Lectures by IRFAN SHAHID
THE LETTER OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD TO THE BYZANTINE EMPEROR HERACLIUS: BACKGROUND OF THE ARAB CONQUESTS
Thursday, March 13, 2003 to Thursday, March 13, 20034:00 PM - 6:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Prof. Irfan Shahîd received his B.A. from Oxford University in Classics and Graeco-Roman History and his Ph. D. from Princeton University in Arabic and Islamic Studies. He has been the Oman Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown since 1982. His Doctorate thesis was on the theme “Early Islam and Poetry.” Shahid's research interests have ranged over three major areas: Qur'anic Studies, Arabic Literature, and the area where the Graeco-Roman world meets the Arabic-Islamic one, on which he has written six volumes, all published by Dumbarton Oaks, the sixth of which recently appeared in print. Among his publications are: Rome and the Arabs (1984); Byzantium and the Arabs in the Fourth Century (1984); Byzantium and the Arabs in the Fifth Century (1989); Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century (1995); Byzantium and the Semitic Orient before the Rise of Islam (1988).
Cost : Open to the Public
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA International Institute