The Nation and the Homeland in the Islamic and Christian thoughts in the Middle Ages

A comparative reading of the understanding of the “nation” and the
“homeland” in Christian Germany and Europe and the Islamic Arab East is
the subject of this lecture. A further element concentrates on the terms used
at this time, taken from the Latin and the ancient Egyptian: how they were
explained by the intellectuals from the two areas, and the differences and
similarities in the expressions and meanings. In bringing the issue up to the
present, the lecturer discusses the modern national movements in Europe
and the Arab world and their religious elements.

April 1, 1989