Presentation Title

Sex and Wine in the Islamic Golden Age

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Samuel Claussen

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:15 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:30 AM

Location

Markstein 210

Session

oral 2

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

humanities_letters

Abstract

This paper examines the literature of the Islamic Golden Age, including poetry, fiction, and belles-lettres. Moreover, it analyzes various understandings of sexuality and intoxication depicted in literature amongst the subcultures of the royal court, political elite, and religious minorities. This paper specifically looks at Rudaki’s “Rubaiyat,” Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, Nizamu’l al Mulk’s Treatise on the Art of Government, ibn Iskandar’s Qabus Nama, Sa’di’s Gulistan, and the poetry of Abu Nuwas and Hafiz.

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Nov 23rd, 10:15 AM Nov 23rd, 10:30 AM

Sex and Wine in the Islamic Golden Age

Markstein 210

This paper examines the literature of the Islamic Golden Age, including poetry, fiction, and belles-lettres. Moreover, it analyzes various understandings of sexuality and intoxication depicted in literature amongst the subcultures of the royal court, political elite, and religious minorities. This paper specifically looks at Rudaki’s “Rubaiyat,” Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, Nizamu’l al Mulk’s Treatise on the Art of Government, ibn Iskandar’s Qabus Nama, Sa’di’s Gulistan, and the poetry of Abu Nuwas and Hafiz.