Oxford Seminar: « The Iranian World from the Sasanians to Islam, » April-June 2018

The Iranian World from the Sasanians to Islam

Trinity Term 2018
A weekly seminar will be held on Mondays at 5pm at Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford

  • Week 1 – 23 April: Luke Treadwell (University of Oxford)

Islamic kingship in the high Abbasid era: the reinvention of Sasanian tradition?

  • Week 2 – 30 April: Peter Webb (University of Leiden)

‘Let us go down, and there confound their language’: speech and identity in the late antique Middle East

  • Week 3 – 7 May: Harry Munt (University of York)

Pre- and early Islamic history in Iranian local histories

  • Week 4 – 14 May: Rachel Wood (University of Oxford)

Interpreting Sasanian sacred iconography after the Islamic conquest

  • Week 5 – 21 May: Kianoosh Rezania (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

The Zoroastrian goddess Dēn in Islamic robe: her figure in Zoroastrianism and its transfer to Islam

  • Week 6 – 28 May: Jaakko Hameen-Anttila (University of Edinburgh)

What was the Middle Persian Book of Kings (Khwadaynamag)?

  • Week 7 – 4 June


  • Week 8 – 11 June: Robert Gleave (University of Exeter)

“Rule over them as you do the People of the Book”: Zoroastrians and Zoroastrian customs in early Islamic legal sources

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