Prof. Dr. Ramzi Rouighi
May 2020 - December 2020
Research Project: Orienting the Empire, Orienting the World
Orienting the Empire, Orienting the World investigates the emergence and evolution of the distinction between Maghrib and Mashriq in Arabic sources by setting it into the politics that followed the Islamic conquests of northwest Africa and Iberia. This research project centers on political and intellectual developments associated with imperial conquest and administration, and seeks to ascertain the extent to which pre-Islamic modes of organization and representation continued under the new political conditions and, if so, when and how new circumstances led to their integration, transformation, or marginalization. It pays close attention to both empirical and theoretical-methodological questions across established subfields, with the goal of offering elements for a reassessment of early Islamic history.
Prof. Dr. Ramzi Rouighi is a historian whose research has focused on the medieval Maghrib and Mediterranean. He is the author of The Making of a Mediterranean Emirate: Ifrīqiyā and Its Andalusis (2011) and Inventing the Berbers: History and Ideology in the Maghrib (2019).
Rouighi, Ramzi (2019a), Inventing the Berbers: History and Ideology in the Maghrib, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press
Rouighi, Ramzi (2019b), “The Mediterranean between Barbaria and the Maghrib: Questions for a Return to History,” al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean, https://doi.org/10.1080/09503110.2019.1706372.
Rouighi, Ramzi (2017a), “A Mediterranean of Relations for the Medieval Maghrib: Historiography in Question,” al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 29, 201-220.
Rouighi, Ramzi (2017b), “Berberization and Its Modern Artifacts,” Storica 67-68, 9-29.
Rouighi, Ramzi (2011a), The Making of a Mediterranean Emirate: Ifrīqiyā and its Andalusis (1200-1400), Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Rouighi, Ramzi (2011b), “The Berbers of the Arabs,” Studia Islamica 106, 67-101.
Rouighi, Ramzi (2011c), “Why Are There No Middle Easterners in the Maghrib?” in: Michael Bonine, Abbas Amanat, Michael Gasper, eds., Is There a Middle East?, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 100-116.
Rouighi, Ramzi (2010), “The Andalusi Origins of the Berbers?”, Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 2, 93-108.
Rouighi, Ramzi (2009), “Rabbits, the Medieval Mediterranean and Post-Ideological History,” Encounters 1, 87-118.