Book Talk: Katharina IvanyiPosted on October 28, 2021
On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Dr. Katharina Ivanyi (University of Vienna)will speak on her new book, Virtue, Piety and the Law: A Study of Birgivī Meḥmed Efendī’s (d. 981/1573) al-Ṭarīqa al-muḥammadiyya (Brill, 2020). In this book, Ivanyi examines a major work of pietist exhortation and advice composed by the sixteenth-century Ottoman jurist, Ḥadīth scholar, and grammarian, who articulates a style of religiosity that had considerable reformist appeal into modern times. It outlines how Birgivī played a significant role in the negotiation and articulation of early modern Ottoman Ḥanafī piety by linking he cultivation of individual virtue to questions of wider political, social, and economic concern. Professor Yavuz Aykan (Université Paris- Panthéon-Sorbonne) will comment on the talk. This event will be moderated by PIL Research Fellow, Dr. Hedayat Heikal.