Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Someone just asked me why I would write posts with titles or partial titles in Arabic... since nobody would know what it meant!
I had my standard answer: I read volumes and volumes of the historian Arnold Toynbee years and years ago. They were my sustenance after I was weaned from Edward Gibbon. Mr Toynbee quoted sources in English, French, German, Latin, Greek, and Arabic. No translation.
You were supposed to be up to speed.