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‘Dedicated to Represent the True Spirit of the German Nation in the World’: Philipp Schwartz (1894–1977), Founder of the Notgemeinschaft

Gerald Kreft

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on the importance of Philipp Schwartz's role in the establishment of the Notgemeinschaft outside Germany, his remarkable success in placing thirty refugee scholars in the new ... More


Heavy Metal in the Middle East: New Urban Spaces in a Translocal Underground

Pierre Hecker

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

Heavy metal scenes can be found throughout the Middle East as in almost any other region of the world. Although still marginal in terms of numbers and public attention, the metal scene in the region, ... More


Auerbach, Homer, and the Jews

James I. Porter

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines Erich Auerbach's contrastive analysis from 1942 of Homer and the Jewish Old Testament, situating that analysis firmly in its immediate historical context of German fascism, ... More


Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria

Mary C. Neuburger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450846
eISBN:
9780801465949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450846.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book leads readers along the Bulgarian–Ottoman caravan routes and into the coffeehouses of Istanbul and Sofia. It reveals how a remote country was drawn into global economic networks through ... More


Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire 1912-1923

Ryan Gingeras

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199561520
eISBN:
9780191721076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561520.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The birth of the Turkish Republic was an event borne out of immense bloodshed and carnage. During the decade leading up to the end of the Ottoman Empire and the ascendancy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, ... More


Palanka Forts and Construction Activity in the Late Ottoman Balkans

BURCU ÖZGÜVEN

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines military building activity in the region in the light of Ottoman sources preserved in the Prime Ministry Ottoman Archive in Istanbul and memoirs written by the senior ... More


Challenges of a Frontier Region: The Case of Ottoman Iraq in the Nineteenth Century

GÖKHAN ÇETİNSAYA

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0014
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Throughout its four centuries of Ottoman rule, Iraq remained a frontier of geographical, tribal, religious, economic and imperial boundaries. Iraq was an outlying region; it had a large Shi'i ... More


The Whispers of Cities: Information Flows in Istanbul, London, and Paris in the Age of William Trumbull

John-Paul A. Ghobrial

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672417
eISBN:
9780191770494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672417.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Oral and epistolary flows of information are the dark matter of early modern history. Omnipresent, yet often imperceptible to the historian’s eye, such information flows connected Europe and the ... More


Fish and Fishermen in Ottoman Istanbul

Suraiya Faroqhi

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the history of fish, fishermen, and fishing in early modern Ottoman Istanbul. Accounts from the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries reveal various techniques used by ... More


From Rome to Constantinople

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the reign of Theodosius (ad 379–395), who united the Egyptian empire under a sole emperor. Theodosius ordered an obelisk to be removed from Egypt, destined for the new capital, ... More


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