Topic: Travels in the Orient

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

Mosque in Saveh, 1871 (photo: Ali Moujani, Golestan Palace, Tehran)

Historical photographs of Iran

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Into the heart of Shia

Faculty of Robert College, Istanbul, March 1892. Seated behind the desk is George Washburn, Principal of Robert College. Friedrich Schrader is fourth from right on the back row. He taught at Robert College from 1892-1895. Professor Alexander van Millingen is seated on the far left of the picture (photo: Jochen Schrader)

Portrait of the Orientalist Friedrich Schrader

One of Turkey's Germans

Cover of Jakel and Kaddorʹs "Syrien – ein Land ohne Krieg" (Syria – a country without war), published in German by Malik (photo: Lutz Jakel)

"Syrien – ein Land ohne Krieg"

Syria, as it once was

Faravahar is the symbol of Zoroastrianism, a religion based on the teaching of the prophet Zarathustra which originated in what is now modern-day Iran (source: Reza Sjadirad/DW)

Goethe and Zoroastrianism

The eternal battle between good and evil

Indonesian Sufis perform a ceremonial dance on 3 August 2012 in Jakarta (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Christoph Peters′ short story collection ″Selfie mit Sheikh″

Closer to the unknown

Johann Gottfried Herder (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Johann Gottfried Herder and the Orient

Faith as silent spirituality

French philosopher Henry Corbin (source: Association des Amis de Henry et Stella Corbin) Cover of Suhrawardi′s ″The Shape of Light″ (published by Fons Vitae)

French philosopher Henry Corbin

Wherever the spirit guides

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