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Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys (National Endowment for the Humanities Award): Connected Histories

Marshall University has been awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books, films, and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the U.S. and around the world.

Connected Histories, Developed by Giancarlo Casale, University of Minnesota

Centuries before the dawn of the modern age, the world was already surprinsingly interconnected place. Readings for this theme introduce a way of understanding teh past in which Islam and the West are seen as products of a shared, cosmopolitan, and inextricably intertwined past. These books help envision the world of our ancestors, which was every bit as complex and dynamically interconnected as the world we live in today.

In An Antique Land

Leo Africanus

The Ornament of the World

The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave us the Renaissance

When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the “Riches of the East”