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Marcial E. Ocasio
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (San Juan, PR 00931-3300)

Arabic Influence on Western Civilization

To undertake an intensive program of reading on the subject of the Arabic influence on Western civilization in order to prepare a paper which will deal only with those aspects of human culture in the West that have been influenced by Arabic thoughts and culture.. Study will show that a)cultures are related in deeper forms than the ones usually referred to; b) the Arabs were extremely important to the Western world, and especially to Latin Americans, their influence is probably still seen; and, c) that men can and must learn from others so civilization will continue.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern History

Residential College Teacher Fellowships, 1976 - 1981

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 5/31/1979