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Essays on the experience of lesbians in contemporary Israeli society.
Traces how progressive liberals in Edwardian Britain responded to contemporary intellectual trends.
A new translation of Sand's most popular novella, known for its brevity, liveliness, and exemplary storytelling, together with two of Sand's most admired short stories.
Uses the world's fair of 1992 to spotlight changes in the political cultures of Spain and Europe.
Addresses Lacan's reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, offering new perspectives for American readers.
Focuses on Deleuze's style, his conception of the self, and his understanding of philosophy's relationship to the arts.
Nationwide study of the proposal and adoption of minority-opportunity districts at the local level.
The first book-length study of the Israeli novelist David Shahar.
Explores how medical and social maps helped shape modern perceptions of space.
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 Dante’s love of books.
Explores the role of language, history, and politics in Romantic literature and thought, from Kant to Yeats.
Examines the internal politics of transnational environmental advocacy networks.
An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion—both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion.
Reevaluates the foundation myths of two rival factions in Egypt during the Ottoman era.
Examines how recent Mexican and Spanish films act as untroubling distractions from everyday routines.
Addresses the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies have confronted poverty and the poor.
Two full-length and three one-act plays, translated here for the first time into English.
A revisionist interpretation of the early origins of the Ottoman Empire.
Looks at Islamist movements seeking power today, and the difficult choices they face.
Applies clinical pyschology to explain the dynamics of the Middle East peace process.
Explores the turbulent changes in Israel party politics since the mid-1960s.
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.
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.
Explores the construction of the Aryan myth and its uses in both India and Europe.
Explores how the conditions that shaped Rwanda's labor organization and industries also shaped Rwanda's genocide.
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.
Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.
Presents the political, social, and cultural context behind Ottoman charity.
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.
Explores the relevance of Bakhtin's thought to social theory.
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.
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.
Examines the difficulties of Palestinian-Arab political life in Israel.
Offers a complete survey of the French May Events of 1968 through narrative, analysis, and documents.
Examines masculinity in German culture, society, and literature from 1945 to the present.
Interdisciplinary explorations into the work of one of the premier writer-survivors of the Holocaust.
Examines the screenplays of the master British dramatist and screenwriter Harold Pinter.
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.
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.
Explores the lyric context of Inferno 5.
English translation and introductory study of a previously unedited Hispano-Arabic legend of Alexander the Great.
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.
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.
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.
A groundbreaking treatment of heritage survival in African and African American cooking.
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.
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?
Using original source documents, this book portrays nineteenth-century Mosul--a large city currently in Iraq's "no-fly" zone.
Investigates the politics and poetics of women's gendered identity in West Africa.
Investigates the cultural and social constructions of issues related to war, the armed forces, and national security in Israel.
An interdisciplinary study discussing the impact of the national crisis in Mandatory Palestine on relations between Jewish and Arab workers and their respective labor movements.
An illustrated work focusing on the ways in which satirical publications revealed evolution in Ottoman society.
A selection of papers presented at the 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics.
Surveys the works of three important female writers of postcolonial societies.
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.
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.
Berch Berberoglu examines the dynamic social forces and political turmoil that plague the contemporary Middle East.
Provides an account of Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi's revival of Neoplatonism.
This volume of al-Tabari’s History provides the most complete and detailed historical source for the Persian empire of the Sasanids, whose four centuries of rule were one of the most glorious periods in Persia’s long history.
Provides an enhanced sense of what’s required to genuinely care for and educate the U. S.–Mexican youth in America.
Examines how developing countries have restructured their telecommunications in order to "leapfrog" or accelerate development.
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.
Situates Weil’s writing within the French literary tradition, and recognizes her as a master stylist.
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.
Scholars in the exact and social sciences join literary critics to consider the work of French author Michel Rio and to reflect on literature's place in intellectual discourse in an age dominated by science.
The first anthology in English on modern Spanish women's history and identity formation.
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.
Explores the nature and significance of Petrarch’s indebtedness to Dante in the Rime sparse.
Presents the history of the Children's Vaccine Initiative, examining its successes and failures in promoting the development of both new and improved vaccines for the Third World.
A study of Palestinian state formation in comparison to Zionist experiences.
Offers insights into the criminal justice system and the field of criminology in Israel.
Explores national identity in twentieth-century France.
Explores the conditions of women's lives in the modern state and traditional region of Maharashtra.