Traveling Mirrors for Princes

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Luce Hall (LUCE), Auditorium See map
34 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

EHSAN YARSHATER LECTURES Yale 2017: IRAN INDIA, AND EUROPE: EARLY MODERN CONNECTED HISTORIES

The second lecture will turn to Iranian and European relations with the Mughal Empire. From the time of Humayun, Iranians played a central role in Mughal politics, as the well-known case of the family of I’timad al-Daula Tehrani shows. Here, we turn to the question not just of political participation but of the theorizing of politics, as reflected notably in texts of the ‘Mirror of Princes’ genres. These will be compared to a curious attempt by a Jesuit author, Jeronimo Xavier, to produce such a text for the Mughal ruler Jahangir

Open to: 
General Public

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