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History, Culture, and Politics of the Islamic World: The Historical Roots of Islamic Transnationalism

The following seminars will be held at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street
during Hilary Term 1999, on Wednesdays at 5.00pm


20 January Dr David Morgan, School of Oriental and African Sciences, London
Cross-Cultural Contacts Under the Mongol Empire


27 January Professor Bert Franger, University of Bamberg
The Persian Language Area as a Cultural Region in History


3 February Professor David King, University of Frankfurt
Astronomical Instruments and Ideas Acros All Boundaries


10 February Professor Ira Lapidus, University of California, Berkeley
Between Universalism and Particularism: The Historical Bases of Muslim Transnationalism


17 February Dr Carole Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh
Travels in Divers Places with Divers Persons: Some Medieval Wayfarers


24 February Professor Wael Hallaq, McGill University
Taqlid and the Dynamics of Law: Historical, Doctrinal, and Regional Themes


3 March Dr David Abulafia, University of Cambridge
The 'Servitude' of Muslims and Jews in Medieval Europe


10 March Dr Metin Kunt, University of Cambridge
Turks and Muslims in Ottoman Polity and Society



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