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Library & Archives Grants: Muslim Journeys Grant

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen with a view to familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world. It is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.

from Muslim Journeys Website

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library received this grant in January 2013.

Online Access

The library had access to Oxford Islamic Studies Online through this grant from February 2013 through February 2014.

Video Essays

Islamic Art Spots are seven illustrated video essays written, developed, and presented by Professor D. Fairchild Ruggles and produced by Twin Cities Public Television as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project. These video essays provide an introduction to Islamic art and architecture in a way that relates to the project themes and readings, referencing additional primary source texts.

 from Muslim Journeys Website

Watch Video Essays Online:

Art Spots: Calligraphy

Art Spots: Mosques and Religious Architecture

Art Spots: The Arts of Trade and Travel

Art Spots: Islamic Gardens

Art Spots: Islamic Textiles

Art Spots: Geometry

Art Spots: The Arts of the Book and Miniature Painting

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  • A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed
  • Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel
  • Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
  • Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi
  • House of Stone by Anthony Shadid
  • In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh
  • In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
  • Islamic Arts by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair
  • Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf, translated by Peter Sluglett
  • Minaret by Leila Aboulela
  • Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown
  • Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
  • Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford
  • Rumi: Poet and Mystic, edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson
  • Snow by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely
  • The Arabian Nights (anonymous), edited by Muhsin Mahdi, translated by Husain Haddawy
  • The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter
  • The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson
  • The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F. E. Peters
  • The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis IV
  • The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din Attar, translated by Dick Davis and Afkham Darbandi
  • The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili
  • The Ornament of the World by Maria Rosa Menocal
  • The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson
  • When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the “Riches of the East” by Stewart Gordon

Films with Public Performance Rights

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (film)                     Images from Muslim Journeys Website

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (directed by Rob Gardner, produced by Unity Productions Foundation, 2011)

Koran by Heart (directed by Greg Barker, produced by HBO documentary films, 2011)

Prince Among Slaves (directed by Andrea Kalin, produced by Unity Productions Foundation, 2007)

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