Fall for the Book Festival presents, "The Ottoman Caliphate's Mystical Turn" by Dr. Husyein Yilmaz

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:30 AM
Johnson Center, Room F

Dr. Huseyin Yilmaz in his recent book, "Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Tradition", traces how the Ottomans redefined the caliphate to be at once ruler, spiritual guide, and lawmaker corresponding to the three natures of the Prophet Muhammad. "A masterful work of scholarship, "Caliphate Redefined" is the first comprehensive study of premodern Ottoman political thought to offer an extensive analysis of a wealth of previously unstudied texts in Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish."