- Title Pages
- 1 Performance and Competition of Kingship and Court in <i>Le Voyage de Charlemagne à Jerusalem et à Constantinople</i>
- 2 Bloodthirsty Emperors
- 3 Maydān-i Naqsh-i Jahān
- 4 Performances of Advice and Admonition in the Courts of Muslim Rulers of the Ninth to Eleventh Centuries
- 5 Conversation as Performance
- 6 Khālid Ibn Ṣafwān
- 7 Performing Court Literature in Medieval Byzantium
- 8 Error and the Abbasid Performer
- 9 Cross-Gender “Acting” and Gender-Bending Rhetoric at a Princely Party
- 10 The Court Cuisine of Medieval Cyprus
- 11 Mystical Poetics
- 12 Chaste Lovers, Umayyad Rulers, and Abbasid Writers
- List of Contributors
- (p.243) Epilogue
- In the Presence of Power
Evelyn Birge Vitz
Maurice A. Pomerantz
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The epilogue ties many of the themes of the volume together and suggests avenues for further research on courts and performance in the pre-modern Middle East.
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