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The Status Quaestionis of Research in Rabbinic Literature

CHAIM MILIKOWSKY

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter comments on Peter Schäfer's attempt to define the state of present-day research into rabbinic literature. It analyses Schäfer's opinion on the rabbinic text and its redaction and on the ... More


Literary Structures and Historical Reconstruction: The Example of an Amoraic Midrash (Leviticus Rabbah)

ALEXANDER SAMELY

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines historical reconstruction and literary structures of rabbinic texts using the Leviticus Rabbah as an example. It explains that Leviticus Rabbah is a commentary on the Book of ... More


Islamist Social Institutions: Key Analytical Findings

Sara Roy

in Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159676
eISBN:
9781400848942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159676.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter analyzes the work and impact of the Islamist social sector, the nature of the Islamist social project, and the successes and failures of Islamist mobilization at the social level. ... More


A Suq of Deals: Plea Bargaining

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/9780520241930.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes the legal process, which is dominated by plea bargaining. In particular, it investigates the factors that affect plea bargaining, compares how outcomes are achieved, and ... More


Moving Toward the Museum: The Collection of Antique Spolia

Wendy M. K. Shaw

in Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233355
eISBN:
9780520928565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233355.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the collection of antique spolia in Ottoman museums. It suggests that the roots of collection in the Ottoman Empire can only be understood in light of pre-Turkic and ... More


Catherine the Great’s Embroidery and Maria Mitchell’s Stewpot: Discursive Domesticities

Marilyn Booth

in May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224193
eISBN:
9780520925212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224193.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

A dominant tactical move in biographies of women with waged work or public careers is to assert the primacy of domestic loyalties while making the claim that duty at home need not obviate another ... More


The Scales of Public Utility:: Agricultural Roads and State Space in the Era of the British Occupation

Aaron George Jakes

in The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748670123
eISBN:
9781474405973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670123.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Histories of British rule in Egypt have long construed colonial public works projects simply in terms of the revenue they generated for debt repayment. This chapter focuses on one such project—the ... More


Achievements and Consequences: Intended and Unintended

Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon

in Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion: Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231138659
eISBN:
9780231511094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231138659.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter assesses the outcomes of missionary work in the Middle East. For Protestant missionaries, improving the status of women was an important goal and in the mission field it was closely ... More


What Is a Tribe and Why Does It Matter?

in The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726137
eISBN:
9780226726144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726144.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter aims to consider some of the theoretical and descriptive difficulties that anthropologists in particular have encountered with the concept of the tribe. It wants to show how we may have ... More


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