Topic: Travels in the Orient

Matthias Wagner, founder and director of the Oriental Summer Academy (photo: Dorothee Philipp)

On the death of Matthias Wagner, founder of the Oriental Summer Academy

Mecca of Arab music in south-western Germany

Passengers at Tunis airport (photo: AFP/Fethi Belaid)

Coronavirus fallout

Tunisia post-lockdown – should we stay or should we go?

"Holy Quarter" installation and presentation by Monira al-Qadiri, 2019 in Munich's Haus der Kunst (photo: Maximilian Geuter/HdK)

Kuwaiti artist Monira al-Qadiri

In awe of the cosmos

Cover of Susannah Heschelʹs "Jewish Islam" (published in German by Matthes & Seitz; source: SWR)

Book review: Susannah Heschel on "Jewish Islam"

Jewish Orientalism?

Isabelle Eberhardt ca. 1900 in the Sahara desert (source: Wikipedia)

Isabelle Eberhardt

Writer, nomad and feminist

Man passing a mural on Si Tir Street in Tehran, a famous boulevard in the Iranian capital (photo: Tasnim)

Christian Welzbacherʹs "Iran, Ordibehescht 1396"

Freeloading in Iran

Statue of Frederick the Great at Zinna Monastery (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Book review: Joseph Croitoru's "Die Deutschen und der Orient"

Between contempt and fascination

Sun behind the minarets of Istanbul (photo: dpa)

Book review: Bettany Hughes' "Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities"

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Cementing the Orientalist legacy

Yemenʹs old town, consisting of thousands of high-rise loam houses up to eight storeys high, was surrounded by a city wall with eight gates, of which only one survives: the Bab al-Yaman (Yemen Gate), built in 1875 and brought into its present form by the Turks in 1905 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Sanaa in the 19th century

A city of gardens, Greeks and Turks

Kaiser Wilhelm II (centre) with Ludendorff and Hindenburg on 09.11.1918 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

German–Iranian relations

How the Germans came to Iran

Three clay fragments bearing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh (photo: Osama Shukir Muhammed Armin; FRCP / CC-by-sa 4.0)

Treasures of the Ancient Middle East

Deciphering the first written language

View of the historic old town of Chefchaouen, Morocco (photo: picture-alliance)

The Maghrebʹs Moorish-Spanish legacy

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Andalusia begins in northern Morocco

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