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Explores how the conditions that shaped Rwanda's labor organization and industries also shaped Rwanda's genocide.
Multidisciplinary examination of the public sphere in “traditional” Muslim society.
Explores the significance of Alexander the Great in French medieval literature and culture.
Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.
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.
Explores contemporary uses of letters and letter writing—including electronic mail—in literature, film, and art.
Covers early Israeli education policy regarding immigrant populations.
A comprehensive study of Israel’s most internationally celebrated writer.
A multi-level insider's look at the changes transforming contemporary Iran.
Traces the almost century-long struggle between Israel's largest healthcare provider, Kupat Holim, and successive Israeli governments.
Uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian political regimes.
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.
Explains the prohibition of alcohol in Islam using a wide range of materials from the early Islamic period.
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.
Examines how rising economic integration with Europe impacts Tunisia and Morocco.
Examines masculinity in German culture, society, and literature from 1945 to the present.
Offers a complete survey of the French May Events of 1968 through narrative, analysis, and documents.
Examines the screenplays of the master British dramatist and screenwriter Harold Pinter.
Interdisciplinary explorations into the work of one of the premier writer-survivors of the Holocaust.
Examines the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state, predominantly from the view of the local inhabitants of medieval Syria.
Analyzes East German feminism for an American audience through an exploration of their women writers.
Available for the first time in English, this study offers insights into the genesis of German Romanticism.
English translation and introductory study of a previously unedited Hispano-Arabic legend of Alexander the Great.
Explores the lyric context of Inferno 5.
Raises the radical question of how Dante’s understanding of poetry shaped his theology, his ethics, and, more generally his sense of the organization of knowledge or encyclopedia.
Argues that critical comments appended to early printed editions of Petrarch’s Rime sparse inflected the reception and understanding of Petrarch’s vernacular poetry in Renaissance Europe.
Explores Western and Muslim scholarship on multiple aspects of the Twelver Shi’ite tradition.
A collection of essays on the novelist María de Zayas and other seventeenth century Spanish women writers.
Examines eighteenth-century French and English landscape gardens as representations of nationalist expression.
A historiography of Ottoman Basra, a trade center in the eighteenth century.
A portrait of the Samarran Turk community while in the employ of the 'Abbasid caliphate during the ninth century.
Traces the development of the modern Arabic novel from the 1960s to the present.
Shows how the laws governing civil society are used to regulate Islamic activism in Jordan.
Examines African American contributions, both historical and contemporary, to criminological thought.
Ten short stories and a dramatic monologue by one of contemporary Austria's most important and provocative writers.
Examines the cultural, historical, and ideological factors influencing British cinema during World War II and the postwar years, with attention to male-female relationships as well as to utopian desires for a better postwar world.
Addresses the social significance of orthodox Islam during the medieval period in Baghdad.
A rare look at female empowerment in the Muslim world.
The first study in English of Islamic thought in China, this book shows that this tradition was informed by both Sufism and Neo-Confucianism; translations of two classic works are included.
Explores the beliefs, attitudes, and values of ordinary Palestinians and Israeli Jews asking the question: Is it possible to reach a negotiated resolution to the Jerusalem question?
Addresses the theoretical and pedagogical implications of redefining French Studies as an interdisciplinary field, while providing practical examples of the kind of criticism that such a shift would entail.
Using original source documents, this book portrays nineteenth-century Mosul--a large city currently in Iraq's "no-fly" zone.
An illustrated work focusing on the ways in which satirical publications revealed evolution in Ottoman society.
Introduces the cutting edge issues and current scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Israel Studies.
A selection of papers presented at the 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics.
Examines the nature of the interplay between the U. S. press and the American state on Africa, with a special focus on its armed struggles waged to complete the decolonization process.
Surveys the works of three important female writers of postcolonial societies.
An innovative application of consumption studies to the field of Ottoman history.
Examines the ambiguous constructions of the Orient in the works of four major twentieth-century French writers.
This first English-language consideration of Valentin Weigel, an important but neglected figure in German intellectual history, examines his life and his writings on tolerance.
Provides an account of Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi's revival of Neoplatonism.
Berch Berberoglu examines the dynamic social forces and political turmoil that plague the contemporary Middle East.
Provides an enhanced sense of what’s required to genuinely care for and educate the U. S.–Mexican youth in America.
Investigates the intellectual affinities of Adorno and Nietzsche, culminating in a discussion of their readings of Wagner, who serves as a medium and supplement for their critiques of modern culture.
Explores the emerging political economy of the former Soviet Union.
Leading American and Israeli social scientists discuss the precedent-setting events of Israel’s 1996 elections.
