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Turns a spotlight on the Victorian love affair with Scotland.
Anthropological case studies of the interplay of space, culture, and power in Iberia since 1850.
From explorers’ accounts to boys’ adventure fiction, how Arctic exploration served as a metaphor for nation-building and empire in nineteenth-century Britain.
How Victorians reacted to the new sciences of geology and archaeology.
Offers a detailed picture of the lives of Cuban Americans through interviews with artists, writers, and philosophers.
How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.
Argues that the rights of women in Muslim society are based on the preserved cultural standards of elites, not the ethical philosophy of the Quran.
Argues for new water policies in the Nile River Basin.
Analyzes initiatives aimed at reforming the electoral and government systems of Israel in comparison to other established democracies.
In Boccacio's Decameron, Cervigni sees a parodic echo of the circles of Dante's Divine Comedy, and asks whether Bocaccio envisions the voyage of the brigata as similar to Dante the Pilgrim's journey toward the center, first the abysmal center of Lucifer, then towards the highest center, God.
Argues there is a program of five-word utterances that imitate fallen language in Dante’s Commedia.
Selections from twenty-seven Hebrew poets, many of whose poems appear here in English for the first time.
Essays on various facets of Nursi’s spirituality as portrayed in his Risale-i Nur.
The first book about the only two Reform Movement kibbutzim in Israel.
Explores the philosophical contributions and contemporary relevance of early German Romanticism.
Examines cooperation and conflict over water in the Middle East.
Traces the dialectical connections between Zionism’s past and present.
A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.
Explores the particulars of minority-serving institutions while also highlighting their interconnectedness.
Fictional narrative of a young girl’s experiences at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.
Examines Russia’s energy policy with rival Eurasian supplier states from 1992 to 2002.
Looks at the language of rights used by diverse interest groups in British-colonized Nigeria.
Investigates the role played by censorship in the Spanish-language publishing industry, which led to the Latin American Boom literature of the 1960s and 1970s.
Looks at the emergence of Shiism as a distinct communal identity within Islam.
Examines the transitions to democracy in Africa.
Discusses the ideas of the most important living Muslim thinker and leader in contemporary Turkey.
Provocative essays on language, literature, and the aesthetics of embodiment.
The index to the 39-volume History of al-Tabari.
Considers the role of Spiritualism in Victorian culture.
Schelling’s masterpiece investigating evil and freedom.
Looks at how various factions used the tradition that scholars were the “heirs of the Prophet” during the classical period of Islam (570–1258 CE).
Examines the origins of Russian nationalism and its relationship to the West.
The first English translation of one of George Sand’s major novels.
Reflections on the enigma and secret of “literature.”
Addresses the implications of a document found in the Archivio di Stato di Siena which affirms a connection between Farinata degli Uberti, a Florentine conspicuously encountered by Dante the pilgrim in Inferno 10, and the Sienese Ghibellines with whom he and his fellow Florentine Ghibellines joined, in an alliance which produced the Sienese victory at the battle of Montaperti in 1260.
Classic history of Ancient Ethiopia, as researched and written by a heralded African American woman activist.
Examines nineteenth-century scientists’ obsession with nerves and the nervous system.
Examines early Kurdish nationalism within the context of the demise of the Ottoman Empire.
Argues that women's relationship to books and their promotion of reading contributed greatly to the cultural and intellectual vitality of the Enlightenment.
Uses a social-psychoanalytic model to argue that collective identity shapes foreign policy changes.
Examines how national interest groups respond to the international pressures of globalization.
Explains how the Jordanian monarchy has survived economic crisis and regional political instability.
Explores the limits of economic liberalization within the European Union.
The history of Turkey's difficult transition to a multi-party political system.
The first comparative study of two major Jewish labor movements.
Examines Brecht's use of the theatre as a public arena for political change.
Explores the unique and volatile relationship of these two nations and cultures over the past two centuries, as expressed in literature, film, and philosophy.
Explores the link between mathematics and ontology.
Charts new trends in gender studies through a compelling analysis of Igbo society.
