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Classroom Guide

Written by Julie Weiss

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Suggestions

for Reading

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Events & Exhibitions

Travelers of Al-Andalus, Part

ii

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Abu Hamid Al-Garnati’s

World of Wonders

Written by Ingrid Bejarano Escanilla and Louis Werner

Art by Belén Esturla

Over his 90-year lifetime, this chronicler of fact and unabashed fancy

trekked, sailed, caravanned, studied and traded from the far Arab West to

the northern- and easternmost reaches of the 12th-century Islamic world.

The Busbecq

Letters

Written by Jane Waldron Grutz

Dispatched in 1554 to Istanbul by the

Hapsburg archduke to defuse rivalry with the

Ottoman sultan, ambassador Ogier Ghiselan de

Busbecq spent seven patient years securing a

treaty and, to the delight of curious Europeans,

writing thoughtful letters devoted to his insider’s

glimpses of the most powerful empire of his

time under its most powerful sultan,

Suleiman “the Magnificent.”

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BRIDGEMAN IMAGES (DETAIL)

Dubai Melting Pot

Written by Felicia Campbell

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Photography & video by Celia Peterson

Beyond the shadows of Dubai’s skyscrapers lies working-class Satwa, and along

its main drag Al Diyafah, a treasure-trove of restaurants serves up a hemisphere-

spanning selection of Asian and Near Eastern home-cooking.

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