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Academic Patronage in the Scottish EnlightenmentGlasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Roger L. Emerson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book considers the politics of patronage appointments at the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and St Andrews. The book explores the ways in which 388 men secured posts in three Scottish ... More

An Alternative InternetRadical Media, Politics and Creativity

An Alternative Internet: Radical Media, Politics and Creativity

Chris Atton

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617692
eISBN:
9780748670819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617692.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores how the Internet presents radical ways of organising and producing media that offer political and cultural alternatives, both to ways of doing business and to how we understand the ... More

American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

Trevor McCrisken and Andrew Pepper

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614899
eISBN:
9780748670666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614899.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Hollywood has a growing fascination with America's past. This is evidenced in the release of a rash of films of this genre in the past twenty-five years. This book offers an analysis of how and why ... More

American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Martin Halliwell and Catherine Morley (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This volume considers the changing patterns of American thought and culture in its transition into the early twenty-first century. One of the questions this book tackles is whether the twenty-first ... More

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

Arabs in the Early Islamic EmpireExploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Brian Ulrich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436793
eISBN:
9781474464857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436793.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Examining a single broad tribal identity - al-Azd - from pre-Islamic Arabia through the Umayyad and into the early Abbasid era, this book notes the ways it was continually refashioned over that time. ... More

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

Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Charles Gore

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633166
eISBN:
9780748652983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633166.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book explores the roles of contemporary urban shrines and their visual traditions in Benin City. It focuses on the charismatic priests and priestesses who are possessed by a pantheon of deities, ... More

Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Ben Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635184
eISBN:
9780748652990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635184.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book argues that scholars too often assume that the state is the most important force behind change in local political communities in Africa. Studies look to the state, and to the impact of ... More

The Blasphemies of Thomas AikenheadBoundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Michael F. Graham

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This is the first modern book-length study of the case of Thomas Aikenhead, the sometime University of Edinburgh student who in 1697 earned the unfortunate distinction of being the last person ... More

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