Wednesday, October 10, 2007

LECTURES- Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lectures by Jurgen Paul, Oct. 15-17

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LECTURES- Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lectures by Jurgen Paul, Oct. 15-17

Posted by: Kristin Brown <kebrown@fas.harvard.edu>

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) proudly presents the 2007
H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lectures October 15 - 17, 2007,
by Professor Doctor Jürgen Paul, the Professor of Islamic Studies at
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. Professor Paul will
lecture on the topic of "failed and ephemeral states in the medieval
history of eastern Iran and Transoxiana."

"State and statehood in the pre-Mongol history of Eastern Iran and Transoxiana"
Monday, October 15, 2007, 4:00-6:00 pm, Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Ave.

"No more despots, fission everywhere: The example of the Jaun-i qurban
state in the 14th century"
Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 4:00-6:00 pm, Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Ave.

"Shared sovereignty, divided loyalties: The case of Sultanshah b. Il
Arslan Khwarazmshah (1172-1193)"
Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 4:00-6:00 pm, Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Ave.

All lecture attendees are invited to attend a reception on Monday,
October 15, 2007, directly following the lecture in the CMES reception
room (Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street).

About Professor Paul: Jürgen Paul, Professor of Islamic Studies at
Martin-Luther Universität, Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). PhD (Hamburg)
with a study on the Naqshbandiyya sufi brotherhood in Central Asia in
the 15th century. He is the author of "Herrscher, Gemeinwesen,
Vermittler: Ostiran und Transoxanien in vormongolischer Zeit" (Rulers,
communities, and intermediaries: Eastern Iran and Transoxiana in the
pre-Mongol period). His research interests include pre-and
post-Mongol history of Iran and Central Asia, with a focus on state
and statehood.


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