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

Monday, February 19 | 4:00 PM

William Louderman Hall, 458
Louderman Hall, St. Louis, MO 63105

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

Session one will feature Professor Ahmed El Shamsy and his talk, "A New Perspective on Constitutional Theory in Early Islam"

Opening reflection, "Two Middle Eastern Discourses of Politics before European Hegemony," to be provided by Prof. Hayrettin Yücesoy.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies and The Center for the Humanities.

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Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Sciences



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

Ahmed El Shamsy is a Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago and author of Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed and Intellecutal Tradition and The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History.

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