Creativity and Controversy in the Early Modern Islamic World: The Intellectual World of Burhan al-Din al Biqa'i, 1406-1480 (Kluge Fellowship of the Library of Congress)
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The John W. Kluge Center
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh has been awarded a Kluge Fellowship at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress in Washington DC. His research project, entitled „Creativity and Controversy in the Early Modern Islamic World: The Intellectual World of Burhan al-Din al Biqa'i, 1406-1480”, focuses on Burhān al-Dīn al-Biqā‘ī, who is considered one of the most fascinating figures of Mamluk Damascus and Cairo and whose work still remains largely unedited and his legacy hence unexplored.
Annually, the Kluge Center invites up to twelve qualified scholars to conduct research using the Library of Congress collections and resources. It especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome.
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