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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

Dialectical EncountersContemporary Turkish Muslim Thought in Dialogue

Dialectical Encounters: Contemporary Turkish Muslim Thought in Dialogue

Taraneh Wilkinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474441537
eISBN:
9781474464871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441537.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Discussions of Turkish Islam are still frequently dominated by political considerations and dualistic paradigms: modern vs. traditional, secular vs. religious. Yet there exists a body of Muslim ... 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

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

Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria

Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria

Deanna Ferree Womack

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436717
eISBN:
9781474464901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436717.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Ottoman Syrians - residents of modern Syria and Lebanon during the Ottoman Empire - formed the first Arabic-speaking Evangelical Church in the region. Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance ... More

The Rise of Islamic Political Movements and PartiesMorocco, Turkey and Jordan

The Rise of Islamic Political Movements and Parties: Morocco, Turkey and Jordan

Esen Kirdis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450676
eISBN:
9781474464840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450676.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Although regarded as a single community of Islamists, Islamic political movements utilise vastly different means to pursue their goals. This book examines why some Islamic movements facing the same ... More

Scottish Coal Miners in the Twentieth Century

Scottish Coal Miners in the Twentieth Century

Jim Phillips

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474452311
eISBN:
9781474465373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452311.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Throughout the twentieth century Scottish miners resisted deindustrialisation through collective action and by leading the campaign for Home Rule. This book shows that coal miners occupy a central ... More

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