Speaker: Martin van Bruinessen: "The Kurdish Medrese in Republican Turkey: An Institution of Civil Society Caught Between Turkish State and Kurdish Political Movement"

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March 11, 2021
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Middle East History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Sociology, Anthropology

Martin van Bruinessen is professor emeritus of the comparative study of contemporary Muslim societies at Utrecht University. He carried out anthropological field research in all parts of Kurdistan in the mid-1970s and has been returning to Kurdistan more or less regularly ever since. The social and political role of religion has been a central concern of his research. He is the author of Agha, Shaikh and State: The Social and Political Structures of Kurdistan (London: Zed Books, 1992) and Mullas, Sufis and Heretics: The Role of Religion in Kurdish Society (Istanbul: The Isis Press, 2000).
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