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 Sharʾabi's School

Pinchas Giller

in Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328806
eISBN:
9780199870196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328806.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Beit El “school” consists of a particular lineage of sages, drawn from the Jews of the Orient, from Jerusalem to Aleppo and thence to Baghdad, with contributions from the “sages of Tunis.” ... More


Hamletizing the Arab Muslim Hero, 1964–67

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a related bid for political agency (1964–67): the pursuit of interiorized subjectivity as proof of moral personhood. As the Egyptian theatre grew more ambitious, playwrights ... More


John Verney: A Younger Son Enters the World of Commerce

Susan E. Whyman

in Sociability and Power in Late Stuart England: The Cultural Worlds of the Verneys 1660-1720

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250233
eISBN:
9780191697906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250233.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter shows how and why Sir Ralph's younger son John became a Levant Company merchant. It examines changing attitudes to trade after the Restoration and describes the life of an overseas ... More


From Venice to Aleppo

G.J. GRÉLOT

in The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249387
eISBN:
9780520940130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249387.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Bembo took advantage as best as he could with no little expense, of the services of an ingenious Frenchman who travelled with him and provided many drawings of towns, costumes, and other famous ... More


Epilogue

in The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218451
eISBN:
9780520922792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218451.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the relationship between sectarianism and nationalism, underscoring its contention that sectarianism as an idea draws meaning only within a nationalist paradigm and hence ... More


The Julfan Trade Network II: The Mediterranean, Northwestern European, and Russian Networks

Sebouh David Aslanian

in From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266872
eISBN:
9780520947573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266872.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Western expansion made the Julfan merchant community an important bridge in the early modern period for economic and cultural encounters between the two great zones of the world economy, the ... More


Sense and Sadness: Syriac Chant in Aleppo

Tala Jarjour

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190635251
eISBN:
9780190635299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635251.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Sense and Sadness is a story of the living practice of Syriac chant in Aleppo, Syria. To understand and explain this oral tradition, the book puts forward the concept of the emotional economy of ... More


Megiddo

DAVID R. WOODWARD

in Hell in the Holy Land: World War I in the Middle East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123837
eISBN:
9780813134963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123837.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the British Egyptian Expeditionary Forces' (EEF) campaign in Megiddo in pursuit of Turkish forces. It describes General Edmund Allenby's strategy of making his breakthrough ... More


Shared Social and Juridical Meanings as Observed in an Aleppo ‘Marginal’ Neighborhood

Zouhair Ghazzal

in Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter details the various aspects of urban informality and methods of property registration in informal settlements in Aleppo, as well as the tribal codes that govern social relations in these ... More


The Continuity of Social Space: Khan al-Jumruk within the Bazaars of Aleppo

Janet Starkey

in The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165290
eISBN:
9781617971334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165290.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the Khan al-Jumruk (‘Customs Khan’) and its place within the social space of the Aleppo commercial center, exploring the many-faceted spatial relationships and the synergy ... More


Interconnections

Nick Wilding

in Galileo's Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226166971
eISBN:
9780226167022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167022.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From 1608 to 1611, Sagredo was Venetian Consul in Aleppo, Syria. While he claimed in a letter to Galileo that he found it impossible to do any natural philosophy there, he did, in fact, take ... More


A Commerce of Knowledge: Trade, Religion, and Scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, 1600-1760

Simon Mills

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198840336
eISBN:
9780191875915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840336.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

A Commerce of Knowledge: Trade, Religion, and Scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, c.1600–1760 tells the story of three generations of Church of England chaplains who served the ... More


Thomas Dawes in Aleppo

Simon Mills

in A Commerce of Knowledge: Trade, Religion, and Scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, 1600-1760

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198840336
eISBN:
9780191875915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840336.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 8 discusses the chaplain Thomas Dawes’s letters from Aleppo in the 1760s. It uses Dawes’s career to reflect again on the book’s central themes. The first section describes Dawes’s work on ... More


The Consequences of the Destruction of Syrian Heritage on the Syrian Identity and Future Generations

Youssef Kanjou

in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter is a lament on the tremendous material and human losses from war in Syria. Palmyra and the Old City of Aleppo are two disastrous examples. The sites of Mari, Ebla, and Emar have been ... More


Beatrice Rohner's Work in the Death Camps of Armenians in 1916

Hans-Lukas Kieser

in Resisting Genocide: The Multiple Forms of Rescue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333493
eISBN:
9780190235628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333493.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on an outside actor who relied on a network of local complicity to effectively rescue more than a thousand children during the Armenian genocide of 1915. That actor is Beatrice ... More


Multi-front Cold War between Riyadh and Tehran

Dilip Hiro

in Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944650
eISBN:
9780190055905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944650.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

When rebel Houthis, followers of Zaidi Shia code, captured Sanaa in September 2014, and expelled Yemen’s Sunni President Abd Rabbu al Hadi, alarm bells rang in Riyadh. Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad ... More


‘Turky Labours’

Simon Mills

in A Commerce of Knowledge: Trade, Religion, and Scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, 1600-1760

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198840336
eISBN:
9780191875915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840336.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 1 sets out the institutional history of the Levant Company in London and Aleppo. It argues that the infrastructures developed from the late sixteenth century to facilitate trade – the legal ... More


Edward Pococke in Aleppo

Simon Mills

in A Commerce of Knowledge: Trade, Religion, and Scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, 1600-1760

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198840336
eISBN:
9780191875915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840336.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 2 details the career of the chaplain Edward Pococke during the six years he spent in Aleppo in the 1630s. It asks how Pococke built a library of Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac manuscripts in the ... More


‘A Rich Treasure of Manuscripts’: Robert Huntington in Syria

Simon Mills

in A Commerce of Knowledge: Trade, Religion, and Scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, 1600-1760

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198840336
eISBN:
9780191875915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840336.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 3 follows Robert Huntington during the decade he spent in Syria (1671–81), piecing together one of the most extensive collections of oriental manuscripts to come into Europe before the ... More


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