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The Aesthetic World of Rīti Poetry

Allison Busch

in Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765928
eISBN:
9780199918973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765928.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter introduces the most important genres and themes of rīti literature. Selections of poetry are analyzed to showcase the techniques of Brajbhasha writers from early modern India. Some of ... More


Politics and Terror

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0016
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The attempted “revolutionary execution” of Prime Minister Ala was one in a series of assassinations and assassination attempts by the Fadaiyan dating from its inception in the early 1940s. Though ... More


The Irrecuperable Heterogeneity of the Present in ʿAlaʾ al-Aswani’s The Yacoubian Building and Chicago

Mary Youssef

in Minorities in the Contemporary Egyptian Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474415415
eISBN:
9781474449755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415415.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Two novels by author ʿAlaʾ al-Aswani are jointly analyzed to illustrate a multi-dimensional mapping of difference and asymmetries of power in domestic and public spheres as well as across local and ... More


The Likely Course of an Unlikely Life, 1248–1302

Stefan Kamola

in Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Rashid al-Din Tabib (d. 1318) was born into a Jewish medical family and raised between waves of Mongol conquest in Iran. By 1297, he rose to the highest level of administration in the new Mongol ... More


Mongol Dynastic History, 1302–1304

Stefan Kamola

in Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Blessed History of Ghazan (Tarikh-i Mubarak-i Ghazani) marked the culmination of several decades of historical writing that worked to integrate the Mongol ilkhans into historical and cultural ... More


Casa degli Amanti (I 10,10–11)

Penelope M. Allison

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume III: The Finds, a Contextual Study

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199263127
eISBN:
9780191919282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199263127.003.0035
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

There are remains of coarse plaster on the lower parts of the walls of this space and the pavement is of cocciopesto. The excavators removed disturbed ... More


KINGSHIP AND IDEOLOGY UNDER THE RUM SELJUQS*

Songül Mecit

in The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639946
eISBN:
9780748653294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides a short outline of the evolution of the official ideology of the kingship of the Rum Seljuqs. The Rum Seljuq concept of legitimate kingship was formulated for the first time ... More


Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Ian Haynes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The auxilia provided more than half the manpower in Rome’s provincial armies. This book demonstrates how, both on the battlefield and off, the Roman state addressed a crucial and enduring challenge, ... More


Shattered Transition: The Reordering of Kyrgyz Society

Mathijs Pelkmans

in Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705137
eISBN:
9781501708381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705137.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines shifts in Kyrgyzstan's ideological landscape. It considers public events that are suggestive of the rhythms of Kyrgyz political life, and the issues that fueled collective ... More


Modern and Contemporary Debates on Jihād and Martyrdom I: Political and Militant Perspectives

Asma Afsaruddin

in Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199730933
eISBN:
9780199344949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730933.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Eight discusses how late medieval discourses on jihād in particular have been appropriated and selectively adapted for new political and ideological ends by political ideologues and radical ... More


Philologies

Jeffrey Sacks

in Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264940
eISBN:
9780823266661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter follows the title al-Saq 'ala al-saq fi ma huwwa al-Fariyaq of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq in discussing the relation to the form of the body and the grounding of world. In al-Saq 'ala alsaq ... More


Actualising the End: The Nizari Declaration of the Resurrection

Jamel A. Velji

in An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690886
eISBN:
9781474427104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690886.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides a historical overview and analysis of the Nizari Ismaili declaration of the Resurrection (qiyāma) on August 8, 1164. It argues that this declaration cannot be dismissed as an ... More


From Movement to Text: The Haft-bāb

Jamel A. Velji

in An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690886
eISBN:
9781474427104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690886.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the Haft-Bāb, a document recounting the theology behind the Nizari Ismaili declaration of the Resurrection (qiyāma) written approximately 40 years after the event. It ... More


The Makings of Another Life

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0026
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, six Iraqis recount their experiences during the Iraq war. Hamida Rahdi Salah and her husband were newlyweds in 2003, but he died in the summer of 2007, a victim of terrorist bombing. ... More


The Sun-Sounding Scythian: Prokofiev’s Musical Interpretations of Russian Silver Age Poetry

Polina Dimova

in Rethinking Prokofiev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter examines the relationships between Prokofiev’s early music and the poets that inspired him. Guided by Konstantin Balmont’s poetic characterization of him in the early 1920s as a ... More


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