robust analytical vocabulary for discussing how historical actors inhabited their own present, how they oriented themselves towards pasts and futures, and the kinds of timescales that both framed their actions and were formed in action. Operationalising this framework, I build on an analysis of excavated ceramics from a twelfth- to thirteenth-century settlement at Maski (northern Karnataka) to foreground the diverse ways in which individuals and communities drew upon available pasts and acted with initiative within an intersubjective present world of tasks and activities.
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211048996
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Agro-Pastoralism, Archaeology and Religious Landscapes in Early Medieval
           South India

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      Authors: Hemanth Kadambi
      Pages: 207 - 243
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 207-243, May–November 2021.
      Agro-pastoralism has been an important economic subsistence among diverse communities in the semi-arid climate and dry-deciduous ecology of the Deccan for the last four millennia. Recent research that looks at the entanglements of human-animal-environment relations in South Asian archaeology and history have highlighted the complex histories that prompt a reconsideration of the contexts within which political authority articulated in medieval India. This essay demonstrates the presence of non-elite agro-pastoral groups based on the evidence from my archaeological survey. I then present results from a limited study the Early Chalukya inscriptions to identify agro-pastoral activities. In addition, I employ limited architectural and iconographic analysis and argue that the non-Brahmanical religious affiliations of pastoral groups played a role in shaping the political and sacred landscapes of the Early Chalukya polity (ca. 550–750 ad) in the Deccan plateau of South India. A related aim in this essay is to highlight the productive engagement of archaeological investigations with ‘conventional’ history research. I suggest that the medieval period of Indian archaeology is a potent arena for such interdisciplinary research.
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211054593
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Between Archaeography and Historiography: Unsettling the Medieval'

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      Authors: Mudit Trivedi
      Pages: 244 - 280
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 244-280, May–November 2021.
      Do archaeology and history refer to the same real past' Their relationship has been understood primarily as epistemic, as one of the distinct techniques for knowing different aspects or epochs of the past. When archaeologies of more familiar, historical, medieval pasts are conducted, why do these accounts enthusiastically find and lose, provoke and distress, their specialist kin; or why do historiography and archaeography relate uneasily'This article argues that it is useful to think of archaeography and historiography as two sensibilities, two activities, and following de Certeau, as two operations. Each operation is governed by distinct protocols of generalisation, different aspirations of synthesis, distinct poetics that govern their texts and the account they wish to give of their subjects. Appreciating these differences, this article focuses on the foreclosures shared by both operations with reference to the tangle of the medieval. It asks, what comes to count as evidence and how, which questions arise and why, and what aspects of pasts termed medieval appear familiar, alien, or interesting. From these questions it builds an account of what archaeology can disclose about shared modern historicist commitments to the medieval and those uneasily kept out of its scenes.This article grounds these questions through an engagement with South Asian medieval historiography on the theme of settlement. First, through a genealogy of settlement it examines the reasons for the concept’s centrality to accounts of medieval life, (modern) politics and the state. Through examples drawn from research in Mewat, it examines what these commitments to thinking about settlement disable and enable, the questions its assumptions exclude. It demonstrates how archaeologies of settlement bring into view questions of anteriority, and how attention to spatial relations of remove and accrual reverse figure and ground in accounts of dwelling. In light of these disjoinders, it asks, must we continue to close our operations, to write our medieval, in the manner we do'
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211055884
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Ephemeral Traces: Archaeology of a Medieval Rural Settlement

