Rashīd al-Dīn in the Eye of the Beholder: Proposing a Holistic Approach to Reception History

Central Asia in Transition Lecture by Judith Pfeiffer, University of Bonn

Monday, May 22, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

Recent scholarship has painted a rather dim picture of the Mongol-Ilkhanid vizier and historian Rashīd al-Dīn’s (d. 718/1318) historiographical impact in the Muslim world. This lecture proposes a holistic approach to Rashīd al-Dīn’s oeuvre that includes both his historiographical and theoretical works, and adduces evidence to revise the above statement by reviewing the reception of Rashīd al-Dīn in the Islamic wold with a special focus on Central Asia and here in particular Bukhara in its connection to Herat.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Center for Near Eastern Studies.


Sponsor(s): Program on Central Asia, Iranian Studies


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