Mobility and ‘Dualist’ Heretical Movements in Western and Central Eurasia
Monday, February 6th, 2012, 5:30-7pm
80 Claremont Ave, Room 101
A Talk by Yuri Stoyanov, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
This lecture intends to explore movements in Western and Central Eurasia like Manichaeism, Paulicianism, Bogomilism, and Ismailism (which as early as the tenth century expanded in Central and later in South Asia and often condemned by its Sunni opponents as a ‘Manichaean’ sect). Why did normative Christian and Islamic elites view them as heretical? How did they defy this label to achieve the character of religious internationals?
Co-sponsored by IRCPL, CDTR, the Unit for Culture, Religion and Communication at the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia and the Harriman Institute.