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Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg
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  • Jordan in the Late Middle Ages: Transformation of the Mamluk Frontier. Chicago: Middle East Documentation Center, University of Chicago, Chicago Studies on the Middle East Monograph Series, 2011 (in print).


Edited works

  • Reflections of Empire: Archaeological and Ethnographic Studies on the Pottery of the Ottoman Levant, Boston: ASOR, Annual of the American School of Oriental Research, #64, 2009.
  • Le pouvoir à l’âge des sultanats dans le Bilâd al-Shâm, Proceedings from the IFPO-ACOR Conference of same title, 13-15 May 2005, Amman; Damascus: Institut Français du Proche Orient, 2007, in French and English, in print and co-edited with Jean-François Salles, IFPO. Published under Bulletin des Études Orientales 57, supplement (2008); Damascus.
  • Mamluk Studies Review 11.1 (2007), special volume on the Mamluk provinces.



  • “From Ceramics to Social Theory: Reflections on Mamluk Archaeology Today”, Mamluk Studies Review 14 (2010): 109-157.
  • “Transjordan as the Mamluk Frontier: Imperial Conceptions of Authority and Space” in Archeologia del Mediterraneo medievale, ed. Guido Vannini. Oxford: BAR, 2009. (co-written with Michele Nuciotti and Francesca Dotti; Walker as lead author).
  • “Identifying the Late Islamic period ceramically: Preliminary observations on Ottoman wares from central and northern Jordan”, in Reflections of Empire: Archaeological and Ethnographic Studies on the Pottery of the Ottoman Levant, ed. Bethany J. Walker, Boston: ASOR, 2009. Pp. 37-66.
  • “Imperial Transitions and Peasant Society in Middle and Late Islamic Jordan”. Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan 10 (2009): 75-86.
  • “Popular Responses to Mamluk Fiscal Reforms in Syria”. Bulletin d’Études Orientales 58 (2009) : 51-67.
  • “Shawbak and the Mamluk Transjordan” (also in Italian as “Shawbak e la Transgiordania mamelucca”, in Da Petra a Shawbak: Archeologia di una Frontiera, ed. Guido Vannini and Michele Nucciotti, Guinto: Florence, 2009. Pp. 126-131. (co-authored with Francesca and Michele Nucciotti, with Walker as lead author).
  • “Slaves on Horses: The Legacy of the Mamluks in Jordan”, in Global Moments in the Levant: A Unifob Global Research Project, ed. Leif Manger and Øystein S. LaBianca, Bergen: Unifob Global, University of Bergen, 2009. (Contributions, as well, to chapters entitled “Imperial Projects in the Levant” (pp. 212-227) and “Commercial Elites” (pp. 228-233).
  • “The Tribal Dimension in Mamluk-Jordanian Relations”. Mamluk Studies Review 13.1 (2009): 82-105.
  • “Soils and Land Use in the Decapolis Region (Northern Jordan): Implications for landscape development and the Impact of Climate Change”, Zeitschrift der Deutschen Palaestina-Vereins 124.2 (2008): 171-188. (co-written with B. Lucke, Z. al-Saad, M. Schmidt, R. Bäumler, S.O. Lorenz, P. Udluft, and K.-U, Heussner).
  •  “Tall Hisban. Pp. 516-518 in “Archaeology in Jordan, 2007 Season”, ed. Stephen H. Savage, Donald R. Keller and Christopher A. Tuttle, American Journal of Archaeology 112.3 (2008): 509-528 (co-written with O.S. LaBianca, with Walker as lead author).
  • “’Twixt Cross and Crescent: American Contributions to the History of Crusader and Islamic Cyprus”, in “American Archaeologists on Cyprus: Celebrating 25 Years of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute”, ed. Danielle Parks and Ann-Marie Knoblauch. Special volume of Near Eastern Archaeology 71.1-2 (2008): 104-110.
  • “The Role of Agriculture in Mamluk-Jordanian Power Relations”, in Le pouvoir à l’âge des sultanats dans le Bilâd al-Shâm ed. Bethany J. Walker and Jean-François Salles, IFPO-ACOR, Amman, Feb. 13-15, 2005. (Published as supplement 57 of Bulletin d’Études Orientales, 2008). Pp. 77-96.
  • “The Northern Jordan Project 2006: Village Life in Mamluk and Ottoman Hubras and Sahm: A Preliminary Report”. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 51 (2007): 429-470. (lengthy technical report co-authored with Ellen Kenney, Lynda Carroll, Laura Holzweg, Stéphanie Boulogne, and Bernhard Lucke – myself as lead author).
