Event date: 19 October 2010
17:30 McCrea 219
Royal Holloway Department of History Research Seminars 2010/2011
Dr. Evrim Binbas (Royal Holloway)
The Timurid Republic of Letters in Iran and Central Asia 1400-1450
This lecture discusses whether informal intellectual networks existed in late medieval Islamic history and if they did, whether they had any political potency. The presenter attempts to elucidate this issue in the context of a major crisis in which the Timurid ruler Shahrukh and the Timurid intellectuals clashed around the year 1426.
Chair: Francis Robinson