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Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The calligraphic state was a phenomenon anchored in the complex authority relations of a spectrum of writings and associated institutions. The characterization of the shari'a as a general societal ... More


Epilogue

Lisa Hajjar

in Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241930
eISBN:
9780520937987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241930.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

On September 19, 2002, the author of this book spent her last day in an Israeli military court. She went with Andre Rosenthal, a leftist Jewish Israeli lawyer, to Erez, the court located in a base at ... More


America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

Lucas A. Powe Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297807
eISBN:
9780520970014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297807.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Texas has created more constitutional law than any other state. In any classroom nationwide, any basic constitutional law course can be taught using nothing but Texas cases. That, however, ... More


Epilogue

Miriam Boeri

in Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293465
eISBN:
9780520966710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293465.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The book ends with the climax of Harry’s story, written as a slice-of-life account in the first person—from a perspective only he can tell. Bringing readers to the present time, Boeri narrates a ... More


Letter to Paul Carus (1896)

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's letter to Paul Carus, written on May 14, 1896. Carus (1852–1919) was one of the most important influences in young Suzuki's life. He introduced Suzuki to ... More


Rabbis and Zoroastrian Priests in Judicial Settings

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the ties between the Babylonian rabbis and Zoroastrian priests in judicial contexts. After giving a detailed review of the philological background of the two terms that the ... More


The Legal Framework: Disputing in, over, and outside Courts

Nathan J. Brown

in Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords: Resuming Arab Palestine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237629
eISBN:
9780520937789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237629.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Palestinian officials initiated an impracticable situation and only made it worse for those constrained by diplomatic concerns, and who have kept the sharpest of judgments. The current Palestinian ... More


Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Anne Walthall (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book asks the reader to consider the lives of the mothers, wives, concubines, entertainers, attendants, officials, maids, and drudges of the dynasties of history. By offering the first ... More


Women in Classic Maya Royal Courts

Takeshi Inomata

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Archaeologists and students working at the Classic Maya site of Aguateca in the rain forest of Guatemala unearthed objects that Classic Maya courtiers made and used, perhaps left behind because an ... More


Women and Power at the Byzantine Court

Kathryn M. Ringrose

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The Byzantine Empire is an easy target for the historian's orientalizing reflexes. Long accused of oriental decadence and overlaid by centuries of Western perceptions of the oriental harem, the ... More


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