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Arab Revolt (1916 - 1918)
Was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen.
How Did It Start?
Every serious debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict raises the question: "When did it start?" Each side has its own date, proving that the other side started it.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Mali: Timbuktu's literary gems face Islamists and decay in fight for survival
Daring by a dedicated few saved many manuscripts in Mali from Islamists.
A Marxist History of the World part 22: Arabs, Persians, and Byzantines
This week Neil Faulkner describes the rise and explosive spread of the third great monotheistic religion, where compassion, charity, and protection became moral imperatives - Islam.
A Marxist History of the World part 23: The Abbasid Revolution
Islam created a single overarching allegiance throughout the Arab-ruled world yet the Middle East came to be a divided region of weak and unpopular states. Neil Faulkner looks at the conflicts that la...
Remember what we owe to Arab science
It's time to herald the Arabic science that prefigured Darwin and Newton
In an era of intolerance, the West needs to appreciate the fertile scholarship that flowered with Islam.
Rethinking The Idea Of 'Christian Europe'
Looking to the traditional, moral and identity platform of Christianity in Europe.
Edward Said's shadowy legacy
Tricky with argument, weak in languages, careless of facts: but, thirty years on, Said still dominates debate
Times Literary Supplement
So many academics want the arguments presented in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) to be true. It discourages any kind of critical approach to Islam in Middle Eastern studies.
Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science
A history of the role of the empire of Islam in the cultivation of knowledge, specifically the Arabic contributions to science.
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