Talk: Jocelyn Hendrickson, University of Alberta (co-sponsor with Center for Middle Eastern Studies)
Mon, April 14, 2014
Event information forthcoming.
Jocelyn Hendrickson is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include Islamic law and society, and Medieval and early modern North Africa and Iberia. "My research focuses on the intersections of law and society in medieval and early modern North Africa (the Maghrib) and al-Andalus (Muslim Spain)," writes Dr. Hendrickson. "I am particularly interested in the construction and maintenance of authoritative precedents in Islamic legal opinions (fatwas). Thus far I have focused on legal opinions regarding Christian-Muslim relations during and after the twelfth-to-fifteenth century Christian "Reconquest" of Iberia and expansion into North Africa. My current book project, Muslims under Infidel Rule: Territory, Authority, and the Islamic Law of Emigration in the Western Mediterranean, examines North African legal discourses concerning Muslims' obligation to emigrate from non-Muslim to Muslim territory."
This talk is part of the 2013-14 Middle East History Lecture Series organized by the Center for Middle East Studies.