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The Middle East, History and Secularism
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Middle East, secular approach, history
A historian and specialist of the Middle East, Professor Jean-Pierre Filiu is the author of the much acclaimed Le milieu des mondes. Pour une histoire laïque du Moyen Orient, de 395 à nos jours (The Middle of the Worlds: A Secular History of the Middle East from 395 CE to the Present), in which he adopts a distinctly secular approach, exploring and giving us keys to understanding one and a half millennia of the region’s history, starting with the founding of the Eastern Roman Empire in 395 CE. Jean-Pierre Filiu answers our questions. Interview by Miriam Périer, CERI.