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January 2020

Seminar: “Mainstream and Popular Ottoman-era Muslim Apocalypses” with David Cook (Rice University)

January 9, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
West Duke 101, West Duke 101, Duke University
Durham, NC United States
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The first Providential Modernity seminar of the spring 2020 semester will be held from 1:00-2:30PM on Thursday, January 9, in the Ahmadieh Family Conference Room (West Duke Building, room 101). The seminar will feature David Cook (Religion, Rice University) discussing his project, “Mainstream and popular Ottoman-era Muslim apocalypses.” There has been comparatively little work on Ottoman apocalyptic narratives, other than Cornell Fleischer’s work on imperial apocalypse. This lecture and discussion will focus upon several apocalyptic narratives chosen because of their representative nature of the material overall.…

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