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The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Avi Shlaim

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book chronicles King Abdullah's relationship with the Zionist movement from his appointment as Emir of Transjordan in 1921 to his assassination in 1951. Focusing on the events that led to the ... More


Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

'Abd al-Wahhab ibn Ahmad ibn 'Ali al-Sha'rani

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198652
eISBN:
9780300225280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198652.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt. This guide to political behavior and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual ... More


Emir Kusturica

Giorgio Bertellini

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038891
eISBN:
9780252096853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038891.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Emir Kusturica is one of Eastern Europe's most celebrated and influential filmmakers. Over the course of a thirty-year career, Kusturica has navigated a series of geopolitical fault lines to produce ... More


Excerpts from the <i>Abbreviation</i>

‘Abd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad ibn ‘Alī al-Sha‘rānī

in Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198652
eISBN:
9780300225280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198652.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This section presents excerpts from the English text of The Abbreviation of Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs. ʻAbd al-Wahhāb al-Shaʻrānī first talks about how he ... More


Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

‘Abd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad ibn ‘Alī al-Sha‘rānī

in Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198652
eISBN:
9780300225280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198652.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This section presents the English text of Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs. ʻAbd al-Wahhāb al-Shaʻrānī begins by emphasizing that his book explains the ... More


Reading subtitles: travelling films meet foreign spectators

Dimitris Eleftheriotis

in Cinematic Journeys: Film and Movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633128
eISBN:
9780748651269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633128.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By focusing on subtitles, this chapter maps out and delineates critical positions as they emerge within film theory and ‘world cinema’ in order to investigate their limitations. It proposes an ... More


The Committee of Grand Ulama: An Organization in the Service of the Prince . . . and the Population

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the creation of the Committee of Grand Ulama, which was the most significant Hanbali-Wahhabi organization that existed. In addition to the committee, the High Council of the ... More


Translator’s Introduction

‘Abd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad ibn ‘Alī al-Sha‘rānī

in Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198652
eISBN:
9780300225280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198652.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This translator's introduction provides an overview of the Middle East in the sixteenth century, with particular emphasis on the rise of two major powers: the Safavid dynasty in Iran and the Ottoman ... More


Postmodern Bricolages

Igor Krstić

in Slums on Screen: World Cinema and the Planet of Slums

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406864
eISBN:
9781474421928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406864.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the 1970s and 1980s and illustrates how some of the most celebrated world cinema directors became profoundly affected by postmodern thought and cultural practice, among them ... More


The Arab rich: “An ugly horse that wins the race is praised for its good looks”

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The author conducted a study to capture the culture of the rich in Lebanon. Some general themes could be detected in relation to those who became rich through their association with emirs. As a rule, ... More


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