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Islam and Asia: A History

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event

Asia is central to global Islam’s development as a religious, social, and political reality, according to Chiara Formichi, associate professor in the Department of Asian Studies.

In a live, virtual Chats in the Stacks talk, Formichi discusses Islam and Asia: A History (Cambridge University Press, 2020), her recent book that explores how intertwined histories and cultures have shaped both Islam and the Asian region from the seventh century to today, influencing different spheres from politics to the arts. Rich in illustrations, maps, insets, and primary sources, the book serves both as an in-depth exploration and as a primer for those curious about Islamic history.

A live Q&A will follow the talk. The audience is encouraged to write their questions into the Chat field for inclusion during this session. 



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Author Appearance, Lecture, Special Event


Cornell University Library, Asian Studies, Olin Library, Kroch Library, Southeast Asia Program, South Asia Program, Comparative Muslim Societies Program


book, Religion, CUL, Kroch Library, Kroch, book talk, olin library, relstcal, middleeasterncal, asianstudiescal


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Jenny Leijonhufvud


Chiara Formichi

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Asian Studies

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Closed Captioning will be available

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