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Postcard from Turkey: Digitization of sources from the Ottomon Era

Today’s postcard comes from Selçuk Aydin, Specialist Librarian and Project Coordinator at the Atatürk Library in Instanbul. Selçuk wanted to tell us about a current project to digitise historic material held in the Library. 453 more words

General

Till the birth of Israel & Zionism Jews were patronised by most of Muslim rulers.

Once upon a time, a widely circulated Jewish document described Islam as “an act of God’s Mercy”.Also, Jews in the near East, north Africa and Spain threw their support behind advancing Muslim Arab armies. 369 more words

Israel

Apa punca kegagalan kerajaan2 Islam di dunia?

Kerajaan Islam terbesar dunia, iaitu Empayar Uthmaniyah berjaya digulingkan pada kurun ke-19 kerananya. Kerajaan Melayu-Melaka berjaya ditakluk oleh penjajah asing pada kurun ke-16, kerananya juga. Terkini, kerajaan campuran Melayu-BN berada di ambang kejatuhan, tidak lain dan tidak bukan, kerananya juga. 1,094 more words

Editor's Pick For The Week

Marco Polo, the Ottoman Empire, and the final Book Club - Part I

Chers Amis,

May 1 was our last bookclub meeting for 2008-2009.  As the final meeting for the year and for the girls as they embark on middle school  at our parish Catholic school next fall, it was bittersweet. 389 more words

School

Jerusalem: Besieged

An old Turkish tailor has a shop in the Armenian quarter of the Old City.  If you turn right then left and walk a few paces…in other words, it’s hard to find.  283 more words

A Comment

Turkish Coffee Touche


Well, where shall we begin? Marrakesh, perhaps. It’s not exactly Instanbul, but it is mediterranean-ish. Anyway, maybe we should go with Instanbul. It’ s where the world’s first cafes began with cultured patrons sitting round verbalizing intellectual battles in mathematics, philosophy, and religion. 152 more words

Gourmet Coffee

Turkish Coffee Touche


Well, where shall we begin? Marrakesh, perhaps. It’s not exactly Instanbul, but it is mediterranean-ish. Anyway, maybe we should go with Instanbul. It’ s where the world’s first cafes began with cultured patrons sitting round verbalizing intellectual battles in mathematics, philosophy, and religion. 152 more words

Gourmet Coffee