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Excavating Pre-Islamic Arabic

Episode 393
with Elias Muhanna hosted by Sarah Baldwin
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In this episode, Sarah Baldwin talks with Elias Muhanna about an essay he wrote for the New Yorker in May 2018 in which he describes recent advances in translating pre-Islamic Arabic texts. The conversation focuses on the groundbreaking translations of Muhanna's friend and colleague Ahmad Al-Jallad and how his work has changed our understanding of life on the Arabian peninsula before Islam.
This episode comes directly from our friends at Trending Globally, a podcast of Brown University's Watson Institute.

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