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Picturing A Landscape For The Faithful: Topographical Views In The "Dalail Al-Khayrat," A 15th-Century Muslim Prayer Book, Roberta L. Dougherty Jan 2019

Picturing A Landscape For The Faithful: Topographical Views In The "Dalail Al-Khayrat," A 15th-Century Muslim Prayer Book, Roberta L. Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

No abstract provided.


Wocmes 2018: "I Am The Entertainer": Embodying Entertainment In The Egyptian Film Poster, Roberta L. Dougherty Jul 2018

Wocmes 2018: "I Am The Entertainer": Embodying Entertainment In The Egyptian Film Poster, Roberta L. Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

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Wocmes 2018: "I Am The Entertainer": Embodying Entertainment In Egyptian Film Posters (Slides), Robin Dougherty Jul 2018

Wocmes 2018: "I Am The Entertainer": Embodying Entertainment In Egyptian Film Posters (Slides), Robin Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

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Mesa 2016: Salisbury & Arabic In New Haven & Beyond, Roberta L. Dougherty Nov 2016

Mesa 2016: Salisbury & Arabic In New Haven & Beyond, Roberta L. Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

In 1841, Yale College appointed Edward Elbridge Salisbury (1814-1901) as “Professor of Arabic & Sanscrit.” This was, at the time, the only position of its kind in North America, although Arabic had previously been taught at Yale and elsewhere. Salisbury’s appointment had much to do with American missionary and mercantile interest in the region now called the Middle East. This paper will argue that his appointment was critical to the rise of American Orientalism and the further development of U.S. interest in the academic study of the region—indeed, in the formation of the very basis of academic study ...


Mela: 44 Years Of Middle East Librarianship, Roberta L. Dougherty Mar 2016

Mela: 44 Years Of Middle East Librarianship, Roberta L. Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

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Mesa 2014: Documenting Revolution In The Me (Links), Roberta L Dougherty Nov 2014

Mesa 2014: Documenting Revolution In The Me (Links), Roberta L Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

Collection of URLs for sites referenced during roundtable "Documenting the Arab Uprisings" (#3690) organized by Anais Salamon, 5-7 p.m. Monday, 24 November 2014, Middle East Studies Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.


Mesa 2011: Expressive Culture Of The Egyptian Revolution, Roberta L. Dougherty Nov 2011

Mesa 2011: Expressive Culture Of The Egyptian Revolution, Roberta L. Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

This paper will examine the expressive culture of the Egyptian "revolution"--an event that began 25 January 2011 and reached a climax on 11 February 2011 with the resignation of Egyptian president Husni Mubarak. The outcome of this event is at this writing still unknown, however it is possible even at this early stage to examine the role of songs, poetry, political slogans, photographs, and video in communicating the movement's goals and ultimately mobilizing the Egyptian people.

The movement completely blind-sided all academic experts and even international intelligence. While the Tunisian "jasmine revolution" of early 2011 is credited as ...


The Mosque: History, Architectural Development & Regional Diversity, Ed. By Martin Frishman And Hasan-Uddin Khan (Review), Roberta Dougherty Dec 1995

The Mosque: History, Architectural Development & Regional Diversity, Ed. By Martin Frishman And Hasan-Uddin Khan (Review), Roberta Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

Readers who are already familiar with mosque architecture in Central Asia, Iran, or the Arab homelands are sure to learn something new from this book. Those wishing a detailed comparative presentation of the regional differences in mosque architecture--from the rammed-earth mosques of West Africa with their striking vertical buttresses perhaps deriving from pagan African ancestral pillars, to the well-known stalactite muqarnas of Andalusian, North African, and Levantine mosques, to the pagoda-like roofs and manicured gardens of mosques in China, to the Hindu-inspired centralized vertical thrust of Southeast Asian mosques--will find this title a useful resource.


Bedouins Of Qatar Dec 1994

Bedouins Of Qatar

Roberta L. Dougherty

The work's thorough depiction of the material culture of Bedouin nomads, who for at least part of the year made their home in Qatar, is the primary attraction of the book for ethnographers, historians, and Qataris themselves. At a time when the countries of the Gulf are defining what it is that makes them Qatari or Emirati or Saudi or Kuwaiti, this publication will be welcomed by the Qataris--and indeed by their other Gulf neighbors--as a means to imagine their national communities.


In The Temple Of Dance, Roberta L. Dougherty Apr 1986

In The Temple Of Dance, Roberta L. Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

On the early history of the Reda Troupe for Folkloric Arts (Egypt) and its founder, Mahmoud Reda. Includes a summary & translations from Reda's book Fī maʻbad al-raqs (Cairo: Dār al-Maʻārif, 1968).