  • “Peasants, Pilgrims, and the Body Politic: The Northern Jordan Project and the Landscapes of the Islamic Periods”. In Crossing Jordan – North American Contributions to the Archaeology of Jordan, ed. Thomas E. Levy, P.M. Michèle Daviau, Randall W. Younker, and May Shaer. Bedforshire, UK: Equinox Publishing, Ltd. 2007. Pp. 473-480.
  • “The Politics of Land Management in Medieval Islam: The Village of Malka in Northern Jordan”, in Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan 9 (2007): 253-261.
  • “Regional Markets and their Impact on Agriculture in Mamluk and Ottoman Transjordan”, in On the Fringe of Society: Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives on Pastoral and Agricultural Societies, ed. Benjamin Saidel and Evelyn van der Steen. Oxford: BAR International Series 1657, 2007. Pp. 117-125.
  • “Rural Sufism as Channels of Charity in Nineteenth-Century Jordan”, in Interpreting Welfare and Relief in the Middle East, ed. Nefissa Naguib and Inger Marie Okkenhaug. Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia, vol. 103. Leiden: Brill, 2007. Pp. 217-234.
  • “Sahm and Hubras”. Pp. 523-524 in larger “Archaeology in Jordan, 2006 Season”, ed. Steven H. Savage and Donald R. Keller, in American Journal of Archaeology 111.3 (July 2007): 523-547.
  • “Sowing the Seeds of Rural Decline? Agriculture as an Economic Barometer for Late Mamluk Jordan”, Mamluk Studies Review 11.1 (2007): 173-199.
  • “Tall Hisban: Palimpsest of Great and Little Traditions of Transjordan and the Ancient Near East”, (co-written with Øystein S. LaBianca). In Crossing Jordan, as above. Pp. 111-120.
  • “The Northern Jordan Survey 2003 – Agriculture in Late Islamic Malka and Hubras Villages: A Preliminary Report on the First Season”, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 339 (2005): 67-111.
  • “The Globalizing Effects of Hajj in the Medieval and Modern Eras”, in Connectivity in Antiquity: Globalization as Long Term Historical Process., ed. ystein S. LaBianca and Sandra Arnold Scham. London: Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2005. Pp. 64-76.
  • “Tall Hisban”, American Journal of Archaeology 109.3 (2005): 536-539. (2004 field report co-written with Øystein S. LaBianca).
  • “Ceramic Evidence for Political Transformations in Early Mamluk Egypt”, Mamluk Studies Review 8.1 (2004): 1-114. (This is the published version of my revised dissertation.)
  • “Mamluk Investment in the Transjordan: A ‘Boom and Bust’ Economy”, Mamluk Studies Review 8.2 (2004): 119-147.
  • “The Umayyad Mosque at Damascus: Commemoration, Power, and Memory”, Near Eastern Archaeology 67.2 (2004): 26-39.
  • “The Byzantine and Medieval Pottery”, in “Polis-Pyrgos Archaeological Project: Fifth Preliminary Report on the 1999 Survey Season in Northwestern Cyprus”, by Dariusz Maliszewski et al., Thetis 10 (2003): 7-38.
  • “The Islamic Qusur of Tall Hisban: Preliminary Report on the 1998 and 2001 Seasons”, Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 47 (2003): 443-471. (cowritten with Øystein S. LaBianca).
  • “Mamluk Investment in Southern Bilad al-Sham in the Fourteenth Century: The Case of Hisban”, Journal of Near Eastern Studies 62.3 (2003): 241-261.
  • “Southern Syria in the Islamic Period: Political Periphery or Nexus?”, in One Hundred Years of American Archaeology in the Levant: Proceedings of the American Schools of Oriental Research Centennial Celebration, Washington, DC, April 2000, ed. Doug Clark and Victor Matthews, Boston, ASOR Monograph Series, 2003. Pp. 385-409.
  • “The Late Ottoman Cemetery in Field L, Tall Hisban”, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 322 (2001): 1-19.
  • “Madaba Plains Project, Tall Hisban, 1998”, Andrews University Seminary Studies 38.1 (2000): 9-21. (Written with ystein S. LaBianca and Paul J. Ray, Jr.).
  • “The Social Implications of Textile Development in Fourteenth-Century Egypt”. Mamluk Studies Review 4 (2000): 167-217.
  • “Militarization to Nomadization: The Middle and Late Islamic Periods”. Near Eastern Archaeology 62.4 (1999): 202-232.
  • “New Approaches to Working with Old Maps - Computer Cartography for the Archaeologist”. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 31 (1994): 189-200.
  • “On Timurids and Their Astrologers: Examining a Royal Horoscope in the Wellcome Institute”. Journal of the Association of Graduates in Near Eastern Studies 5.1 (1994): 5-10.


