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The Crucible of Islam
by G. W. Bowersock

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

April 10, 2017

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Little is known about sixth-century Arabia. Yet from this distant time and place emerged a faith and an empire that stretched from Iberia to India. G. W. Bowersock illuminates this obscure yet most dynamic period in Islam, exploring why arid Arabia proved to be fertile ground for Muhammad’s message and why it spread so quickly to the wider world.
Homosexualité & Transidentité en Islam: Etude systémique et sy...
by Ludovic-Mohammed Zahed

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French

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Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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"Je suis souvent face à des individus, qu'ils soient concerné-es personnellement ou non par la présente question, qui ont entendu tellement de choses sur le sujet, et leurs contraires, qu'ils/elles veulent avoir une idée à la fois synthétique et globale de cette question, du point de vue de la tradition dite arabo-musulmane.<br />Je me propose ainsi de récapituler ici les sources scripturaires islamiques ayant trait à la question de la diversité des natures, des genres, des sexualités humaines. Ainsi, dans une démarche certes plus engagée politiquement que celle de la plupart des intellectuel-les de notre temps, je pourrai par la même occasion préciser certaines notions théologiques qui peuvent paraître hermétiques pour les non initié-es".<br /><br />Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, docteur en sciences sociales et humaines (Théologie, Psychologie, Anthropologie) et imam homosexuel, co-fondateur de la première mosquée inclusive d'Europe, à Paris (2012), directeur du Cabinet de conseil CALEM et chercheur en neuropsychologie (APHP).
Chaos und Glaubenskrieg: Reportagen vom Kampf um den Nahen Osten ...
by Patrick Cockburn

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German

Pages

264

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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Kein westlicher Reporter hat von den kriegerischen<br /> Ereignissen im arabischen Raum und im Nahen Osten so intensiv berichtet wie der aus Irland stam­mende Korrespondent des englischen Independent, Patrick Cockburn. Aus nächster Nähe dokumentiert er Glaubenskriege und Chaos im Irak, in Libyen, in Syrien und im Kalifat des Islamischen Staates. <br /><br />In diesem Buch sind erstmals gesammelte Reportagen von Patrick Cockburn aus den Brennpunkten der Weltpolitik in deutscher Sprache versammelt. Er berichtet von den dramatischen Folgen des 1990 verhängten Embargos gegen den Irak, indem er dessen Opfer porträtiert. Er erzählt vom Aufstand der Sunniten gegen die amerikanischen Truppen im Irak, indem er deren Protagonisten interviewt. Und er begleitet die BewohnerInnen Syriens auf dem Weg in die Katastrophe, genauso wie jene Menschen, die unter der Herrschaft des IS-Kalifats leben müssen. <br /><br />Cockburns Reportagen sind auch eine Anklage an die westlichen Kriegstreiber und die lokalen Warlords, die eine ganze Weltregion ins Chaos gestürzt haben.
Constructing Nationalism in Iran: From the Qajars to the Islamic ...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

300

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<P>Nationalism has played an important role in the cultural and intellectual discourse of modernity that emerged in Iran from the late nineteenth century to the present, promoting new formulations of collective identity and advocating a new and more active role for the broad strata of the public in politics. The essays in this volume seek to shed light on the construction of nationalism in Iran in its many manifestations; cultural, social, political and ideological, by exploring on-going debates on this important and progressive topic.</P>
Selections from Subh al-A'sh? by al-Qalqashandi, Clerk of the Mam...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

478

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<EM><br /><P>?ub? al-A‘sh? </EM>by al-Qalqashand? is a manual for chancery clerks completed in 1412 and a vital source of information on Fatimid and Mamluk Egypt which, for the first time, has been translated into English.</P><br /><P>The text provides valuable insight into the Mamluk and earlier Muslim eras. The selections presented in this volume describe Cairo, Fustat and the Cairo Citadel and give a detailed picture of the Fatimid (AD 969–1172), Ayyubid (AD 1172-1250) and Mamluk (AD 1250–1412) court customs, rituals and protocols, and depict how the Mamluk Sultanate was ruled. It also contains a wealth of details covering the geography, history and state administration systems of medieval Egypt. An introduction preceding the translation contextualizes al-Qalqashand?’s role and manuscript, as well as introducing the man himself, while detailed notes accompany the translation to explain and elaborate on the content of the material. The volume concludes with an extensive glossary of terms which forms a mini-encyclopaedia of the Fatimid and Mamluk periods.</P><br /><P>This translation will be a valuable resource for any student of medieval Islamic history. </P>
City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement
by Sara Yael Hirschhorn

