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Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Mediaeval Basra

Robert Irwin on the literary and scientific life of Mediaeval Basra

By Ali Khadr

Robert Irwin on Mediaeval Basra

Robert Irwin explored Mediaeval Basra as part of this special appeal lecture, offering a vibrant tour of the literary and scientific culture of the city.

Irwin is the author of the autobiographical Memoirs of a Dervish (“It was in my first year at Oxford that I decided that I wanted to become a Muslim saint”), For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and their Enemies, a reply to Edward Said’s Orientalism; works on the Mamluk sultanate, the Alhambra, and The Arabian Nights; and six novels.

All the proceeds from the lecture went to BISI’s Appeal to re-train, re-equip and support cultural heritage professionals in Iraq.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

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@ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


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10 Carlton House Terrace



United Kingdom

, British Academy 



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