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IM@T -Al-Muzani’s al-Mukhtasar: An Arabic legal text from 9th century Egypt

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Date(s) - 10/20/2020
9:00 am - 10:30 am

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In this colloquium, we will read texts from the Islamicate world, from Nile to Oxus and beyond.

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The Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford

20 October 2020: Al-Muzani’s al-Mukhtasar: An Arabic legal text from 9th century Egypt

Christopher Melchert, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies

Convenor: Dr Arezou Azad, Programme Director, Invisible East, Oriental Institue (https://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/invisible-east-on-the-trails-of-lapis); with Tommy Benfey and Dr Zhan Zhang, ERC-Go.Local Post-doctoral Researchers.

Introduction:

Islamicate culture, in the words of Marshall Hodgson, refers to “the social and cultural complex historically associated with Islam and the Muslims, both among Muslims themselves and even when found among non-Muslims.” In this colloquium, we will read texts from the Islamicate world, from Nile to Oxus and beyond, written in different languages and scripts of the pre-modern Islamicate world, including Arabic, New Persian, Middle Persian, Pāzand, and Hebrew.

Meetings:

Weekly online sessions every Tuesday of Michaelmas Term 2020 of up to 90 mins, each on a new document or set of documents from one part of the Islamicate world. Each session has 2 parts. 1) Speakers in the first 45 minutes give a historiographical, historical, and/or literary context to the texts. Participants to do not need to know the primary source language (first 45 minutes). 2) The subsequent 45 minutes are devoted to a close, group reading of the text (s) by participants familiar with the source language. Participants need not attend both parts, and can join whichever part they prefer.

Please look at our other events on Eventbrite if you wish to attend multiple sessions.

PLEASE NOTE: Registering for this event requires the convenors to sign you onto a Teams channel. Emails will only be sent to you for the purpose of distributing resources for the talk you are signed up for, and to distribute the link. If you wish to discuss this further, please email torch@humanities.ox.ac.uk

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