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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.
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