Newsletter reports

  • “Rural Islam in Late Medieval Jordan: NJP 2006 – the Mosques Project”, Newsletter of the American Center of Oriental Research 18.2 (2006): 1-4. (Written with Ellen Kenney; I am lead author.)
  • “Tall Hisban, 2004 – An Investigation in Medieval Rural History”, Newsletter of the American Center of Oriental Research 16.2 (2004): 1-3. (Written with Øystein LaBianca; Walker as lead author.)
  • “Countering the Urban Bias in Islamic Studies: Final Report on MPP2001: Tall Hisban, Jordan”, Newsletter of the American Center of Oriental Research 13.1 (2001): 3-4. (Written with Øystein LaBianca.)
  • “Mamluk Administration of Transjordan: Recent Findings from Tall Hisban”, al-‘Usur al-Wusta 13.2 (2001): 29-33.
  • “Islamic archaeology”. Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin 75 (1992): 6-9.


Book reviews

  • Review of Fortress of the Raven: Karak in the Middle Islamic Period (1100-1650), by Marcus Milwright, Leiden: Brill, 2008. Journal of Islamic Studies 21.2 (2010): 295-197.
  • Review of Islamic Art and Archaeology of Palestine, by Myriam Rosen-Ayalon, Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2006. Near Eastern Archaeolog y 73.4 (2010): 251-252.
  • Review of Order Out of Chaos: Patronage, Conflict and Mamluk Socio-Political Culture, 1341-1382, by Jo van Steenbergen, Leiden: Brill, 2006. Bulletin d’Études Orientales 58 (2009): 412-415
  • Review La principauté Ayyoubide d’Alep (579/1183-658/1260), by Anne-Marie Eddé. Freiburger Islamstudien, vol. 21. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. Mamluk Studies Review 11.1 (2007): 207-213.
  • Review of Hauran II: Les installations de SI‘8. Du sanctuaire á l’établissement viticole, Vol. I and II, ed. Jacqueline Dentzer-Feydy. Jean-Marie Dentzer, and Pierre-Marie Blanc. Beirut: Institut français d’archéologie du Proche-Orient, 2003. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 341 (2006): 80-82.
  • Review of The Province of Damascus During the Second Mamluk Period (785/1382-922/1516), by Taha Thalji Tarawneh, Mu’tah University, Jordan, 1994. Mamluk Studies Review 9.2 (2005): 232-235.
  • Review of Die Islamische Stadt, by Stefan Heidemann and Andrea Becker. Raqqa 2. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zebern, 2003. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 336 (2005): 88-90.
  • Review of al-Ta’rikh al-Siyasi li-Mintaqat Sharq al-Urdunn (min Junub al-Sham) fi ‘Asr Dawlat al-Mamalik al-Thaniyya (Political History of Jordan [in Southern Syria] in the Burji Mamluk Period – in Arabic), Shawkat Ramadan Hajja, Irbid: Himada li-l-Nashr wa-l-Tawzi’, 2002. Mamluk Studies Review 8.2 (2004): 219-223.
  • Review of A Gazetteer of Buildings in Muslim Palestine (Part I), by Andrew Petersen. NY: Oxford University Press, 2001. Near Eastern Archaeology Society Bulletin (2003): 59-61.
  • Review of The Cairo Heritage: Essays in Honor of Laila Ali Ibrahim, ed. By Doris Behrens- Abouseif, Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2000. Mamluk Studies Review 6 (2002): 227-231.
  • Review of The Places Where Men Pray Together: Cities in Islamic Lands, Seventh through the Tenth Centuries, by Paul Wheatley, Chicago: the University of Chicago Press, 2001. Near Eastern Archaeology Society Bulletin 47 (2002): 67-69.

