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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Workshop: "Tropics of Conquest: Narrative and Holy War Across the Medieval Mediterranean" by Dr. Paul Cobb, University of Pennsylvania

Mon, April 2, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM • GAR 4.100

Dr. Paul Cobb, Associate Professor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, received his Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of Chicago.  His current research interests include Medieval Islamic social and cultural history; Medieval Arabic literature; The Crusades; and the Il-Khanate.  His most current publication, Umayyad Legacies: Medieval Memories from Syria to Spain (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2010), is a collection of papers on Islam’s first dynasty from a conference he organized in Damascus, Syria in 2006.

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, March 30.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies, Center for European Studies


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