CategoryHistory

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

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Published on The Nation () The Decline and Fall of the American Empire Alfred W. McCoy | December 6, 2010 This piece originally appeared at TomDispatch [1]. A soft landing for America 40 years from now?  Don’t bet on it.  The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines.  If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American...

Moriscos Events & Studies

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The 10th International Symposium on: The Moriscos and the Mediterranean in the 16th and 17th Centuries Fondation Temimi – The Temimi Foundation (Tunis, Zaghouan – 9-12 Mai 2001) Abduljelil Temimi, Senen Horensa Ambassadeur d’Espagne, Luce Lopez Baralt A. S. Bishtawi , Taoufik Hajaiej, Louis Imperiale, Luce Lopez Baralt, Joseph V Ricapito, Maria Elvira Sagarzazu, (not recognised...

ZIRYAB

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Cordova, a photo by Danny Bishtawi Featured image is at Sevilla   Flight of the Blackbird Robert W. Lebling Jr. Illustrated by Norman MacDonald If you eat asparagus, or if you start your meal with soup and end with dessert, or if you use toothpaste, or if you wear your hair in bangs, you owe a lot to one of the greatest musicians in history. He was known as Ziryab, a colloquial Arabic term...

Spain’s Islamic Past

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A Search for Traces of Spain’s Islamic Past Tor Eigeland* I set out on my trip to photograph the traces of Spain’s Moorish past by driving south, down the coast from my home near Barcelona. Valencia In Valencia and its satellite towns of Manises and Paterna I saw some interesting ruins, though in my opinion they are among the ugliest towns in Spain.One attractive aspect of Manises...

Spanish and Morisco Histories

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Palace at Sevilla. Photo by Danny Bishtawi Names and place names in Spain I was pleasantly surprised a few years ago when I found myself able to trace the route taken by the famous 12-13th century Andalusian traveler Ibn Jubair (1144-1217) – (apparently mount Etna was as active in his times as now) on his return to his native country from a three-year extensive trip to the Arab east just by...

Moriscos Studies

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The Palace at Sevilla. Photo by Danny Bishtawi   And so it is said… “As to their vanishing from the face of Earth, they have shared the fate of many nations, cultures and languages. It seems useless to speculate if they deserved a destiny different from that of Zoroastrians, Sumerian, Parthian, Mayan, Charrias or Abipones, all of which had their own aims and reasons to survive...

A History of American Injustice: Manifest Destiny of Imperial Decline:

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  Manifest Destiny of Imperial Decline: A History of American Injustice 𝗛𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬 𝗕𝗬 𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 Editorial Review     Unusual times require unusual interpretation. At a time when Western disdain of the Arab and Islamic worlds, often poorly understood and misinterpreted, is presented as civilized discourse, it is refreshing to read a counter argument based on scholarly historical...

History of Injustice in the Arab World

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𝗛𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬 𝗕𝗬 𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 Editorial Review “What are the chances of the Arab Nation wrestling control of its destiny from the three main powers locking horns in the region to usurp the wealth and future of the Arab World: The Arab dictatorial regimes, Bush’s America and the militants”? “Never been greater in the past 100 years,” A. S. Bishtawi, author of History of...

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Adel Bishtawi talks to Professor Godfrey Wettinger, Malta’s Outstanding Authority on Medieval History

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WETTINER: “I’VE DONE IT ALMOST RISKING MY LIFE.” Godfrey Wettinger is Emeritus Professor and Senior Fellow of the University of Malta. Professor Wettinger is a recognised authority on the medieval history of the Maltese Islands from 15th century documents and many other sources providing original scholarly research. Wettinger, B.A. Hons. (London), M.A. (London), Ph.D. (London), was born at...