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Tag: The Middle East

The Economist: Carving up the Middle East

This week in 1915, British diplomat Mark Sykes described for The Economist the battle underway in the Middle East. A few months later he carved up control of the region with his French counterpart Francois George Picot. The impact of the secret agreeement they reached is still being felt today.  

Columbia University: Religion and the State in Islam: From Medieval Caliphate to the Muslim Brotherhood

A lecture with Columbia University Professor, Richard Bulliet. Sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies and the Religious Studies Department at the University of Denver. Professor Bulliet is a Professor of History at Columbia and author of numerous books on the Middle East and Islam, including “Islam: The View from the Edge” (1993) and …

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History Buffs: Kingdom of Heaven

Still in grief over his wife’s sudden death, village blacksmith Balian (Orlando Bloom) joins his long-estranged father, Baron Godfrey (Liam Neeson), as a crusader on the road to Jerusalem. After a perilous journey to the holy city, the valiant young man enters the retinue of the leprous King Baldwin IV (Edward Norton), which is rife …

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HBO: VICE | Egyptian Tomb Raiders Debrief

Gianna Toboni visited Egypt where looters have ransacked the country’s antiquities.