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Nineteenth-century British Orientalist perceptions of Persian Sufism

Nineteenth-century British Orientalist perceptions of Persian Sufism

Lloyd Ridgeon talks about: NINETHEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH ORIENTALIST PERCEPTIONS OF PERSIAN SUFISM Chair: Professor Charles Melville, BIPS President The majority of nineteenth-century British Orientalist perceptions of Sufism reveal the kinds of images and discussions...

The Idea of Iran: Iran in Transition to a New World Order

The Idea of Iran: Iran in Transition to a New World Order

The eighteenth century saw the collapse of the Safavid Empire that had given Iran a long period of relative peace and stability and growing, closer encounters with Europea ns and European interests. The following decades present a chaotic spectrum of disintegration...

AGM Lecture 2020: Art as a Source for the History of Mongol Eurasia

AGM Lecture 2020: Art as a Source for the History of Mongol Eurasia

Professor Sheila Blair talks about: ART AS A SOURCE FOR THE HISTORY OF MONGOL EURASIA Chair: Professor Charles Melville, BIPS President The lecture is dedicated to the memory of Dr Abdullah Ghouchani The Mongols, who amassed the largest contiguous land empire known,...

Shahnameh: then & now

Shahnameh: then & now

About the event:   As this year is the millennium of Ferdowsi’s death in 1020, this online event will discuss the Shahnameh: as a work of literature, as the inspiration for visual art and for its historical and contemporary cultural importance. Why did Ferdowsi feel...

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