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BayanaThe Sources of Mughal Architecture

Bayana: The Sources of Mughal Architecture

Mehrdad Shokoohy and Natalie H. Shokoohy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474460729
eISBN:
9781474495608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460729.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Bayana in Rajasthan and its monuments challenge the perceived but established view of the development of Indo-Muslim architecture and urban form. At the end of the 12th century the Ghurid conquerors ... More

Blasphemy and Apostasy in IslamDebates on Shi'a Jurisprudence

Blasphemy and Apostasy in Islam: Debates on Shi'a Jurisprudence

Mohsen Kadivar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474457576
eISBN:
9781474495394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457576.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Is it lawful to shed the blood of a man or a woman who insults the Prophet Muhammad? Does the Qur’an stipulate a worldly punishment for apostates? Beginning with a genealogy of religious freedom in ... More

The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow

The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow

Craig Lamont

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474443272
eISBN:
9781474496476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443272.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book provides a long overdue reading of Scotland’s largest city as it was during the long eighteenth century. These formative years of Enlightenment, caught between the tumultuous ages of the ... More

How ISIS FightsMilitary Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt

How ISIS Fights: Military Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt

Omar Ashour

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474438216
eISBN:
9781474495554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438216.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

How can a widely hated, massively outnumbered and ludicrously outgunned organisation expands to occupy over 120 cities, towns and villages from the Southern Philippines to Western Libya? How can it ... More

Human Rights and Reformist Islam

Human Rights and Reformist Islam

Mohsen Kadivar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474449304
eISBN:
9781474495400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449304.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Human Rights and Reformist Islam critiques traditional Islamic approaches to the question of compatibility between human rights and Islam and argues instead for their reconciliation from the ... More

It Could Lead to DancingMixed-Sex Dancing and Jewish Modernity

It Could Lead to Dancing: Mixed-Sex Dancing and Jewish Modernity

Sonia Gollance

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781503613492
eISBN:
9781503627802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613492.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Dances and balls appear throughout literature as a place for young people to meet, flirt, and form relationships: as any reader of Pride and Prejudice, War and Peace, or Romeo and Juliet can attest, ... More

Jewish Medical Practitioners in the Medieval Muslim WorldA Collective Biography

Jewish Medical Practitioners in the Medieval Muslim World: A Collective Biography

Efraim Lev

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474483971
eISBN:
9781474495592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474483971.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book aims to bring together all available biographical data on Jewish medical practitioners (physicians and pharmacists) across all the socio-economic strata, living in urban as well as in rural ... More

Jihadi Audiovisuality and its EntanglementsMeanings, Aesthetics, Appropriations

Jihadi Audiovisuality and its Entanglements: Meanings, Aesthetics, Appropriations

Christoph Günther and Simone Pfeifer (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467513
eISBN:
9781474495530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467513.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This volume situates jihadi audio-visual media within a global communicative web, and provides perspectives that relate the production and dissemination of jihadi images and sound to various forms of ... More

The Ka'ba OrientationsReadings in Islam's Ancient House

The Ka'ba Orientations: Readings in Islam's Ancient House

Simon O'Meara

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780748699308
eISBN:
9781474484695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699308.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book is about the most sacred site of Islam, the cuboid, black-robed Kaʿba of Mecca, a building the Qur’an calls the ‘ancient house.’ It explains how the building has been used, conceptualised ... More

The Last Muslim IntellectualThe Life and Legacy of Jalal Al-e Ahmad

The Last Muslim Intellectual: The Life and Legacy of Jalal Al-e Ahmad

Hamid Dabashi

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474479288
eISBN:
9781474495509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474479288.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The first comprehensive social and intellectual biography of Jalal Al-e Ahmad, this book explores the life and legacy of Jalal Al-e Ahmad (1923-69), arguably the most prominent Iranian public ... More

Maid to QueerAsian Labor Migration and Female Same-Sex Desires

Maid to Queer: Asian Labor Migration and Female Same-Sex Desires

Francisca Yuenki Lai

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9789888528332
eISBN:
9789888268115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528332.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

The first book about Asian female migrant workers who develop same-sex relationships in a host city. Based on participant observation and in-depth interviews with Indonesian domestic workers in Hong ... More

MatzpenA History of Israeli Dissidence

Matzpen: A History of Israeli Dissidence

Lutz Fiedler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474451161
eISBN:
9781474495462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451161.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book explores the history of the Israeli Socialist Organization – Matzpen (compass) – that splintered off from the Communist Party of Israel in 1962. After the Six Day War of June 1967, Matzpen ... More

Muslim-Christian Polemics in Safavid Iran

Muslim-Christian Polemics in Safavid Iran

Alberto Tiburcio

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474440462
eISBN:
9781474484657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440462.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book is a study on the history of polemical exchanges between Catholic missionaries and Muslim ʿulama in Safavid Iran. The book is centred around the figure of ʿAli Quli Jadid al-Islam, a ... More

Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and TurkeyRethinking Conflict Resolution

Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and Turkey: Rethinking Conflict Resolution

I. Aytaç Kadioğlu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474479325
eISBN:
9781474495479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474479325.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book assesses the impact of political, non-violent resolution efforts in the Northern Irish and Turkish-Kurdish peace processes. It offers an important contribution to conflict-resolution ... More

Psychoanalysis and the Love of ArabicHall of Mirrors

Psychoanalysis and the Love of Arabic: Hall of Mirrors

Nadia Bou Ali

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474409841
eISBN:
9781474480734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409841.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Why did modern Arabic grammarians fall in love with language again? Rather than raise the philological question of origins, the love of language poses a philosophical question: why is there language ... More

Qur'anic StoriesGod, Revelation and the Audience

Qur'anic Stories: God, Revelation and the Audience

Leyla Ozgur Alhassen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474483179
eISBN:
9781474495448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474483179.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book approaches the Qur’ān as a literary, religious and oral text that affects its audience, drawing on narratology, rhetoric and Qur’ānic studies to develop a new methodology to analyze stories ... More

Reinventing LicentiousnessPornography and Modern China

Reinventing Licentiousness: Pornography and Modern China

Y. Yvon Wang

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501752971
eISBN:
9781501752995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752971.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book navigates an overlooked history of representation during the transition from the Qing Empire to the Chinese Republic — a time when older, hierarchical notions of licentiousness were ... More

Religion, Identity and PowerTurkey and the Balkans in the Twenty-First Century

Religion, Identity and Power: Turkey and the Balkans in the Twenty-First Century

Ahmet Erdi Öztürk

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474474689
eISBN:
9781474495431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474474689.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Turkey and its recent ethno-religious transformation have had a strong impact on the state identity and country’s relation to the Balkan Peninsula. This book examines Turkey’s ethno-religious ... More

Small Screen, Big FeelsTelevision and Cultural Anxiety in the Twenty-First Century

Small Screen, Big Feels: Television and Cultural Anxiety in the Twenty-First Century

Melissa Ames

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180069
eISBN:
9780813180076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

While television has always played a role in recording and curating history, shaping cultural memory, and influencing public sentiment, the changing nature of the medium in the post-network era finds ... More

Specters of World LiteratureOrientalism, Modernity, and the Novel in the Middle East

Specters of World Literature: Orientalism, Modernity, and the Novel in the Middle East

Karim Mattar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467032
eISBN:
9781474484671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467032.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book draws on Edward Said, Aamir Mufti, Jacques Derrida, and world-systems theory to address the institutionalized construct of “world literature” from its origins in Goethe and Marx to the ... More

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