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Tribes in medieval Islam: A case of imagined communities

Location
Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus
Category
Conference/Seminar
When
28/02/2017 (18:00-20:00)
Contact

This event is open to all and free to attend.

Please forward any enquiries on to ahri@kcl.ac.uk

Description

Applying anthropological insights and building on recent work in Arabic and Islamic studies, this paper will argue that medieval Muslim tribes, like modern nations, were imagined political communities that functioned at both micro- and macro-levels. Yossef Rapoport is Reader in Islamic History at Queen Mary University of London.

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