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Ageing in the Modern Arabic Novel

Ageing in the Modern Arabic Novel

Samira Aghacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466752
eISBN:
9781474491235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466752.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There are more than 15 million people over age 65 currently living in the Arab world, yet little attention has been paid to the cultural significance of growing old. The book recognizes the ... More

The Art of MinoritiesCultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa

The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa

Virginie Rey (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443760
eISBN:
9781474491334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443760.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The idea of the museum as a space committed to dialogue and inclusive representation which is paramount to museology in the Global North has had trouble finding ground in the Middle East and North ... More

The City in Arabic LiteratureClassical and Modern Perspectives

The City in Arabic Literature: Classical and Modern Perspectives

Nizar F. Hermes and Gretchen Head (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474406529
eISBN:
9781474449793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406529.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This edited volume addresses the ways in which the city has been explored in works of literature by classical and modern ‘Arab’ authors from different theosophical and ideological backgrounds. ... More

Classical CaledoniaRoman History and Myth in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Classical Caledonia: Roman History and Myth in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Alan Montgomery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445641
eISBN:
9781474491266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445641.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Classical Caledonia explores eighteenth-century attitudes towards Scotland’s ancient history and heritage, looking in particular at how Roman Scotland was interpreted at this time. It discusses the ... More

Death in the DiasporaBritish and Irish Gravestones

Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones

Nicholas Evans and Angela McCarthy (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474473781
eISBN:
9781474491273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474473781.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

As the British expanded their empire from near colonies such as Ireland to those in remote corners of the world, such as Barbados, Ceylon and Australia, they left a trail of physical remains in every ... More

Enlightenment in a Smart CityEdinburgh's Civic Development, 1660-1750

Enlightenment in a Smart City: Edinburgh's Civic Development, 1660-1750

Murray Pittock

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474416597
eISBN:
9781474459884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416597.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This is a study of Enlightenment in Edinburgh like no other. Using data and models provided by urban innovation and Smart City theory, it pinpoints the distinctive features that made Enlightenment in ... More

Gaelic in ScotlandPolicies, Movements, Ideologies

Gaelic in Scotland: Policies, Movements, Ideologies

Wilson McLeod

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462396
eISBN:
9781474491396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462396.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This the first comprehensive study of the Gaelic language in modern Scotland, covering the period from 1872 to the present. It considers in detail the changing role of Gaelic in modern Scotland - ... More

George Strachan of the MearnsSeventeenth-century Orientalist

George Strachan of the Mearns: Seventeenth-century Orientalist

Tom McInally

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466226
eISBN:
9781474491280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466226.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book examines the life of George Strachan (1572-1635), early 17th century Scottish humanist scholar, Orientalist and traveller. Drawing on a wealth of newly discovered archival material to offer ... More

Henrietta Liston's TravelsThe Turkish Journals, 1812-1820

Henrietta Liston's Travels: The Turkish Journals, 1812-1820

Patrick Hart, Valerie Kennedy, and Dora Petherbridge (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474467353
eISBN:
9781474491303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467353.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book is the first print publication of Henrietta Liston’s Turkish Journals, a significant yet virtually unknown work of women’s travel writing. It is composed of the full text of the 1812-1814 ... More

HydrofictionsWater, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature

Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature

Hannah Boast

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443807
eISBN:
9781474491310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443807.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Hydrofictions identifies water as a new topic of literary and cultural analysis at a critical moment for the world’s water resources, focusing on the urgent context of Israel/Palestine. It argues for ... More

Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum, 1270s-1370sProduction, Patronage and the Arts of the Book

Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum, 1270s-1370s: Production, Patronage and the Arts of the Book

Cailah Jackson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474451482
eISBN:
9781474491372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451482.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book is the first in-depth survey of illuminated manuscripts from late medieval Anatolia (Rum) before the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Between the Mongol invasions in the mid-thirteenth century ... More

The Kurds in Erdoğan's TurkeyBalancing Identity, Resistance and Citizenship

The Kurds in Erdoğan's Turkey: Balancing Identity, Resistance and Citizenship

William Gourlay

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474459198
eISBN:
9781474491242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459198.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the circumstances of the Kurds in 21st-century Turkey under the hegemony of the AKP government and presidency of Recep Tayyip Erdoǧan. Recording Kurdish voices from Istanbul and ... More

Police and Community in Twentieth-Century Scotland

Police and Community in Twentieth-Century Scotland

Louise Jackson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474446631
eISBN:
9781474491358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446631.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book examines the relationships forged between police officers and the diverse urban and rural communities in which they lived and worked in Scotland across the twentieth century. It considers ... More

Prophetic TranslationThe Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Maya Kesrouany

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474407403
eISBN:
9781474460224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature explores the move from Qur’anic to secular approaches to literature in early 20th-century Egyptian literary translations, asking what ... More

Religion in the Egyptian Novel

Religion in the Egyptian Novel

Christina Phillips

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474417068
eISBN:
9781474476737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417068.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Religion has played a major role in the Arabic novel since its inception. From the first forays into realism in the early decades of the twentieth century to the technically sophisticated and ... More

Scots and the Spanish Civil WarSolidarity, Activism and Humanitarianism

Scots and the Spanish Civil War: Solidarity, Activism and Humanitarianism

Fraser Raeburn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474459471
eISBN:
9781474491365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459471.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Few causes before or since have inspired such passion, determination and sacrifice than the Spanish Civil War (1936-9). This book explores the many ways in which Scots responded to the war in Spain, ... More

Shi'a Minorities in the Contemporary WorldMigration, Transnationalism and Multilocality

Shi'a Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality

Oliver Scharbrodt and Yafa Shanneik (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430371
eISBN:
9781474464895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430371.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Global migration flows in the 20th century have seen the emergence of Muslim diaspora and minority communities in Europe, North America and other parts of the world. While there is a growing body of ... More

Women, Writing and the Iraqi Ba'thist StateContending Discourses of Resistance and Collaboration, 1968-2003

Women, Writing and the Iraqi Ba'thist State: Contending Discourses of Resistance and Collaboration, 1968-2003

Hawraa Al-Hassan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474441759
eISBN:
9781474491341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441759.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book examines the trajectory of the state sponsored novel in Iraq and considers the ways in which explicitly political and/or ideological texts functioned as resistive counter narratives. It ... More

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