The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy: Myth, Gender, and by JAROSLAV Pinckney Stetkevych

By JAROSLAV Pinckney Stetkevych

"... transcends the world of literature and poetic feedback to incorporate nearly each box of Arabic and Islamic studies." —Roger Allen

Throughout the classical Arabic literary culture, from its roots in pre-Islamic Arabia until eventually the top of the Golden Age within the tenth century, the courtly ode, or qasida, ruled different poetic types. within the Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy, Suzanne Stetkevych explores how this poetry pertains to rite and political authority and the way the classical Arabic ode encoded and promoted a delusion and beliefs of valid Arabo-Islamic rule. starting with compliment poems to pre-Islamic Arab kings, Stetkevych takes up poetry in compliment of the Prophet Mohammed and odes addressed to Arabo-Islamic rulers. She explores the wealthy culture of Arabic compliment poems in mild of old close to japanese rites and ceremonies, gender, and political tradition. Stetkevych’s exceptional English translations catch the immediacy and energy of classical Arabic poetry whereas commencing up a multifaceted literary culture for readers everywhere.

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Divine Deviants: The Dialectics of Devotion in the Poetry of by Manijeh Mannani

By Manijeh Mannani

Divine Deviants is a comparative examine of the Persian Sufi poet, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (1212-1273), and the English Metaphysical poet, John Donne (1572-1631). via targeting the 2 colleges of concept to which those poets belong in addition to their person poetic worldviews and kinds, this publication elucidates the several dimensions of the shared philosophy governing their poetry.
Bridging linguistic, cultural, non secular, and philosophical obstacles, Divine Deviants rigorously illustrates that during the works of either Rūmī and Donne love symbolizes Beatific imaginative and prescient and fact. extra usually, this booklet highlights the bonds among faith, mysticism, and literature and hence examines not just the interdependent matters in those disciplines, but additionally the invisible and but profound closeness that exists within the consultant works of the 2 literary and spiritual traditions.

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Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time by Susan Stanford Friedman

By Susan Stanford Friedman

Drawing on an enormous archive of worldwide background, anthropology, geography, cultural concept, postcolonial experiences, gender experiences, literature, and paintings, Susan Stanford Friedman recasts modernity as a networked, circulating, and recurrent phenomenon generating a number of aesthetic techniques throughout millennia. contemplating cosmopolitan in addition to nomadic and oceanic worlds, she significantly revises the scope of modernist critique and opens the perform to extra built-in study.

Friedman strikes from large-scale circumstances of pre-1500 modernities, resembling Tang Dynasty China and the Mongol Empire, to small-scale situations of modernisms, together with the poetry of Du Fu and Kabir and Abbasid ceramic artwork. She maps the interconnected modernisms of the lengthy 20th century, pairing Joseph Conrad with Tayeb Salih, E. M. Forster with Arundhati Roy, Virginia Woolf with the Tagores, and objectiveé Césaire with Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. She reads postcolonial works from Sudan and India and engages with the belief of Négritude. Rejecting the modernist innovations of marginality, othering, and major/minor, Friedman as a substitute favors rupture, mobility, pace, networks, and divergence, raising the companies and artistic capacities of all cultures not just some time past and current but in addition within the century to come.

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Islamic Area Studies with Geographical Information Systems by Atsuyuki Okabe

By Atsuyuki Okabe

During this quantity the members use Geographical details platforms (GIS) to think again either historical and modern Asian international locations and characteristically Islamic parts. This hugely illustrated and entire paintings highlights how GIS could be utilized to the social sciences. With its description of the way to technique, build and deal with geographical information the publication is perfect for the non-specialist searching for a brand new and clean method to method Islamic quarter experiences.

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The Contemporary Middle East: A Documentary History by John Felton

By John Felton

The modern heart East: A Documentary History brings jointly greater than a hundred and twenty fundamental resource records that permit the area s tumultuous glossy heritage to learn via the folks who made it. An introductory bankruptcy examines the area struggle I period and the way it formed this day s center East and keeps to have far-reaching repercussions. 8 thematic chapters characteristic speeches, charters, diplomatic agreements, UN resolutions, and different texts that experience inspired or have been the made of significant occasions and events. An essay supplying ancient context precedes each one record or set of similar files. A chronology overlaying 1917 to 2007 enhances the narratives and records.

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Leaders in War: West Point Remembers the 1991 Gulf War (Cass by F. Kagan

By F. Kagan

Leaders in struggle current distinctive first-person views around the spectrum of yank wrestle operations in the course of the 1991 Persian Gulf warfare. From department commanders to platoon leaders, the authors convey an insider's view of tricky management demanding situations, tragic disasters, and successful victories. Leaders in battle captures the essence of the post-Cold battle US military: how an all-volunteer military, outfitted with new guns platforms and adjusting to new conflict doctrine, fixed one in every of history's such a lot profitable army campaigns. defined listed here are the main points of the large logistical demanding situations, strategies in intelligence, flooring strive against operations from platoon to department, and a variety of wrestle help operations. Leaders in struggle focuses not only at the successes, yet at the mess ups besides, in operations starting from violent tank battles opposed to the vaunted Iraqi Republican safeguard to train-and-fill operations millions of miles away. Leaders in battle illustrates how US military leaders tailored to the mental traces of strive against, the fog of struggle, unforeseeable demanding situations, and the fury of tank struggle throughout the Persian Gulf conflict.

