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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contemporary IjtihadLimits and Controversies

Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies

L. Ali Khan and Hisham M. Ramadan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641284
eISBN:
9780748653256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641284.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The resurgence of Islam, geopolitical crises involving Muslim nations, violence associated with Islam and the immigration of millions of Muslims to Western countries have generated a strong interest ... More

The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Adrian Gully

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Writing letters was an important component of intellectual life in the Middle Islamic period, telling us much about the cultural history of pre-modern Islamic society. This book offers an analysis of ... More

Democratisation in the Maghreb

Democratisation in the Maghreb

J.N.C. Hill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474408974
eISBN:
9781474427067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408974.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book offers fresh insight into the recent political development and contrasting experiences of four Maghreb countries: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. The Arab Spring affected them in ... More

Development Models in Muslim ContextsChinese, 'Islamic' and Neo-liberal Alternatives

Development Models in Muslim Contexts: Chinese, 'Islamic' and Neo-liberal Alternatives

Robert Springborg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639687
eISBN:
9780748653171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639687.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Recent discussions of the‘Chinese economic development model’, the emergence of an alternative ‘Muslim model’ over the past quarter century, and the faltering globalisation of the ‘Washington ... 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 Emergence of Minorities in the Middle EastThe Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria

The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria

Benjamin Thomas White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641871
eISBN:
9780748653287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641871.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Why, in the years around 1920, did the concept of ‘minority’ suddenly spring to prominence in public affairs worldwide? Within a decade of World War One, the term became fundamental to public and ... More

Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Pierre Cachia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated in this collection. Arranged into three sections, the book looks first at historical developments in the relationship between Arab ... More

The Foreign Policy of Islamist Political PartiesIdeology in Practice

The Foreign Policy of Islamist Political Parties: Ideology in Practice

Mohamed-Ali Adraoui (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474426640
eISBN:
9781474449779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426640.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Does political Islam have a specific vision of global politics? How has the foreign policy of Islamist forces developed in order to impose their ideas onto the diplomatic agenda of other countries? ... More

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