Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
  • IDEO’s seminar: Searching for the Takārīr in medieval Egypt, by Hadrien Collet
    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    “Searching for the Takārīr in medieval Egypt: a quest to bridge over fragmentary evidence”

    Dr. Hadrien Collet, French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo 

    We are pleased to announce the holding of the next IDEO's seminar, in English on Wednesday January 22ⁿᵈ, 2020 at 5pm. Dr. Hadrien Collet, from the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology, will present a lecture on the topic: “Searching for the Takārīr in medieval Egypt: a quest to bridge over fragmentary evidence”.  

    Takrūrī (pl. TakārīrTakārna, Takārura) is the nisba given in medieval Egypt to African Muslim from the Sahel. Starting the 11ᵗʰ century, they traveled to Cairo in their way to Mecca for the ḥaǧǧ. After the fall of Bagdad in 1258, Cairo became the center of the Islamic world and often the sole destination of the Takārīr’s travels. They soon formed a visible minority in Egypt and the Mamlūk dominion. Yet, their history only appears in traces in all kind of document. My project aims at constituting their history in medieval Egypt, from the diplomatic, political, religious, cultural and social perspectives. 
    Seminar in English
    Please kindly note that the door closes at 5:30 pm
    Attendance is free of charge
    IDEO address:
    1, al-Tarabichi street, Midan el-Gheish underground station (third line), Abbasiyyah   

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