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Philosophising in MombasaKnowledge, Islam and Intellectual Practice on the Swahili Coast

Philosophising in Mombasa: Knowledge, Islam and Intellectual Practice on the Swahili Coast

Kai Kresse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627868
eISBN:
9780748652976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627868.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book provides an approach to the anthropological study of philosophical discourses in the Swahili context of Mombasa, Kenya. In this historically established Muslim environment, at the dawn of ... More

The Politics of Islamic Finance

The Politics of Islamic Finance

Clement Henry and Rodney Wilson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618361
eISBN:
9780748653089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618361.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Can the contemporary Islamic finance movement be shown to meet the requirements of modern commerce? In the wake of the terrorist attacks on America, the UN Security Council passed a resolution ... More

The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea CoastIconoclasm Done and Undone

The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done and Undone

Ramon Sarro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635153
eISBN:
9780748653003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635153.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book offers an in-depth analysis of an iconoclastic religious movement initiated by a Muslim preacher among coastal Baga farmers in the French colonial period. With an ethnographic approach that ... More

Post-War Anglophone Lebanese FictionHome Matters in the Diaspora

Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora

Syrine Hout

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643424
eISBN:
9780748676569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643424.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This study examines the phenomenon of the post-civil war Anglophone Lebanese fictional narrative by exploring the permutations of ‘homeness’ – the different spaces (homeland, host country, ... More

Power PlaySport, the Media and Popular Culture

Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

Raymond Boyle and Richard Haynes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635924
eISBN:
9780748671083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635924.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The fully revised and updated version of this classic text examines the link between three key obsessions of the 21st century: the media, sport and popular culture. Gathering new material from around ... More

Propaganda, Censorship and Irish Neutrality in the Second World War

Propaganda, Censorship and Irish Neutrality in the Second World War

Robert Cole

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622771
eISBN:
9780748651337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622771.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Allied propaganda and Eire censorship were a vital part of the conflict over Irish neutrality in the Second World War. Based upon original research in archives in Ireland, Great Britain, the United ... More

Public Violence in Islamic SocietiesPower, Discipline, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries CE

Public Violence in Islamic Societies: Power, Discipline, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries CE

Christian Lange and Maribel Fierro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637317
eISBN:
9780748653164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637317.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This exploration of the role of violence in the history of Islamic societies considers the subject particularly in the context of its implementation as a political strategy to claim power over the ... More

Recognition in the Arabic Narrative TraditionDiscovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Philip F. Kennedy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The recognition scene is a feature of narrative that has shown extraordinary resilience in literary history and transformative power in works of literature. The evidence lies in its robust survival ... More

Red Scotland!The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left, c. 1872 to 1932

Red Scotland!: The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left, c. 1872 to 1932

William Kenefick

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625178
eISBN:
9780748653430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625178.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book explores the rise and decline of left radicalism in Scotland c. 1872 to 1932. A journey through these turbulent times observes the response of Scottish artisans to legal restrictions on ... More

Reflections on the Astronomy of GlasgowA story of some 500 years

Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

David Clarke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The book provides a comprehensive narrative concerning Glasgow's connections with Astronomy since the University's establishment in 1451. It covers the educational and scientific contributions of ... More

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