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Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Chad Kia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the world’s most exquisite medieval paintings, from late fifteenth-century Herat and the early Safavid workshops, illustrate well-known episodes of popular romances––like Leyla & Majnun––that ... More

Intermedial DialoguesThe French New Wave and the Other Arts

Intermedial Dialogues: The French New Wave and the Other Arts

Marion Schmid

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474410632
eISBN:
9781474464741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410632.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Casting fresh light on one of the most important movements in film history, Intermedial Dialogues: The French New Wave and the Other Arts is the first comprehensive study of the New Wave's ... More

Animal WorldsFilm, Philosophy and Time

Animal Worlds: Film, Philosophy and Time

Laura McMahon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474446389
eISBN:
9781474464710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446389.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Focusing on a recent wave of international art cinema, Animal Worlds offers the first sustained analysis of the relations between cinematic time and animal life. Through an aesthetic of extended ... More

Italian Politics and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

Italian Politics and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

Patricia Cove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474447249
eISBN:
9781474464970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The nineteenth-century Italian Risorgimento, or ‘resurgence’, re-drew Europe’s map to create a new nation-state: Italy. Italian Politics and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture argues ... More

The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

Lamia Balafrej

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474437431
eISBN:
9781474464918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437431.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book constitutes the first exploration of artistic self-reflection in Islamic art. In the absence of a tradition of self-portraiture, how could artists signal their presence within a painting? ... More

Modernism and Time Machines

Modernism and Time Machines

Charles M. Tung

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431330
eISBN:
9781474465045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Modernism and Time Machines places the fascination with time in canonical works of twentieth-century literature and art side-by-side with the rise of time-travel narratives and alternate histories in ... More

OccidentalismLiterary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter

Occidentalism: Literary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter

Zahia Smail Salhi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780748645800
eISBN:
9781474464833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645800.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The prime objective of this book is to underpin the Maghrebi encounter with the Occident, which evolved from fascination (Occidentophilia), to Ambivalence, to rejection of the Occident ... More

The Origins of English Revenge Tragedy

The Origins of English Revenge Tragedy

George Oppitz-Trotman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474441711
eISBN:
9781474465069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Charting a new course between performance studies and literary criticism, this book discovers a poetics of figuration in English tragic drama. It demonstrates that our recognition of the dramatic ... More

Outsourcing US IntelligenceContractors and Government Accountability

Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Damien Van Puyvelde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

In the 21st century, more than any other time, US agencies have relied on contractors to conduct core intelligence functions. This book charts the swell of intelligence outsourcing in the context of ... More

The Problem of Secret Intelligence

The Problem of Secret Intelligence

Kjetil Anders Hatlebrekke

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780748691838
eISBN:
9781474465304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691838.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Why is intelligence so hard to define? Why is there no systematic or adequate theory of intelligence? This book argues that classic intelligence production has been premised on an ill-founded belief ... More

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