Topic: History of Islam

Laurent Fries's world map, which is based on the Waldseemüller map of 1513 (photo: Wikimedia commons)

Global history

Playing with the relativity of perspectives

Prof. Angelika Neuwirth (photo: dpa)

Interview with Angelika Neuwirth

"The claim that Islam lacks an Enlightenment is an age-old cliche"

Translations of Classical Islamic Literature

From the Emotional Orient to the Distortion of Islam

The Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/Ellen Rooney/Robert Harding)

Alexander Flores's ''Civilization or Barbarism?''

Islam in the Historical Context

Youssef Ziedan (photo: Susanne Schande)

Interview with Youssef Ziedan

Revolution Means Breaking with Authority

Aleppos' historic bazar up in flames (photo: AP)

Destruction of Historic Sites

Syria Is Losing Its History

Demonstration remembering the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (photo: DW)

History of the Lebanese Civil War

Coming to Blows over a School Textbook

Islam and Europe

The Islamic "Culture of Ambiguity"

Plurality as a Matter of Course

13th century slave market in the Yemen, Iraqi illustration (image: Wikipedia/Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Division orientale)

Tidiane N'Diaye's "The Veiled Genocide"

Selective Theses on the Arab Slave Trade

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