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Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam
Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam (May 2005)
An Architectural Reading of Mystical Ideas
Samer Akkach - Author

A fascinating exploration of how the transcendent is expressed in the spatial sensibility of premodern Islam.

This fascinating interdisciplinary study reveals connections between architecture, cosmology, and mysticism. Samer Akkach demonstrates how space ordering in premodern Islamic architecture reflects the transcendental and the sublime. The book features many new translations, a number from unpublished source...(Read More)
 
 
A Culture of Sufism
A Culture of Sufism (December 2004)
Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700
Dina Le Gall - Author

Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.

A Culture of Sufism opens a window to a new understanding of one of the most prolific and enduring of all the Sufi brotherhoods, the Naqshbandiyya, as it spread from its birthplace in central Asia to Iran, Anatolia, Arabia, and the Balkans between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. Drawing on ori...(Read More)
 
 
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories (August 2004)
Crafts and Guilds in Egypt, 1863-1914
John T. Chalcraft - Author

Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This book charts new directions in Egyptian social history, providing the first systematic account of adaptation and protest among crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Using a wealth of new sources, John T. Chalcraft challenges conventional notions of craft s...(Read More)
 
 
Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State
Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State (February 2004)
Evolving Identities, Competing Loyalties, and Shifting Boundaries
Hakan Ozoglu - Author

Examines early Kurdish nationalism within the context of the demise of the Ottoman Empire.

Kurdish nationalism remains one of the most critical and explosive problems of the Middle East. Despite its importance, the topic remains on the margins of Middle East Studies. Bringing the study of Kurdish nationalism into the mainstream of Middle East scholarship, Hakan Üzoğlu examines the issue in the context of the...(Read More)
 
 
Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt
Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt (February 2004)
The Wafa Sufi Order and the Legacy of Ibn 'Arabi
Richard J. A. McGregor - Author

Using the original, little-known writings of Sufis Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa', this book explores the development of the idea of Islamic sainthood in the post-Ibn 'Arabi period.

Using the original writings of two Egyptian Sufis, Muhammad Wafa' and his son 'Ali, this book shows how the Islamic idea of sainthood developed in the medieval period. Although without a church to canonize its "saints," the Islamic tradit...(Read More)
 
 
A Tale of Two Factions
A Tale of Two Factions (October 2003)
Myth, Memory, and Identity in Ottoman Egypt and Yemen
Jane Hathaway - Author

Winner of The Ohio Academy of History Publication Award

Reevaluates the foundation myths of two rival factions in Egypt during the Ottoman era.

This revisionist study reevaluates the origins and foundation myths of the Faqaris and Qasimis, two rival factions that divided Egyptian society during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when Egypt was the largest province in the Ottoman Empir...(Read More)
 
 
Let Shepherding Endure
Let Shepherding Endure (August 2003)
Applied Anthropology and the Preservation of a Cultural Tradition in Israel and the Middle East
Gideon M. Kressel - Author

Addresses how shepherding communities in Israel and the Middle East might be preserved.

Examining the crucial problems confronting present-day livestock breeders, principally Bedouin and Jews in Israel, but also pastoral nomads in neighboring Middle Eastern countries, Let Shepherding Endure proposes new ways for these governments to enhance and sustain the long-term future development of shepherding communities...(Read More)
 
 
Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts
Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts (July 2003)
Michael Bonner - Editor
Mine Ener - Editor
Amy Singer - Editor

Addresses the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies have confronted poverty and the poor.

Offering insights and analysis in a field that has only recently come into existence, this book explores the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies—from the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. to the present day—have confronted poverty and the poor. By introducing n...(Read More)
 
 
Islam at the Crossroads
Islam at the Crossroads (April 2003)
On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by

Sheds light on one of the most important religious thinkers in the modern Muslim world.

Distinguished scholars in Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Modern Turkish Studies examine the life and thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1877–1960) using a variety of approaches—theological, philosophical, sociological, and historical—to shed new light on one of the most important thinkers and religious ...(Read More)
 
 
A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul
A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul (March 2003)
Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in the Kasap Ilyas Mahalle
Cem Behar - Author

A detailed history of a small neighborhood community of Ottoman Istanbul.

Combining the vivid and colorful detail of a micro-history with a wider historical perspective, this groundbreaking study looks at the urban and social history of a small neighborhood community (a mahalle) of Ottoman Istanbul, the Kasap Iùlyas. Drawing on exceptionally rich historical documentation starting in the early sixteenth century, Ce...(Read More)
 
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