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Tunisia: Hub of the Mediterranean

May 25-31, 2020

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Post-extension tour (May 25-31, 2020): Tunisia: Hub of the Mediterranean

Continue to explore the themes of the Sicilian study tour by joining Ross in Tunisia, Africa, 96 miles from Sicily. We'll visit Tunis, nearby Carthage and Sidi Bou Said, and Qayrawan in the south. Tunisia played an important role in the ascendancy of Arabs in Sicily in the ninth century, and, in the twelfth century, Normans captured the coastal cities of Tunisia, so there is much to compare and contrast between the two regions. We'll also visit museums and souks and enjoy insiders' meetings with government officials, journalists, and academics.

Ross Brann

Ross Brann is the Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell. He has taught at Cornell University since 1986.

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Program notes

  • Double occupancy: $3,305
  • Single supplement: $200
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  • Activity level: Slightly strenuous. May require extended walking over uneven ground as well as the ability to climb stairs and to stand for considerable periods of time.