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Local and Imperial Rule. Examples from Fars (9th-10th Centuries)

  • Jürgen Paul
Thursday 10 November 2016
LUCIS scholar Jürgen Paul
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Lipsius 003

Local and Imperial Rule. Examples from Fars (9th-10th Centuries)

In this lecture, Jürgen Paul will address the question of local, regional and imperial powers in a provincial setting, in periods when the imperial power declined, and the forms in which the balance between these powers evolved. He shall briefly touch a number of examples from the earlier stages and give a more detailed description and analysis of the local lords and their importance in the Buyid conquest of the province in the 930s.

About Jürgen Paul

Jürgen Paul, born 1949 in northern Germany, studied French and Russian in Hamburg and taught these languages at school. Later he started studying Arabic and Islamic History. He took his PhD with Albrecht Noth at Hamburg in 1989, worked for a while at the Orient-Institut at Istanbul, and completed his habilitation in 1993. From 1995 to 2013, he served as a professor for Islamic Studies at Halle. After retirement, he came back to Hamburg. Research interests: History of medieval Iran and Central Asia; local rule and local rulers; nomad-sedentary relations.

This WHAT's NEW?! lecture is followed by drinks in cafe de Grote Beer (Rembrandtstraat 27).

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