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Hussein, Mahmoud

Works: 121 works in 324 publications in 3 languages and 4,413 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vFrench 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Producer, Conceptor, Scenarist, Interviewee
Classifications: DS119.7, 327.56940174927
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Mahmoud Hussein
Most widely held works by Mahmoud Hussein
Arabs & Israelis : a dialogue by Mahmoud Hussein( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Class conflict in Egypt, 1945-1970 by Mahmoud Hussein( Book )
21 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding the Qur'an today by Mahmoud Hussein( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prevailing belief among muslims is that, because the Qur'an is the word of God and God is eternal, it follows that his word is also eternal. Mahmoud Hussein suggests this is not what the Qur'an says and that this becomes clear when the Qur'anic text is read within its original context
The Andalusian epic ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This program addresses the expansion of the Arab empire into Spain, where Muslims ruled with tolerance for more than seven centuries. The introduction and consolidation of Islamic power in Spain, the creation of the Umayyad emirate by the sole survivor of the Umayyad dynasty, the rise of Cordoba as a cultural rival of Abbasid Baghdad, and the gradual ebb of Arab rule on the Iberian Peninsula are all discussed. Special attention is given to the prosperous reign of Abdel Rahman III and the flowering of a Muslim culture that respectfully welcomed the contributions of Christians and Jews alike"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Les Arabes entrent en scène The Arabs make their entrance : un film ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the shadow of the Dark Ages fell across Europe, the scene for the advancement of Western civilization shifted to the Near East. This program charts the rise of the Arab empire from its roots in the long-standing rivalry between the Byzantines and the Sassanids. Examines the dual role of Mecca as a place of worship and as a center for trade, the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, the rapid expansion of Arabia at the expense of Byzantium and the Sassanid kingdom, and the internecine struggle between Arab factions that led to the founding of the Umayyad dynasty
The Muslim town La ville musulmane ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although the first towns the Arabs founded during the expansion of Arabia were only vast campsites, it was not long before their temporary dwellings gave way to the magnificent signature architecture of Arabian culture. What was it like to live in the Arab cities of the Abbasid dynasty, grand oases of refinement and innovation? This program describes key centers of the Muslim town, including the mosque and the souk; technical achievements such as the waterwheel; and the roles of the prince, the doctors of the law, and the leaders of the various social groups in keeping order within the bustling community."
Les Arabes au présent by Mahmoud Hussein( Book )
9 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Égypte : lutte de classes et libération nationale by Mahmoud Hussein( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Lutte de classes en Égypte de 1945 à 1968 by Mahmoud Hussein( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in French and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Versant Sud de la liberté : essai sur l'émergence de l'individu dans le Tiers monde by Mahmoud Hussein( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans les capitales de l'hémisphère sud, depuis quelques années, le mot de liberté soulève des foules immenses que eul, jusque la le mot d'indépendance avait su rassembler. Il se passe comme une relève des urgences. Ce livre révèle un phénomène majeur à l'oeuvre dans le tiers monde contemporain, trop souvent occulté aux yeux de l'opinion occidentale par le formidable retentissement médiatique de certains exès fondamentalistes. Il contribue à renouveler profondément le debat essantiel sur les chances de démocratie dans les pays du Sud
They surveyed the world Les arpenteurs du monde ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the 10th century, people routinely journeyed from one end of the huge Arab empire to the other--and even into non-Islamic lands far into the north and east. Who were these travelers, what did they seek? This program captures what it was like to be a pilgrim in a caravan bound for Mecca, an official carrying out the Caliph's orders, a scholar seeking knowledge, a merchant in search of new markets, and an explorer charting the seas. Some of the era's most memorable personalities--mathematician al-Khuwarizmi, the chronicler Abul Hasan Ali al Mas'udi, the cartographer al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Hawqal--are profiled"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
The thousand and one nights Les mille et une nuits ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Encompassing fairy tales, romances, legends, fables, parables, and anecdotes, "The thousand and one nights" is a composite of popular oral stories that develops over several centuries, mainly during the Empire of the Caliphate. This program scrutinizes the wonderfully audacious tale of Scheherezade and what it tells the attentive reader about the dreams of Arab men and women during the empire's golden age. Recurring themes such as hunger for adventure and a desire to be free from tradition are explored, as well as a conception of power that glorifies self-control and disparages violence"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
