Middle East Studies Lecture Series
Jennifer Pruitt: "Rebuilding Islamic Jerusalem, ca 1035"
Monday, March 19, 2018
206 Ingraham Hall
Professor Pruitt will present her research into the Fatimid dynasty’s rebuilding of Jerusalem in ca. 1035. Focusing on the restorations of the Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, she argues for a productive outcome to the cataclysmic destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher by the “mad” caliph, al-Hakim.