Nile Green
Lecture: “Iron, Ink, & Islam: The Frontiers of Empire and the Birth of Muslim Printing”
Duke University, Durham NC USA 
April 5, 2013

Professor Nile Green of the University of California, Los Angeles, will present the 2013 John F. Richards Lecture in World History on the evolution of printing in Islam. Muslim communities passed through early modernity without adopting the printing press that transformed religious and intellectual life in Europe. But between 1810 and 1830, Muslims began printing in a series of distant but connected cities from Calcutta, Cairo, Valetta and Lucknow to Tabriz, Kazan, Saint Petersburg and Singapore.

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