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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

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 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

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

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

Blasphemy and Apostasy in IslamDebates on Shi'a Jurisprudence

Blasphemy and Apostasy in Islam: Debates on Shi'a Jurisprudence

Mohsen Kadivar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474457576
eISBN:
9781474495394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457576.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Is it lawful to shed the blood of a man or a woman who insults the Prophet Muhammad? Does the Qur’an stipulate a worldly punishment for apostates? Beginning with a genealogy of religious freedom in ... More

Blogging from EgyptDigital Literature, 2005-2016

Blogging from Egypt: Digital Literature, 2005-2016

Teresa Pepe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433990
eISBN:
9781474460231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433990.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Six years before the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, many young Egyptians had resorted to blogging as a means of self-expression and literary creativity. Some of these bloggers have not only ... More

Bullets to BallotsCollective De-Radicalisation of Armed Movements

Bullets to Ballots: Collective De-Radicalisation of Armed Movements

Omar Ashour (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474467117
eISBN:
9781399509244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467117.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Why does a designated terrorist organisation decide to abandon and de-legitimate political violence and terrorism? When does a rebel leader decide to turn an insurgency into a non-violent social ... More

Cemberlitas Hamami in IstanbulThe Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath

Cemberlitas Hamami in Istanbul: The Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath

Nina Macaraig

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474434102
eISBN:
9781474460262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434102.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Bathhouses (hamams) play a prominent role in Turkish culture, because of their architectural value and social function as places of hygiene, relaxation and interaction. As architectural spaces, ... More

The Challenge of PluralismParadigms from Muslim Contexts

The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contexts

Abdou Filali-Ansary and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639694
eISBN:
9780748653195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639694.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Current popular and academic discussions make certain assumptions regarding Islam and its lack of compatibility with pluralism. Some notable liberal thinkers have even argued that pluralism itself is ... More

Challenging CosmopolitanismCoercion, Mobility and Displacement in Islamic Asia

Challenging Cosmopolitanism: Coercion, Mobility and Displacement in Islamic Asia

Joshua Gedacht and R. Michael Feener (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435093
eISBN:
9781474453660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435093.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The temptation to invoke idealised histories of Islamic cosmopolitanism as the antithesis to the militancy associated with contemporary groups, such as the Islamic State (IS), is quite powerful. Many ... More

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