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      Authors: Supriya Varma, Jaya Menon, Deepak Nair
      Pages: 281 - 319
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 281-319, May–November 2021.
      For a considerable span of human history, following the adoption of agricultural economies but prior to the emergence of settlements that we label as ‘urban’, small permanent communities or ‘villages’ were the main types of settlements, as also were places intermittently occupied by mobile, nomadic groups. The context of these, however, differed from those small or rural settlements that existed within an integrated network of centres in urban and state societies. A third scenario is the case of small-scale rural settlements that may exist at the margins of complex societies and, hence, outside state/political control but could still be socially and economically networked with other centres. Thus, the concept of ‘rural’ needs to be situated and interrogated within specific political, social and economic contexts.While archaeological research has addressed village settlements in pre-urban periods, once urbanism and the state societies emerged, urban settlements became the focus of attention. Even though surveys have shown the distribution of settlements of varying sizes, we do not seem to know much about early historic and medieval villages, in terms of settlement layouts, domestic spaces, crafts, if any, or even subsistence practices. It is this lacuna that we are trying to address through our work at a small, rural settlement in the Upper Ganga-Yamuna Doab. Some of the questions that we raise in this article deal with terms like ‘urban’, or ‘rural’, whether these should be viewed as binaries, or whether it may be more fruitful, as others have suggested, to see settlements in a continuum.
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211052719
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • The City as Fac¸ade in Velha Goa: Recognising Enduring Forms of Urbanism
           in the Early Modern Konkan

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      Authors: Brian C. Wilson
      Pages: 320 - 352
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 320-352, May–November 2021.
      What do we know of early modern colonial urbanisms in South Asia' Rich archival sources provide meta-narratives of the ‘rise and fall’ of colonial outposts and their spatial projects. This article revisits these histories through the results of an archaeological project conducted at Portuguese Goa. In settings such as Velha Goa, histories of the city are unavoidably structured by elite, top-down understandings of social processes, principally owing to the limits of the colonial archives themselves. Quotidian material transformations, essential to urban process, remain largely unconsidered. In Goa, the archaeological data suggest the dominant historical narratives that characterise this capital of empire as the ̒Rome of the East’ work to substantiate a vision of the city that erases other socialities. The archaeological data allow us to productively think of the colonial early modern urban landscape as both a physical and conceptual façade. Historical tropes of ruination mask rich and varied archaeological evidence of enduring forms of urbanism. The idea of the city as façade allows at once a characterisation of the concealed failures of colonial urban governance and its legacies in perpetuating certain ideals and understandings of urbanism, and it questions narratives of urban decline that still resonate today.
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211047094
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Book review: Elizabeth A. Lambourn, Abraham’s Luggage: A Social Life of
           Things in the Medieval Indian Ocean World

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      Authors: Anwesha Das
      Pages: 353 - 358
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 353-358, May–November 2021.
      Elizabeth A. Lambourn, Abraham’s Luggage: A Social Life of Things in the Medieval Indian Ocean World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp. 301. ISBN: 978-1-316-62627-6 (Paperback).
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211041190
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Book review: Richard M. Eaton and Phillip B. Wagoner, Power, Memory,
           Architecture: Contested Sites on India’s Deccan Plateau

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      Authors: Shobhna Iyer
      Pages: 358 - 362
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 358-362, May–November 2021.
      Richard M. Eaton and Phillip B. Wagoner, Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India’s Deccan Plateau. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017, Paperback, 422 pp. ISBN: 9780199477692
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211047082
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Book review: Cameron A. Petrie (with contributions by P. Magee, F. Khan,
           J. R. Knox and K. D. Thomas), Resistance at the Edge of Empires: The
           Archaeology and History of the Bannu Basin from 1000 BC to AD 1200

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      Authors: Jaya Menon
      Pages: 363 - 367
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 363-367, May–November 2021.
      Cameron A. Petrie (with contributions by P. Magee, F. Khan, J. R. Knox and K. D. Thomas), Resistance at the Edge of Empires: The Archaeology and History of the Bannu Basin from 1000 BC to AD 1200. Oxford and Philadelphia: Oxbow Books, 2021, pp. i–xxviii, 508. ISBN: 978-1-78570-303-4.
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211042217
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
  • Book review: Alfredo González-Ruibal, An Archaeology of Resistance:
           Materiality and Time in an African Borderland

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      Authors: Erin P Riggs
      Pages: 368 - 372
      Abstract: The Medieval History Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, Page 368-372, May–November 2021.
      Alfredo González-Ruibal, An Archaeology of Resistance: Materiality and Time in an African Borderland. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, pp. 381. ISBN: 978-1-4422-3090-3.
      Citation: The Medieval History Journal
      PubDate: 2021-12-14T12:41:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09719458211042218
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2021)
       
 
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