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Abbasid History Podcast

Jan 16, 2021

Dr. Kevin Blankinship, BYU Utah, speaks about the life, works and legacy of one of the greatest Umayyad poets, al-Farazdaq, known particularly for satirizing rival poets as well as amorous verse.

This is the second part of a twelve part series exploring classical Arabic poetry which can be utlised in...


Jan 2, 2021

Dr. Kevin Blankinship, BYU Utah, speaks about the life, works and legacy of the boisterous prince, ʾImr al-Qays. Was he actually a Christian? Are his recorded poems authentic? This is the first part of a twelve part series exploring classical Arabic poetry which can be utlised in college-level teaching programmes. For...


Dec 5, 2020

Dr. Christian Sahner gives a fluent and concise introduction to Christian life prior and after the Arab-Islamic conquests of the Levant including the phenomenon of conversion and martyrdom of executed Christian converts from Islam.

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Nov 7, 2020

Dr. Laury Silvers shows how the move from academic historian to novelist requires the same imagination that the study of history demands.

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Oct 10, 2020

Dr. Yasir Qadhi offers insights into this enigmatic figure whose legacy aroused furore amongst Sunni theologians during the Abbasid era.

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