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Maalouf, Amin

Works: 425 works in 2,240 publications in 24 languages and 19,449 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Biographical fiction  Operas  Drama  Musical settings  Interviews  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Narrator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, wpr, Performer, Lyricist, pre
Classifications: PQ3979.2.M28, 843
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The crusades through Arab eyes by Amin Maalouf( Book )

215 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,759 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 )

198 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,942 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
In the name of identity : violence and the need to belong by Amin Maalouf( Book )

127 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,529 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
Balthasar's odyssey : a novel by Amin Maalouf( Book )

103 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,105 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.--Résumé de l'éditeur
The rock of Tanios by Amin Maalouf( Book )

91 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,012 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 )

120 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 978 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 )

89 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st Century, a drug that guarantees the birth of boys--originally developed to reduce Third World populations--leads to a worldwide shortage of women. The result is an explosion of male violence, wars, and the sale of women on the black market. The narrator is a French entomologist trying to eradicate the drug
Samarkand : a novel by Amin Maalouf( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 675 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
L'amour de loin : opéra en cinq actes by Kaija Saariaho( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed to a libretto by Amin Maalouf and premiered at Salzburg in 2000 in a production by Peter Sellars, L'Amour de loin was Kaija Saariaho's first opera. This reinterpretation of the medieval narrative of the life of the troubadour Jaufré Rudel tackles a number of highly topical themes: love from afar, the virtuality of ideal love, and relations between East and West. -- Provided by the publisher
Les Echelles du Levant : roman by Amin Maalouf( Book )

81 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 396 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]
Ports of call by Amin Maalouf( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 365 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 )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 311 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( )

12 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samarcande by Amin Maalouf( Book )

56 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travers les aventures d'un manuscrit du poète persan du XIe siècle, Omar Khayyam, tour à tour perdu, retrouvé et définitivement disparu lors du naufrage du Titanic en 1912, A. Maalouf fait revivre l'histoire de la Perse d'autrefois soumise aux intrigues, invasions et luttes fanatiques. Romancier virtuose, historien érudit, il est avant tout conteur qui fait partager au lecteur le bonheur de son imaginaire
Les désorientés : roman by Amin Maalouf( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 235 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
L'amour de loin by Kaija Saariaho( Visual )

11 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 235 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
Le dérèglement du monde : quand nos civilisations s'épuisent by Amin Maalouf( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 194 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
L'amour de loin : opera in five acts by Kaija Saariaho( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La passion de Simone : for soprano solo, chorus and orchestra by Kaija Saariaho( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The crusades through Arab eyes
Alternative Names
Amin Maalouf 1949-

Amin Maalouf escriptor libanès

Amin Maalouf escritor libanes francófono

Amin Maalouf escritor libano-francês em língua francesa

Amin Maalouf Francophone Lebanese writer based in France

Amin Maalouf Frans journalist

Amin Maalouf französischer Schriftsteller libanesischer Herkunft

Amin Maalouf giornalista e scrittore libanese

Amin Maalouf pisarz libański

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Amin Maluf

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Maaluf , Amin

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Maʿlūf, Amīn

Maʿlūf Amīn 1949-....

Αμίν Μααλούφ

Амин Маалуф

Амин Малуф

Амін Маалуф

Маалуф, Амин

אמין מעלוף סופר לבנוני, חי בצרפת, הכותב בצרפתית

מ'אלוף, אמין

المعلوف, أمين.

امين, معلوف

أمين معلوف، 1949-

امین معلوف ژورنالیست و نویسنده فرانسوی

معلوف، أمين

معلوف أمين 1949-....

ئامن ماالۆوف

ئەمین مەعلووف

말루프, 아민 1949-

아민 말루프


マアルーフ, アミン


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