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'''The Islamization of the Architectural Landscape in Palestine from 700-1500'''
The information derived from written sources (data produced by the other teams) and findings derived from material culture are compared, in order to interpret better the historical authenticity and the meaning of the findings. As a result we expect that the layout of the center of Tiberias in the early Muslim period, and the plan of the Umayyad Friday mosque will be revealed by the excavations; new parameters for the identifications of Muslim sites monuments will help analyze future excavations and re-evaluate the data of known sites; the “map” of Islamization in Palestine is updated; and the research gives a new basis for a model of the formation and the evolution of religious Islamic architecture on the one hand, and the Islamization of the urban and rural landscape on the other hand.
'''The Demographic Transformation in Palestine in the Post-Crusading Period (1187-1516 C.E.)'''
This study also takes into consideration the role of the changing landscape in expressing the ongoing Islamization of the population, at the same time perhaps contributing to this development. This ties in directly with the work of other teams in the project.
'''Administration and Political Elites, Muslim Scholars and Learning in Palestine during the Early Islamic Period (634-1099)'''
This research takes advantage of the now available digitalized databases which includes a significant proportion of the relevant Early Islamic sources. The phenomenon of the compact disks and websites is revolutionary with respect to data and its interpretation. It enables, for the first time, collecting the majority of evidence for this project.
'''The Formation of Islamic Life and Space in Palestine from the Arab Conquest until the Mamluk Period'''