Dr Delia Cortese


NameDr Delia Cortese
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Religious Studies
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5507-9332
Contact categoryResearcher (past)

Research outputs

The Majmūʿ al-tarbiya between text and paratext: Exploring the social history of a community's reading culture

Cortese, D. 2022. The Majmūʿ al-tarbiya between text and paratext: Exploring the social history of a community's reading culture. in: Momin, W. (ed.) Texts, Scribes and Transmission: Manuscript Cultures of the Ismaili Communities and Beyond London, UK I.B. Tauris. pp. 163-182

Common threads in the making of Fāṭimid and Norman textiles in the hands of women

Cortese, D. 2019. Common threads in the making of Fāṭimid and Norman textiles in the hands of women. Al-Shaar, N. (ed.) Discovering Common Roots: Sicily and the Mediterranean- a History of Pluralistic Traditions. Palermo, Sicily 11 - 13 Dec 2017

The majmū' al-tarbiyah between text and paratext: exploring the social history of a community's reading culture

Cortese, D. 2017. The majmū' al-tarbiyah between text and paratext: exploring the social history of a community's reading culture. Before the Printed Word: Texts, Scribes and Transmission. London, United Kingdom 12 - 13 Oct 2017

Beyond space and time: the itinerant life of books in the Fāṭimid market place

Cortese, D. 2019. Beyond space and time: the itinerant life of books in the Fāṭimid market place. in: Mir-Kasimov, O. (ed.) Intellectual Interactions in the Islamic World: The Ismaili Thread London I.B.Tauris. pp. 407-426

A patron of men: Sitt al-Mulk and the military at the Fatimid court

Cortese, D. 2019. A patron of men: Sitt al-Mulk and the military at the Fatimid court. Textes Arabes et Etudes Islamiques. 54, pp. 217-234.

Hibat Allah Muhammad

Cortese, D. 2018. Hibat Allah Muhammad. in: Fleet, K., Krämer, G., Matringe, D., Nawas, J. and Rowson, E. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Islam, Three Brill.

Hibat Allah Muhammad

Cortese, D., Krämer, G., Matringe, D., Nawas, J. and Rowson, E. 2018. Hibat Allah Muhammad. in: Fleet, K. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Islam, Three Brill.

Dreams in Medieval Islam

Cortese, D. 2017. Dreams in Medieval Islam. in: Heiduk, M. and Lehner, H. (ed.) Prophecy and Prognostication in Medieval European De Gruyther.

Transmitting Sunni learning in Fatimid Egypt: the female voices

Cortese, D. 2017. Transmitting Sunni learning in Fatimid Egypt: the female voices. Daftary, F. and Jiwa, S. (ed.) UEAI. Basel 12 - 16 Sep 2012 London I.B.Tauris. pp. 164-191

Lost and found: the Sarguẕasht-i Sayyid-nā. Facts and fiction of Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ’s travel to Egypt vis-à-vis the political and intellectual life of 5th/11th century Fāṭimid Cairo

Cortese, D. 2017. Lost and found: the Sarguẕasht-i Sayyid-nā. Facts and fiction of Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ’s travel to Egypt vis-à-vis the political and intellectual life of 5th/11th century Fāṭimid Cairo. Orthmann, E. and Schmidl, P. (ed.) Science in Context: The Dustūr al-Munjjimīn and its World. An Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Traditions of Science and Learning in the Ismaili Domain. Bonn, Germany 22 - 23 Jul 2011 Berlin, Germany EB-Verlag.

Upper Egypt: a Shi’i ‘powerhouse’ in the Fatimid period?

Cortese, D. 2017. Upper Egypt: a Shi’i ‘powerhouse’ in the Fatimid period? Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association of America (MESA). New Orleans, LA, USA 10 - 13 Oct 2013 Arbor Sapientiae.

The Nile: its role in the fortunes and misfortunes of the Fatimid dynasty during its rule of Egypt (969-1171)

Cortese, D. 2015. The Nile: its role in the fortunes and misfortunes of the Fatimid dynasty during its rule of Egypt (969-1171). History Compass. 13 (1), pp. 20-29. https://doi.org/10.1111/hic3.12210

From cradle to grave: fabrics in the lives of women in Medieval Cairo

Cortese, D. 2014. From cradle to grave: fabrics in the lives of women in Medieval Cairo. Cairo Under Wraps Exhibition. Toronto, Canada 18 Nov 2014

Looking for women in Medieval Cairo: imagined histories and historical realities

Cortese, D. 2014. Looking for women in Medieval Cairo: imagined histories and historical realities. Cairo Under Wraps Exhibition. The Ismaili Centre Toronto 19 Nov 2014

The architectural patronage of the Fāṭimid queen-mother Durzān (d. 385/995): an interdisciplinary analysis of literary sources, material evidence and historical context

Calderini, S. and Cortese, D. 2014. The architectural patronage of the Fāṭimid queen-mother Durzān (d. 385/995): an interdisciplinary analysis of literary sources, material evidence and historical context. Talmon-Heller, D. and Cytryn-Silverman, K. (ed.) Material Evidence and Narrative Sources: Interdisciplinary Studies of the History of Islamic Societies. The 14th Annual Workshop of the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Beer Sheva, Israel 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2009 Leiden Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004279667_007

Transmitting sunnī learning in Fāṭimid Egypt: the female voices

Cortese, D. 2012. Transmitting sunnī learning in Fāṭimid Egypt: the female voices. 26th Congress of the Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (UEAI 26). Basel, Switzerland 12 - 16 Sep 2012

Fatimids

Cortese, D. 2014. Fatimids. in: Fitzpatrick, C. and Walker, A. (ed.) Muhammad in history, thought, and culture: an encyclopedia of the prophet of God ABC-Clio.