Publications in press

  • “On Archives and Archaeology: Reassessing Mamluk Rule from Documentary Sources and Jordanian Fieldwork”, in Material Evidence and Narrative Sources: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Middle East, eds. Daniella Talmon-Heller and Katia Cytryn-Silverman (Leiden: Brill). In print (for 2011).
  • “Political Ecology and the Landscape of Northern Jordan in the Late Islamic Periods”, in Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, ed. Alison Gascoigne (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz). In print (for 2011).
  • “Settlement Decline or Internal Migration?: ‘Reading’ Anew the History of Late Mamluk Jordan”, in Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan 11 (2010): in print.
  • “The Phenomenon of the ‘Disappearing’ Villages of Late Medieval Jordan, as Reflected in Archaeological and Economic Sources”, Bulletin d’Études Orientales 60 (2011): in print.
  • “The Islamic Age”, in Hesban 11: The Pottery, ed. Larry Herr, Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 2011. In print.
  • “Mediaeval Pottery” (as Chapter VI) and “Settlement Analysis – Mediaeval-Recent” (Chapter IX.7) in Vasilikos Valley Project 10: The Field Survey of the Vasilikos Valley, Vol. II, ed. Ian A Todd. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology series (volume TBA). Sävedalen: Paul Åströms. (scheduled for 2011 publication).
  • “Byzantine, Medieval, and Modern Pottery”, a chapter in Polis-Pyrgos Archaeological Project: Finds From the Field Survey in North-West Cyprus, ed. Dariusz Maliszewski, Warsaw. (for 2011)



Publications in progress/under review

  • “The Agricultural Dimension in Imperial-Peasant Relations in Mamluk Jordan”, under review by journal Annales Islamologiques. (submitted August 21, 2010).
  • “Questioning Transjordan’s Historic Desertification: a Critical Review of the Paradigm of Empty Lands”, for Levant. (co-written with Bernhard Lucke, Mohammed Shunnaq, Atef Shiyab, and Zeidoun al-Muheisen) (final revisions, provisional acceptance).
  • “Northern Jordan Project 2010: the al-Turra Survey”, to be submitted to the Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan (co-written with Mohammed Shunnaq, David Byers, Muwafaq al-Bataineh, Bernhard Lucke, and Sophia Laparidou – Walker as lead author) (in progress, for early 2011 submission)


On-going monograph projects

  • Islamic Strata: A Study of the Stratigraphy of Tell Hesban from the Seventh through the Fifteenth Centuries A.D., by Bethany J. Walker. Hesban 9. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press. (for 2013 submission)
  • Hesban and Global History: Findings of Phase II and Conclusions Regarding the Significance of the Hesban Project for our Understanding of Global History, ed. Øystein S. LaBianca and Bethany J. Walker. Hesban 14. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press. (for 2012 submiss


Book Reviews in progress

  • Review of The Road Inns (Khans) in Bilad al-Sham, by Katia Cytryn-Silverman. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 2010. For Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research.
  • Review of Power and Patronage in Medieval Syria: The Architecture and Urban Works of Tankiz al-Nasiri, by Ellen Kenney. Chicago: Middle East Documentation Center, University of Chicago, 2009. For Mamluk Studies Review.
  • Review of Dimashq fi ‘Asr Dawlat al-Mamalik al-Thaniyyah, by Yusuf Hasan Ghawanmeh, Amman: Dar al-Fikra, 2005. For Mamluk Studies Review.
  • Review of Filistin fi al-‘Ahdayn al-Ayyubii wa al-Mamlukii (1187-1516), by Khalil ‘Athaminah, Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2006. For Mamluk Studies Review.
  • Review of The Influence of Turkic Culture on Mamluk Carpets, by Sumiyo Okumura, Istanbul: IRCICA, 2007. For Mamluk Studies Review.


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