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The Abbasid Caliphate of Cairo, 1261-1517Out of the Shadows

The Abbasid Caliphate of Cairo, 1261-1517: Out of the Shadows

Mustafa Banister

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474453363
eISBN:
9781474495547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453363.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents a detailed investigation of the Cairene descendants of the Abbasid family during the period of so-called ‘Mamluk’ rule in Egypt and Syria (1250–1517) and reveals a nuanced ... More

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

The Administration of Justice in Medieval EgyptFrom the 7th to the 12th Century

The Administration of Justice in Medieval Egypt: From the 7th to the 12th Century

Yaacov Lev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474459235
eISBN:
9781474480789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459235.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book discusses how justice was administrated and applied in medieval Egypt. The model that evolved during the early middle ages involved four judicial institutions: the cadi, the court of ... More

Age of RoguesRebels, Revolutionaries and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires

Age of Rogues: Rebels, Revolutionaries and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires

Ramazan Öztan and Alp Yenen (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474462624
eISBN:
9781399501774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462624.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The making of the modern world was a result of the fall of empires and the emergence of nation-states. This is particularly true across the frontiers of the Ottoman Empire, a region connecting the ... More

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

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

Arabic Political Discourse in Transition

Arabic Political Discourse in Transition

El Mustapha Lahlali

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780748682744
eISBN:
9781399509213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682744.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book explores the dialectical relationship between discourse and social change during and post the conflict. In particular, the book examines how Arabic public and political discourse shapes and ... More

The Arabic Prose PoemPoetic Theory and Practice

The Arabic Prose Poem: Poetic Theory and Practice

Huda J. Fakhreddine

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474474962
eISBN:
9781474495493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474474962.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

When the modernist movement in Arabic poetry was launched in the 1940s, it threatened to blur the distinctions between poetry and everything else. The Arabic prose poem, qaṣīdat al-nathr, is probably ... 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

Architectural Culture in British-Mandate Jerusalem, 1917-1948

Architectural Culture in British-Mandate Jerusalem, 1917-1948

Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474457491
eISBN:
9781474495424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457491.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Architecture as a Cross-Cultural Project: Building in Jerusalem during the British Mandate 1917-1948, examines a fascinating and critical epoch in the architectural history of Jerusalem. It proposes ... More

The Architecture of Scotland, 1660-1750

The Architecture of Scotland, 1660-1750

Louisa Humm, John Lowrey, and Aonghus MacKechnie (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474455268
eISBN:
9781474496483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455268.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This volume tells the story of Scotland’s unique and influential contribution to the Age of Classicism during a period of major political and architectural change. Interposed between the decline of ... More

Armenians Beyond DiasporaMaking Lebanon their Own

Armenians Beyond Diaspora: Making Lebanon their Own

Tsolin Nalbantian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474458566
eISBN:
9781474480703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458566.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

A socio-political and cultural history of the Armenians in Cold War Lebanon, this book argues that Armenians around the world – in the face of the Genocide, and despite the absence of an independent ... 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

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

The Awakening of Islamic Pop Music

The Awakening of Islamic Pop Music

Jonas Otterbeck

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474490429
eISBN:
9781399509206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474490429.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Awakening – an Islamic media company formed in London – has created the soundtrack to many Muslim lives during the last two decades and has produced superstars like Sami Yusuf and Maher Zain, among a ... More

BayanaThe Sources of Mughal Architecture

Bayana: The Sources of Mughal Architecture

Mehrdad Shokoohy and Natalie H. Shokoohy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474460729
eISBN:
9781474495608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460729.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Bayana in Rajasthan and its monuments challenge the perceived but established view of the development of Indo-Muslim architecture and urban form. At the end of the 12th century the Ghurid conquerors ... More

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