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[IHTLS] Ismāʿīlī revolts in their wider historical context (9th-10th c. CE)
The ninth and tenth centuries CE are famous for the series of Ismāʿīlī revolts that broke out across rural areas in Iraq, Syria, North Africa, and elsewhere. Seldom acknowledged is that these revolts occurred around the same time as a host of other rural insurgencies in different regions led by different groups, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. The purpose of this lecture is to examine the Ismāʿīlī revolts against this wider backdrop and to assess what these movements reveal about the spread of Islam in remote, rural environments and the capacity of these environments to produce new political and religious powers.

Speaker: Dr Christian Sahner (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)
Discussants: Dr Fârès Gillon (IIS), Dr Shainool Jiwa (IIS).

Hosted by the Institute of Ismaili Studies (London) and convened by Dr Fârès Gillon, the Islamic History and Thought Lecture Series is designed to invite scholars of various international academic institutions, specialising in intellectual, social and political aspects of medieval and early modern Islamic societies, to present and discuss their research.

Please note that the lecture will be recorded and uploaded on the IIS website.

Oct 28, 2021 02:00 PM in London

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