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June 2019

Leiden Summer School on Philology & Manuscripts from the Muslim World

June 17, 2019
Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands

This summer school is for graduate (MA and PhD) students and researchers who have an interest in handwritten materials, editing, and the tradition of editing in the Muslim world. It offers theoretical lectures as well as hands-on practice with samples from the world-famous collections of the Leiden University Library. Over the course of two weeks, specialists from Leiden University and beyond will provide theoretical instruction on issues of editing, paleography, conservation and other material aspects of oriental manuscripts. They will also speak about…

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September 2019

Conference: “Negotiation in Conquest: Wars, Treaties and Recollections of the Rise of the Caliphate,” Leiden University

September 12, 2019 - September 14, 2019
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Negotiation in Conquest: wars, treaties and recollections of the rise of the caliphate Date Thursday 12 September 2019 - Saturday 14 September 2019 Location Gravensteen Pieterskerkhof 6 2311 SR Leiden Room 0.11 The great conquests of the seventh and eight centuries brought under Arab-Muslim control an area that stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian subcontinent. Military conquests on this scale are remarkable enough; the establishment of a stable empire in the centuries that followed is even more so.…

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