Spies, Scandals & Sultans – Another Engaging Read

Written 2014; edited 2019 Spies, Scandals & Sultans is an engaging translation of Ibrahim al Muwaylihi’s newspaper reports on the inner workings of the Ottoman Empire, and its relations with Egypt. Roger Allen, the translator, specializes in Arabic literature and is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Ibrahim al Muwaylihi wrote these articles in the … Continue reading Spies, Scandals & Sultans – Another Engaging Read

Take a Seat Guys, Historians Say World’s Oldest Author Was a Woman

Photo Credit: This brilliant photo was created by Rori for her 100 Days, 100 Women project. I highly recommend checking it out! Mesopotamian civilization developed in Western Asia thanks to the resource-rich valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Women and Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia For centuries, history (the discipline) was dominated by a bunch of … Continue reading Take a Seat Guys, Historians Say World’s Oldest Author Was a Woman