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The Parkes Institute

The Origins of Islamic Martyrdom Seminar

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture
26 April 2017
Avenue Campus, Lecture Theatre B. All welcome, refreshments provided

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Anthony Ossa-Richardson at .

Event details

This event is a collaboration between the Parkes Institute and CMRC.

Speaker: Jacob Lassner (Ph.D., Yale, 1963). This paper traces the origins of martyrdom and self-sacrifice in the Islamic Near East against the background of tribal sensibilities based on an examination of primary sources and philological analysis.

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Professor Jacob Lassner , Northwestern University, History. Jacob Lassner (Ph.D., Yale, 1963), former director of Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, is the Phillip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor Emeritus of Jewish Civilization in the departments of History and Religion of that university. Professor Lassner, who received his doctorate at Yale, taught at Wayne State University; and also held visiting appointments at the universities of Michigan; California-Berkeley; and Toronto (Shier Distinguished Visiting Professor). He served on occasion as Sackler Professor of Middle East History at Tel Aviv University and spent a term as the Charles E. Smith Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at the George Washington University following his retirement from Northwestern.

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