7 Jul 2008 - 9 Jul 2008 All day 17 Mill Lane, Senior Common Room (CIS) and CRASSH


School of Abbasid Studies 2008 


Prof James Montgomery  


The 'Abbasid dynasty came to power in 750 and founded Baghdad in 762, from where they ruled most of the known world. The 'Abbasid Caliphate came to an end in 1258 when the Mongols sacked Baghdad.


The School of `Abbasid Studies, originally founded as a cooperative venture by scholars at the Universities of St. Andrews and Glasgow in Scotland during the 1980s, is an international enterprise hosted by the Universities of St. Andrews, Cambridge and Leuven. It aims to promote, foster and cultivate the academic study of the `Abbasid dynasty.

This is the ninth meeting of the School and the second to be hosted by Cambridge. From the 7th to the 9th of July some twenty scholars will discuss myriad facets of 'Abbasid society, from justified sin to the 'internal senses', from courtly
culture to the religious sciences.



Amira Bennison

Monique Bernards
Julia Bray
Nadia Maria El Cheikh
Michael Cooperson
Amikam Elad
Geert Jan van Gelder
Robert Gleave
Paul Gledhill
Beatrice Gruendler
Rotraud Hansberger
Matthew Keegan
Hugh Kennedy
James Montgomery
Michael Mumisa
John Nawas
Alastair Northedge
Letizia Osti
Gavin Picken
Jose Ignacio Sanchez Sanchez
Nuha al-Sha'ar
Devin Stewart
Shawkat M. Toorawa
John Turner
Uwe Vagelpohl
Johan Weststeijn
Lydia Wilson

If you would like to attend this meeting of the School, please email Prof James Montgomery (jem33@cam.ac.uk)

To see the  Programme please click on the appropriate links on the right hand side.


Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk