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Maalouf, Amin

Works: 379 works in 1,880 publications in 25 languages and 17,399 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Musical settings  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Filmed operas  Operas  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Narrator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Other, Lyricist, pre
Classifications: PQ3979.2.M28, 843
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The crusades through Arab eyes by Amin Maalouf( Book )

218 editions published between 998 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, presents an intriguing chronicle of the Crusades, and offers insights into the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today
Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf( Book )

130 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: "I, Hasan the son of Muhammad the weigh-master, I, Jean-Leon de Medici, circumcised at the hand of a barber and baptized at the hand of a pope, I am now called the African, but I am not from Africa, nor from Europe, nor from Arabia. I am also called the Granadan, the Fassi, the Zayyati, but I come from no country, from no city, no tribe. I am the son of the road; my country is the caravan, my life the most unexpected of voyages." Thus wrote Leo Africanus, in his fortieth year, in this imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan, who was born in Granada in 1488. His family fled the Inquisition and took him to the city of Fez, in North Africa. Hasan became an itinerant merchant, and made many journeys to the East, journeys rich in adventure and observation. He was captured by a Sicilian pirate and taken back to Rome as a gift to Pope Leo X, who baptized him Johannes Leo. While in Rome, he wrote the first trilingual dictionary (Latin, Arabic and Hebrew), as well as his celebrated Description of Africa, for which he is still remembered as Leo Africanus
Balthasar's odyssey : a novel by Amin Maalouf( Book )

101 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1665, with prophecies and portents fortelling the forthcoming Apocalypse, Balthasar, an antiquarian merchant and sage, embarks on a perilous quest to find a rare book that could hold the key to the world's salvation
In the name of identity : violence and the need to belong by Amin Maalouf( Book )

52 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notion of identity -- personal, religious, ethnic, or national -- has given rise to heated passions and crimes throughout history. What makes each one of us unique has been a fundamental question of philosophy from Socrates to Freud. This book argues that the concept of identity that prevails the world over is still very much tribal. It allows men of all countries, conditions, and faiths to be transformed into butchers and fanatics, passing themselves off as defenders of a given identity. Maalouf contends that many of us would reject our inherited conceptions of identity, which we cling to through habit, if only we examined them more closely. The future of society depends on accepting -- while recognizing our uniqueness -- all identities
The rock of Tanios by Amin Maalouf( Book )

109 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 19th Century, a sheik's son is forced to flee Lebanon because of a power struggle. He finds refuge in Cyprus and plots against his enemies with the aid of the French and the British. A tale of palace intrigues by the author of Leo Africanus
The gardens of light : a novel by Amin Maalouf( Book )

121 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Mani, the 3rd century Persian mystic who founded the Manichaean religion, teaching that man is created by Satan but has divine light in him which has to be released. The novel traces his humble beginnings, his rise to fame as he synthesized the teaching of Jesus, Buddha and Zoroaster, and his execution. By the author of The Rock of Tanios
The first century after Beatrice by Amin Maalouf( Book )

93 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the turn of the twenty-first century this story is about a father's love for his daughter. Female births are becoming increasingly rare and nobody knows why; answers are needed
Samarkand : a novel by Amin Maalouf( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Omar Khayyam, the 11th Century Persian poet who wrote The Rubaiyaat, chronicling his adventures and romances. The novel is in two parts, the second describing the manner in which the manuscript reached the West
Les Echelles du Levant : roman by Amin Maalouf( Book )

81 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire tumultueuse d'un homme né de père turc ottoman et de mère arménienne, exilés au Liban. Le héros "dont la vie a été détournée par les événements du Proche-Orient" (A. Maalouf). La critique a bien vu l'aspect métaphorique de ce roman: les épreuves du personnage principal, innocent puni, enfermé, drogué, renvoient à celle d'une région suppliciée, et comme l'affirme le romancier "marquée par la malédiction". [SDM]
L'amour de loin : opéra en cinq actes by Kaija Saariaho( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ports of call by Amin Maalouf( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish woman and a Muslim man are brought together in World War II France by their work in the Resistance. After the war they marry and return to the Middle East, only to be separated by the Arab-Israeli War. By a Lebanese writer, author of Rock of Tanios
Disordered world : setting a new course for the twenty-first century by Amin Maalouf( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into the Christian minority in Lebanon and since settled in France, Amin Maalouf claims a unique position in global conversation. His first book, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, was a critical and commercial success and remains in print after twenty years. In Disordered World, Maalouf combines his command of history with a critical perspective on contemporary culture, East and West-joining them with a fierce moral clarity and a propulsive style. Examining tensions between the Arab and Western worlds, Maalouf sees something beyond a "clash of civilizations." Both cultures have their own continuity, integrity, and morality. Yet in our times, both have become exhausted and debased. The West has betrayed its values, even as it pushes democracy abroad. The Arab world, nostalgic for its golden era, has rushed toward radicalism. We fall short of ideological debate not only because we lack common ground, but because we are fast losing what ground we stood on. Maalouf looks at a century of confrontations between our cultures, culminating in the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet he turns to the global challenges we face today-climate change, financial collapse, humanitarian disaster-with remarkable hope that they may yet unite us in a bid to save what is truly common to us all. Intelligent, impassioned yet measured, Maalouf envisions renewed cohesion in our currently disordered world
L'aile du songe by Kaija Saariaho( )

11 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amour de loin by Kaija Saariaho( Visual )

10 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amour de loin is based on "La Vida breve" of Jaufre Rudel, Prince of Blaye, one of the first great troubadours of the 12th century. His glowing passion for a woman from the East of whom he has only heard is the central theme of the libretto
Les désorientés : roman by Amin Maalouf( Book )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been twenty-five years since the reknowned historian Adam has been back to his home country of Lebanon. He returns when a childhood friend dies, and meets there other friends who have immigrated to the United States, Brazil and France
Le dérèglement du monde : quand nos civilisations s'épuisent by Amin Maalouf( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur avance la thèse suivante : le dérèglement du monde tient moins à la guerre des civilisations qu'à l'épuisement simultané des civilisations, l'humanité ayant atteint son seuil d'incompétence morale
L'amour de loin : livret by Amin Maalouf( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman d'amour
SAARIAHO, K.: Passion de Simone (La) (Upshaw, Tapiola Chamber Choir, Finnish Radio Symphony, Salonen)( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amour de loin : opera in five acts by Kaija Saariaho( )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins by Amin Maalouf( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in French and Arabic and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan de hand van zijn eigen familiegeschiedenis vertelt de Frans-Libanese schrijver (1949) het verhaal van een Libanese familie
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The crusades through Arab eyes
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Amin Maalouf 1949-

Amin Maalouf escriptor libanès

Amin Maalouf Francophone Lebanese writer based in France

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Maʿlūf, Amīn

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Αμίν Μααλούφ

Амин Маалуф

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Амін Маалуф

Маалуф, Амин

אמין מעלוף סופר לבנוני, חי בצרפת, הכותב בצרפתית

امين, معلوف

أمين معلوف، 1949-

امین معلوف ژورنالیست و نویسنده فرانسوی

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ئامن ماالۆوف

ئەمین مەعلووف

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Leo AfricanusBalthasar's odyssey : a novelIn the name of identity : violence and the need to belongThe rock of TaniosThe gardens of light : a novelThe first century after BeatriceSamarkand : a novelLes Echelles du Levant : roman