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HIST 73: The Modern Middle East

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Georgina Martorella
902M Axinn Library
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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Welcome to your Library Resource Guide for Hist 73

The Modern Middle East

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Kitab al-Bulhan Astrology/Astronomy/Geomancy Arabic manuscript

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Amulet box (19th century) Brooklyn Museum, Arts of the Islamic World Collection)

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Two Birds and Flowers (Brooklyn Museum, Arts of the Islamic World Collection)

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Street Musicians in a Middle Eastern town by Antonio Fabres (The Athenaeum)

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Example of an ijazah, or diploma of competency in Arabic calligraphy (Thuluth and naskh script)

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Goatfishes ornamentation symbolizing the sweet water abyss, domain of god Ea. Found in Susa, limestone, Middle Elamite period (c. 1500-1100BC)

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Duck-shaped weight with the inscription: "five minas." Bituminous stone, Middle Elamite period, 2nd millenium BC. From Susa

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Coin from the reign of Baydu Khan (1295).

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Hanukkah lamp (Yeshiva Jewish Museum)

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Bowl (Archeological Museum, Istanbul)

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Map of the Umayyad Caliphate in 750 CE

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15th Century Syrian lunchbox (Madina Collection of Islamic Art)

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Painting of Turkish man with hookah (Stanislaw Chlebowski 1877)

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Qum silk Persian rug

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1657 map of the Holy Land, title translated as "Paradise, or the Garden of Eden".

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13th Century Iranian bottle

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