Explore the diverse physical geography of the Middle East and its effects on ancient cultures and modern countries.
Former Chief Curator, Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago
Learn about one of the single most important developments in human history...
Director of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Trace the background and areas of achievement of classical Islamic civilization from 610 to 1258 CE.
Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago