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. The Brotherhood

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Founded in Egypt by Hasan al–Banna in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood could trace its activism in Palestine back to 1936, the year of Yasin's birth and the year in which a major revolt had broken out ... More


Western Imperialism in the Middle East 1914-1958

D. K. Fieldhouse

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199540839
eISBN:
9780191713507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540839.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, Middle East History

The term ‘Fertile Crescent’ is commonly used to refer to the group of territories extending around the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates. In this book, it is assumed to consist of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, ... More


Humanitarian Practice and the Laws of War

Geoffrey Blest

in War and Law since 1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206996
eISBN:
9780191677427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206996.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the law of armed conflict or the doctrine of ‘belligerent equality’ which applies equally to all parties to an armed conflict, whether or not the international community ... More


Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Robert E. Lerner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the first complete biography of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963), an influential and controversial German– American intellectual whose colorful and dramatic life intersected with many of the ... More


Conclusion

Nathalie Dessens

in Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060200
eISBN:
9780813050614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060200.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The two decades in which Jean Boze wrote to Henri de Ste-Gême were a wonderfully ebullient period in New Orleans's history. Transitioning, in less than three decades, from a very provincial colonial ... More


Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Yaron Harel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is a book of unexpected drama: all eleven chief rabbis appointed in this period of unprecedented change in the Jewish communities of the Fertile Crescent became the subject of controversy and ... More


Blood donors in the Soviet Union and other countries

Richard M. Titmuss

in The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on blood donors in the Soviet Union and other countries. About half of all blood supplies in the Soviet Union are obtained from unpaid donors at factories, offices, colleges and ... 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


The new Kid on the block Bahibb issima and the Emergence of the Coptic community in the Egyptian public sphere

Samia Mehrez

in Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163746
eISBN:
9781617970399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163746.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The release of the controversial Egyptian film Bahibb issima (I Love Cinema), directed by Usama Fawzi and written by Hani Fawzi, in the summer of 2004 triggered a heated debate of national ... More


New Orleans Jazz

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter starts by describing Little Richard singing John Anderson's “Annie Is Back,” blasting from the speakers of the UNITY van. Mike Miller was sitting in the front of the car. Shamus Rohn ... More


From Cambrian Explosion to First Farmers: How Climate Made Us Human

Anthony McMichael

in Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190262952
eISBN:
9780197559581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190262952.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Details Blur As We peer back through millions of years, but the outline of the story is clear enough. During the past 2– 3 million years, our hominin forebears had to ... More


Introductory

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this chapter, the author recalls her first encounter with India and the time she spent with Dr M.A. Ansari (1880–1936) in Daryaganj, Delhi. She met Indians for the first time in 1909, when she was ... More


Introduction

Michael B. McElroy

in Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190490331
eISBN:
9780197559642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490331.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

The risk of disruptive climate change is real and immediate. A low- pressure system forming in the tropics develops into a Category hurricane, 1 making its way slowly ... More


In the Gene Bank

Courtney Fullilove

in The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226454863
eISBN:
9780226455051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226455051.003.0013
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The epilogue considers genetics as a discipline and methodology that structures our understandings of social and technological change. It argues that while genetics can have a historical orientation, ... More


The Ethic We Need: Tilling and Keeping

Larry L. Rasmussen

in Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199917006
eISBN:
9780199980314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917006.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

“Planetary health is primary; human well-being is derivative.” (T. Berry) This chapter demonstrates religious ethics in a new key. It does so by centering planetary health and by showing how human ... More


Climate Variability in the Context of Climate Change: El Niño and Other Oscillations

Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel

in Climate Variability and the Global Harvest: Impacts of El Niño and Other Oscillations on Agro-Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195137637
eISBN:
9780197561669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195137637.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The climate system envelops our planet, with swirling fluxes of mass, momentum, and energy through air, water, and land. Its processes are partly regular and partly ... More


Public and Primary Healthcare before and after the Oslo Accords: A Personal Reflection

Haakon Aars

in The Oslo Accords: A Critical Assessment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789774167706
eISBN:
9781617975486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167706.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter presents an account of the author's personal experiences and work in Palestine. He worked as Health Delegate for the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies in ... More


Have Islamic aid agencies a privileged relationship in majority Muslim areas? The case of post-tsunami reconstruction in Aceh

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the question of “cultural proximity”, i.e. the proposition that a Faith Based Organization can have a privileged access to beneficiaries who share the same religious culture. ... More


Indirect Power Projection and Ideational Balancing after Khomeini

Lawrence Rubin

in Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790796
eISBN:
9780804792103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790796.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines Saudi Arabia and Egypt's threat perception and policies of this type of ideational threat during the 1990s and 2000s. This chapter shows that ideational power can threaten ... More


Visible and invisible luminous peaks of lunar mountains

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade

in Galileo's Visions: Piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199554355
eISBN:
9780191766978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554355.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

One of the aspects of Galileo’s letter to Grienberger concerned the effect on the visibility of objects produced by the foreshortening and especially the visibility of small luminous objects seen ... More


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