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November 2019

Talk: Professor Marcus Milwright, “The Shock of the New? Writing and the Propagation of Religious Ideology in early Islam”

November 5, 2019 @ 13:00 - 14:30
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Prof. Marcus Milwright, "The Shock of the New? Writing and the Propagation of Religious Ideology in early Islam" Tue 5 Nov, 6pm G.06, 50 George Square University of Edinburgh The prominent role played by writing in the visual cultures of the Islamic world is, of course, well known. Ornamental scripts adorn buildings and objects of all periods from the seventh century to the present. Writing functions in these contexts both as a carrier of meaning and as an object of…

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