Sitt al-Mulk: juggling troops, traps and throne at the Fāṭimid Court

Cortese, D. 2012. Sitt al-Mulk: juggling troops, traps and throne at the Fāṭimid Court. Guerre et Paix dans le Proche-Orient Médiéval. Cairo, Egypt 15 - 18 Dec 2011

Lost and found: the Sarguẕasht-i Sayyid-nā. Facts and fiction of Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ’s travel to Egypt vis-à-vis the political and intellectual life of 5th/11th century Fāṭimid Cairo

Cortese, D. 2012. Lost and found: the Sarguẕasht-i Sayyid-nā. Facts and fiction of Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ’s travel to Egypt vis-à-vis the political and intellectual life of 5th/11th century Fāṭimid Cairo. Science in Context: The Dustūr al-Munjjimīn and its World. An Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Traditions of Science and Learning in the Ismaili Domain. Bonn, Germany 22 - 23 Jul 2011

Concubinage

Cortese, D. 2013. Concubinage. in: DeLong-Bas, N. (ed.) The Oxford encyclopedia of Islam and women Oxford University Press (OUP).

The commodification of the muṣḥaf in the early centuries of Islam

Cortese, D. 2013. The commodification of the muṣḥaf in the early centuries of Islam. in: Kerr, R. and Milo, T. (ed.) Writings and writing: investigations in Islamic text and script in honour of Januarius Justus Witkam Cambridge, UK Archetype Press. pp. 41-65

Voices of the silent majority: the transmission of Sunnī learning in Fāṭimī Egypt

Cortese, D. 2012. Voices of the silent majority: the transmission of Sunnī learning in Fāṭimī Egypt. Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam. 39, pp. 345-366.

A dream come-true: empowerment through dreams reflecting Fāṭimid-Ṣulayḥid relations

Cortese, D. 2011. A dream come-true: empowerment through dreams reflecting Fāṭimid-Ṣulayḥid relations. in: Ali-De-Unzaga, O. (ed.) Fortresses of the intellect: Ismaili and other islamic studies in honour of Farhad Daftary I.B.Tauris. pp. 387-402

The political and economic contexts of Fāṭimid female patronage during the reign of al-‘Azīz (365/975-386/996)

Cortese, D. 2008. The political and economic contexts of Fāṭimid female patronage during the reign of al-‘Azīz (365/975-386/996). Alifba. Studi Arabo-Islamici e Mediterranei. 22, pp. 81-94.

Sitt al-Mulk

Cortese, D. 2008. Sitt al-Mulk. in: Smith, B. (ed.) The Oxford encyclopedia of women in world history Oxford University Press (OUP).

A woman's work is never done: women and Da'wa in early Ismailism

Cortese, D. 2007. A woman's work is never done: women and Da'wa in early Ismailism. in: D'Hulster, K. and Vermeulen, U. (ed.) Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras: Proceedings of the 11th, 12th and 13th International Colloquium Organized at the Katholieke: 5 (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta) Peeters.

Women and the Fatimids in the world of Islam

Cortese, D. and Calderini, S. 2006. Women and the Fatimids in the world of Islam. Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press.

Arabic Ismaili manuscripts: the Zahid Ali Collection in the Institute of Ismaili Studies

Cortese, D. 2003. Arabic Ismaili manuscripts: the Zahid Ali Collection in the Institute of Ismaili Studies. London, New York I.B.Tauris, Institute for Ismaili Studies.

Ismaili and other Arabic manuscripts: a descriptive catalogue of manuscripts in the library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies

Cortese, D. 2000. Ismaili and other Arabic manuscripts: a descriptive catalogue of manuscripts in the library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies. London I.B.Tauris.

Medieval sapiential knowledge and modern science in Islam: some considerations on a ‘missed link’ based on the thought of Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī

Cortese, D. 2000. Medieval sapiential knowledge and modern science in Islam: some considerations on a ‘missed link’ based on the thought of Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī. Religion versus Science in Islam: A Medieval and Modern Debate, Oriente Moderno. 19 (3), pp. 503-517.

The Ismaili resurrection of Alamut: a bid for spiritual awakening or a statement of political authority?

Cortese, D. 1999. The Ismaili resurrection of Alamut: a bid for spiritual awakening or a statement of political authority? in: Porter, S., Hayes, M. and Tombs, D. (ed.) Resurrection (Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement) Sheffield, UK Sheffield Academic Press.
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