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tabsir , April 29th, 2022
The war that has dragged on in Yemen for seven years has created a major humanitarian disaster. Yemen has experienced war and conflict before since the early days…
tabsir , April 24th, 2022
By Daniel Martin Varisco [In 2003 I attended a conference in Rome and gave a paper which was eventually published in Convegno Storia e Cultura dello Yemen in…
tabsir , April 17th, 2022
I am always intrigued by old photographs of traditional ploughs in the Middle East. The picture above is from a 1925 travel book by Norma Lorimer entitled By…
tabsir , March 10th, 2022
Check out this website for a number of photographs of Cairo in the early part of the 20th century.
tabsir , March 7th, 2022
If you are bored with what you cook, give this rather ancient set of recipes a try. Read all about it on the MyMet website.
tabsir , March 5th, 2022
This is a beautifully filmed and played Youtube video of Lebanese music performed in the ruins of a temple in Lebanon.
tabsir , March 4th, 2022
Check out an interesting podcast on Muslim writing on science fiction.
tabsir , February 23rd, 2022
This is a fascinating analysis by Hassan Hassan of the Saudi royal family trying to rewrite its past. It is available on the New/Lines website. Here is the…
tabsir , February 20th, 2022
mid-19th century view of Jeddah from Richard Burton’s travelogue The current de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, MBS, has promoted a major development scheme entitled Vision 2030. This…
tabsir , February 14th, 2022
James Vaughn, a physician stationed in British-controlled Aden in the mid-19th century, published an article in 1853 in the British Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions (12:226-229,385-388), w…
tabsir , February 7th, 2022
There is a fascinating Facebook site on old photographs of Jerusalem. Below is one of the images. Note the Victrola.
tabsir , February 6th, 2022
a century old postcard of Algiers
tabsir , February 3rd, 2022
One of the books I picked up over the years was a summary of early travelers to Arabia by Bayard Taylor, a noted traveler and poet. The 1892…
tabsir , January 30th, 2022
From the Facebook site of al-Amth?l al-zir?‘iyya f? Tih?ma.
tabsir , January 13th, 2022
Read the article here.
tabsir , January 1st, 2022
As another year draws to a close, it is hard not to think in larger terms of the course of the last century. The world has seen two…
tabsir , December 22nd, 2021
First English translation of ‘La Galilée’, an account of Pierre Loti’s travels in the Holy Land from Jerusalem to Beirut, via Damascus and many other interesting places, in…
tabsir , December 13th, 2021
The James Simon Galerie of the Staatliuche Museen zu Berlin has an ongoing exhibition on Iranian art. Click here for details.
tabsir , December 8th, 2021
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has conducted a major investigation into an antiquities dealer who bought looted materials from archaeological sites and museums. Read about it here…
My friend, the historian G. Rex Smith, has recently translated into English a marvelous travel diary by the French military official and traveller Pierre Loti (1850-1923). It is…
tabsir , November 28th, 2021
Read the article about Tim, whose writing on Yemen is terrific.
tabsir , November 21st, 2021
An excellent analysis of U.S. policy in the Middle East by Juan Cole.
tabsir , November 11th, 2021
Mahmoud Zaki has assembled a major resource on sources for the study of Islamic manuscripts, including links to major digital collections and publications. It can be accessed here….