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Darwin in Arabia – The Introduction of Evolution into the 19th Century Middle East

This is a book I cannot obtain here, but have found a detailed review, from which I quote below and provide references and other links.  The topic is indeed fascinating, in considering the multiple ways in which concepts move from … Continue reading

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Renoir, French Colonialism, and Surrealist Paris in Black and White (1927)

  A short film directed by Renoir in the late twenties, right after he had discovered jazz, Sur un air de Charleston is a little masterpiece, albeit unknown, of the silent movie period.   In 2028 Paris, a mysterious African explorer lands … Continue reading

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Life and Livestock in the Arid Areas of Somiland, 1850’s (via Dianabuja’s Blog)

Another reposting of a blog about the Horn of Africa. The area has always been very marginal and it seems that today’s Experts who are working on the problems in the Horn would benefit by dipping into its history.  When Burton and … Continue reading

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