Uncovering everyday life during the Islamic Golden Age
The Muslim conquests of North Africa in the 7th century had a fundamental impact on local communities, transforming urban landscapes, establishing a vast trading system and introducing new agricultural practices, technologies and cultural customs. However, existing knowledge reflects the experiences of rulers and the elite, overlooking those of the general population. The EU-funded EVERYDAYISLAM project will investigate the spread of Islamic ways of life in North Africa, focussing on the impact of Muslim rule on local populations, housing, agriculture and everyday practices. To achieve this, the project will rely on new excavation findings, advanced scientific analysis, legacy data sets and written sources. A comparative methodology will be used to study long-term changes in the central Medjerda valley in Tunisia, the fertile Sebou basin in the Idrisid state and the Saharan oasis belt of the Wadi Draa in Morocco.
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