An art of living Un art de vivre ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As life among the aristocracy in Damascus and Baghdad attained its zenith of refinement, another important cultural center was developing in Islamic Cordoba. This program focuses on the remarkable cultural contributions of Ziryab, a talented young musician who fled the East for Andalusia and became the era's preeminent arbiter of style and taste. After creating a popular new form of music and perfecting the lute and other instruments, he went on to radically reshape Arab high society, inventing new fashions and hairstyles, introducing fine dining, and creating a thriving market for all manner of luxury goods"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Ulema and philosophers Les Ulemas et les philosophes ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"By replacing paganism with monotheism and tribal life with empire-building, the Arabs of the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties effected a complete paradigm shift in their worldview. This program studies the codification of Islamic law and assimilation of non-Arab texts--and the ensuing competition between the ulema, or doctors of the law, and the philosophers, who saw reason as an equal to divine enlightenment. The contributions of key figures, including the Caliph al-Ma₂amun, Yaqub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, Abu al-Nasr al-Farabi, Avicenna, Muhammad ibn Tufayl, and Averroes, are also examined"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Forgetting arabic Oublier l'arabe ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Why was Islamic philosophy, once the epitome of learning, eventually rejected by Muslims? And why, after assimilating it, did Europeans distance themselves from its formulators? This program seeks to understand the religious climate of the late Middle Ages, in which universities and madrassas became centers of power and models for evolving sociopolitical systems. The potentially heretical nature of philosophy is also analyzed--in Islamic lands the djinni of intellectuality was put back in the bottle, but in Christendom it escaped the control of those who used it, paving the way for Renaissance humanism"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
From arabic to latin De l' arabe au latin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As dissension mounted between the rival Arab dynasties in Baghdad, Cordoba, and Cairo, Christendom rallied to oppose the Muslims in Spain and Jerusalem. This program plots out the decline of the Caliphate and the acquisition of Arab knowledge by Europeans starved for Islam's intellectual riches. The rise of feudalism and papal authority, the gradual defeat of the Muslim rulers in Spain, the Seljuk ursurpation of Abbisid power in the Near East, and the Crudades are explained, along with the concerted efforts of Catholic authorities to translate the vast libraries of Arab scientific and philosophical texts"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Arabes & Israéliens : un premier dialogue by Mahmoud Hussein( Book )
8 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everything under the sun Le ciel à livres ouverts ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Picking up mathematics and astronomy from where the ancient Greeks left off, Arab scholars paved the way for the Copernican revolution and the rebirth of science in Europe. This program reveals the Empire of the Caliphate's role in developing the Indo-Arabic decimal system, algebra, and algorithms and in refining the science of optics and the Ptolemaic model of the solar system. The application of astronomy to sacred ends, such as accurately fixing the time for prayers, the direction of Mecca, and the start of Ramadan, is also considered"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Sur l'expédition de Bonaparte en Egypte by Vivant Denon( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once upon a time Baghdad during the Abbasid dynasty ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The victory of the Abbasids over the Umayyads signified much more than the replacement of one dynasty with another. With it, Islam saw the birth of a multiethnic concept of power, in which both Arab and non-Arab Muslims could share authority. This program presents the Abbasid Caliphate at its peak, enthroned in its prestigious capital city: Baghdad. The defining project of Caliph al-Ma'amun, the translation by an army of clerks of all the ancient writings his emissaries could procure, is spotlighted-an achievement that set the stage for an eventual showdown between religious and secular scholars
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Audience level: 0.62 (from 0.39 for Understand ... to 0.97 for Danièle H ...)
Alternative Names

controlled identity Elnadi, Bahgat

controlled identity Rifaat, Adel

Elnadi, Bahgat
Elnadi, Bahgat Bahgat Elnadi et Adel Rifaat
Ḥusain, Maḥmūd 19XX-
Ḥusayn, Maḥmūd
Hussein, Mahmoud
Maḥmūd Ḥusayn
Nādī, Bahǧat al-
Nadi, Bahgat El-
Rifāʿa, ʿĀdil 19XX-
Rifaat, Adel
Rifaat, Adel Bahgat Elnadi et Adel Rifaat
Rifʿat, ʿĀdil
חוסיין, מחמוד
حسين، محمود
French (64)
English (61)
Arabic (1)