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Dancing in Damascus
Dancing in Damascus (August 2000)
Stories
Nancy Lindisfarne - Author

These nine short stories explore love and loss in contemporary Damascus, as well as the possibilities of writing ethnography as fiction.

Growing out of the author's anthropological fieldwork in Syria, these nine short stories explore love and loss in contemporary Damascus. Available here together for the first time in English, they confound popular stereotypes of Arab women and men as fundamentalists, terrorists, and vic...(Read More)
 
 
A Learned Society in a Period of Transition
A Learned Society in a Period of Transition (August 2000)
The Sunni 'Ulama' of Eleventh-Century Baghdad
Daphna Ephrat - Author

Addresses the social significance of orthodox Islam during the medieval period in Baghdad.

This book develops a new approach to the process of institutionalization and its social significance by focusing on Baghdad during the Sunni revival. Ephrat asserts that the Sunni revival was a period during which the fluid society of the "learned," the 'ulama', emerged as a more defined and exclusive group. By unveiling the world of learning bey...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light
Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light (August 2000)
Wang Tai-yu's Great Learning of the Pure and Real and Liu Chih's Displaying the Concealment of the Real Realm. With a New Translation of Jami's Lawa'ih from the Persian by William C. Chittick
Sachiko Murata - Author
Tu Wei-ming - Foreword by

The first study in English of Islamic thought in China, this book shows that this tradition was informed by both Sufism and Neo-Confucianism; translations of two classic works are included.

Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light
investigates, for the first time in a Western language, the manner in which the Muslim scholars of China adapted the Chinese tradition to their own needs during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The book surveys ...(Read More)
 
 
Women, Patronage, and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies
Women, Patronage, and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies (August 2000)
D. Fairchild Ruggles - Editor

A rare look at female empowerment in the Muslim world.

The first to combine the study of representation, gender theory, and Muslim women from a historical and geographical perspective, this book examines where women have represented themselves in art, architecture, and the written word in the Muslim world. The authors explore the gendering and implicit power relations present in the positioning of subject and object in the ...(Read More)
 
 
Mosul before Iraq
Mosul before Iraq (June 2000)
Like Bees Making Five-Sided Cells
Sarah D. Shields - Author

Using original source documents, this book portrays nineteenth-century Mosul--a large city currently in Iraq's "no-fly" zone.
Drawing upon original source documents, Mosul before Iraq paints a portrait of the region during the turbulent nineteenth century. What emerges is a picture of citizens less focused on Europe or Istanbul and more on centuries-old relationships among its economic and social spheres. By arguing that the region...(Read More)
 
 
Image and Imperialism in the Ottoman Revolutionary Press, 1908-1911
Image and Imperialism in the Ottoman Revolutionary Press, 1908-1911 (March 2000)
Palmira Brummett - Author

An illustrated work focusing on the ways in which satirical publications revealed evolution in Ottoman society.

Palmira Brummett provides a new vision, through the prism of 100 cartoons, of the confrontation between tradition and modernity, "Orient" and "Occident," and rhetoric and reality. Taking a unique period in modern Middle Eastern history, the Ottoman Constitutional Revolution of 1908, Brummett examines the Istanb...(Read More)
 
 
Review Essays in Israel Studies
Review Essays in Israel Studies (January 2000)
Books on Israel, Volume V
Laura Zittrain Eisenberg - Editor
Neil Caplan - Editor

Introduces the cutting edge issues and current scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Israel Studies.

Representing a wide array of disciplines: economics, history, literature, political science, anthropology, and sociology, this book offers original examinations of the state of scholarship about Israel, as well as insightful assessments of contemporary Israeli society, politics, economy, and culture. The contribut...(Read More)
 
 
Consumption Studies and the History of the Ottoman Empire, 1550-1922
Consumption Studies and the History of the Ottoman Empire, 1550-1922 (December 1999)
An Introduction
Donald Quataert - Editor

An innovative application of consumption studies to the field of Ottoman history.

Tracing a host of important and exciting topics relating to consumption, this book describes and analyzes the rise of mass fashion dress, changing fashions in clothing, the transcultural significance of tulip consumption, the rise of print advertising, the use of food as a marker of elite status, and the emergence of photographs as a consumer commodity. T...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 5
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 5 (November 1999)
The Sasanids, the Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen
C. E. Bosworth - Translator

This volume of al-T'abari's History has a particularly wide sweep and interest. It provides the most complete and detailed historical source for the Persian empire of the Sasanids, whose four centuries of rule were one of the most glorious periods in Persia's long history. It also gives information on the history of pre-Islamic Arabs of the Mesopotamian desert fringes and eastern Arabia (in al-Hira and the Ghassanid kingdom), and on the quite...(Read More)
 
 
The Leaven of the Ancients
The Leaven of the Ancients (November 1999)
Suhrawardi and the Heritage of the Greeks
John Walbridge - Author

Provides an account of Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi’s revival of Neoplatonism.

"This is an original and provocative work in the area of Suhrawardian studies that challenges the existing interpretations of Suhrawardi's concept of the history of philosophy and offers an alternative perspective." -- Mehdi Aminrazavi, author of Suhrawardi and the School of Illumination

The twelfth-century Persi...(Read More)
 
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