Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world

20 Sep Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world

Sonja Brentjes (Max Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin), Maribel Fierro (ILC-CSIC, Madrid) y Tilman Seidensticker (CSMC) organizan el workshop “Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world. Knowledge, authority and legitimacy”, que tendrá lugar los días 18 y 19 de diciembre de 2017 en el Centre for the Study of Manuscripts Cultures de la Universidad de Hamburgo.

Programme

MONDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2017
8:30-9:00 Registration and introduction

I. The early period (1)
9:00-09:30 Teresa Bernheimer (SOAS, London), ‘Ali b. Abi Talib and other imams.
09:30-10:00 Adam Gaiser (The Florida State University), Eloquent Exchange: Asceticism
and Shirā’ in the Poetry of Qaṭarī b. al-Fujā’a.
10:00-10:20: Discussion
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break

I. The early period (2)
10:40-11:10 Sean W. Anthony (Ohio State University), Authors of piety, poets of blasphemy:
caliphal authorship in the construction of the Umayyad past.
11:10-11:40 Letizia Osti (University of Milan), Monarchs, kuttāb, orators, epistolographers,
land-tax officials, heads of bureaux. Abbasid rulers and their standing as authors.
11:40-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch

II. Caliphs, Imams and Messianic figures (1)
13:00-13:30 Olly Akkermann (Freie Universität Berlin), The Bohras and the making of the Neo-Fatimid Library.
13:30-14:00 María Luisa Ávila (CSIC-Granada) and Maribel Fierro (CSIC-Madrid), Do caliphs write? The cases of the Cordoban Umayyads, the Hammudids and the Mu’minids.
14:00-14:30 Hasan Ansari (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), Imam al-Manṣūr bi-llāh ʿAbdullāh b. Ḥamza: A Zaydī ruler and author.
14:30-15:00 Discussion
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break

II. Caliphs, Imams and Messianic figures (2)
15:20-15:50 Murray Last (University College, London), How really ‘bookish’ were the Sokoto mujahidun?
15:50-16:20 Ahmed Ibrahim Abushouk (Qatar University), The Pen and the Sword: The Case of the Sudanese Mahdi (1844-1885).
16:20-16:50 Todd Lawson (University of Toronto), An Author as Ruler: The Bāb and his Qayyūm al-asmā’.
16:50-17:20: Discussion

TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2017
III. Emirs and sultans (1)
9:00-9:30 Maribel Fierro (CSIC), What and why non-caliphal rulers wrote in al-Andalus and the Maghrib.
9:30-10:00 Petra Schmidl (Exzellenzcluster Normative Ordnungen, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt), The Rasulids in Yemen and the science.
10:00-10:20: Discussion
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break

III. Emirs and sultans (2)
10:40-11:10 Anne-Marie Eddé (Université Paris 1), The qalam and the sword: the Ayyūbid princes as authors.
11:10-11:40 Christian Mauder (Göttingen University), Legitimating Sultanic Rule in Arabic, Turkish and Persian– Late Mamluk Rulers as Authors of Religious Poetry.
11:40-12:00: Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch

III. Emirs and sultans (3)
13:00-13:30 David Durand-Guédy (Independent scholar), The Seljuks.
13:30-14:00 Jürgen Paul (CSMC), Epigrammatic quatrains: Versifying Khwārazmshāhs.
14:00-14:20 Discussion
14:20-14:40 Coffee Break

IV. The great empires: Timurids-Mughals, Ottomans, Safavids
14:40-15:10 Matthew Melvin-Koushki (University of South Carolina), Timurid-Mughal Philosopher-Kings as Sultan-Scientists.
15:10-15:40 A.T. Sen (Leiden University), A Scholar-Prince in Defiance of Ottoman Practice: The Politics of Şehzade Korkud’s Intellectual Output.
15:40-16:10 Hani Khafipour (University of Southern California), Dreams of a Sufi King: Shah Tahmasb and Visions of the Sacred.
16:10-16:40 Discussion

Discussants: Sonja Brentjes, Alejandro Rodríguez de la Peña, Tilman Seidensticker.

 

Descárgate aquí el programa y resúmenes del workshop en pdf.

 

Fuente: Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales.

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