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  • Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment

    From Motrebi to Losanjelesi and Beyond

    By GJ Breyley, Sasan Fatemi

    The word motreb finds its roots in the Arabic verb taraba, meaning ‘to make happy.’ Originally denoting all musicians in Iran, motrebi came to be associated, pejoratively, with the cheerful vulgarity of the lowbrow entertainer. In Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment, GJ Breyley and Sasan…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Routledge Library Editions: North Africa

    By Various

    This set collects together a range of titles that together examine a broad spectrum of North African topics. A book on Algeria studies the independence movement as it assumed the responsibilities of power, another examines the process of decolonisation in Algeria. Other titles focus on development…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions North Africa

  • Algeria

    The Revolution Institutionalized

    By John P. Entelis

    After over a century of intensive colonial rule and nearly eight years of revolutionary warfare, Algeria emerged in a state of total economic decrepitude and political backwardness. Yet in the two decades following independence in 1962 the country achieved a remarkable degree of political stability…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions North Africa

  • Algeria and France

    From Colonialism to Cooperation

    By Dorothy Pickles

    Beginning as a small, seemingly insignificant rebellion in 1954, the Algerian struggle for independence assumed such proportions that it strangled France’s foreign policy, threatened her international relations, poisoned the political atmosphere, and toppled one government after another. In this…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions North Africa

  • Contemporary North Africa

    Issues of Development and Integration

    Edited by Halim Barakat

    This book by a group of international scholars, both Arab and Western, was first published in 1985, and considers the state of contemporary North Africa and its position both in the Arab world and within wider international affairs. It examines the cultural and historical contexts which have shaped…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions North Africa

  • The Last Arab Jews

    The Communities of Jerba, Tunisia

    By Abraham L. Udovitch, Lucette Valensi, Jacques Perez

    The once numerous and vital Jewish communities of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have disappeared, succumbing during the past century to the assimilating temptations of French culture, or, more recently, to the pressures of migration. Only the two communities of the island of Jerba still remain. Only…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions North Africa

  • North Africa

    Nation, State, and Region

    Edited by George Joffé

    North Africa differs from the Middle East in several significant ways. It was subject to a uniform colonial experience as part of the French empire; its populations are far more culturally homogeneous than those of the Middle East; and, since the Reconquista, it has always been far more susceptible…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions North Africa

  • The Maqa´ma´t of Badi´' al-Zama´n al-Hamadha´ni´

    Translated From The Arabic With An Introduction and Notes Historical and Grammatical

    The triple aim of Hamadhání in this work, first translated into English in 1915, appears to have been to amuse, to interest and to instruct; and this explains why, in spite of the inherent difficulty of a work of this kind composed primarily with a view to the rhetorical effect upon the learned and…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

  • Avicenna

    His Life and Works

    By Soheil M. Afnan

    This book, first published in 1958, examines the life and works of Avicenna, one of the most provocative figures in the history of thought in the East. It shows him in the right historical perspective, as the product of the impact of Greek thought on Islamic teachings against the background of the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

  • The Muslim Contribution to Mathematics

    By Ali Abdullah Al-Daffa'

    This book, first published in 1977, discusses the Muslim contribution to mathematics during the golden age of Muslim learning from the seventh to the thirteenth century. It was during this period that Muslim culture exerted powerful economic, political and religious influence over a large part of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

  • The 'Metaphysica' of Avicenna (ibn Si¯na¯)

    A critical translation-commentary and analysis of the fundamental arguments in Avicenna's 'Metaphysica' in the 'Da¯nish Na¯ma-i 'ala¯'i¯' ('The Book of Scientific Knowledge')

    By Parviz Morewedge

    In this book, first published in 1973, Professor Parviz Morewedge, an expert on Islamic philosophy and mysticism, provides a critical exposition of one text of ibn Sina (Avicenna), the great Persian philosopher who lived from 980 to 1037. The text is his Metaphysica in the Danish Nama-I ‘ala’I (The…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

  • Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

    By Dominique Urvoy

    The twelfth-century philosopher Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroes, played a crucial role in the transmission of classical philosophy to Islam, and his work had a profound influence on western scholasticism and on aspects of Renaissance thought. This book, first published in 1991, sets out the main…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

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