Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives: Chase Robinson in Conversation

NOV 01, 2016 | 6:30 PM

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The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

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1201: Elebash Recital Hall

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November 01, 2016: 6:30 PM

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Free; Reservations Required

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Public Programs

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In Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives: The First 1,000 Years, GC President Chase Robinson, a leading historian of early Islam, weaves together biographies of key figures — from the Prophet Muhammad to the poet Rumi, from the woman scholar Karima al-Marwaziyya to the world conqueror Timur. The result is an illuminating narrative of this often misunderstood civilization. He speaks with Sarah Chayes, acclaimed author of Thieves of State, to celebrate the book’s release.

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