Middle East Studies: Middle East Culture

  • Arab-American Aesthetics: Literature, Material Culture, Film and Theatre book cover

    Arab-American Aesthetics

    Literature, Material Culture, Film and Theatre

    Edited by Therí A. Pickens

    Arab American Aesthetics enlists a wide range of voices to explore, if not tentatively define, what could constitute Arab American aesthetics in literature, material culture, film, and theatre. This book seeks to unsettle current conversations within Arab American Studies that neglect aesthetics as…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Middle Eastern Diasporas

  • The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland: The State and Local Leaders book cover

    The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland

    The State and Local Leaders

    By Suzanne Levi-Sanchez

    Based on extensive, long-term fieldwork in the borderlands of Afghan and Tajik Badakhshan, this book explores the importance of local leaders and local identity groups for the stability of a state’s borders, and ultimately for the stability of the state itself. It shows how the implantation of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • Turkish Language, Literature, and History: Travelers' Tales, Sultans, and Scholars Since the Eighth Century book cover

    Turkish Language, Literature, and History

    Travelers' Tales, Sultans, and Scholars Since the Eighth Century

    Edited by Bill Hickman, Gary Leiser

    The twenty two essays collected in Turkish Language, Literature and History offer insights into Turkish culture in the widest sense. Written by leaders in their fields from North America, Europe and Turkey, these essays cover a broad range of topics, focusing on various aspects of Turkish language,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  • The City in the Muslim World: Depictions by Western Travel Writers book cover

    The City in the Muslim World

    Depictions by Western Travel Writers

    Edited by Mohammad Gharipour, Nilay Ozlu

    Presenting a critical, yet innovative, perspective on the cultural interactions between the "East" and the "West", this book questions the role of travel in the production of knowledge and in the construction of the idea of the "Islamic city". This volume brings together authors from various…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • The Cid and His Spain book cover

    The Cid and His Spain

    By Ramón Menéndez Pidal

    This study of El Cid, first published in English in 1934, is by the leading authority on the medieval history and literature of Spain. The Cid occupies a unique position among national heroes. Others such as King Arthur and Roland are but shadowy figures in the historical record, but El Cid is very…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • The Muslim Conquest and Settlement of North Africa and Spain book cover

    The Muslim Conquest and Settlement of North Africa and Spain

    By Abdulwahid Dhanun Taha

    In the seventh and eighth centuries, the Muslim Arabs conquered large areas of North Africa and then, with the help of their former adversaries in North Africa, the Berbers, gained a decisive victory over the Visigoths in Spain. This book, first published in 1989 and based on Arabic and other…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain book cover

    The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain

    By Ariel Bension

    ‘The Zohar’ was compiled and composed in Spain in the thirteenth century, and exerted a powerful influence on Jewish life in medieval ghettoes. In this book, first published in 1932, Dr Bension was the first scholar to deal with the influence on Jewish mysticism of certain characteristics which…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • Ibrahim of Egypt (RLE Egypt) book cover

    Ibrahim of Egypt (RLE Egypt)

    By Pierre Crabitès

    The name and fame of Muhammad Ali, the Founder of Modern Egypt, are well known. His vivid personality has appealed to many writers, who have concentrated the limelight on him. Some of them have allowed Muhammad Ali’s son, Ibrahim, to appear on the stage, but they have assigned him a more or less…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

  • Sons of Ishmael (RLE Egypt): A Study of the Egyptian Bedouin book cover

    Sons of Ishmael (RLE Egypt)

    A Study of the Egyptian Bedouin

    By G.W. Murray

    Merely to inhabit a desert demands much skill, craft, experience and travel. For the numerous nomadic tribes of Africa and the Middle East, living ancestors of the Egyptians, Jews and Arabs, Egypt is their meeting ground. The author, with twenty-five years of accumulated knowledge, here sets out to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

  • Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art book cover

    Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art

    By Chloë N. Duckworth, Anne E. Sassin

    The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour’s iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered by established and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • The Transformation of Egypt (RLE Egypt) book cover

    The Transformation of Egypt (RLE Egypt)

    By Mark N. Cooper

    The assassination of Sadat brings to an end another era in Egyptian history. This book examines the crucial issues in the transformation of Egypt in the period between the death of Nasser and the murder of Sadat. Focusing on the upheavals in the Egyptian political and economic structure over the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

  • Egypt Since the Revolution (RLE Egypt) book cover

    Egypt Since the Revolution (RLE Egypt)

    Edited by P.J. Vatikiotis

    As the leaders of a revolutionary, nationalist regime, the Egyptian Free Officers who came to power following the 1952 Revolution committed themselves to the attainment of goals associated with modernization, namely rapid economic development based on State planning and industrialization and the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

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