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The Resource Tamta's world : the life and encounters of a medieval noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia, Antony Eastmond

Tamta's world : the life and encounters of a medieval noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia, Antony Eastmond

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Tamta's world : the life and encounters of a medieval noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia
Title
Tamta's world
Title remainder
the life and encounters of a medieval noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia
Statement of responsibility
Antony Eastmond
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the compelling story of a Christian noblewoman named Tamta in the thirteenth century. Born to an Armenian family at the court of queen Tamar of Georgia, she was ransomed in marriage to nephews of Saladin after her father was captured during a siege. She was later raped and then married by the Khwarazmshah and held hostage by the Mongols, before being made an independent ruler under them in eastern Anatolia. Her tale stretches from the Mediterranean to Mongolia and reveals the extraordinary connections across continents and cultures that one woman could experience. Without a voice of her own, surviving monuments - monasteries and mosques, caravanserais and palaces - build up a picture of Tamta's world and the roles women played in it. The book explores how women's identities changed between different courts, with shifting languages, religions and cultures, and between their roles as daughters, wives, mothers and widows
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UkCbUP
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1966-
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Eastmond, Antony
Dewey number
956/.014
Index
index present
LC call number
BP172
LC item number
.E37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Christian women
  • Middle East
Label
Tamta's world : the life and encounters of a medieval noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia, Antony Eastmond
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 May 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new world of encounters : the life of Tamta Mqargrdzeli -- Tamta's origins : the world of the Mqargrdzelis -- Tamta, Ivane and Akhlat in 1210 -- al-Awhad and Tamta's first marriage -- Women and power -- Akhlat : identity and life in the medieval city -- Tamta : Ayyubid wife of al-Ashraf Musa -- Tamta : a Christian at the Ayyubid court -- Tamta at court -- Akhlat, builders and buildings -- Tamta and the Khwarazmians -- Tamta and the Mongols -- Tamta as ruler of Akhlat -- Afterlife
Control code
CR9781316711774
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 434 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107167568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Tamta's world : the life and encounters of a medieval noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia, Antony Eastmond
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 May 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new world of encounters : the life of Tamta Mqargrdzeli -- Tamta's origins : the world of the Mqargrdzelis -- Tamta, Ivane and Akhlat in 1210 -- al-Awhad and Tamta's first marriage -- Women and power -- Akhlat : identity and life in the medieval city -- Tamta : Ayyubid wife of al-Ashraf Musa -- Tamta : a Christian at the Ayyubid court -- Tamta at court -- Akhlat, builders and buildings -- Tamta and the Khwarazmians -- Tamta and the Mongols -- Tamta as ruler of Akhlat -- Afterlife
Control code
CR9781316711774
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 434 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107167568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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