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Politics and Secularity in the Early Islamic World - A Lecture Series

Monday, April 15 | 4:00 PM

Hurst Lounge

Join us for the second of two sessions discussing secular and political thought in the early Islamic world.

Session two will feature Professor Louise Marlow and her talk, "Counsel for Kings: Secular Bases for Legitimate Rule in Medieval Western Asia"

Opening reflection, "Reason and Religion in Abbasid Political Discourse" to be provided by Prof. Hayrettin Yücesoy.

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Arts & Sciences



Center for the Humanities, Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies
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Speaker Information

Dr. Louise Marlow is a Professor of Religion at Wellesley College and author of Counsel for Kings: Wisdom and Politics in Tenth Century Iran and Hierarchy in Egalitarianism in Islamic Thought.

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