Richard W. Bulliet is professor of History at Columbia University, and author of Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers: The Past and Future of Human-Animal Relationships; The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization; Islam: The View from the Edge; The Camel and the Wheel; Patricians of Nishapur: A Study in Medieval Islamic Social History; and Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period; and a novelist whose works of fiction include "Assman," The Sufi Fiddle, Kicked to Death by a Camel, and The Gulf Scenario.
His lecture will draw from his latest book, Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran, a study of climate change, agricultural decline and nomadic invasions in eleventh century Iran. Professor Bulliet's lecture will explore the complex and longstanding impact of this most unusual concatenation of events on world history.
Lecture will take place on November 4, 2010 at 6:30pm, 80 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor, Room 529.
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