Monthly Archives: November 2014

Al-Tikriti Lectures on Ottoman Intellectual and Maritime History

Al-Tikriti Lectures on Ottoman Intellectual and Maritime HistoryOn Nov. 14, Associate Professor of Middle East History Nabil Al-Tikriti presented a lecture entitled “Ottoman and Safavid Religious Identities of the 16th Century” to the Philosophy Department at Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas. In the course of this lecture, Al-Tikriti outlined the effects of the Safavid rise to power on religious identities […] Continue reading

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New Discovery

Early copy of the Qur’an discovered By Medievalists.net – November 17, 2014Posted in: News Researchers in Germany have discovered that a manuscript of Qur’an written between 20 and 40 years after the Prophet Muhammad’s death, making it one of the earliest copies of the Islamic holy book known to be in existence. Scholars at the … Continue reading » Continue reading

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Mecca under threat: Outrage at plan to destroy the ‘birthplace’ of the Prophet Mohamed and replace it with a new palace and luxury malls

  According to the Gulf Institute, up to 95 per cent of the holy city’s millennium-old buildings have been destroyed Andrew Johnson Wednesday 12 November 2014 3K Print A A A The site in Mecca where the Prophet Mohamed is said to have been born is about to be “buried under marble” and replaced by … Continue reading » Continue reading

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Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Genghiz Khan’s Tomb (?)

Archeology, Archeology, Asia, History, Science 6 November, 2014 Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Tomb of Genghis Khan Genghis1 Öndörkhaan| Construction workers employed in road building near the Onon River in the Khentii province of Mongolia, have discovered a mass grave containing the remains of many dozens of human corpses lying upon a large rudimentary stone structure. Forensic … Continue reading » Continue reading

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Al-Tikriti Discusses Military-NGO Relations and Recent Middle Eastern Developments

Al-Tikriti Discusses Military-NGO Relations and Recent Middle Eastern DevelopmentsIn this past month, Associate Professor of History and American Studies Nabil Al-Tikriti discussed both military-NGO relations and contemporary Middle East politics at three public forums, each invited appearances.
On Oct. 6, in his capacity as a member of the MSF/Doctors Without Borders USA Board of Directors, Al-Tikriti addressed U.S. Army staff at Missouri’s Fort Leonard […] Continue reading

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