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Fred Donner: Islam's Origins and an Enigmatic Arabic Papyrus

Tuesday, March 25 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Garrison Hall (GAR), 4.100 128 INNER CAMPUS DR , Austin, Texas 78705

"The Debate over Islam's Origins and an Enigmatice Arabic Papyrus" is a talk by Fred Donner, University of Chicago. Writes Donner, "The origins of Islam remain obscure because our traditional picture is based not on true documents, but on Muslim literary sources of later date, which present an idealized picture of what happened. Over the past several decades, historians have proposed numerous revisionist reinterpretations of how Islam began, some of which the talk will summarize, but these often pose problems of their own."

Co-sponsored by Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Religious Studies.

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Academics, Arts & Humanities

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Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public

Website

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/hist...

Cost

Free

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