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Introduction

William F. McCants

in Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151489
eISBN:
9781400840069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151489.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's themes and methodology. This book foregrounds the study of pre-Islamic culture myths and uses it to frame the Islamic material in the ... More


Islamization in Classical Arabic Central Asia

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines Islamization in Classical Arabic Central Asia. The Arab Empire founded by the prophet Muhammad expanded rapidly, defeating the Byzantine Empire and capturing Syria (637) and ... More


Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Christopher I. Beckwith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book tells how key cultural innovations from Central Asia revolutionized medieval Europe and gave rise to the culture of science in the West. Medieval scholars rarely performed scientific ... More


Evolution and Revolution, Transition and Entrenchment

Philip N. Howard

in The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736416
eISBN:
9780199866441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736416.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter offers a conceptual framework and some useful indicators for studying technology diffusion and political institutions. Topics discussed include the impact of information technology on ... More


Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

William F. McCants

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151489
eISBN:
9781400840069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151489.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, this book traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary ... More


Visionaries of Silence: The Reformist Sufi Order of the Demirdashiya al-Khalwatiya in Cairo

Earle H. Waugh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160899
eISBN:
9781617970467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160899.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Founded in the sixteenth century, the Demirdashiya Sufi order in Cairo has played an influential role in Egypt's public life, and through a line of family sheikhs has channeled the impulses of its ... More


Europe and the Islamic World: A History

John Tolan, Henry Laurens, and Gilles Veinstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book sheds light on the shared roots of Islamic and Western cultures and on the richness of their inextricably intertwined histories, refuting once and for all the misguided notion of a “clash ... More


The Present in the Past: How Narratives of the Slave-Raiding Era Inform Current Politics in Northern and Central Nigeria

Roger Blench

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Although slavery had long existed in Nigeria, the nineteenth century undoubtedly saw a major expansion of long-distance slave raiding fuelled by the rise of the Hausa states. This had significant ... More


Learning About God

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows how the Egyptians learned about God outside the classroom, starting with the postmodern knowledge about God, which can be found in the bedtime stories Egyptian mothers told their ... More


When Love Entered Cinema: Mysticism and the Emerging Poetics of Reform

Blake Atwood

in Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1992 Khatami abruptly left his position in the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, and he cited the strict regulation of art as the reason for his resignation. This chapter examines the ... More


Revolutionary Cinema and the Logic of Reform

Blake Atwood

in Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Establishes reform as a cinematic category, the inheritor of revolutionary cinema in certain state-controlled cinemas. It surveys the contentious position of film in revolutionary discourse in Iran ... More


Love's Subtle Magic: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545

Aditya Behl

Wendy Doniger (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195146707
eISBN:
9780199978878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146707.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The encounter between Muslim and Hindu remains one of the defining issues of South Asian society today. This encounter began as early as the eighth century, and the first Muslim kingdom in India ... More


The Identity Debate

Nahid Afrose Kabir

in Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641338
eISBN:
9780748653232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641338.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

It is generally believed that Muslims share all aspects of Islamic culture and that they are different from the mainstream British population. However, Muslims in Britain are ethnically diverse and ... More


Jami

Hamid Algar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami (1414–1492) is a culminating figure in Perso-Islamic culture, whose reputation and influence have endured undiminished throughout the eastern Islamic world — the Ottoman Empire ... More


Introduction: Democracy and Culture

Ali Mirsepassi

in Democracy in Modern Iran: Islam, Culture, and Political Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795644
eISBN:
9780814764398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795644.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter presents the rationale of the book. This book offers a sociological perspective on the history of the struggle to achieve modernity and democracy in contemporary Iran. It ... More


The Progressive Policy of the Government

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines Egypt's response to the professionalization of teaching and educational administration during the twentieth century. It takes a look at how the expansion of schooling as a ... More


Poe’s Taste for the Arabesque

Jacob Rama Berman

in American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the translation of the image of the Arab into a “unique” expression of American romanticism, particularly in Edgar Allan Poe's oeuvre. In Poe, the figure of the Arab facilitates ... More


Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215931
eISBN:
9780520924673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215931.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In this volume, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by this book, the ... More


Byron's Don Juan

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

Byron's great poem is shown to owe large and partly unrecognized debts to Italian romance epic and to mock epic, including that of Wieland, and also to the Italian verse‐tales of the Abbate Casti. ... More


American Moors and the Barbaresque

Jacob Rama Berman

in American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the representation of Arabs, Islam, and Arabo-Islamic culture in early twentieth-century black uplift discourses. These representations are hardly consistent and often speak ... More


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