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Great tips on research and presentation (useful for participants in CERIS's Undergraduate Research Symposium) at Pitt's Speaking in the Disciplines page.

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Click here for a PDF list of books and articles on the Middle East and North Africa from a poster session at the NAFSA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in May, 2002.

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Author: Amin Maalouf
Amin Maalouf has combed the works of Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, many of them eyewitnesses and participants in the events they describe. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes is a vivid portrait of a society nearly destroyed by internal conflict and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. Maalouf offers fascinating insights into the historical forces that even today shape Arab and Islamic consciousness. The book is available in Pdf at link below.

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Author: John Emerick
Using the "Idiot's Guide's" formula of questions and answers, sidebars, and small, easy-to-digest essays, Emerick makes Islam accessible to anyone.

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This was our Faculty Reader's Forum selection for facilitated discussion on September 14, 2006. Despite the rapid growth of Islam in this country, its precepts and scripture remain inaccessible to many readers. It is difficult, too, that many of its believers assert that the Qur'an cannot be translated.

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The Muslim 500 has become the world’s premiere source for a listing of the World’s most influential Muslims. And with each edition the annual publication increases its scope and depth. created by the Royal IslamicStrategic Studies Centre The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center
for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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Running Time: 160 min
A survey of 1000 years of Islamic history starting at the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. Includes Muslim contributions in art and science.

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This web site - a companion to the PBS program of the same name - offers profiles of both the prophet Muhammad and several contemporary American Muslims who describe the meaning of their faith. The web site contains additional historical and biographical information as well as background information on Islam.

Running Time: 120 min
A innovative biography of prophet Muhammad told by 21st Century American Muslims who live his example.

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Running Time: 100 min
This balanced, objective introduction to the great faith traces its roots back to Abraham and explains the main tenets of Islam, the Five Pillars that all Muslims must adhere to. What the Qur'an has to say about war, violence and suicide is explained by leading Muslim scholars

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Documentary featuring a basic, but thought provoking explanation of Islamic beliefs and practices.

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