The Idea of Iran: Renewal in the Age of Post-Mongol Prestige Past

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 ,
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- London, United Kingdom

The twelth programme in The Idea of Iran annual series.

The Mongol invasions of the first half of the thirteenth century set in motion profound transformations in the historical trajectory of Islamic West Asia. The previous symposium in this series on the Idea of Iran investigated the immediate effects of Mongol rule during the Ilkhanid period, which had sponsored the reinstatement of Iranian cultural identities in Greater Iran, Iraq, Anatolia, and the Caucasus. Rather than moving immediately to the next major dynasty in the region, the present symposium will explore the fourteenth century in its own right as the time of the emergence of local Iranian dynasties in the face of continuing Mongol prestige after the collapse of the Ilkhanid dynasty, and the development of alternative models of authority.

Further info & Tickets: http://www.soas.ac.uk/lmei-cis/events/idea-of-iran/20feb2016-the-idea-of-iran-renewal-in-the-age-of-post-mongol-prestige.html

Convened by Sussan Babaie, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London and Sarah Stewart, SOAS, University of London.

The Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS and The Courtauld Institute of Art remain deeply grateful to the Soudavar Memorial Foundation for their continued support for this series.

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