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Founding Mothers, Speaking Sisters: Lineaments of Community in History

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Fawwaz’s portraits of early Muslim women, especially those of ahl al-bayt, the Prophet Muhammad’s family and lineage. It highlights her presentations of Alid and early Shi’i ... More


Modern Muslim Interpretations

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111484
eISBN:
9780199853397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Muslims as well as other Western scholars of Islam would confirm that the most significant Muslim biography of the Prophet written in modern ages is Muhammad Husayn Haykal's Hayat Muhammad which ... More


The 1919 Revolution and Nationalist Constructions of the Lives and Works of Pioneering Women Writers

Mervat F. Hatem

in Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the biographical writing of Mayy Ziyada, whose writings on Malak Hifni Nasif and 'A'isha Taymur sought to remind a mobilized public of women's contributions to the nation. ... More


Framing a History of the Present: or, Did the Pearls Scatter to the World’s Fair?

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter considers how a volume such as this was celebrated and advertised locally, and how Fawwaz’s contemporaries ‘blurbed’ it for audiences. How did such a framing contribute to the era’s ... More


Signs of Woe

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses how the Hamartigeniaplaces Eve offstage in the narrative of the origin of sin, thus deviating from the literary tradition that highlighted the part of Eve in the story. She ... More


Redeeming Prose

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the condition of prose in contemporary Arabic poetry, focusing on poets whose sounds are no longer tonally measured verse, but poetry that is a dream. The narratives of poets ... More


Engineering an Artful Practice: On Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Yoga and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The reach of new forms of yoga is global, but the setting for this chapter is Singapore, with a focus on Inner Engineering offered by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Yoga Institute and Sudarshan Kriya” ... More


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