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Vol 3, No 2 (2016)

The Sphero-conical vessel: Name, object and usage

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Guest edited by Stéphane Pradines

Table of Contents


The Sphero-conical Vessel: A Difficult Interpretation between Historical Sources and Archaeology PDF
Stéphane Pradines 153-162


Medieval Islamic Fire Grenades: Further Evidence from a Military Context PDF
David Nicolle 163-177
A Note on “Grenades” as Fire-starter Flasks PDF
Donald Whitcomb 179-186
Note on a Use of Sphero-conical Vessels in Mamluk Era Damascus PDF
Elodie Vigouroux 187-193
Sphero-conical Vessels from the Ayyubid Wall in Cairo: A Typology (11th–15th c.) PDF
Julie Monchamp 195-207
Sphero-conical Vessels from Baalbek: A Diverse and Challenging Collection PDF
Valentina Vezzoli 209-231
A Late Military Use of the Sphero-conical in the 19th Century Sudan PDF
Stéphane Pradines 233-242

Book Reviews

Recherches archéologiques à Adoulis (Érythrée), by F. Anfray and C. Zazzaro. Presses Universitaires du Midi 2016. 116pp., Illustrations and maps. Pb. €23. ISBN-13: 9782810704668. PDF
Timothy Insoll 243-245
Qurans of the Umayyads: A First Overview, by François Déroche. Brill, 2014. xiv, 194 pp., 45 illus., Pb. €55,00/$71.00. ISBN-13: 9789004255654. PDF
Sarah Bowen Savant 246-248
Fustat I under the direction of Roland-Pierre Gayraud Bone Carvings from Fustat- Istabl ʿAntar. Excavations of the Institut français d’archéologie orientale in Cairo (1985-2003), by Elzbieta Rodziewicz, with preface by Sylvie Denoix. PDF
Myriam Wissa 249-251
Persian Archery and Swordsmanship: Historical Martial Arts of Iran, by Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani. Niloufar Books. 2013. Hb., 392pp. B&W with colour gallery. $174.95. ISBN-13: 9783000390548. PDF
Denys Toichkin 252-254
The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-modern Islamic Society, by Adrian Gully. Edinburgh University Press, 2008. 232 pp., Hb. £55/$130.00. ISBN-13: 9780748633739. PDF
Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya 255-257
Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour. A Lifetime’s Passion, by Robert Hales. 400 pp., 850+ colour and 150 black and white illus., Hb. £75.00. ISBN-13: 9780992631505. PDF
Bede Dwyer 258-260
The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation and Landscape in Islamic Egypt, by John Cooper, American University in Cairo Press, 2014. 392 pp., 5 tables, 15 b/w photos, 68 b/w line drawings, 12 color line drawings. Hb. $75.00, ISBN-13: 9789774166143. PDF
Stephane Pradines 261-264
The Archaeology of Medieval Spain 1100–1500, edited by Magdalena Valor and Avelino Guitiérrez. Equinox 2014. 354pp., 145 colour photographs and maps. Hb. £75.00 / $95.00, ISBN-13: 9781845531737; Pb., £35.00 / $49.95, ISBN-13: 9781781792520. PDF
Rebecca Bridgman 265-266
A Crusader, Ottoman, and Early Modern Aegean Archaeology: Built Environment and Domestic Material Culture in the Medieval and Post-Medieval Cyclades, Greece (13th-20th Century AD), by Athanasios K. Vionis. PDF
George Manginis 267-268


Chinese Ware in Islamic Tiberias PDF
David Stacey 269-270

In Memoriam

Juan Zozaya Stabel-Hansen PDF
Manuel Retuerce Velasco , translated into English by Jose Carvajal Lopez 271-273

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