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Online Politics and Grassroots Activism

London Events

28 April 2017 14:00 to 17:00

16-20 George Square, G.02, Edinburgh
EH8 9LD

Details: The Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh are pleased to invite you to a panel on Online Politics and Grassroots Activism. This event will showcase the research published by Contemporary Levant, an international peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), a British Academy-sponsored institute. Contemporary…

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Hugh Kennedy - 'Polis to Medina Revisited: urban change in the Levant between Antiquity and Islam

London Events

09 May 2017 18:00 to 20:30

British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London
SW1Y 5AH

This is the final lecture of our 2016/17 Lecture Series, 'People, Power & Place in the Levant.' The lecture will discuss the transition between Late Antiquity and Islam in the Levant. Hugh will return to his 1985 Past & Present article "From Polis to Medina" and see how the arguments have changed and developed in light of new evidence and see how far the arguments introduced are still valid. 

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Late Renaissance and Baroque Christian Engagement with  The Qur’an:  A Tale of  Four Translations

Late Renaissance and Baroque Christian Engagement with The Qur’an: A Tale of Four Translations

Kenyon Institute events

21 May 2017 17:00 to 19:00

The Khalidi Library (Annex), 129 Bab El-Silsilah Road, The Old City
91192

This lecture, by Professor Paul Shore, will examine several Latin translations of the Qur’an made between 1500 and 1750 from two perspectives: translations having a wide impact on European Christian perceptions of the Qur’an and of Islam generally, and as examples of translations exhibiting breakthroughs or advances in understanding of Qur’anic Arabic and the meaning of the Qur’an.  Professor Shore will be introduced by Dr Khader Salameh, of the Khalidi…

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