Wonder as a Problem for Islamic History

Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies

NES Virtual Seminar by Travis Zadeh, Yale University

Respondent - Daniel Sheffield

Travis Zadeh is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University. He is the author of Mapping Frontiers across Medieval Islam: Geography, Translation and the Abbasid Empire (2011) and The Vernacular Quran: Translation and the Rise of Persian Exegesis (2012). He has published widely across numerous fields of intellectual and cultural history and has most recently finished a monograph on wonder and astonishment in Islamic philosophy, science, and literature.

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