Middle East Culture Products

  • Afghanistan

    Politics and Economics in a Globalising State, 1st Edition

    By Niamatullah Ibrahimi, William Maley

    This book offers an overview of the formation of the Afghan state and of the politics, economic challenges and international relations of contemporary Afghanistan. It opens with an account of some of the key features that make Afghanistan unique and proceeds to discuss how the Afghan state…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    The Contemporary Middle East

  • Bedouin and ‘Abbāsid Cultural Identities

    The Arabic Majnūn Laylā Story, 1st Edition

    By Ruqayya Yasmine Khan

    This literary-historical book draws out and sheds light upon the mechanisms of "the ideological work" that the Arabic Majnūn Laylā story performed for ‘Abbāsid urbanite, imperial audiences in the wake of the disappearance of the "Bedouin cosmos." The study focuses upon the processes of…

    Hardback – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Refugee Encounters at the Turkish-Syrian Border

    Antakya at the Crossroads, 1st Edition

    By Şule Can

    The Turkish-Syrian borderlands host almost half of the Syrian refugees, with an estimated 1.5 million people arriving in the area following the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. This book investigates the ongoing negotiations of ethnicity, religion and state at the border, as refugees struggle to…

    Hardback – 2019-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Borderlands Studies

  • Persian Calligraphy

    A Corpus Study of Letterforms, 1st Edition

    By Mahdiyeh Meidani

    This book is an exploratory adventure to defamiliarize calligraphy, especially Persian Nastaliq calligraphic letterforms, and to look beyond the tradition that has always considered calligraphy as pursuant to and subordinate to linguistic practices. Calligraphy can be considered a visual…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • Architecture and the Late Ottoman Historical Imaginary

    Reconfiguring the Architectural Past in a Modernizing Empire, 1st Edition

    By Ahmet A. Ersoy

    While European eclecticism is examined as a critical and experimental moment in western art history, little research has been conducted to provide an intellectual depth of field to the historicist pursuits of late Ottoman architects as they maneuvered through the nineteenth century’s vast inventory…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean

    The Art of Travel, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth A. Fraser

    For centuries artists, diplomats, and merchants served as cultural intermediaries in the Mediterranean. Stationed in port cities and other entrepôts of the Mediterranean, these go-betweens forged intercultural connections even as they negotiated and sometimes promoted cultural misunderstandings.…

    Hardback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Representing the Nation

    Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pamela Erskine-Loftus, Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla, Victoria Hightower

    The 1970s saw the emergence and subsequent proliferation across the Arabian Peninsula of ‘national museums’, institutions aimed at creating social cohesion and affiliation to the state within a disparate population. Representing the Nation examines the wide-ranging use of exhibitionary forms of…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of Halal Hospitality and Islamic Tourism

    1st Edition

    Edited by C. Michael Hall, Girish Prayag

    The Routledge Handbook of Halal Hospitality and Islamic Tourism provides a greater understanding of the current debates associated with Islamic tourism and halal hospitality in the context of businesses, communities, destinations, and the wider socio-political context. It therefore sheds…

    Hardback – 2019-06-04
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500-Present

    1st Edition

    Edited by Deborah S. Hutton, Rebecca M. Brown

    Place plays a fundamental role in the structuring of the discipline of Art History. And yet, place also limits the questions art historians can ask and impairs analysis of objects and locations in the interstices of established, ossified categories. The chapters in this interdisciplinary volume…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy

    Supporter Activism in Turkey, 1st Edition

    By Dağhan Irak

    Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy offers an in-depth and inside approach to the socio-political history of football in Turkey, where fandom is often revered as part of the national identity, presenting the historical context for football events in the country. Based on original research, the…

    Hardback – 2019-05-02
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Temporary Cities

    Resisting Transience in Arabia, 1st Edition

    By Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Are Arab Gulf cities, the likes of Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Doha, on their way to extinction? Is their fate obsolescence? Or, are they the model for our urban future? Can a city whose very existence is predicated on an imported labour force who build and operate these gleaming urban centres remain a…

    Hardback – 2019-04-10
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

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