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Non-Muslim Communities in Fatimid Egypt: The dhimmi experience, Islamization, and Negotiating Power

A two-day international colloquium

Monday, October 03, 2011
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
314 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

This two-day international colloquium will bring together several important schlars who work on non-Muslim (dhimmi) communities in medieval Egypt so as to finally have a conversaiton about the different dhimmi experiences.  This colloquium will provide a forim for scholars of dhimmi communities in Fatimid Egypt (969-1171CE) to discuss the possible overlap, intersection, and differences between the Jewish and Christian experience. More importantly, the colloquium will illuminate the heterogeneity of the dhimmi category which has been typically used as an umbrella term to describe all non-Muslim communities living under Islamic rule. 


(9-11): Graduate Student Roundtable with Participants

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

(310) 825-1455

Sponsor(s): , Department of History, Comparative Literature, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for the Study of Religion

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