Two new titles were published in a series of intellectual studies at the University of Kufa

  • The origins of violence for John Ducker.


  • And the crisis of the Iraqi enlightenment to “Falah Rahim”.


A series of ‘Intellectual studies’ at the University of Kufa, has now published two new books in 2018.

The title of the first book is “The Origins of Violence: Religion, History and Extermination” by Australian researcher and academic John Ducker, translated into Arabic by Iraqi translator Ali Mezher and reviewed by Hassan Nadhem. This book deals with an important topic in the modern academic studies , not enough books in this field has been published in the Arabic language. Genocide is a subject of research and writing of extreme poverty in the Arab world. The number of books published in Arabic in this field is totally sparse , considering the number of events that have taken place in the name of destruction in  ancient, modern and contemporary Arab history . This new book, published in the 342 pages of a series of intellectual studies in the University of Kufa, it is the first comprehensive book in Arabic on genocide; it covers its history ; it employs the concept of genocide at Raphael Lemkin; (Hierodotus and Thosdis), literature and mythology of the Greeks and Romans (Homer, Virgil, Ischillus et al.), Philosophy (Plato, Cicero), religious texts (the Bible), theater (Shakespeare’s storm and the status of noble colonialism), colonialism, With modern philosophy (Spinoza, Toland, Hume, Leotard, Dolose).

The second book  entitled “The Crisis of the Iraqi Enlightenment, A Study of the Gap between Intellectuals and Society” by the writer, novelist and translator Falah Rahim. This book is based on the conviction that the most important elements of the Enlightenment project are to bridge the gap between intellectuals, society, and philosophy. (Hanna Batato, Ali al-Wardi, Faleh Abdel-Jabbar, Abbas Kazem) and the Westerners (Riva Simon, Charles Tripp, Vibe Mar). The remainder of the book is studied by four Iraqi intellectual thinkers who worked to bridge this gap. Each of them suggested their own solution to her inevitable attendance: Sa’id al-Ghanmi, Abdul-Jabbar al-Rifai, Hasan Nazim and Ali Hakim Saleh

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