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Arabian Tribalisms in Late Antiquity: Re-evaluating the Poetic Evidence

When Nov 30, 2017
from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM
Where Rooms 8 & 9
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Contact Phone 01223 765038
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Middle Eastern Studies Seminar given by Dr Nathaniel Miller, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

This talk focuses on the phenomenon of competing tribal regionalisms in pre-Islamic Arabia using poetic texts. It is based on Dr Miller's dissertation, which he is currently revising into a book, under the title Tribal Culture in Early Arabic Society.

Nathaniel Miller holds a BA in English literature from St Olaf College in Minnesota and MA, also in English, from Indiana University. From 2007-2010, he lived, worked and studied Arabic in Cairo and Alexandria, before completing his PhD at the University of Chicago in 2016. He is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Dept of Middle Eastern Studies, and his project, "The Poetics of Sunnism in the Crusades-Era Mediterranean and Near East", deals with a twelfth century anthology of Arabic poetry.

Come along and celebrate the end of term with what promises to be a fascinating talk accompanied by mince pies and the usual refreshments! All are welcome to join us for dinner afterwards.

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