Mongol and Seljuk Conversion to Islam and the Steppe Ideology – 11 February 2021

On 11 February 2021, 5 pm, the Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades will be hosting a seminar on “Mongol and Seljuk Conversion to Islam and the Steppe Ideology”. The panel will consist of:

“What can the Mongols’ interfaith court debates tell us about why Islam and Buddhism succeeded where William of Rubruck and Christianity failed?” (Jonathan Brack, Ben Gurion University of the Negev)

“What can we learn from the Mongol conversion to Islam in the Thirteenth Century about the conversion of the Seljuk Turks to Islam in the Eleventh and Twelfth centuries?” (Nicholas Morton, Nottingham Trent University)

“Nomadic Universalism: An Argument for the Continuity of the Imperial Steppe Ideology” (Luke Quinn, Manchester Metropolitan University)

Timothy May (University of North Georgia) will act as respondent at the seminar.

You can sign up here.

The seminar will take place on Microsoft Teams and joining instructions will be sent to participants by email.

Please contact Jason T. Roche at for further information.

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