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Muslim Journeys: Let's Talk About it  

A guide to academic information resources for exploration of Muslim history and culture.
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online


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  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online (OISO)  
    Oxford Islamic Studies Online (OISO) includes nearly 6000 entries from Oxford works, including primary source documents, maps, images and timelines and is searchable by era, topic or region. This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.
  • Understanding the Muslim World
    Blog entry from Robert Repino about the need for better understanding of Islam and Muslim culture and how the Oxford Islamic Studies Online can help.

Bam, view of citadel begun in 224


"Bam." In The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture. Ed. Jonathan M. Bloom, Sheila S. Blair. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Aug 8, 2013.


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Book Talks on Points of View

Book TalksLet's Talk About It
All moderated by Dr. Yassaman Saadatmand, all held at Live Oak Public Libraries - Southwest Chatham Branch at 14097 Abercorn Street, near Savannah Mall's Target Store, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Tues, October 8, 2013—In The Country of Men by Hisham Matar
  • Tues, November 12, 2013—Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Tues, December 10, 2013—House of Stone by Tony Shadid
  • Tues, February 11, 2014—Broken Verses: A Novel by Kamila Shamsie
  • Tues, March 11, 2014—Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Merniss

See Points of View for more information.


About the Guide

A guide to information resources on the themes developed for Muslim Journeys. Much of the content is drawn from the beautiful and content-rich Muslim Journeys website, (& here).  Added are specifics about the Muslim Journeys selections,  and other information resources,  available from Lane Library. 

A good starting point for your exploration is the Oxford Islamic Studies Online database, described above.  What aspect of Muslim culture captures your attention?  Choose a theme from the tabs above to find books, films and more to enlighten your Muslim Journey.


Sponsoring Agencies

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.

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