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Ahmed, Akbar

Overview
Works: 21 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 547 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: BP42, 297
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Akbar Ahmed
Living Islam( Visual )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be a Muslim in today's world? This series examines the motives, attitudes and beliefs of the Islamic world. From the age-old centres of Islam to the new Islamic African nations, it examines life within the Great Tradition of a world religion and the Little Tradition of local, regional and village culture
Living Islam( Visual )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be a Muslim in today's world? This series examines the motives, attitudes and beliefs of the Islamic world. From the age-old centres of Islam to the new Islamic African nations, it examines life within the Great Tradition of a world religion and the Little Tradition of local, regional and village culture
Living Islam( Visual )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be a Muslim in today's world? This series examines the motives, attitudes and beliefs of the Islamic world. From the age-old centres of Islam to the new Islamic African nations, it examines life within the Great Tradition of a world religion and the Little Tradition of local, regional and village culture
Living Islam( Visual )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be a Muslim in today's world? This series examines the motives, attitudes and beliefs of the Islamic world. From the age-old centres of Islam to the new Islamic African nations, it examines life within the Great Tradition of a world religion and the Little Tradition of local, regional and village culture
Encountering Islam an introduction by Akbar Ahmed( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve lectures on the history, practice, and influence of Islam
Journey into Islam The refugees within ; The Lee Hamilton commentaries : The Merida Initiative and Beyond ; The Lee Hamilton commentaries : Why politics is so partisan by Akbar Ahmed( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary #285: "Title: Why politics is so partisan. Americans tend, on the whole, to favor moderation and pragmatism in politics. Their leaders, on the other hand, are more divided than ever. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains 'Why Politics Is So Partisan.'"--Track sheet
Islam and America by Akbar Ahmed( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kurds by Heather Lehr Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the people known as Kurds, including their history as well as their contemporary status in the Middle East
Iraq by Heather Lehr Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary Middle East has been shaped by the politics of Iraq. This country that once was the center of world civilization and culture for the ancient Sumerians and Assyrians, has been transformed into a nation recognized for its oil production and its aggressive political leaders. What happened to this place, located at the eastern edge of the Arab world, to shape its modern history? In this book, we follow the startling transformation of Iraq from the site of the earliest forms of writing and the first code of laws to a nation shunned by much of the international community. Over this course of less than one hundred years boundaries were drawn on the map where they had not exited before and the country of Iraq was created. The rapid evolution sparked wars and revolutions, as well as policies that world come to dominate events in the modern Middle East.-Back cover
Kuwait by Susan Korman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the nation of Kuwait and a discussion of its role in the Middle East
Glories of Islamic art (2006) by Akbar Ahmed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the connection of the religion of Islam with its art and architecture, revealing how artistic giants such as Siniam were led by Islamic movement to craft a glorious aesthetic heritage. Their faith is reflected in the related but distinct achievements throughout the centuries."
Iran by Heather Lehr Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A history of the nation of Iran and a discussion of how that history factors into the current politics of the Middle East
Palestinian Authority by John G Hall( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Who are the Palestinian people and, why have they been embroiled in such a bitter and violent conflict with their neighbors for nearly a hundred years? This book traces the history of the Palestinian people from their ancient origins, from a time before the current conflict began to the present day. The emergence and history of the conflict is followed, beginning in the 19th century and reaching a dramatic climax in 1948 with the tragic destruction of Palestine, still referred to by Palestinians as al-Nakbah, the Day of Catastrophe. From that point forward, the book explores the significant issues that have shaped and influenced the conflict, including the role of modern Zionism and the evolution of Arab nationalism. The tragedies and triumphs of the Palestinian people add a human dimension to their history.--Back cover
Ramadan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A panel joins Diane to talk about the Muslim holiday Ramadan, its significance to Muslims around the world, and the ongoing debate over whether to reduce or suspend military activity in Afghanistan during the month-long observance
Violence in India( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A discussion about the violence that has claimed more than 500 lives in India so far, sparked when Muslim attackers set fire to a train carrying Hindu pilgrims
Determination of the operating characteristics of a thermodynamic steam trap by Akbar Ahmed( )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Israel by Louise Chipley Slavicek( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A history of the nation of Israel and a discussion of how the history of that nation and of the Jewish people fuel turmoil in Middle East today, especially the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis
Kashmir( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A panel discussion about the long-standing conflict between India and Pakistan over control of Kashmir, a mountainous region between the two countries: why it boiled over recently and its significance to U.S. anti-terrorism efforts
Oman by Calvin H Allen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two major themes have dominated Oman's history for the past 250 yeats - the desire for a righteous leader with the Ibadi Muslim tradition and the pursuit of an active role in world affairs. Economic considerations determine policy with the rest of the world. Especially important are Oman's relations with its Indian Ocean neighbors Pakistan, India, and East Africa. But Oman's importance in world affairs dates to ancient times, when caravans carrying frankincense set out from places within Oman to the rest of the world. It was only during the troubled times of the early twentieth century that trade diminished and Oman became isolated for the first time in its long history. That isolation ended under the current imam, Sultan Qaboos, who has forged a new and active relationship with the world community.-Back cover
The Paul Goodman Reader by Akbar Ahmed( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-man think tank, Paul Goodman wrote more than 30 books, most of them before his decade of fame as a social critic in the 1960s. Goodman in those earlier days thought of himself mostly as an old-fashioned man of letters, and to do justice to his wide-ranging interests and growing activism, this compendium provides excerpts that span his entire career, from the bestselling Growing Up Absurd to landmark books on anarchism, community planning, education, poetics, and psychotherapy. Goodman's fiction and poetry are represented by The Empire City, a comic novel; prize-winning short stories; and
 
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