At the end of 2022, Hasan Kujjah finished publishing his large scale project on poetry and writing about Aleppo. His monumental 'Aleppo Through Poets' Eyes and in the Writings of Historians, Scholars, Visitors and Literati' collects and indexes more than 900 poems, descriptions, and impressions about the city. The first three volumes focus on the poetry (written from the 7th to the 21st century). The fourth volume focuses on descriptions and impressions from historians, visitors, and writers, over a time span of fifteen centuries.
We sat down with Hasan Kujjah to talk about his work, about poetry and what it discloses about the Middle East and Aleppo, about what makes Aleppo such a beloved subject for poets and writers, among many other things.
Yara M. Asi examines why many health indicators of Palestinians lag behind the health rates of neighboring Arab states and those of Israeli citizens, finding that Palestinians are forced to depend on external health services and must seek care outside of the occupied Palestinian territories.
As the book series Christian Muslim Relations approaches its 20th volume, we spoke with Professor David Thomas, Editor of the series, about the project that has taken up such a significant part of his career, about positive and negative relations between Christians and Muslims, and about his expectations for the series in the future.
In this episode, Dr. Ulrich Schmiedel and Dr. Joshua Ralston help listeners find answers to this question with respect to Europe and America through a discussion of their book The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times.