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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Since Israel’s 1967 war, more than 60,000 Jewish-Americans have settled in the occupied territories, transforming politics and sometimes committing shocking acts of terrorism. Yet little is known about why they chose to live at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Sara Yael Hirschhorn unsettles stereotypes about these liberal idealists.
Letters of Light: Arabic Script in Calligraphy, Print, and Digita...
by J. R. Osborn

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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Arabic script is one of the world’s most widely used writing systems, for Arabic and non-Arabic languages alike. J. R. Osborn traces its evolution from the earliest inscriptions to digital fonts, from calligraphy to print and beyond. Students of communication, contemporary practitioners, and historians will find this narrative enlightening.
The Counts of Tripoli and Lebanon in the Twelfth Century: Sons of...
by Kevin James Lewis

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<P></P><br /><P>The county of Tripoli in what is now North Lebanon is arguably the most neglected of the so-called ‘crusader states’ established in the Middle East at the beginning of the twelfth century. The present work is the first monograph on the county to be published in English, and the first in any western language since 1945. What little has been written on the subject previously has focused upon the European ancestry of the counts of Tripoli: a specifically Southern French heritage inherited from the famous crusader Raymond IV of Saint-Gilles. Kevin Lewis argues that past historians have at once exaggerated the political importance of the counts’ French descent and ignored the more compelling signs of its cultural impact, highlighting poetry composed by troubadours in Occitan at Tripoli’s court. For Lewis, however, even this belies a deeper understanding of the processes that shaped the county. What emerges is an intriguing portrait of the county in which its rulers struggled to exert their power over Lebanon in the face of this region’s insurmountable geographical forces and its sometimes bewildering, always beguiling diversity of religions, languages and cultures. The counts of Tripoli and contemporary Muslim onlookers certainly viewed the dynasty as sons of Saint-Gilles, but the county’s administration relied upon Arabic, its stability upon the mixed loyalties of its local inhabitants, and its very existence upon the rugged mountains that cradled it. This book challenges prevailing knowledge of this little-known crusader state and by extension the medieval Middle East as a whole.</P><br /><P>.</P>
A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ
by Emil Schürer

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English

Pages

474

Publication Date

February 01, 2017

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<h2>“Simply nothing has escaped his eagle eye; even the most hidden remarks on a problem have been detected by him and entered in his book.” Carl Clemen, <em>The Biblical World</em></h2><br /><br />Emil Schürer’s work is the authoritative study of Jewish history during classical times.<br /><br />This work does not just cover the lifetime of Jesus, but instead it takes the reader from 175 B.C. through to the end of the rebellion under Hadrian in 135 A. D.<br /><br />Schürer, in the first two volumes of his work, uncovers the political leaders of the Jewish people during this period as they struggled for freedom under the threat and oppression of the Roman Empire.<br /><br />Through volumes three and four Schürer exposes the cultural and religious underpinnings of the Jewish people over these centuries: how the temple of Jerusalem functioned, how they related to the Hellenistic world that surrounded them, how their leaders created laws and ruled while remaining under Roman jurisdiction, as well as theological debates that were being made at this time.<br /><br />Schürer also examines not just the Jewish society centred around Jerusalem, but also those spread further afield across Asia and the Mediterranean.<br /><br />“Dr. Schürer has produced a work which has no parallel … a perfect and indispensable work.” Dr. Adolf Harnack<br /><br />Emil Schürer was a German theologian, made famous for his study of the Jewish people during the time of Jesus Christ. He studied in Erlangen, Berlin and Heidelberg, and took his doctorate in Leipzig. <em> A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ</em> was first published in 1891 and Schürer died in 1910.
Staat Erdoğan - Der Kampf um die türkische Demokratie: Ein SPIE...
by SPIEGEL-Verlag

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German

Pages

145

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan greift nach der absoluten Macht. Doch das Land, das er regiert, geht durch eine schwere Krise. Massenverhaftungen nach dem Putschversuch vom 15. Juli 2016 haben den Staatsapparat lahmgelegt, das Militär ist in Aufruhr, die Wirtschaft taumelt. Wer ist Erdogan? Wie gelangte er aus der Istanbuler Gosse an die Spitze des Staates? Wer sind seine Verbündeten? Wer seine Gegner? Und wohin führt er die Türkei? Das E-Book "Staat Erdogan", das SPIEGEL-Texte aus anderthalb Jahrzehnten versammelt, gibt Antworten auf diese Fragen.<br />2., erweiterte Auflage.

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