Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) 9 Jan 2022 - 14:36 -------------------------------------------------- Title : Book on early modern Middle East's families and transmission released -------------------------------------------------- IBNA- 'Families, Authority, and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Early Modern ‎Middle East' (2021), a book in English, French and German by C. U. Werner, M. Szuppe, ‎N. Michel and A. Fuess has been published. ‎ Text : The book which is from the series Miroir de l’Orient Musulman (Mirror of the Eastern Muslim), No. 10 traces its themes from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.   Families, Authority, and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Early Modern Middle East has been released in 334 pages by Brepols Publishers in Belgium, an international academic publisher of works in the humanities, Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Germany reported.   This volume brings together innovative contributions on the history and nature of families in the early modern Middle East, covering Central Asia, Iran, Ottoman Turkey and the Arab World from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century and beyond.   It argues the importance of connecting the key concept of family in its widest possible meaning, whether descent group, lineage, household or dynasty, with the notion of transmission of knowledge, authority, status and power, and develops this idea through a pluridisciplinary and cross-regional approach.   Based on primary sources in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish as well as art and material culture, the individual articles detail processes and dynamics of transmission, thus initiating a comparative dialogue.   Table of Contents:   Introduction    Religious Lineages and Knowledge Networks   Torsten Wollina, Family and Transmission of Knowledge in Mamluk and Early Ottoman Damascus   Adam Sabra, Narrating a Lineage’s Transition Crisis between Biography and Hagiography. A Case from Ottoman Egypt   Alberto Tiburcio, Converts and Polemicists as Bridges in Knowledge Networks. The Case of Safavid Iran   Kinship, Status, and Legitimacy   Sacha Alsancakli, Warriors, Kings and Caliphs: Questions of Origins and Dynastic Culture in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Kurdistan   Syrinx von Hees, Wann fällt der Apfel nicht weit vom Stamm? Zeitpunkte familiärer Amtsübertragung in mamlukischer Zeit   Nicolas Michel, Families of Cairene Civil Servants, from Mamluk to Ottoman Times (Fifteenth-Sixteenth Centuries)   Marriage Alliances and Political Strategies   Albrecht Fuess, Ṣihr and Muṣāhara in Mamluk Royal Relations. Transmitting Power and Enlarging Networks Through In-Law Ties in Pre-Modern Egypt   Juliette Dumas, L’histoire du pacha exemplaire marié à une sultane extravagante. Genre, politique et récit intime à la cour ottomane au XVIIe siècle   Professional Lineages and Transmission   Sandra Aube, Family Legacy versus Regional Style: Tracing Three Generations of Woodworkers in Māzandarān (Iran, 1460s to 1500s)   Francis Richard, La formation d’un calligraphe dans le monde iranien   Managing Households and Family Estates   Christoph U. Werner, The Rażavī Sayyids of Mashhad: Families within a Family   Maria Szuppe, Documenting the Barnābādī Estate: Establishment and Growth of a ‘Saintly’ Family in Fifteenth to Eighteenth-Century Herat   Naofumi Abe, Creating a Family Property in Early Modern Iran: Socioeconomic Activities of Najafqulī Khān Dunbulī of Tabriz in the Eighteenth Century   The editors are renowned cultural historians of the Middle East: Christoph U. Werner holds the Chair of Iranian Studies at the University of Bamberg, Maria Szuppe is Directrice de recherche at the CNRS and director of CeRMI (Centre de recherche sur le monde iranien: Langues, cultures et sociétés de l’Antiquité à nos jours) in Paris, Nicolas Michel is Professeur d’histoire contemporaine at the University of Aix-Marseille, and Albrecht Fuess is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Marburg.