Corinne Mühlemann

Corinne Mühlemann

Marie Curie Fellow, Visiting researcher

  • SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History

    Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S

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    Primary fields of research

    • Production, use, and circulation of medieval textiles
    • Signatures and the division of labor in the production of medieval silks
    • Seal bags and the veiling practices of seals and relics 
    • Textile terminology in legal Islamic sources (Ḥisba-manuals)
    • Transfer of weaving and craft knowledge between Baghdad and the Iberian Peninsula (11th - 12th century)
    • Historiography of the history of textile arts 


    Current research

    Corinne Mühlemann's current research project All the Goods of the Earth. Making and Marketing in the pre-Mongol Islamic world focuses on the processes of making three kinds of artifacts: textiles, ceramics and metalwork within the premodern Islamic marketplaces. She analyzes and compares written Islamic legal sources like the Ḥisba-manuals together with extant artifacts. Her research will contribute to an understanding of how pre-Mongol marketplaces and their artisan-craftsmen were organised and how knowledge and information concerning (loom) technology, patterns and their notation systems were transferred between Baghdad and al-Andalus.

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