Columbus and the Islamic World

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! As we commemorate the impact that Christopher Columbus had upon the peoples of the Americas, I thought in keeping with the focus of this blog that it would be appropriate to talk about his impact (broadly speaking) on the Middle East. Source: Columbus and the Islamic World Advertisements

Columbus from the Islamic perspective

Ah, Christopher Columbus, you are truly a divisive figu– OK, first of all that’s “Columbo,” not “Columbus,” and second of all, what the hell is wrong with you (by which I obviously mean me, since I’m talking to myself here)? Well, anyway, happy Columbus Day if that’s your thing, or happy Indigenous Peoples Day if… Continue reading Columbus from the Islamic perspective

Columbus and the Islamic World

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! As we commemorate the impact that Christopher Columbus had upon the peoples of the Americas, I thought in keeping with the focus of this blog that it would be appropriate to talk about his impact on the Middle East. Europeans had been trading with the Far East for centuries already by… Continue reading Columbus and the Islamic World