Burn after Reading: Epistolary Heresy in Tenth Century Baghdad

Burn after Reading: Epistolary Heresy in Tenth Century Baghdad

A police raid, a cache of letters, an inquisition, an execution. Sometimes you have to be careful what you write. In 322 AH/ 934 CE, the house of a man known as al-Shalmaghānī was raided by the caliph’s men. They…

When is an Arab not an Arab?

When is an Arab not an Arab?

Conversations with EmCo guest Robert Hoyland, and Leiden specialists Peter Webb, Marijn van Putten and Ahmad al-Jallad inspired EmCo researcher, Ed Hayes to write a post for the Leiden Islam blog, When is an Arab Not an Arab?  

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