Classic Posts

Since it’s been so long since I’ve had truly substantive posts on this blog, I thought I would highlight for new readers some of my favorites–the entries that I’m most proud of.  Below are a series of posts I did on religion:

The Reuse of Religious Sites series, in which I explore religious sites that have passed between conquering religions, is one of my favorites:  1, 2, 3

In this post, I ponder the difference between the word Islamic and the word Muslim.

In this series, I consider how the history and practice of Islam is distinct in certain countries/regions:  Indonesia, Balkans, China, India

This is a thought piece on Tibetan Buddhism.


I did two multipart history series, on Iran and India, which give quite a broad overview of the history of those two nations/empires:

Iran:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

India:  1, 2, 3