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5/20 Julia Bray explores the figure of Harun al-Rashid from the Thousand and One Night tales.
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4/20 Jonathan Bloom explains how Islamic scholars and thinkers became early adopters of paper.
3/20 Baroness Sayeeda Warsi gives her personal take on Persian scholar Imam Bukhari.
2/20 Professor Robert Gleave discusses Ali ibn Abi Talib and the origins of Shia Islam.
1/20 Professor Hugh Kennedy explains how the Islamic state was established.
5/5 Adam Gopnik discusses Cubism in 1913 Paris, considering it as a form of poetic realism. (R)
4/5 Writer Michele Roberts assesses the impact of Alain-Fournier's Le Grand Meaulnes. (R)
3/5 Martin Sorrell explores on Apollinaire's ground-breaking volume of poetry, Alcools. (R)
1/5 Why Marcel Proust's Swann's Way was among highlights of a great year for Parisian culture. (R)
5/5 Psychotherapist Emmy van Deurzen on how existentialism has shaped her life and work.
4/5 Film-maker Gary Walkow reflects on how existential thinking has influenced his work.
3/5 Michele Roberts on existentialist women writers and how these have influenced her own work
2/5 Theatre director Paul Hart considers the power and veracity of existentialist ideas.
1/5 Naomi Alderman on how existentialism affects the novels and computer games she creates.