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Ahmad Dallal

An Islamic Enlightenment? Traditions of reform in eighteenth century Islamic thought

Apr 22, 2003
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM

53A Olson Hall

Religious Studies Program presents

Ahmad Dallal
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History
Stanford University

An Islamic Enlightenment?  Traditions of reform in eighteenth century Islamic thought
Professor Dallal was originally trained in engineering before moving into graduate work in Middle Eastern languages and culture (Ph.D. Columbia, 1990). He has become a prolific scholar with a book on medieval Islamic astronomy, An Islamic response to Greek astronomy: Kitâb ta’dîl hay’at al-aflâk of Sadr al-Sharî'a (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1995), a forthcoming book on the impact of the Enlightenment on Islamic culture, and an anthology, Islam in the Modern World to be published in Arabic, English, and French.


Co-sponsored with Center for History, Society, and Culture; Davis Humanities Institute;
Department of Anthropology; Department of History; Institute of Governmental Affairs

For more information contact Baki Tezcan: btezcan@ucdavis.edu

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