Join Matt Saba for a fascinating conversation about the magnificent palaces built by the Abbasid Caliphs of Iraq. This dynasty realised that kingdoms invariably rose and fell, and that the longest lasting legacy of their reign would be literature.
Matt Saba is Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Architecture at the Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC) at MIT. He is responsible for researching, digitizing, and cataloging the collections, as well as facilitating reproduction of AKDC materials for educational and scholarly purposes.
This podcast is part of Converging Paths, an initiative organised by Asia House and the Barakat Trust exploring the arts and cultures of the Islamic World.
Converging Paths is generously supported by the Altajir Trust and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s Education Programme.