Area Studies

Showing 301-400 of 491 titles.
Sort by:

Brickyards to Graveyards

Explores how the conditions that shaped Rwanda's labor organization and industries also shaped Rwanda's genocide.

The Public Sphere in Muslim Societies

Multidisciplinary examination of the public sphere in “traditional” Muslim society.

The Medieval French Alexander

Explores the significance of Alexander the Great in French medieval literature and culture.

The Abyss Above

Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.

The Early Muslim Tradition of Dream Interpretation

Explores dream interpretation among the early Muslims, who saw dreams as a type of prophecy.

On the Edge of Empire

Explores the social and political history of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt during their gradual incorporation into the British Empire.

The Occupation of Justice

A critical examination of the decisions of the Supreme Court of Israel in cases relating to the Occupied Territories.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict Transformed

Makes the perhaps surprising argument that in the last quarter of the twentieth century the Arab-Israeli conflict has been winding down.

Mail-Orders

Explores contemporary uses of letters and letter writing—including electronic mail—in literature, film, and art.

The Melting Pot in Israel

Covers early Israeli education policy regarding immigrant populations.

Somber Lust

A comprehensive study of Israel’s most internationally celebrated writer.

Social Change in Iran

A multi-level insider's look at the changes transforming contemporary Iran.

Policy Making at the Margins of Government

Traces the almost century-long struggle between Israel's largest healthcare provider, Kupat Holim, and successive Israeli governments.

Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World

Uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian political regimes.

Ideology and Jewish Identity in Israeli and American Literature

Israeli and American critics debate what constitutes Jewish identity in modern Jewish literature.

Debating Islam in the Jewish State

Covers Israel's policy toward Islamic institutions within its borders, 1948-2000.

Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used To Be

Narratively explores how the changes in South Africa's social and political structure are changing the white population's identity and sense of self.

The Wisdom of the Mystic East

An expert on the thought of medieval Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi argues that philosophers have romanticized this work as a revival of “oriental” wisdom.

The Rhetoric of Sobriety

Explains the prohibition of alcohol in Islam using a wide range of materials from the early Islamic period.

Israeli Planners and Designers

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.

A Comparative Political Economy of Tunisia and Morocco

Examines how rising economic integration with Europe impacts Tunisia and Morocco.

Conceptions of Postwar German Masculinity

Edited by Roy Jerome
Afterword by Michael S. Kimmel
Subjects: Area Studies

Examines masculinity in German culture, society, and literature from 1945 to the present.

When Poetry Ruled the Streets

Offers a complete survey of the French May Events of 1968 through narrative, analysis, and documents.

The Films of Harold Pinter

Examines the screenplays of the master British dramatist and screenwriter Harold Pinter.

Memory and Mastery

Interdisciplinary explorations into the work of one of the premier writer-survivors of the Holocaust.

White Banners

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.

The Promised Land?

Analyzes East German feminism for an American audience through an exploration of their women writers.

On the Study of Greek Poetry

Available for the first time in English, this study offers insights into the genesis of German Romanticism.

Islamic Legends Concerning Alexander the Great

Edited and translated by Z. David Zuwiyya
Introduction by Z. David Zuwiyya
Subjects: Literature

English translation and introductory study of a previously unedited Hispano-Arabic legend of Alexander the Great.

Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X - XIII

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.

Totems for Defence and Illustration of Taboo: Sites of Petrarchism in Renaissance Europe

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.

Shi'ite Heritage

Edited and translated by L. Clarke
Subjects: Religion And Spirituality

Explores Western and Muslim scholarship on multiple aspects of the Twelver Shi’ite tradition.

Zayas and Her Sisters, 2

A collection of essays on the novelist María de Zayas and other seventeenth century Spanish women writers.

On Other Grounds

Examines eighteenth-century French and English landscape gardens as representations of nationalist expression.

Merchants, Mamluks, and Murder

A historiography of Ottoman Basra, a trade center in the eighteenth century.

The Breaking of a Thousand Swords

A portrait of the Samarran Turk community while in the employ of the 'Abbasid caliphate during the ninth century.

The Experimental Arabic Novel

Traces the development of the modern Arabic novel from the 1960s to the present.

The Management of Islamic Activism

Shows how the laws governing civil society are used to regulate Islamic activism in Jordan.

African American Criminological Thought

Examines African American contributions, both historical and contemporary, to criminological thought.

La Valse and Foreign

Ten short stories and a dramatic monologue by one of contemporary Austria's most important and provocative writers.

Structures of Desire

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.

A Learned Society in a Period of Transition

Addresses the social significance of orthodox Islam during the medieval period in Baghdad.

Women, Patronage, and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies

Edited by D. Fairchild Ruggles
Subjects: Area Studies

A rare look at female empowerment in the Muslim world.

Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light

By Sachiko Murata
Foreword by Tu Wei-ming
Subjects: Area Studies

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.

