Since ancient times the world was a surprisingly interconnected place. Readings for this theme introduce a way of understanding the past in which Islam and the West are seen as products of a shared, cosmopolitan, and inextricably intertwined past. The books received from the grant help envision the world of our ancestors, which was as complex and dynamically interconnected as the world we live in today. Other books from the Library collection expand upon this theme.
Curated by Kathleen Hughes. Photo courtesy of Christopher McLean.
The following five books were given to the Library as a recipient of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant. Click on blue link to see more information about the title.
The appended bibliography is of the books used in the Exhibit. Please use the library’s catalog to find books and other library materials pertaining to this topic.