Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Righteous Ruler: Lessons from the Medieval Islamic Literary Tradition on Good Governance

The Righteous Ruler: Lessons from the Medieval Islamic Literary Tradition on Good Governance by Dr. Ryan Lynch





The Columbus State University Medieval Renaissance Studies Program and Certificate presents: The Righteous Ruler: Lessons from Medieval Islamic Literary Tradition on Good Governance. 
Dr. Ryan Lynch of the Department of History will be giving a lecture on the topic of Islamic governance in medieval times. Specifically, the lecture will focus on the question of what makes a good leader or ruler is not just a topic for modern discussion, but has been debated for millennia. In the ancient and medieval world, an entire genre of writing - often called "wisdom literature" - was dedicated to this question. In this lecture, Dr. Ryan Lynch will focus on the role and value of these texts from the perspective of the medieval Islamic world, highlighting a number of stories and traditions surrounding that age old question: what is "good governance," and what makes a good government?
Please join us at 12:30PM in the Schwob Memorial Library Forum on Main Campus for a unique discussion.















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