26 Apr

Cultures of Islam: Nouruz Lecture

Opening hours / Beginning:

6:15 pm

26 April 2022


LMU's main building (room M014) Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

Translation and Transmission of Shi‘i Knowledge in Early Modern Iran

From the beginning of the sixteenth century, as part of the official Shi‘itization of Iranian institutions, translation projects of Shi‘i religious knowledge from Arabic to Persian were patronized by the court. In many cases, the circulation of these works linked Iran to other Shi‘i polities, particularly the Qutub Shahi Sultanate in Hyderabad.

Throughout this lecture, Alberto Tiburcio (LMU München) will provide an overview to some of these translation projects, bringing into question the extent to which we can speak of a coherent translation movement in itself. He will also explore the ways in which translation projects were related to works conceived originally in Persian themselves.

This event will bei held in English. For further information please visit the institute's website.

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