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Tides of Power: Pirates and the State in the Early Modern Mediterranean

  • Sijal Institue for Arabic Language and Culture #1 15 Umar Ibn al-Khattab Street Amman Jordan (map)

The Sijal Institute is honored to invite you to a lecture by Professor Judith Tucker of Georgetown University. Kicking off our Spring season of evening cultural events that reconsider the history and politics of the Middle East from a global perspective, Professor Tucker will speak about piracy in the early modern Mediterranean. Specifically, she will discuss the ways in which piracy both reinforced and contested state power in the region. 

Judith Tucker (PhD, Harvard) is Professor of History and former Director of the Master of Arts in Arab Studies Program at Georgetown University. A distinguished scholar, she is the author of many publications on the history of women and gender in the Arab world, including Women in 19th Century Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 1985), In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (California University Press, 1998), Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and co-author of Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Restoring Women to History (Indiana University Press, 1999). She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, co-Editor of the Women and Gender series in Middle East and Islam, Brill, and a member of the Board of Editors, American Historical Review.