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

Marlé Hammond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266687
eISBN:
9780191905407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is a bilingual edition and study of a lengthy specimen of pre-modern Arabic storytelling. The tale’s origins are unknown but it probably dates from the seventeenth century. As a sustained ... More


Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Maya Kesrouany

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474407403
eISBN:
9781474460224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature explores the move from Qur’anic to secular approaches to literature in early 20th-century Egyptian literary translations, asking what ... More


Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria

Deanna Ferree Womack

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436717
eISBN:
9781474464901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436717.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Ottoman Syrians - residents of modern Syria and Lebanon during the Ottoman Empire - formed the first Arabic-speaking Evangelical Church in the region. Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance ... More


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


Prophetic Tendencies: Egyptian Translators of the Twentieth Century

Maya I. Kesrouany

in Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474407403
eISBN:
9781474460224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The introduction explores the complex history of literary translation into Arabic from Napoleon’s arrival in Alexandria in 1789 until the 1950s. It considers the formative correlation between the ... More


Translation in Motion: A Survey of Literary Translation in Lebanon and Egypt during the Nahḍa

Maya I. Kesrouany

in Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474407403
eISBN:
9781474460224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter one surveys the movement and scope of literary translation in Egypt and Lebanon from 1798 until the 1930’s. It explores the different incentives behind the choice, frequency, and method of ... More


The Prophet Today: The Novel in Distress

Maya I. Kesrouany

in Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474407403
eISBN:
9781474460224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The conclusion historicizes these translations in the story of the Arabic novel before the 1950s, after which the novel becomes canonised. Colonial translation promised facts and truths based on the ... More


Religious Freedom in Postrevolutionary Tunisia

Nadia Marzouki

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Marzouki considers Nahda’s efforts to include a new provision in the Tunisian constitution recognizing sharia as “the main source of legislation” and limiting freedom of expression on certain ... More


The Nahḍa's First Stirrings of Interest in Alf Layla

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on Alf Layla, with particular emphasis on Naḥda's interest in this work. To many educated Arabs, Alf Layla was the exact opposite of literary classics which are often cited and ... More


The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Dana Sajdi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is about a barber, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad Ibn Budayr (fl. 1761), who shaved and coiffed, and probably circumcised and healed, in Damascus in the eighteenth century. The barber wrote a history ... More


Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political

Tarek El-Ariss

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823251711
eISBN:
9780823252800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Focusing on the body as a site of rupture and signification, this book shifts the paradigm for the study of modernity in the Arab context from questions of representation and cultural exchange to an ... More


Historic Background

Camelia Suleiman

in The Politics of Arabic in Israel: A Sociolinguistic Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420860
eISBN:
9781474435666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420860.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter lists the major events of Palestinian history. It also discusses what each of the following groups of people considers most significant in the history of the conflict. These groups are: ... More


Introduction

Hala Halim

in Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251766
eISBN:
9780823252992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251766.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction expounds the central argument of the book: that Alexandrian cosmopolitanism was a quasi-colonial, largely Hellenizing discourse to which various disciplines, such as archaeology, ... More


The transition towards the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia:: The Arab Spring realised?

Sonia L. Alianak

in The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748692712
eISBN:
9781474406079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692712.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter introduces the start of the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia where people power demonstrations led President Ben Ali to flee the country when the military did not back him in 2011. Ben ... More


Cutting the Barber's Tale: The Afterlives of a History

Dana Sajdi

in The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter ventures into the nineteenth century and examines the bowdlerized version of Ibn Budayr's chronicle as “edited and refined” by the Damascene scholar, Muḥamad Sa`īd al-Qāsimī. The chapter ... More


Introduction

Deanna Ferree Womack

in Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436717
eISBN:
9781474464901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436717.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book picks up where most books on the American Syria Mission have left off-in 1860, when civil war threw the Syrian Protestant community and the wider Ottoman Syrian society into chaos. This ... More


Evangelical Awakening: Becoming Protestant in the Arab Renaissance

Deanna Ferree Womack

in Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436717
eISBN:
9781474464901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436717.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter 1 considers what it meant to become Protestant in the sectarian landscape of nineteenth-century Ottoman Syria in a period of widespread socio-cultural and political transformation. It ... More


“Publishing” the Gospel, Reading the Nahda: Protestant Print Culture in Late Ottoman Syria

Deanna Ferree Womack

in Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436717
eISBN:
9781474464901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436717.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter 2 turns to the American Mission Press in Beirut, which was a site of American-Syrian collaboration and a resource for Syrian Protestants to participate in the Arab cultural and literary ... More


Introduction: In the Beginning was the Word

Zeina G. Halabi

in The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile and the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421393
eISBN:
9781474435673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421393.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction elaborates on the “contemporary,” as a notion that sets the historical and theoretical framework of the book. It identifies the 1990s as a critical historical juncture of suspended ... More


Requiem for the Enlightenment

Zeina G. Halabi

in The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile and the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421393
eISBN:
9781474435673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421393.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 1 examines the contemporary reconfiguration of the East/West and modernity/tradition binaries that framed critical discourse pertaining to the nahḍa intellectual. True to his self-reflexive ... More


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