Explores the concept of time in the work of Michel Serres, demonstrating close analogies in his work to the discourses of science, literature, and philosophy.
A new and provocative argument about monarchism in the Middle East.
Examines the rise of the intellectual in fin-de-siecle France, setting this important phenomenon against the backdrop of an emerging mass democracy and concentrating on the key role played by the avant-garde.
Explores Arab-Jewish encounters and relations in Israel from both conflict resolution and educational perspectives.
Addresses for the first time the issue of Derrida's relation to French poetics, writing, thought, and culture.
A translation of Ma Double Vie, the autobiography of the French actress Sarah Bernhardt, who was one of the classical theater's all-time greatest stars.
Written by one of twentieth-century Spain's most prominent intellectuals, this book--part memoir, part lyrical novel--is both a Bildungsroman about a young woman's intellectual formation during a crucial period of Spanish history (1929-1931) and a philosophical meditation upon the individual's place in society.
The first anthology in English on modern Spanish women's history and identity formation.
Explores the nature and significance of Petrarch’s indebtedness to Dante in the Rime sparse.
Provides a clear account of the issues in Spanish American fiction in the last quarter-century by attempting to answer questions on the Boom, Post-Boom, and its relation to Postmodernism.
Makes available, for the first time in English, the work of a major modern Arab poet, providing a framework for understanding his experience not only as an Arab writer but as a postcolonial one.
A major reassessment of the work of Jean Paulhan within the context of his own times as well as in the light of contemporary debates in literary theory.
Offers insights into the criminal justice system and the field of criminology in Israel.
Situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which occurred at the dawn of the modern world.
Explores the conditions of women's lives in the modern state and traditional region of Maharashtra.
Freccero argues that the Paradiso may be considered a medieval version of science fiction.
Addresses the inter-Arab dimension of Middle East politics and its impact on the Palestinian conflict.
This first book-length work of the prominent German philosopher Gunter Figal to appear in English offers a radical defense of metaphysical philosophy in the era of postmodern thought.
A comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the history of and complex issues surrounding the peace process in the Middle East.
Traces the history of chivalric fiction in Western Europe, from the earliest Celtic tales to the conflict between romance and realism in Don Quixote.
Explores the way seven women writers of the eighteenth century responded to Rousseau, and traces his crucial influence on their literary careers.
Questions the commonly accepted view that Israel's military policies were formed in direct response to Arab states' hostility and argues for a historical linkage between Israel's changing military posture and the development of an inequitable Israeli social structure.
Examines the development of a socioeconomic region in Iraq, Arabia, and the Gulf during a 150-year period, focusing on regional ties through long-distance trade networks.
Analyzes a recent report on a survey of the religious beliefs and behavior of Israeli Jews, and of the intense public debate that it produced.
Published in 1647, these ten tales are among the earliest narratives in Western literature to focus on women's experiences and points of view in love relationships.
This book's innovative approach makes it an important intervention into the field of modern Iraqi and Arab history. Samira Haj's discussion of the factors that led to, and paradoxically caused the failure ...
This first anthology in English dedicated exclusively to Spanish-American women playwrights includes eight plays by award-winning authors who have received national and international acclaim.
Examines eight Jewish-American writers--Meyer Levin, Leon Uris, Saul Bellow, Hugh Nissenson, Chaim Potok, Philip Roth, Anne Roiphe, and Tova Reich--who have "imagined" Israel in their work.
Explores how Rutini’s experimental work in sonata-allegra formal procedures played a significant role in the history of music.
The first study to examine the conditions that led to the production of theories like "structuralism" and "poststructuralism. "
This first comprehensive study of the political life of Israeli women looks at political participation, political identity, women's political organizations, and public policy regarding women.
This sweeping look at the city and the District of Jerusalem in the 17th century paints a vivid picture of life in an Ottoman province.
The first comprehensive analysis of the effect the prolonged Arab-Israeli conflict has had on state and society in Israel.
Traces the reception of Swedenborg's doctrine of "correspondences" in French literature and culture from the late 1700s to 1870.
The standard histories of Israeli literature limit the canon, virtually ignoring those who came to Israel from Jewish communities in the Middle East. By focusing on the work of Iraqi-born authors, this ...
Shows how the creation of an idealized image of the Mondragon cooperatives is part of a new global ideology that promotes cooperative labor-management relations in order to discredit labor unions and working-class organizations.
Based on interviews with 35 women leaders, this is the first study of women's involvement in the Palestinian National Movement from the revolution in the mid-1960s to the Palestinian-Israeli peace process in the 1990s.
A fascinating, immensely readable biography of one of the most important radical intellectuals of the twentieth century.