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Gina Nahai: Reclaiming Jewish Iranian Identity In The American Diaspora, Mojgan Behmand Nov 2014

Gina Nahai: Reclaiming Jewish Iranian Identity In The American Diaspora, Mojgan Behmand

Mojgan Behmand

Living continuously in Iran for over two millennia, Jews have played an integral role in the history of the country. Frequently understood as a passive minority group and often marginalized, first by the Zoroastrian, and then later Muslim, rule, the Jews of Iran are instead portrayed in this book as having had an active role in the development of Iranian history, society and culture. Examining ancient texts, objects and art from a wide range of times and places throughout Iranian history, as well as the medieval trade routes along which these would have travelled, The Jews of Iran offers in-depth ...


Whose India?: The Independence Struggle In British And Indian Fiction And History, Teresa Hubel Sep 2014

Whose India?: The Independence Struggle In British And Indian Fiction And History, Teresa Hubel

Teresa Hubel

For centuries, India has captured our imagination. Far more than a mere geographical presence, India is also an imaginative construct shaped by competing cultures, emotions, and ideologies. In Whose India? Teresa Hubel examines literary and historical texts by the British and Indian writers who gave meaning to the construct “India” during the final decades of the Empire. Feminist and postcolonial in its approach, this work describes the contest between British imperialists and Indian nationalists at that historical moment when India sought to achieve its independence; that is, when the definition, acquisition, and ownership of India was most vehemently at stake ...


Frederick Ii: Holy Roman Emperor Extraordinaire, Prose/Poem 7/23/2014, Charles Kay Smith Jul 2014

Frederick Ii: Holy Roman Emperor Extraordinaire, Prose/Poem 7/23/2014, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

Frederick avoided fighting the 6th Crusade by negotiating a peaceful sharing of Jerusalem by people of all faiths. No doubt it helped that he spoke Arabic and personally engaged in five months of negotiations rather than combat.


Dante And Islam, A Prose/Poem 6/19/2014, Charles Kay Smith Jun 2014

Dante And Islam, A Prose/Poem 6/19/2014, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

In this poem, Dante is revealed as a scholar of Islamic literature who was influenced by two islamic texts about Muhammad's visits to Purgatory and Hell narrated in the The Isra, and whose visit to Paradise was recorded in The Mirage. The concept of Limbo introduced by Dante in his Divine Comedy was an Islamic/Christian hybrid new to his first readers.


Introduction, Sara Kershnar, Mich Levy, Jesse Benjamin Apr 2014

Introduction, Sara Kershnar, Mich Levy, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


Orwell's Green Patrol And The Relentless Racialized Illogic Of Ethnic Cleansing In The Name Of Environmentalism, Jesse Benjamin Apr 2014

Orwell's Green Patrol And The Relentless Racialized Illogic Of Ethnic Cleansing In The Name Of Environmentalism, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


Aaron Swartz’S Legacy, Rebecca Gould Jan 2014

Aaron Swartz’S Legacy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

“Aaron Swartz’s Legacy,” Academe: Magazine of the American Association of University Professors 95(1): 19-23. Special issue on the “New Public Intellectual.” http://www.aaup.org/article/aaron-swartz%E2%80%99s-legacy#.UtZGm2RDtmk


Inscribed Cotton Ikat From Yemen In The Tenth Century Ce, Carol Bier Jan 2014

Inscribed Cotton Ikat From Yemen In The Tenth Century Ce, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


“Eisenhower Doctrine”, Imperialism And Expansionism In American History: A Social, Political, And Cultural Encyclopedia, Abc-Clio (2014). Print & Online., Kevin Brown Dec 2013

“Eisenhower Doctrine”, Imperialism And Expansionism In American History: A Social, Political, And Cultural Encyclopedia, Abc-Clio (2014). Print & Online., Kevin Brown

Kevin P Brown

No abstract provided.


Translating The Qur'an In An Age Of Nationalism: Print Culture And Modern Islam In Turkey, Oxford University Press, Brett Wilson Dec 2013

Translating The Qur'an In An Age Of Nationalism: Print Culture And Modern Islam In Turkey, Oxford University Press, Brett Wilson

Brett Wilson

No abstract provided.


Apocalypse 2014: Post-Tridentine Catholic Exegesis Of Revelation. The Futurist Commentary Of Alphonsus Frey (1762), Ulrich Lehner Dec 2013

Apocalypse 2014: Post-Tridentine Catholic Exegesis Of Revelation. The Futurist Commentary Of Alphonsus Frey (1762), Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


Judicial Transactions For Dhimmis In Mamluk Jerusalem In Light Of Ḥaram Al-Sharīf Documents (In Arabic), Mohamed Nasr Abd Elrahman Dec 2013

Judicial Transactions For Dhimmis In Mamluk Jerusalem In Light Of Ḥaram Al-Sharīf Documents (In Arabic), Mohamed Nasr Abd Elrahman

Mohamed Nasr Abd Elrahman

No abstract provided.