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  • Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur and Arabic Writerly Culture: A Ninth Century Bookman in Baghdad book cover

    Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur and Arabic Writerly Culture

    A Ninth Century Bookman in Baghdad, 1st Edition

    By Shawkat M. Toorawa

    Toorawa re-evaluates the literary history and landscape of  third to ninth century Baghdad by demonstrating and emphasizing the significance of the important transition from a predominantly oral-aural culture to an increasingly literate one. This transformation had a profound influence on…

    Hardback – 2005-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures

  • Shahnama: The Visual Language of the Persian Book of Kings book cover

    Shahnama

    The Visual Language of the Persian Book of Kings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Hillenbrand

    Shahnama: The Visual Language of the Persian Book of Kings presents the first comprehensive examination of the interplay between text and image in the celebrated Persian national epic, the Shahnama, written by the poet Firdausi of Tus. The Shahnama is one of the longest poems ever composed and…

    Hardback – 2004-08-24
    Routledge
    Visual Arts Research Institute Edinburgh

  • Planning Middle Eastern Cities: An Urban Kaleidoscope book cover

    Planning Middle Eastern Cities

    An Urban Kaleidoscope, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Middle Eastern cities cannot be lumped together as a single group. Rather they make up the urban kaleidoscope of the title, as the diversity of the six cities included here shows. They range from cities rich in tradition (Cairo, Tunis, and Baghdad), to neglected cities (Algiers and Sana'a), to…

    Hardback – 2004-07-15
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • The Creation of Quaker Theory: Insider Perspectives book cover

    The Creation of Quaker Theory

    Insider Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pink Dandelion

    The last forty years has witnessed a 'golden age' of Quaker Studies scholarship, with the bulk of this work into the history and sociology of Quakerism being undertaken by scholars who are also Quakers. For the scholars involved, their Quakerism has both prompted their research interests and…

    Hardback – 2004-05-26
    Routledge

  • A Victorian Traveler in the Middle East: The Photography and Travel Writing of Annie Lady Brassey book cover

    A Victorian Traveler in the Middle East

    The Photography and Travel Writing of Annie Lady Brassey, 1st Edition

    By Nancy Micklewright

    Juxtaposing the albums of Lady Brassey, an overlooked figure among Victorian women travelers, with Brassey's travel books, Nancy Micklewright takes advantage of a unique opportunity to examine the role of photography in the 1870s and 1880s in constructing ideas about place and empire. This study…

    Hardback – 2003-11-28
    Routledge

  • Fictions of the Sea: Critical Perspectives on the Ocean in British Literature and Culture book cover

    Fictions of the Sea

    Critical Perspectives on the Ocean in British Literature and Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bernhard Klein

    This timely collection brings together twelve original essays on the cultural meaning of the sea in British literature and history, from early modern times to the present. Interdisciplinary in conception, it charts metaphorical and material links between the idea of the sea in the cultural…

    Hardback – 2002-08-07
    Routledge

  • Folklore and Folklife in the United Arab Emirates book cover

    Folklore and Folklife in the United Arab Emirates

    1st Edition

    By Sayyid Hamid Hurriez

    A unique description and analysis of the domains and genres of UAE folklore, including folk customs and beliefs, traditional arts and crafts, folk dances, folk narratives and proverbs. Challenging the established meaning of folklife, this volume also deals with folklore in public life, in the mass…

    Hardback – 2002-04-25
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Demetrius Cantemir: The Collection of Notations: Volume 2: Commentary book cover

    Demetrius Cantemir: The Collection of Notations

    Volume 2: Commentary, 1st Edition

    By Owen Wright

    The substantial collection of notations of seventeenth-century Ottoman instrumental music made by Demetrius Cantemir is both a record of compositions of considerable intrinsic interest and a historical document of vital importance, representing as it does one of the most comprehensive accounts of…

    Hardback – 2000-12-31
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Orientalism, Masquerade and Mozart's Turkish Music book cover

    Orientalism, Masquerade and Mozart's Turkish Music

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Head

    Matthew Head explores the cultural meanings of Mozart's Turkish music in the composer's 18th-century context, in subsequent discourses of Mozart's significance for 'Western' culture, and in today's (not entirely) post-colonial world. Unpacking the ideological content of Mozart's numerous…

    Hardback – 2000-11-28
    Routledge
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • Of Dishes and Discourse: Classical Arabic Literary Representations of Food book cover

    Of Dishes and Discourse

    Classical Arabic Literary Representations of Food, 1st Edition

    By Geert Jan van Gelder

    Considers how Arab and Islamic culinary culture may be represented in literary forms. Scholars of the medieval Islamic period are keenly aware of the importance of food and wine as themes in literature. Van Gelder's witty and subtle approach teases the most out of texts as well as enabling the…

    Hardback – 1999-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures

  • Music in the World of Islam: A Socio-Cultural History book cover

    Music in the World of Islam

    A Socio-Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Amnon Shiloah

    The story of music told in these pages begins in pre-islamic times with musical forms that bear strong imprints of the Bedouin's tribal way of life. Pre-islamic music can be viewed as the forerunner of the art music that acquired a foot-hold after the advent of Islam. The history of Arab music…

    Hardback – 1995-06-29
    Routledge

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