Ira Lapidus: Islamic Societies

Conversations with History: Ira Lapidus

Ira Lapidus; Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, Berkeley

Ira Lapidus, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founding Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on the Berkeley campus joins Harry Kreisler to discuss Islam, its relation to politics, the treatment of women in Islamic societies, and how an understanding of Islamic history might inform U.S. foreign policy.

Key Words: Historians, Middle East, Islam, Comparative Religion, Berkeley Faculty
Ira Lapidus
Publication date: 
January 13, 2003
Publication type: 
Conversations with History