https://twitter.com/EinsteinIamNot/status/1346164236721008641?s=20First, this argument hinges on the idea that that the monetary worth of a thing is its primary form of value, and that in a free-market, democratic society, monetary investments “naturally” reflect the desires of the people.
https://twitter.com/MESA_1966/status/1315355803646296065"Professor Shaw’s book is a bold and successful attempt to reconceptualize the historiography of Islamic art outside the current Euro-centric and colonial paradigm."
https://twitter.com/holland_tom/status/1315289038522286080The idea that early Muslims would have understood the "fall of Rome" is equally anachronistic. The early Arabs experienced the Roman empire as a continuous & living entity: what we call (equally anachronistically) Byzantium, they called Rome, al-Rūm. hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?is…
https://twitter.com/akarjooravary/status/1315278434998910977'And, of course, writing in the 1950s and 1960s, the jihad of Frank Herbert’s imagination was not the same as ours [but] exhibits...influence of Sufism and its reading of jihad, where, unlike in a crusade, a leader’s spiritual transformation determined the legitimacy of his war.'
https://twitter.com/omabarr/status/1285880508879122432And though its domed mausolea are exquisite, the City of the Dead is very much alive. Since the medieval era, its villa-like structures have been inhabited by generations of Cairene residents. Today, over half a million people live in the cemetery. huffpost.com/entry/city-of-…
https://twitter.com/incunabula/status/1276745280306720768OK enough shade ;-) In this thread I'm going to respond to the points raised by @incunabula one by one. I don't agree with their reading of the legal or ethical boundaries. But I do agree that having a public conversation about this is a good thing.
https://twitter.com/incunabula/status/1271430163645988864What's "no-provenance" provenance? I coined this neologism last week to refer to any ostensible 'provenance' that doesn't live up to accepted international standards. #noprovenanceprovenance
https://twitter.com/Tweetistorian/status/1265436893422014465The majority of comments responded to an admittedly provocative statement: "there is no precedent in Islamic history for their (ISIS') actions". I stand by that, but it deserves some explanation. I could have been a bit clearer in my wording. TWITTER SCHOLARSHIP IS HARD Y'ALL