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Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world.
Knowledge, authority and legitimacy

Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg
18 - 19 December 2017


Rulers could intervene in the production of literary texts indirectly as patrons but also directly as authors of such texts. The aims of the Workshop Rulers as authors in the Islamic world: knowledge, authority and legitimacy are to assess the geographical and chronological extension of the figure of the ruler as author, and the extent to which it reflects particular understandings of political and religious authority. Special attention will be paid to the manuscript tradition of the rulers’ writings. Nineteen contributions covering 1200 years will deal with all major political, religious, and military types of rulers that emerged in different Islamic societies in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Programme and Abtracts

Workshop programme and Abstracts (Update 27.11.2017)


The workshop will be held at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Warburgstraße 26, Hamburg, Germany. How to find us


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Monday, 18 December
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