Dr. Jonathan Berkey

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Date(s) - 09/14/2011
6:00 pm

DeTamble Auditorium


Dr. Jonathan Berkey, Professor of Middle East History at Davidson College, will deliver his talk entitled “Muslim Pasts and Islamic Futures:  Narrative, History and the Future of Islam.”  Professor Berkey’s research and writing focus on Islamic religious culture and medieval Egypt and Syria.  He is the author of The Transmission of Knowledge in Medieval Cairo (1992); Popular Preaching and Religious Authority in the Medieval Islamic Near East (2001); and The Formation of Islam:  Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 (2003).  His talk is open to the general public.