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From Fiction to History and Back: The Tale, Its Versions and Its Afterlives

Marlé Hammond

in The Tale of al-Barrāq Son of Rawḥān and Laylā the Chaste: A bilingual edition and study

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266687
eISBN:
9780191905407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266687.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter introduces the fictional tale by tracing its evolution from its unknown origins in what was probably the seventeenth century to its historicisation and Christianisation in the nineteenth ... More


Song Beyond the Nation: Translation, Transnationalism, Performance

Philip Ross Bullock and Laura Tunbridge (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197267196
eISBN:
9780191953859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267196.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Within classical music, much writing on the Western song tradition since 1800 has assumed a direct link between musical cultures and national literatures, and song has typically been interpreted as ... More


Palestine between the Regional Blocs

Michael Doran

in Pan-Arabism Before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195123616
eISBN:
9780199854530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123616.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter analyzes Egypt's foreign policy toward the Palestine Question against the background of the conflict between the Turco-Hashimite Entente and the Triangle Alliance. The timing of the ... More


And Jesus Wept … Poetry in a Time of Terror! Agha Shahid Ali

Hoshang Merchant

in Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The poem is from Shahid Ali’s last book Rooms Are Never Finished (2002). It compares Ali’s family troubles to the troubles of Karbala. Ali’s mother is compared to Hussein’s sister Zainab. Ali himself ... More


The Reluctant Healer and the Darkness of Our Times

Veena Das

in Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261802
eISBN:
9780823268917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261802.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how illness and misfortune connects humans to other modalities of being by focusing on the case of Hafiz Mian, a well-known amil, a Muslim healer, who practices in one of the ... More


Hafiz between Nations: Song Settings by Daumer/Brahms and Peacock/Beamish

Natasha Loges

in Song Beyond the Nation: Translation, Transnationalism, Performance

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197267196
eISBN:
9780191953859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267196.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Consciously ‘othered’ cultural practices have long allowed musicians and poets to express different national identities to varying extents, without having to relinquish a geographically rooted sense ... More


Szymanowski, a Hafiz ‘Grablied’, and the ‘Translation’ of Nietzsche

Stephen Downes

in Song Beyond the Nation: Translation, Transnationalism, Performance

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197267196
eISBN:
9780191953859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267196.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Szymanowski’s two cycles of ‘Love Songs of Hafiz’ (1911 and 1914), settings of paraphrases by Hans Bethge, are often considered crucial steps in the composer’s shift from a style which openly ... More


“He knows the Koran by heart”: The Sufi Circulations of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jeffrey Einboden

in The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199397808
eISBN:
9780199397822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397808.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The final chapter, reaching up to the Civil War and its immediate aftermath, focuses on Ralph Waldo Emerson, mapping the wide expanse between his public image and private practice. Emerson, a ... More


Reclaiming the Past: The Tawarikh-i Hafiz Rahmat Khani and Pashtun Historiography

Robert Nichols

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

By way of analysis of a 1971 Introduction (Dibacha) to the eighteenth-century Tawarikh-i Hafiz Rahmat Khani written by the Director of the University of Peshawar’s Pashto Academy, in Chapter 7 Robert ... More


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