John Cooper (Exeter), 'The Akhbar al-Sin wa-l-Hind: 9th-10th Century CE Indian Ocean Seafarer Narratives'

Show and Tell - Co-hosted by Centre for Medieval Studies and Centre for South Asian Studies

A Centre for Medieval Studies seminar
Date10 February 2021
Time16:00 to 17:30

Dr John Cooper shares initial thoughts from his new research project on ninth-century nautical/travel/wonders literature, mainly 'The Accounts of India and China' and 'The Wonders of India'. He will present an overview of these works, their manuscript and translation history, the cultural milieu of their production, and their influences (e.g. on the Sindbad stories and hence the Arabian Nights).

OrganizerHelen Birkett

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