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Evolution Before DarwinTheories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804–1834

Evolution Before Darwin: Theories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804–1834

Bill Jenkins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445788
eISBN:
9781474476515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

It was long believed that evolutionary theories received an almost universally cold reception in British natural history circles in the first half of the nineteenth century. But recently serious ... More

Jewish Orthodoxy in ScotlandRabbi Dr Salis Daiches and Religious Leadership

Jewish Orthodoxy in Scotland: Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches and Religious Leadership

Hannah Holtschneider

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452595
eISBN:
9781474476553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book analyses the religious aspects of Jewish acculturation to Scotland through a transnational perspective on migration, focused through an examination of Jewish religious leadership and ... More

The Jihadist Preachers of the End TimesISIS Apocalyptic Propaganda

The Jihadist Preachers of the End Times: ISIS Apocalyptic Propaganda

Bronislav Ostranský

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439237
eISBN:
9781474476805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439237.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Focusing on apocalyptic manifestations found in ISIS propaganda, this book situates the group’s agenda in the broader framework of contemporary Muslim thought and elucidates key topics in millennial ... More

Juvenile Justice in Victorian Scotland

Juvenile Justice in Victorian Scotland

Christine Kelly

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474427340
eISBN:
9781474476508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427340.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book explores the history of juvenile justice and the day industrial school movement in 19th-century Scotland. How did Scotland’s criminal justice system respond to marginalised street children ... More

Making Mongol HistoryRashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Stefan Kamola

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Making Mongol History examines the life and work of Rashid al-Din Tabib (d. 1318), the most powerful statesman working for the Mongol Ilkhans in the Middle East. It seeks to integrate his most famous ... More

Minorities in the Contemporary Egyptian Novel

Minorities in the Contemporary Egyptian Novel

Mary Youssef

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474415415
eISBN:
9781474449755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415415.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines questions of identity, nationalism, and marginalization in the contemporary Egyptian novel from a postcolonial lens. Under colonial rule, the Egyptian novel invoked a sovereign ... More

A Monument to Medieval Syrian Book CultureThe Library of Ibn 'Abd al-Hadi

A Monument to Medieval Syrian Book Culture: The Library of Ibn 'Abd al-Hadi

Konrad Hirschler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474451567
eISBN:
9781474476836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451567.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the late medieval period, manuscripts galore circulated in Middle Eastern libraries. Yet, very few book collections have come down to us as such or have left a documentary trail. This book ... More

Nineteenth-Century Local Governance in Ottoman BulgariaPolitics in Provincial Councils

Nineteenth-Century Local Governance in Ottoman Bulgaria: Politics in Provincial Councils

M. Safa Saraçoglu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474430999
eISBN:
9781474449762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430999.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book explores Ottoman local governance during the liberal-capitalist state formation of the long 19th century (1789-1922) with a particular focus on the administrative and judiciary councils of ... More

The Politics of Armenian Migration to North America, 1885-1915Sojourners, Smugglers and Dubious Citizens

The Politics of Armenian Migration to North America, 1885-1915: Sojourners, Smugglers and Dubious Citizens

David Gutman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445245
eISBN:
9781474476829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445245.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book tells the story of Armenian migration to North America in the late Ottoman period, and Istanbul’s efforts to prevent it. It shows how, much like the present, migrants in the late 19th and ... More

Queens, Eunuchs and Concubines in Islamic History, 661-1257

Queens, Eunuchs and Concubines in Islamic History, 661-1257

Taef El-Azhari

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474423182
eISBN:
9781474476751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423182.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book provides a critical and systematic analyses of the role of queens, eunuchs and concubines in medieval Islamic history. Spanning over six centuries. It explores gender and sexual politics and ... More

Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction

Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction

Yasmine Ramadan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474427647
eISBN:
9781474476775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427647.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In 1960s Egypt a group of writers exploded onto the literary scene, transforming the aesthetic landscape. Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction argues that this literary generation presents a marked shift ... More

Violence in Islamic Thought from the Qur'an to the Mongols

Violence in Islamic Thought from the Qur'an to the Mongols

Robert Gleave and István Kristó-Nagy (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748694235
eISBN:
9781474412292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694235.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The topic of Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought (LIVIT) calls for an interdisciplinary, comparative and historical approach. This has been the underlying methodological ... More

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