Using the original, little-known writings of Sufis Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa', this book explores the development of the idea of Islamic sainthood in the post-Ibn 'Arabi period.
Examines how Israel was caught by surprise in the opening stages of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
A biography of the prominent Turkish theologian and thinker.
Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Exposes the cultural roots of Spanish fascism.
Essays on the experience of lesbians in contemporary Israeli society.
Traces how progressive liberals in Edwardian Britain responded to contemporary intellectual trends.
Addresses Lacan's reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, offering new perspectives for American readers.
Explores how medical and social maps helped shape modern perceptions of space.
Explores Dante’s love of books.
A collection of lectures delivered during the Fulbright Hays Scholar program in Ghana.
Addresses Jacoff’s own discomfort with Dante’s reiteration of the deicide charge against the Jews in Paradiso 7 and elsewhere.
Explores the role of language, history, and politics in Romantic literature and thought, from Kant to Yeats.
Examines the role of the theatre in Paris during the Nazi occupation.
A scandalous bestseller of mid-nineteenth-century France, translated here for the first time into English.
Examines how recent Mexican and Spanish films act as untroubling distractions from everyday routines.
An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion—both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion.
Addresses the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies have confronted poverty and the poor.
Sheds light on one of the most important religious thinkers in the modern Muslim world.
Two full-length and three one-act plays, translated here for the first time into English.
A detailed history of a small neighborhood community of Ottoman Istanbul.
A revisionist interpretation of the early origins of the Ottoman Empire.
Challenges conventional assumptions about the family and the modern Middle East.
Looks at Islamist movements seeking power today, and the difficult choices they face.
Introduces the cutting edge issues and current scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Israel Studies.
Examines crucial moments of transition in Spanish culture and society during both dictatorship and democracy.
Offers an analysis of fourteen French fairy tales, from the medieval Romance of Mélusine to Jean Cocteau's film version of Beauty and the Beast, exploring their universal and eternal nature as well as their relevance to modern readers.
Examines Romantic poets’ and essayists’ fascination with the human form.
Explores the various representations and imaginations of London in literature and popular culture, from Victorian times to the present day.
Treats French cuisine as a "fine art," offering both historical background as well as a deep analysis of the social, political, and aesthetic aspects of cuisine and taste.
A translation of Grazia Deledda's final novel, an autobiographically based portrayal of an Italian woman coming to terms with breast cancer at the cusp of the twentieth century.
Multidisciplinary examination of the public sphere in “traditional” Muslim society.
Explores the significance of Alexander the Great in French medieval literature and culture.
Reconstructs the formative debates concerning ritual purity in Islamic law and practice.
Presents the political, social, and cultural context behind Ottoman charity.
Explores dream interpretation among the early Muslims, who saw dreams as a type of prophecy.
Explores the social and political history of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt during their gradual incorporation into the British Empire.
A critical examination of the decisions of the Supreme Court of Israel in cases relating to the Occupied Territories.
Makes the perhaps surprising argument that in the last quarter of the twentieth century the Arab-Israeli conflict has been winding down.
Considers the impact of the 1999 Israeli elections.
Covers early Israeli education policy regarding immigrant populations.
A comprehensive study of Israel’s most internationally celebrated writer.
Traces the almost century-long struggle between Israel's largest healthcare provider, Kupat Holim, and successive Israeli governments.
Examines the developments that paved the way for the Surrealist movement in literature and art.
Uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian political regimes.
Through an analysis of political, art historical, and literary discourse, this book considers French fascination with the Gothic cathedral.
Israeli and American critics debate what constitutes Jewish identity in modern Jewish literature.
Covers Israel's policy toward Islamic institutions within its borders, 1948-2000.
Narratively explores how the changes in South Africa's social and political structure are changing the white population's identity and sense of self.
An expert on the thought of medieval Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi argues that philosophers have romanticized this work as a revival of “oriental” wisdom.
In their own words, the stories of the men and women who are the planners, architects, community organizers--the hidden builders--of the modern state of Israel.