The origins of the first Islamic Caliphate

Institutional Communication Service

3 May 2019

On Thursday 9 May, Hela Ouardi, professor at Tunis University, will give a lecture entitled La naissance du premier califat de l’Islam: une tragédie moderne. Professor Ouardi will talk about the origins of the first Islamic Caliphate and the ruptures and violence that characterised its foundation. The aim is to provide a key for interpreting contemporary Islam, based on a new analysis of the Islam of the past through Sunni and Shia textual sources. She is the author of the Les derniers jours de Muhammad and of Les califs maudits: la dechirure (2019).

The talk, in the context of the series organised by the MEM Freethinking Platform “Beyond chaos. Geopolitical and cultural configurations of the Middle East Mediterranean” (https://www.usi.ch/en/feeds/977) will be in French, in room A-11 on the Lugano Campus, at 6.30 pm.

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