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Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the World of Leo Africanus

8. February 2005 • MarkDilley
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Leo Africanus book cover
University of Michigan’s Jonathan Glasser Discusses Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the World of Leo Africanus
Thursday, February 10, 2005, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Using visual materials, music, and original documents, Jonathan Glasser of UM Near Eastern Studies Department will provide an historical and cultural context for the overlapping and sometimes conflicting worlds inhabited by Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Western Mediterranean during the post-1492 era.

This event provides an excellent framework to view the book chosen for the 2005 Read, “Leo Africanus”, written by Amin Maalouf and translated by Peter Sluglett. The 2005 Read explores the Cultural Treasures of the Middle East – its many shared and diverse histories, memories and traditions of creative expressions.

Glasser is in the M.A./Ph.D. program in the UM Department of Near Eastern Studies and is a graduate student instructor for the Introduction to Islam course. He received his B.A. from Cornell University in the Near Eastern Studies and College Scholars Program.

via Ann Arbor District Library



  1. This event will be broadcast live on CTN, comcast channel 18.
       —eli    Feb. 8 '05 - 12:17PM    #
  2. Am I the only one who thinks that Leo Africanus looks an awful lot like Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)?
       —Ben    Feb. 9 '05 - 11:37AM    #