“Those Damned Infidels” – The Frankish Raid on Alexandria in 1365 as a Turning Point. The Interdependence of Trade, Religion and Politics.
This project examines how the Frankish raid on Alexandria in 1365 shook the relationship between “East” and “West” or Cyprus and the Mamluk Empire and influenced medieval Mamluk society. It analyses the raid in the sense of a fragile coalition under Cypriote rule against an instable Mamluk Empire with a heterogeneous population as well as the interdependence of trade, religion and politics. On the basis of European and Arabic sources, the aim is to understand the web of relationships between the various groups based in the Mamluk Empire and their relationship with the Mamluk authorities and their mutual perception.
Anna Katharina Angermann
- Summer semester 2011 Teaching assignment at Heidelberg University, Seminar für Sprachen und Kulturen des Vorderen Orients (SSKVO). Course title: Arabische Melange. Rüstzeug zum Lesen arabischer Texte.
- 06-07/2010 One-month scholarship at Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (Ifao), Cairo
- 09/2009 Research trip to Istanbul
- 06-08/2009 Research trip to Syria and Lebanon
- 02-03/2009 Research trip to Egypt
- Since 09/2008
Research Associate, Heidelberg University
- 09/2006 - 01/2008
Master of Arts in Mediterranean Studies, King’s College London, University of London
- 10/2003 - 06/2006
Bakkalaurea Artium in Portuguese (with French and Indology), University of Hamburg
- Summer semester 2006
Tutor for first-year students, Institut für Romanistik, University of Hamburg
Scholarship for language course in Lisbon granted by Instituto Camões, Universidade de Lisboa
Intensive Hindi course, University of Hamburg