In Tunisia and Egypt a process destined to go on for a long time, whatever path will be followed, including that of confusion, has just begun

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The Revolutions in North Africa: a Challenge for Everyone, Martino Diez




Between Christians and Muslims a Pathway of Communion, Antoine Audo

The Raft of Medusa and our Destiny, Mohammed Sammak

Two Genealogies and a New Generation, Malika Zeghal

The Movement of 2011 Began in 2005, Georges Corm

The story of an Incurable Global Conflict, Sabrina Mervin

My War is Holier Than Yours, Farhad Khosrokhavar

That Time Suspended Awaiting the Imam, Yann Richard

Thirty Years of (not always Achieved) Ambitions, Bernard Hourcade

Reformist Thought for the Mosaic-State, Saoud al-Mawla

Military Victory…or Glorious Death, Dominique Avon

A Homeland of Peoples or the Semblance of a Nation?, Hani Fahs

Blasphemy as a Weapon of Mass Destruction, Lisa Curtis




Three Words Written into the Destiny of Venice, Benedict XVI

During the Night of Jesus, the Clash and the Union of Two Wills, Jospeh Ratzinger-Benedict XVI

“I Am Not Afraid, I Want to Live for Christ and I Can Die for Him”, Shahbaz Bhatti

And the Wise Bipdai Challenged the King, Suffered and Won, Ibn al Muqaffa‘




Where Tradition and Reason Meet, Javier Prades

Absolute and Imperfect Pluralism, Selim Daccache

Makassed, the School that Wants to the Save Peace, Hisham Nashabe

Those Walls Knocked Down by Medieval Islam, Sabine Schmidtke

Three Brothers from Damascus and a Hidden Treasure, Guy-Paul Noujaim

Spain: Where a Community Becomes a Lobby, Maria de los Ángeles Corpas Aguirre




Prophecies of Arab Disorder, Michele Brignone

The Dramaturgy of a Failure, Pedro Fonseca

Within the Boundaries of the Shi’ite Crescent, Martino Diez

Saudi Arabia: History and Enigma, Martino Diez

Without Death We Are Inhuman, David Blazquez

A Masterful Exercise in Exegesis, Ignacio Carbajosa

The Saga of Revolutions Between Dreams, Successes and Betrayals, Emma Neri




Discovering Christian Nubia, Claudio Lurati

Education, Women, Forgiveness. How a New Nation is Born, Lorenzo Fazzini




Biannual journal of the Oasis International Foundation

Studium Generale Marcianum

Year 7°, number 13, June 2010


Editor Roberto Fontolan

Managing Editor Martino Diez

Editorial Consultants Marco Bardazzi Bernardo Cervellera Angelika Diekmann Axel Diekmann Roberto Donadoni Camille Eid Claudio Lurati Dino Pistolato

Graphic Design Anna Wawrzyniak Maoloni

Layout Anna Wawrzyniak Maoloni Alessandro Bellucci [Arabic and Urdu]

Organisation Michele Brignone Chiara Pellegrino Meriem Senous

French translation Martine Gilsoul Claire Perfumo

English translation Cyprian Blamires Matthew Fforde

Arabic translation François Eid Martino Diez e Chiara Pellegrino [dall’arabo]

Urdu translation Mobeen Shahid


Registration Tribunal of Venice No.1498 of 12/10/2004


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Scientific committee: Carl Anderson Gianni Bernardi Francesco Botturi Rémi Brague Paolo Branca Michele Brignone Stratford Caldecott Maria Laura Conte Salim Daccache Martino Diez Jean Duchesne Jean-Paul Durand Francesco Follo Brian E. Ferme José Andrés Gallego Paolo Gomarasca Henri Hude Samir Khalil Samir Nikolaus Lobkowicz Cesare Mirabelli Ignazio Musu Andrea Pacini Jean-Jacques Pérennèss Andrea Pin Javier Prades López Gabriel Richi Alberti Giovanna Rossi Olivier Roy Giovanni Salmeri Kamil William Samaan Giuseppe Scattolin Franz Magnis-Suseno Milad Sidky Zakhary Boghos Levon Zekiyan 


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