Sep 16, 2020
Agriculture and the Making of Sciences
- 14:30 to 16:00
- Primary Source Reading Group
- Dept. III
In the first meeting we will read and discuss sections from the Mongol-Yuan-period Chinese agricultural treatise Nongsang yishi cuoyao 農桑衣食撮要[Selected Essentials of Agriculture, Sericulture, Clothing and Food].
Contact and Registration
For further information, please contact Chun Xu and Aleksandar Shopov.
About This Series
The project “Agriculture and the Making of Sciences” holds a primary source reading group where we invite scholars from both within and outside our institute to read, translate, and discuss selected primary sources. For this winter semester we will translate and compare two fourteenth-century agricultural treatises: (1) Nongsang yishi cuoyao in Classical Chinese from the Mongol-Yuan dynasty and (2) Al-Filāḥa al-Muntakhaba [Selected Agriculture] in Arabic from the Mamluk period. Our ambition is to compile and publish a collaborative critical edition of these manuscripts in a single volume.