[Namron] Friday Medieval Fair Free Lecture

Eckart, Ann M. ameckart at ou.edu
Thu Nov 2 09:51:18 PDT 2017

Medieval Fair Upcoming Events

Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series
Friday, November 3rd, 6:15pm - 7:30pm,
West Norman Public Library, 300 Norman Center Ct, Norman, OK 73072
Jewish & Christian Minorities in the Medieval Islamic World
Presented by D. Gershon Lewental, PhD, Israel Institute visiting assistant professor and teaching fellow, OU Departments of International & Area Studies and History

In the centuries following the rise of Islam, the populations of the Near East gradually adopted the faith of the dominant élites, transforming the Christians, in many places, from the majority to a minority. Jewish communities, already a minority before the coming of Islam, faced new challenges-and opportunities. What role could these minority groups play in the new Islamic societies? What accomplishments did they achieve and how did they contribute to the emerging Islamic civilization? This lecture will examine these and other questions and explain why it was better to be a minority in the Islamic world than in Christendom.

The Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series is Co-sponsored by OU's Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies. Come learn more about the middle ages just for the fun of learning! No papers, no tests, just interesting information about life long ago.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/516163495386200
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Ann Marie Eckart, Medieval Fair Coordinator, OU Outreach
Phone 405-325-8610   Cell: 405-209-1576, ameckart at ou.edu     www.medievalfair.org

Igniting the spark of curiosity that leads to lifelong learning through educational entertainment.
155 days until the 42nd Annual Medieval Fair of Norman on April 6, 7 & 8, 2018.

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