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The 93th Tobunken-ASNET seminar "The compilation of hagiographies in fourteenth-century Coptic society"

【Date】 June 5, 2014 (Thu) 5:00-6:00 p.m.

【Venue】 Ground Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】 Asuka Tsuji (JSPS Fellow)

【Title】 The compilation of hagiographies in fourteenth-century Coptic society

【Abstract】
Hagiographies are generally perceived to be fictitious in nature. However, what makes a biography work of fiction? By examining various hagiographies of Coptic saints in Islamic Egypt, I explore the practices and strategies of the author(s) in compiling a hagiography.

【Comment】 Kazuo Morimoto(Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo)


The seminar will be in Japanese.