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A Forgotten Heyday of Arabic Culture: Literary Life in Mamluk Syria and Egypt (1250-1517 CE)

2 februari 2017

To celebrate Leiden’s long and deep tradition in Arabic studies, Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society has the pleasure to invite you to the Leiden Lecture on Arabic Language and Culture by professor Thomas Bauer:

A Forgotten Heyday of Arabic Culture: Literary Life in Mamluk Syria and Egypt (1250-1517 CE)

Thomas Bauer, Dr. phil., Dr.phil.habil. (Erlangen 1989 and 1997), is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Münster since 2000. His main research areas are Arabic literature, rhetoric and cultural history from the early times (Altarabische Dichtkunst, 1992) and the Abbasid period (Liebe und Liebesdichtung in der arabischen Welt des 9. und 10. Jahrhunderts, 1998) up to the Ottoman period. Recent studies focused on Arabic literature of the Mamluk period, especially Ibn Nubāta al-Misrī and the popular poet al-Mi`mār. In the field of cultural anthropology of the pre-modern Arabic world Bauer treated subjects like love and sexuality, death, strangeness, and tolerance of ambiguity (Die Kultur der Ambiguität, 2011). Bauer has been appointed member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts in 2012 and has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2013.

If you wish to be present on this occasion, please contact Mr. Burak Fici, lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl

You are requested to be seated before 16:10 hours. The lecture will commence at 16:15 hours promptly.After the lecture, at approximately 17:30 hours, there will be a reception at the Academy Building.

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