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Diversity and Accomplishment: Celebrating Assyrian Contributions to Baghdad's Golden Age (MLF)

Thursday, Apr 24 6:00p

Nicholas Al-Jeloo, Ph.D. in Syriac Studies
From 762 until the Mongol conquest in 1258, Baghdad was the center of the Islamic, Christian and Jewish worlds, home to the Abbasid Caliphate, a major Christian patriarchate and the Jewish exilarchate. It is often forgotten that though Arab Muslims ruled, they were not originally in the majority. At Baghdad's House of Wisdom, Arabic translations of Greek, Mesopotamian, Persian and Indian medicine and philosophy were rare indeed. Most were translated directly
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Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market St.
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