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Islamization in the Golden Horde and Communal Identity among the Turkmens: The Subtle Social Legacies of a Fourteenth-Century Saint
November 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Dr. Devin DeWeese from Indiana University Bloomington for a talk about the religious history of Islamic Central and Inner Asia. Dr. DeWeese is a renowned scholar who studies problems of Islamization and the social and political roles of Sufi communities. His first book Islamization and Native Religion in the Golden Horde: Baba Tükles and Conversion to Islam in Historical and Epic Tradition received the 1995 MESA Hourani Book Award. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2006.