East Meets West

  • 2014
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

The influence of the Middle East on the West's religious, scientific and cultural development is examined.

A Sultan's Special Room for Spying
01:37 — Behind a one-way screen, Mehmed the Conquerer could listen in on the decisions of the political council. The members could never be sure if the sultan (more…)
What Do Square Roots Have to Do With the Alhambra?
02:31 — The extremely ornate Alhambra palace in Granada is one of Spain's most popular architectural monuments. But behind every detail and facade is a comple (more…)
Did One of the Most Famous Greek Goddesses Originate in the East?
01:24 — Aphrodite is known as one of the greatest Greek goddesses. But, based off archaeological findings, she may have been inspired by Eastern civilization. (more…)
What Do Sundials Have to Do with Islamic Prayer?
01:20 — Many mosques use sundials to determine the correct time and direction of prayer. But why, and how do they work? From: EAST MEETS WEST: The Spread of (more…)
What Makes an Islamic City?
02:36 — In what came to be known as Morocco, early nomadic tribes and settlers established inventive ways to survive in harsh desert terrain. These customs st (more…)
A River that Decides Tax Rates
02:21 — After Muslims conquered Egypt, they build the Nilometer, a tool to measure the country's biggest, wettest source of revenue. From: EAST MEETS WEST: T (more…)

Cast & Details

  • Premiered: September 29, 2014
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: The influence of the Middle East on the West's religious, scientific and cultural development is examined.

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