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The Conservation of the Mural Paintings of St. Hatre Monastery

Ashraf Nageh

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0025
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The Monastery of St. Hatre (Dayr Anba Hadra) represents one of the tragic situations of Coptic heritage. Although it became well known to scholars and researchers, it does not receive either ... More


From Elation to Despair

Russ Rodgers

in The Generalship of Muhammad: Battles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037660
eISBN:
9780813043104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037660.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter 4 studies the various ways Muhammad exploited his victory at Badr. Using a minor incident as pretext, he expelled the Banu al-Qaynuqa, one of the Jewish tribes, from Madinah. He initiated the ... More


Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in Nineteenth-century Delhi

Margrit Pernau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092285
eISBN:
9780199082582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092285.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book investigates the history of the Muslim communities in Delhi from the conquest of the city by Lord Lake in 1803 to the end of the First World War. It is based on a large range of sources in ... More


Mission Schools and Qur′an Schools

Parna Sengupta

in Pedagogy for Religion: Missionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268296
eISBN:
9780520950412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268296.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter argues that the state and urban Muslim elite in Bengal came to see rural Bengali Muslims as backward not only because they were poor and prejudiced against Western schooling but also ... More


Education: The Colonial System and Cultural Nationalism

Margrit Pernau

in Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in Nineteenth-century Delhi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092285
eISBN:
9780199082582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092285.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

For Delhi’s emerging middle classes, career opportunities within and outside the colonial system involved maintaining a precarious balance between collaboration and cultural nationalism. This chapter ... More


Families and Communities of Common Descent

Margrit Pernau

in Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in Nineteenth-century Delhi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092285
eISBN:
9780199082582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092285.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

Membership in a family and an extended network of relatives was one of the key factors determining an individual’s social and economic status in Delhi in the first half of the nineteenth century. The ... More


Nobility and Middle Classes

Margrit Pernau

in Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in Nineteenth-century Delhi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092285
eISBN:
9780199082582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092285.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

The boundary between those groups which in the European context would be described as ‘nobility’ and ‘middle class’ had been very permeable in northern India. Individuals who had received titles and ... More


A Foreshadowing of the Desert Spirituality in Ancient Nubia and Upper Egypt

Ashraf Alexandre Sadek

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter looks at what the ancient Egyptians’ relation was with the desert and how this link, associated with the biblical idea of the desert, may have prepared the birth of the Christian ‘desert ... More


Believe, Learn, Know

Ebrahim Moosa

in What Is a Madrasa?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620138
eISBN:
9781469623337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620138.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines what sets the madrasa apart from other forums of learning and scholarship within Islam: its tenacious ability to link knowledge to belief, which makes it a template for the ... More


Venetian Diplomacy and the Arrival of the Ottomans

in How Many Miles to Babylon?: Travels and Adventures to Egypt and Beyond, From 1300 to 1640

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236580
eISBN:
9781846313295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236580.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

After ruling Egypt and Syria for 250 years, the Mamluk sultanate began to decline. By the time the elderly sultan al-Ashraf Qansuh II al-Ghawri reluctantly ascended the throne in 1501 at sixty years ... More


Setting up the All-India Progressive Writers’ Association

Rakhshanda Jalil

in Liking Progress, Loving Change: A Literary History of the ProgressiveWriters' Movement in Urdu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198096733
eISBN:
9780199082841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096733.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by looking at the circumstances—in India and Europe—that lead to the drawing up of the Progressive Writers’ Manifesto in London in the winter of 1934. Its first section notes the ... More


Religion and Social Dynamics: Hindus, Muslims, and Beyond

M. Raisur Rahman

in Locale, Everyday Islam, and Modernity: Qasbah Towns and Muslim Life in Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199455225
eISBN:
9780199085422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199455225.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

Although Muslims lived as minorities in India as a whole, in qasbahs, they were numerically and economically stronger and, by the late nineteenth century, had a rich legacy of interacting with people ... More


Hājī Imdādullāh and the Continuation of Chishtī-Sābrī Traditions

Moin Ahmad Nizami

in Reform and Renewal in South Asian Islam: The Chishti-Sabris in 18th—19th Century North India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469345
eISBN:
9780199087488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469345.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Chapter 5 charts the intellectual dynamism of the Sabri mystic traditions and the breadth of their influence. It is devoted to a study of Haji Imdadullah, a key figure of the nineteenth century. ... More


Follow the Money

Jocelyn Olcott

in International Women's Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195327687
eISBN:
9780199344833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195327687.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the ways that the paltry funding available for IWY resulted in considerable influence by states and organizations that contributed to the UN voluntary fund for IWY activities. ... More


First as Tragedy, then as Farce: Managing the US Withdrawal

Avinash Paliwal

in My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190685829
eISBN:
9780190872564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685829.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Better understanding about the Afghan Taliban allowed India to advocate political reconciliation, but also made it wary about the way NATO members — especially the UK — were going about it. This ... More


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