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Muslims in a Global Context - Oakland Campus: Maps and Media

This guide provides selected high-quality resources for those interested in Muslims around the world and in Islam. It features both subject and religious databases and links as well as pages for related mini-courses.

Maps and Atlases

The following are websites that provide access to maps of the Middle East and North Africa.

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The following are links to collections of pictures, photographs, and images of the Middle East.

Muslim and MENA Map

This guide highlights important high quality resources for research on Muslims in the Middle East, North Africa, Africa, and Asia

The information included here is not all inclusive and should be treated as starting points for your research.  The tabs at the top of the page will connect you to categories of resources and information.

MENA countries pictured below on the map (left to right)

   Africa: Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan and Djibouti

   Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Occupied Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Syria, Irag and Iran

   Arabian Peninsula:  Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE - United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen


MENA Map at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons.

Asian Country Research

A larger version of the map is available by clicking on the image                                                                           

This map is  originally from the United States Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook

Asia is the largest and most populated continent, occupying four-fifths of the Euroasian landmass. Characterized by climatic extremes, the continent holds the  highest and lowest points on Earth. The growth of nation states in the twentieth century, absorption of small ethnic minorities and unprecedented migration from rural to urban areas are events  that have occured in Asia's recent history.

Individual country pages can be accessed from the Resources by Country page or from any of the Regions of Asia pages. 

Japan, Korea, and China are a focus in Asian Studies programs from the Asian Studies Center at University of Pittsburgh.

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