Abbasid Baghdad, city of power and city of culture

Lecture by Professor Hugh Kennedy, SOAS, University of London.

2017.05.11 | Christina Levisen

Date Tue 23 May
Time 12:00 13:00
Location UrbNet

Abstract

In this talk I shall discuss the foundation of Baghdad and how and why it had become, in all probability, the largest city on the planet within a hundred years of its foundation. In the second part I shall discuss the crucial role of the vast city in the formation of classical Arabic intellectual and cultural life.

Lecture/talk, History and archaeology