With 25 books and three films, the acquisition strives to familiarize the public with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Bridging Cultures Bookshelf was compiled by librarians and distinguished scholars of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies and Islamic studies.
The collection is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
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