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An overview of the Medio Oriente e Dintorni with all the info and useful files to get in touch and collaborate together
What is Medio Oriente e Dintorni?
Medio Oriente e Dintorni is a project conceived in July 2018 by Tommaso Khalid Valisi with the aim of telling the Italian-speaking public the beauties of the “Islamic world”. Over time, articles have been brought about books, films, music, history, sports, culture in all its forms and much more, ranging both within what is the “classical Islamic world” and within the connections that the latter has and has had over time with the rest of the globe.
Medio Oriente e Dintorni in fact, while seeing its focus on the Middle East and the “Islamic world”, it is not a “religious” but a cultural project and within it you can also find peoples, cultures and authors who have nothing to do with Islam itself. see but which are still connected to the fate of that world. Examples are: the history of Ethiopia and that of Genghis Khan, the ties of H.P.Lovecraft and South America with the Arab-Islamic world and those of Holland with the Turkish world and finally the Mizrahim Jews and the Yazidis. We should also mention the saga on Ibn Battuta, the greatest traveler in history, and the one on Rumi’s Masnavi in podcast format. To date, the entire Medio Oriente e Dintorni project is the result of the work of Tommaso Khalid Valisi.
Where and how is it available?
Initially available as a WordPress blog, over time the Middle East and Surroundings project has also expanded to podcasts (available on: Apple Podcast, Spreaker, Spotify, iHearthRadio, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Deezer, Podcast Addict, JioSaavn and Podchaser) and video. To date, it has more than 800 articles in Italian, more than 750 translated into English, over 550 podcast episodes and over 600 videos, available on our Youtube channel.
Let’s work together
Among the longest and most interesting collaborations in recent years there is certainly the one with the Casa editrice Altano, the largest publishing house of Turkish literature in Italian, for which I have been in charge of the section since May 2022 blog, podcast and the lives on their Youtube channel.
Above you will find the Medio Oriente e Dintorni’s media kit updated for autumn 2022, I’m sure you will find all the information you need. In case you need to contact me, this is the official email of the project:firstname.lastname@example.org .
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