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The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

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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The Hajj (ABC Nightline)

Running Time: 23 min
An ABC Nightline special report covering one American's journey to Mecca for his pilgrimage.

10 Nov 2012

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Idea of France: Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 5:00am
Pitt Campus
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As part of the "Idea of France" international and interdisciplinary conference being held November 10-12 on Pitt's campus, two global studies colloquia will be held. The first will be a discussion with John Bowen (Anthropology, Wash U) of his 2010 book Can Islam be French?, to be held Friday November 11, 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Oakland (Schenley Room III/IV), 100 Lytton Street. The suggested reading is chaps. 1-3, and 9. A second colloquium will be held on Susan Suleiman and Christie McDonald’s edited volume French Global (2010) on Saturday November 12, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

16 Nov 2012

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Reel Voices from the Middle East: Heena Maysara

Friday, November 16, 2012 (All day)
Cathedral of Learning, Room G-24
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Poverty, cruelty and political corruption in Egypt. When Nahed (Sumaya Al Khasheb) escapes the advances of her stepfather, she runs right into the hands of rapists. Life takes a drastsic turn for the worse, and Nahed ends up a dancer whose child must live on the streets.

18 Oct 2012

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Reel Voices from the Middle East: Caramel

Friday, October 19, 2012 (All day)
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 125
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Six Lebanese woman, of different religions and ages, all seek love, duty, friendship and possibility. Some work together in a beauty salon in Beirut but each one of their lives intersects. A comedy about everyday women facing everyday problems.

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