Negotiating Jerusalem

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?

French Cultural Studies

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.

Mosul before Iraq

Using original source documents, this book portrays nineteenth-century Mosul--a large city currently in Iraq's "no-fly" zone.

Image and Imperialism in the Ottoman Revolutionary Press, 1908-1911

An illustrated work focusing on the ways in which satirical publications revealed evolution in Ottoman society.

Review Essays in Israel Studies

Introduces the cutting edge issues and current scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Israel Studies.

Advances in African Linguistics

A selection of papers presented at the 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics.

Hardened Images

By Asgede Hagos
Subjects: Area Studies

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.

This Is No Place for a Woman

By Joya Uraizee
Subjects: Area Studies

Surveys the works of three important female writers of postcolonial societies.

Consumption Studies and the History of the Ottoman Empire, 1550-1922

An innovative application of consumption studies to the field of Ottoman history.

Figuring the East

Examines the ambiguous constructions of the Orient in the works of four major twentieth-century French writers.

Valentin Weigel (1533-1588)

By Andrew Weeks
Subjects: Area Studies

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.

The Leaven of the Ancients

Provides an account of Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi's revival of Neoplatonism.

Turmoil in the Middle East

Berch Berberoglu examines the dynamic social forces and political turmoil that plague the contemporary Middle East.

Subtractive Schooling

Provides an enhanced sense of what’s required to genuinely care for and educate the U. S.–Mexican youth in America.

Adorno's Nietzschean Narratives

By Karin Bauer
Subjects: Area Studies

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.

Economic Interdependence in Ukrainian-Russian Relations

Explores the emerging political economy of the former Soviet Union.

The Elections in Israel 1996

Leading American and Israeli social scientists discuss the precedent-setting events of Israel’s 1996 elections.

Reading with Michel Serres

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.

All in the Family

A new and provocative argument about monarchism in the Middle East.

Birth of a National Icon

By Venita Datta
Subjects: Area Studies

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.

Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change

Explores Arab-Jewish encounters and relations in Israel from both conflict resolution and educational perspectives.

The French Connections of Jacques Derrida

Addresses for the first time the issue of Derrida's relation to French poetics, writing, thought, and culture.

My Double Life

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.

Delirium and Destiny

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.

Constructing Spanish Womanhood

The first anthology in English on modern Spanish women's history and identity formation.

Dante and Petrarch: The Earthly Paradise Revisited

Explores the nature and significance of Petrarch’s indebtedness to Dante in the Rime sparse.

The Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction

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.

Placing the Poet

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.

Defying Gravity

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.

Crime and Criminal Justice in Israel

Offers insights into the criminal justice system and the field of criminology in Israel.

Women Mystics Confront the Modern World

Situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which occurred at the dawn of the modern world.

Images of Women in Maharashtrian Society

Edited by Anne Feldhaus
Subjects: Area Studies

Explores the conditions of women's lives in the modern state and traditional region of Maharashtra.

Dante's Cosmos

Freccero argues that the Paradiso may be considered a medieval version of science fiction.

The Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

By Avraham Sela
Subjects: Area Studies

Addresses the inter-Arab dimension of Middle East politics and its impact on the Palestinian conflict.

For a Philosophy of Freedom and Strife

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.

The Middle East Peace Process

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the history of and complex issues surrounding the peace process in the Middle East.

The Endless Text

Traces the history of chivalric fiction in Western Europe, from the earliest Celtic tales to the conflict between romance and realism in Don Quixote.

Sexual Politics in the Enlightenment

Explores the way seven women writers of the eighteenth century responded to Rousseau, and traces his crucial influence on their literary careers.

Trial and Error

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.

The Politics of Regional Trade in Iraq, Arabia, and the Gulf, 1745-1900

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.

The Jewishness of Israelis

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.

The Disenchantments of Love

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.

Making of Iraq, The, 1900-1963

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 ...

Women Writing Women

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.

Israel Through the Jewish-American Imagination

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.

Giovanni Rutini

Explores how Rutini’s experimental work in sonata-allegra formal procedures played a significant role in the history of music.

French Intellectual Nobility

The first study to examine the conditions that led to the production of theories like "structuralism" and "poststructuralism. "

Between the Flag and the Banner

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.

An Ottoman Century

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.

Wars, Internal Conflicts, and Political Order

The first comprehensive analysis of the effect the prolonged Arab-Israeli conflict has had on state and society in Israel.

The Dream of an Absolute Language

Traces the reception of Swedenborg's doctrine of "correspondences" in French literature and culture from the late 1700s to 1870.

Exile from Exile

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 ...

The Myth of Mondragon

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.

Daughters of Palestine

By Amal Kawar
Subjects: Area Studies

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.

C.L.R. James

A fascinating, immensely readable biography of one of the most important radical intellectuals of the twentieth century.