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The Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf

Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

in Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The appearance of women's creative writing in the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf area is linked with the rise of the education of girls. The rise of women's literature in the Arabian Peninsula is also ... More


“Drylandia” and the dawn of time: Introduction to plant ecology in the Middle East

Ahmad Hegazy and Jonathan Lovett-Doust

in Plant Ecology in the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199660810
eISBN:
9780191820687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660810.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This chapter overviews the region and introduces the plant ecology of a panorama including the Horn of Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Turkey, Iran, and thereabouts, and some 600 million people overall. ... More


The Ottoman Conquest of Arabia and the Syrian Hajj Route

ANDREW PETERSEN

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/9780197264423.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the Ottoman presence in Arabia, from the initial conquests in the sixteenth century up to the end of the eighteenth century, before the French invasion of Egypt followed by the ... More


Conclusion: Centering the Arabian Peninsula, Decolonizing the Academy

Ahmed Kanna, Amélie Le Renard, and Neha Vora

in Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750298
eISBN:
9781501750328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750298.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter explores the question of what decolonized ethnography and academia can look like. It argues that de-exceptionalizing the Arabian Peninsula as a field site requires ... More


The Arabian Frontier: A Keystone of the Sasanian Empire

Craig Morley

in Sasanian Persia: Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474401012
eISBN:
9781474435277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401012.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From a Roman perspective the Arabian Peninsula was frequently relegated to a peripheral position on the edge of the empire. In contrast, in different stages of Sasanian history the Arabian frontier ... More


On History

Aaron W. Hughes

in Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934645
eISBN:
9780199980666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934645.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Taxonomies that employ “Abrahamic” as their mode of comparison use an ahistorical and theological term as if it performed real historical and analytical work. Such schematization works on the ... More


Introduction: Ethnography from the Exceptional to the Everyday

Amélie Le Renard, Neha Vora, and Ahmed Kanna

in Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750298
eISBN:
9781501750328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750298.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the exoticizing and exceptionalist discourses about the Arabian Peninsula. This exceptionalism came to the fore in media and academic coverage of the ... More


Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Ahmed Kanna, Amélie Le Renard, and Neha Vora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750298
eISBN:
9781501750328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750298.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Over nearly two decades during which they have each been conducting fieldwork in the Arabian Peninsula, the authors have regularly encountered exoticizing and exceptionalist discourses about the ... More


Influences from the Arabian Peninsula on the Revival of Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Bayram Balci

in Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917272
eISBN:
9780190943035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917272.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Arabian Peninsula and Arab countries have always been linked to Muslims of Central Asia and the Caucasus. However, because of the Russian and Soviet parenthesis, the Islamic connections between these ... More


The Arab States and the Press, 1918–1945

Ami Ayalon

in The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the essence of the history of the press during the period 1918–1945 in each state: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Arabian Peninsula. The disintegration of the ... More


Shipped but Not Sold: Material Culture and the Social Protocols of Trade during Yemen's Age of Coffee

Nancy Um

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866402
eISBN:
9780824875640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866402.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the early decades of the eighteenth century, Yemen hosted a lively community of merchants that came to the southern Arabian Peninsula from the east and the west, seeking, among other products, ... More


The Reluctant Hijaz: A Moment for Pause, Reflection, and Legitimate Policy Reset

Malik R. Dahlan

in The Hijaz: The First Islamic State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190909727
eISBN:
9780190943226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909727.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 9 recaptures key elements and Islamic legitimate policy principles of public good to create the positive space for Islam in The Hijaz. It makes a case for integration in The Hijaz in order to ... More


Space, Mobility, and Shifting Identities in the Constitution of the “Field”

Neha Vora, Ahmed Kanna, and Amélie Le Renard

in Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750298
eISBN:
9781501750328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750298.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reflects on the experiences of the authors during a combined three decades of research in Dubai, Doha, and Riyadh, highlighting their shifting and contingent subject positions as they ... More


Class Struggle and De-exceptionalizing the Gulf

Ahmed Kanna

in Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750298
eISBN:
9781501750328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750298.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a class-struggle perspective to the question of labor exploitation in the Arabian Peninsula, focusing on the figure of the foreign worker. Both liberal and neocolonial Western ... More


Enemies Near and Far: The United States and Its Muslim Allies in Radical Islamist Discourse

Sohail H. Hashmi

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the United States became implicated in the Islamist trope of the near and far enemy. This event can be attributed to the entry of the United States into the Persian Gulf, ... More


Cultural Legacy and the Challenge of the Press

Ami Ayalon

in The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the press in the Fertile Crescent and the Arabian Peninsula. It did not have to undergo the long process of learning and adaptation as had its Egyptian and Lebanese ... More


Epilogue Connecting to Muhammad?

Fergus Millar

in Religion, Language and Community in the Roman Near East: Constantine to Muhammad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265574
eISBN:
9780191760396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265574.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This epilogue examines various strands of social history, religious affiliation and language in the Roman Near East in relation to the beginning of Muhammad's preaching in about 610. Muhammad was ... More


How Western Residents in Riyadh and Dubai Produce and Challenge Exceptionalism

Amélie Le Renard

in Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750298
eISBN:
9781501750328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750298.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how exceptionalist discourses contribute to the production of distinctive Western subjectivities, and thus social groupings and hierarchies, in two cities of the Arabian ... More


Origins

Aaron W. Hughes

in Shared Identities: Medieval and Modern Imaginings of Judeo-Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190684464
eISBN:
9780190684495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190684464.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The present chapter seeks to show just how little is known about Jews and Judaism at the time of Muhammad. Whereas many want to argue that a stable Judaism acted as a “midwife” to the birth of Islam ... More


Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

Bayram Balci

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917272
eISBN:
9780190943035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917272.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

With the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, a major turning point in all former Soviet Republics, Central Asian and Caucasian countries began to reflect on their history and identities. As a ... More


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