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Hugh Kennedy

Originally posted December 2005

When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World

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Twenty-first century Baghdad is a city besieged by war, the capital of a struggling third-world country. But many centuries ago, Baghdad was a world-class city, a shining star, the fabled metropolis we've read about in The Arabian Nights. Now British historian Hugh Kennedy brings the ancient city to life in a book called When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World.

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