Cities in the Premodern Islamic World: The Urban Impact of Religion, State and Society
A Talk by Professor Amira K. Bennison
Wednesday 26 April 2023
6.00 P.M. – 8.00 P.M. (LONDON TIME)
133 High Road, The Islamic College London
Speaker: Professor Amira K. Bennison
Title of the talk: Cities in the Premodern Islamic World: The Urban Impact of Religion, State and Society
Date: Wednesday, 26 March 2023
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Professor Amira Bennison is Professor in the History and Culture of the Maghrib, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, Professorial Fellow, Magdalene College.
She has obtained her BA from Cambridge University, her MA from Harvard University and her PhD from SOAS.
In her work, she explores political legitimacy with a particular focus on Islamic Spain and the medieval Maghrib, alongside topics such as urban planning, ceremonial and rhetoric practices, and jihad in Islamic history.
Her publications include,