Coptic, Syriac, and Arabic accounts of the Last Revolt of Bashmur (a.d. 831)
WHEN Monday | 9 Nov, 3:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
Myriam Wissa is a social historian, specializing in late antiquity, medieval Islam, and the Mediterranean with interest in the modern Middle East from a socio-religious perspective. Wissa’s work focuses on non-Muslim economic and technological contributions to Islamic civilization. She also works on Coptic historiography and codicology with particular interest in Syriac, Ethiopian, and Arabic. Her recent edited books include Scribal Practices (forthcoming 2016), Comparative Codicology (2015), and Knowledge Economy (2010). Wissa also co-edited the new book series Non-Muslim Contributions to Islamic Civilisation (Edinburgh University Press). She studied at both the École Pratique des Hautes Études and Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne, where she obtained a first-class BA and completed a Doctorat d’État.