Taylor & Francis India: Middle East Culture

  • Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbul book cover

    Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbul

    1st Edition

    By B. Deniz Calis-Kural

    Şehrengiz is an Ottoman genre of poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns of the Ottoman Empire from the early sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century. This book examines the urban culture of Ottoman Istanbul through Şehrengiz, as the Ottoman space culture and…

    Hardback – 2014-07-09
    Routledge

  • Music Theory in Mamluk Cairo: The ġāyat al-maṭlūb fī ‘ilm al-adwār wa-’l-ḍurūb by Ibn Kurr book cover

    Music Theory in Mamluk Cairo

    The ġāyat al-maṭlūb fī ‘ilm al-adwār wa-’l-ḍurūb by Ibn Kurr, 1st Edition

    By Owen Wright

    The ġāyat al-maṭlūb fī ‘ilm al-adwār wa-'l-ḍurūb by Ibn Kurr is the only theoretical text of any substance that can be considered representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the first half of the fourteenth century CE. Indeed, nothing comparable survives from the whole Mamluk period,…

    Hardback – 2014-07-02
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World: Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress book cover

    Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: Performance, Politics and Piety book cover

    Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World

    Performance, Politics and Piety, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kamal Salhi

    In contrast to many books on Islam that focus on political rhetoric and activism, this book explores Islam's extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic diversity, showing how sound, music and bodily performance offer a window onto the subtleties and humanity of Islamic religious experience. …

    Hardback – 2013-11-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • Eros and Sexuality in Islamic Art book cover

    Eros and Sexuality in Islamic Art

    1st Edition

    Edited by Francesca Leoni, Mika Natif

    Dedicated to the topics of eroticism and sexuality in the visual production of the medieval and early modern Muslim world, this volume sheds light on the diverse socio-cultural milieus of erotic images, on the range of motivations that determined their production, and on the responses generated by…

    Hardback – 2013-10-03
    Routledge

  • Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923–1938) book cover

    Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923–1938)

    1st Edition

    By John Morgan O'Connell

    The early-Republican era (1923-1938) was a major period of musical and cultural change in Turkey. Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music is a study of the significance of style in Turkish music and, in particular, the polemical debate about an eastern style of Turkish music (called, alaturka) that…

    Hardback – 2013-09-28
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Architecture and Pilgrimage, 1000-1500: Southern Europe and Beyond book cover

    Architecture and Pilgrimage, 1000-1500

    Southern Europe and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Davies, Deborah Howard, Wendy Pullan

    Although there is an obvious association between pilgrimage and place, relatively little research has centred directly on the role of architecture. Architecture and Pilgrimage, 1000-1500: Southern Europe and Beyond synthesizes the work of a distinguished international group of scholars. It takes a…

    Hardback – 2013-09-28
    Routledge

  • Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah: The Pahlavi State, New Bourgeoisie and the Creation of a Modern Society in Iran book cover

    Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah

    The Pahlavi State, New Bourgeoisie and the Creation of a Modern Society in Iran, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bianca Devos, Christoph Werner

    Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah presents a collection of innovative research on the interaction of culture and politics accompanying the vigorous modernization programme of the first Pahlavi ruler. Examining a broad spectrum of this multifaceted interaction it makes an important…

    Hardback – 2013-08-16
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia: Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba book cover

    The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia

    Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba, 1st Edition

    By Glaire D. Anderson

    Exploring the aristocratic villas and court culture of Córdoba, during its 'golden age' under the reign of the Umayyad dynasty (r. 756-1031 AD), this study illuminates a key facet of the secular architecture of the court and its relationship to the well-known Umayyad luxury arts. Based on textual…

    Hardback – 2013-08-15
    Routledge

  • Israeli Identity: Between Orient and Occident book cover

    Israeli Identity

    Between Orient and Occident, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Tal

    For many years before and after the establishment of the state of Israel, the belief that Israel is a western state remained unchallenged. This belief was founded on the predominantly western composition of the pre-statehood Jewish community known as the Yishuv. The relatively homogenous membership…

    Hardback – 2013-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society

  • Education in Afghanistan: Developments, Influences and Legacies Since 1901 book cover

    Education in Afghanistan

    Developments, Influences and Legacies Since 1901, 1st Edition

    By Yahia Baiza

    A comprehensive and up to date study of the history of education in Afghanistan since 1901, this book demonstrates how modern education emerged and charts its fluctuating process of development, regression and destruction. Combining historical and contemporary analysis of key international and&…

    Hardback – 2013-04-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society

  • Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt: Ibn al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection book cover

    Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt

    Ibn al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection, 1st Edition

    By Nahyan Fancy

    The discovery of the pulmonary transit of blood was a ground-breaking discovery in the history of the life sciences, and a prerequisite for William Harvey’s fully developed theory of blood circulation three centuries later. This book is the first attempt at understanding Ibn al-Nafīs’s anatomical…

    Hardback – 2013-04-23
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

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