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

The Commonwealth Club

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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General Admission- Non-Member   more info Ended $20.00 $1.49
General Admission- Member Ended $8.00 $0.00
Student Ended $7.00 $1.17

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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 into Syriac (a dialect of Aramaic), the language of ethnic Assyrians, whose religious leaders, scientists, physicians and philosophers made invaluable contributions which influenced Baghdad's intellectual institutions and shaped Islamic civilization itself.

MLF: Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond
Also know: In association with Humanities West and the Assyrian Foundation of America

 

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The Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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