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Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature by Norman Calder, Jawid Mojaddedi, Andrew Rippin

By Norman Calder, Jawid Mojaddedi, Andrew Rippin

This definitive sourcebook provides greater than sixty authoritative new translations of key Islamic texts. Edited and translated via 3 prime experts, Classical Islam gains 8 thematically-linked sections overlaying the Qur'ān and its interpretation, the lifetime of Muhammad, hadīth, legislation, theology, mysticism and Islamic background. the recent version has been extended to hide a fuller variety of fabric illustrating the expansion of Islamic suggestion from its seventh-century origins via to the top of the medieval interval. It contains illustrations, a thesaurus, large bibliography and explanatory prefaces for every textual content. Classical Islam is a vital source for the learn of early and medieval Islam and its legacy.

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Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam by Mark Curtis

By Mark Curtis

The up to date variation of Secret Affairs covers the momentous occasions of the prior yr within the center East. It finds the unreported makes an attempt by way of Britain to domesticate family members with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after the autumn of Mubarak, the army intervention at the aspect of Libyan insurgent forces which come with pro-al-Qaeda parts, and the continued reliance at the region's final fundamentalist nation, Saudi Arabia, to shield its curiosity within the heart East.

In this ground-breaking publication, Mark Curtis finds the covert historical past of British collusion with radical Islamic and terrorist teams. Secret Affairs indicates how governments because the Nineteen Forties have connived with militant forces to manage oil assets and overthrow governments. the tale of ways Britain has helped nurture the increase of world terrorism hasn't ever been told.

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Byzantium's Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the by Paul Stephenson

By Paul Stephenson

Paul Stephenson reached numerous conclusions which are quite progressive for the research of the Byzantine management within the Balkan provinces. The expanding curiosity for the Balkan heritage (not just for the fashionable instances) denotes the necessity to comprehend the roots of the current conflicts. Stephenson's publication explains how and why the disintegration of the Byzantine management and the emergence of the ethnic states within the Balkans have been attainable. His major inspiration is that "Byzantine authority used to be as a rule exercised via current neighborhood energy structures". do we reflect on those surviving neighborhood buildings to be a reason behind the longer term Balkan separatism, no matter if they weren't continually the expression of "national" solidarities ? we expect so, simply because additionally the Ottoman management preserved and utilized in its curiosity the ability of a few Albanian, Serbian and Bosniac neighborhood potentates, after their conversion to Islam or even ahead of. Stephenson has payed a unique awareness to the importance of the frontier as an ideological restrict among the civilized global and the barbarians. He additionally introduces a brand new proposal: the interior frontiers of the territories mastered by means of the neighborhood authochtonous rulers by means of whom the Byzantine management used to be exerted. The ebook brings worthwhile arguments for the hot interpretation of the eleventh century supported by way of P. Lemerle and extra lately by means of M. Angold opposed to Ostrogorsky's previous perspective. Stephenson indicates that the shift to `civilian' executive used to be no longer a decline, simply because "the Byzantine economic system used to be growing to be swiftly" and that the defence coverage in keeping with battle was once changed with a extra adecquate coverage in line with alternate and presents for the barbarians ("traiding, now not raiding"). He considers that Basil II left a poisoned legacy: a too huge and costly military, and that his `civilian' successors attempted to remodel the final method after the not easy Pecheneg inroads of 1036, whilst turned seen classical limes isn't really worthwhile. not like many works of Byzantine political historical past, this e-book offers a lot cognizance to the wealthy archaeological and numismatic facts, rigorously utilized in order to provide the shortage of the literary resources. a few issues are disputable or perhaps flawed, yet, mostly conversing, using archaeology led him to big conclusions I give some thought to that an important Stephenson's contributions crisis the historical past of the Paradunavon province (in northern Bulgaria and Dobrudja) and the Byzantine-Hungarian family members within the twelfth century. different topics dealt in are: the Byzantine conquest of Bulgaria, the recovery of this nation after the uprising led by way of the Vlach rulers Peter and Asan within the kind of a Romanian-Bulgarian kingdom, the small Slavic principalities within the Serbian lands. Albeit a high-scientific paintings, this e-book can simply be learn via any humans attracted to the medieval heritage. we will ensure that this ebook may be thought of a tremendous contribution to the historical past of the South-Eastern Europe within the heart Ages.

Dr. Alexandru Madgearu

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