Source: The Centre for Iranian Studies
The Centre for Iranian Studies, LMEI, SOAS and the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford are pleased to announce the ninth annual Soudavar Memorial Foundation Symposium in London.
Date: Saturday 4th February 2012
Time: 9:40 AM - 6:10 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery
Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, WC1H 0XG
Type of Event: Symposium
The ninth programme in our The Idea of Iran series will take place on Saturday 4 February 2012 and will focus on the age of the Great Saljuqs (11th and 12th centuries CE). The new Turko-Persian symbiosis that had emerged under the Samanids, Ghaznavids and Qara-Khanids came to fruition in a period that combined imperial grandeur with extraordinary artistic achievement. Under the Saljuqs a system of government based on Turkish ‘men of the sword’ and Persian ‘men of the pen’ was consolidated and subsequently endured for centuries. The same era witnessed major developments also in religious institutions and ideas. With Saljuq support sunni orthodoxy was reinforced, and in Shi’ism, the same period saw the high point of Isma’ilism, with the Fatimid caliphate dominating the western Dar al-Islam. The Saljuq Age presents us with a wealth of themes to explore and unanswered questions to debate in the 2012 Idea of Iran symposium.
The Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS and the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford remain deeply grateful to the Soudavar Memorial Foundation for their continued support for this series.
Admission: £15; Conc. & LMEI Affiliates: £10; Students: Free.
Pre-registration required. To register online please visit the SOAS Online Store.
Organiser: Centre for Iranian Studies and the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Tel: 020 7898 4490
Sponsor: Soudavar Memorial Foundation
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