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An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

Jamel A. Velji

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690886
eISBN:
9781474427104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690886.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Fatimids’ apocalyptic vision of their central place in an imminent utopia played a critical role in transfiguring the intellectual and political terrains of North Africa in the early tenth ... More

Beckett's ThingPainting and Theatre

Beckett's Thing: Painting and Theatre

David Lloyd

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415729
eISBN:
9781474426831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415729.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Samuel Beckett was deeply engaged with the visual arts and individual painters, including Jack B. Yeats, Bram van Velde, and Avigdor Arikha. The book explores what Beckett saw in their paintings that ... More

British India and Victorian Literary Culture

British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Máire ní Fhlathúin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book traces the development of British Indian literature from the early days of the nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian period. Previously unstudied poems and essays drawn from the ... More

Democratisation in the Maghreb

Democratisation in the Maghreb

J.N.C. Hill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474408974
eISBN:
9781474427067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408974.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book offers fresh insight into the recent political development and contrasting experiences of four Maghreb countries: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. The Arab Spring affected them in ... More

DrivetimeLiterary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Lynne Pearce

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What sorts of things do we think about when we’re driving – or being driven – in a car? Drivetime seeks to answer this question by drawing upon a rich archive of British and American texts from ‘the ... More

The Event UniverseThe Revisionary Metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead

The Event Universe: The Revisionary Metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead

Leemon B. McHenry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400343
eISBN:
9781474416108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400343.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What kinds of things are events? Battles, explosions, accidents, crashes, rock concerts would be typical examples of events and these would be reinforced in the way we speak about the world. Events ... More

A Feminine EnlightenmentBritish Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

JoEllen DeLucia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695942
eISBN:
9781474408677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A Feminine Enlightenment argues that women writers shaped Enlightenment conversations regarding the role of sentiment and gender in the civilizing process. By reading women’s literature alongside ... More

Films on IceCinemas of the Arctic

Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerstahl Stenport (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first book to address the vast diversity of Northern circumpolar cinemas from a transnational perspective, Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic presents the region as one of great and previously ... More

Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Spell of John Duns Scotus

Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Spell of John Duns Scotus

John Llewelyn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474408943
eISBN:
9781474416030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408943.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The Early Mediaeval Scottish philosopher and theologian John Duns Scotus shook traditional doctrines of logical universality and logical particularity by arguing for a metaphysics of ‘formal ... More

Governing Taiwan and TibetDemocratic Approaches

Governing Taiwan and Tibet: Democratic Approaches

Baogang He

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748699711
eISBN:
9781474416139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699711.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is devoted to a search for democratic governance of China’s national identity problem, with regards to the Taiwan and Tibet questions specifically. It adopts a democratic approach and ... More

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