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Stele und Legende - Untersuchungen zu den keilschriftlichen Erzählwerken über die Könige von Akkade

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Book Series: Göttinger Beiträge zum Alten Orient ISBN: 9783941875111 Year: Pages: 517 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Archaeology --- History --- Linguistics --- History of arts
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Überlieferte Originalstelen mit Inschriften der großen Könige Sargon und Narām-Sîn von Akkade, die im 23. Jahrhundert v. Chr. als erste ein Weltreich eroberten, sowie mündlich tradierte Sagen haben diesen beiden Königen einen herausragenden Stellenwert in der historischen Erinnerung der Babylonier und Assyrer verschafft. Dies führte zu einer Reihe erzählender Werke, die zum Teil wie echte Heldenlieder gestaltet sind, zum Teil sich aber auch als authentische Königsinschriften gebärden. Das Verständnis dieser heterogenen Textgruppe in verschiedenen Fragerichtungen zu erhellen, ist das Ziel vorliegender Studie. Zu den Fragestellungen gehören die Bestimmung der Gattungen, denen die Texte angehören, und ihre Scheidung von den authentischen Königsinschriften, die durch das Merkmal der Fiktionalität gekennzeichnet ist. Des Weiteren soll die zum Teil hohe literarische Qualität dieser Werke herausgearbeitet werden. Schließlich wird untersucht, inwiefern sich an diesen Werken die Mechanismen und Bedingungen ihrer Überlieferung ablesen lassen, ob sie Spuren eines mündlichen Sargon- und Narām-Sîn-Sagenschatzes aufweisen und welche literarischen Funktionen sie erfüllten. Die Reihe “Göttinger Beiträge zun Alten Orient” setzt die erfolgreichen “Göttinger Arbeitshefte zur Altorientalischen Literatur” fort. Die Reihe wird vom Seminar für Altorientalistik der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen herausgegeben und behandelt die Erschließung und Deutung der reichhaltigen Schriftdenkmäler in akkadischer oder sumerischer Sprache aus der Zeit von ca. 3100 - 500 v. Chr.

Orientalismo y Nacionalismo Español: estudios árabes y hebreos en la Universidad de Madrid (1843-1868)

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Book Series: Historia de las Universidades ISSN: 18860710 ISBN: 8481556483 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 143 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: History
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Esta obra indaga en la aportación de la historiografía como género propio a la construcción ideológica y cultural de los nacionalismos de estado. La autora se ocupa del periodo cronológico que abarca entre 1843 y 1868, y lo hace persiguiendo dilucidar este asunto a través de la obra producida en las cátedras de diversas disciplinas humanísticas existentes en la Universidad de Madrid a mediados del siglo XIX. En concreto, la indagación se conduce hacia un plano sin duda interesante, el del orientalismo español, que antes se había ignorado casi del todo para esa misma época, iniciando con ello la exploración intensa de datos y experiencias culturales cruzadas —deliberadamente selectos unos y no homogéneas otras—, para tentar el contraste de interpretaciones y, acaso más, atreverse a un principio de reformulación.

Society, Law, and Culture in the Middle East. “Modernities” in the Making

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ISBN: 9783110439755 9783110470642 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.1515/9783110439755 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Sociology --- History
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Society, Law, and Culture in the Middle East: “Modernities” in the Making is an edited volume that seeks to deepen and broaden our understanding of various forms of change in Middle Eastern and North African societies during the Ottoman period. It offers an in-depth analysis of reforms and gradual change in the longue durée, challenging the current discourse on the relationship between society, culture, and law. The focus of the discussion shifts from an external to an internal perspective, as agency transitions from “the West” to local actors in the region. Highlighting the ongoing interaction between internal processes and external stimuli, and using primary sources in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish, the authors and editors bring out the variety of modernities that shaped south-eastern Mediterranean history. The first part of the volume interrogates the urban elite household, the main social, political, and economic unit of networking in Ottoman societies. The second part addresses the complex relationship between law and culture, looking at how the legal system, conceptually and practically, undergirded the socio-cultural aspects of life in the Middle East. Society, Law, and Culture in the Middle East consists of eleven chapters, written by well-established and younger scholars working in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies. The editors, Dror Ze'evi and Ehud R. Toledano, are both leading historians, who have published extensively on Middle Eastern societies in the Ottoman and post-Ottoman periods.

Jihad and Islam in World War I

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Book Series: Debates on Islam and Society ISBN: 9789087282509 9789087282394 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605452 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Religion --- History
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This books investigates the background and nature of the Ottoman Jihad proclamation, but also its effects in the wider Middle East. It looks at the German hopes and British fears of a worldwide rising of Muslims in the colonial empires. It also discusses the fierce academic debates caused by the Jihad proclamation, in which the 1915 manifesto of Leiden Islam scholar Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (“Holy War Made in Germany”) played a key role. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey

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Book Series: State Crime ISBN: 9780745399348 9781786800374 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625899 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100054
Subject: Sociology
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An academic insider's account of the Islamist social movement Kurdish Hizbullah.

Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire

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ISBN: 9780748641734 9780748677696 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100964
Subject: Religion
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Contrary to the stereotypical images of torture, narcotics and brutal sexual behaviour traditionally associated with Ottoman (or ‘Turkish’) prisons, Kent F. Schull argues that these places were sites of immense reform and contestation during the 19th century. He shows that they were key components for Ottoman nation-state construction and acted as 'microcosms of modernity' for broader imperial transformation. It was within the walls of these prisons that many of the pressing questions of Ottoman modernity were worked out, such as administrative centralisation, the rationalisation of Islamic criminal law and punishment, issues of gender and childhood, prisoner rehabilitation, bureaucratic professionalisation, identity and social engineering. Juxtaposing state-mandated reform with the reality of prison life, the author investigates how these reforms affected the lives of local prison officials and inmates.

Machineries of Oil

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Book Series: Infrastructures ISBN: 9780262037044 9780262344838 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101019
Subject: Political Science
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Machineries of Oil is an investigation into oil infrastructure in modern society, examining local power struggles over the construction of the global oil industry in a non-western context. This history is crucial for understanding the twentieth-century politics of the Middle East and the peculiar ways in which countries of the Global South have served as irreplaceable laboratories for producing knowledge and know-how on nature and society. This book will come at a time when tensions between the US and Iran, and tensions surrounding the politics of the oil industry in the Middle East in particular, have become unfortunately heightened in the wake of the change in US administration. We feel this book is particularly suited to the Knowledge Unlatched program because our reach to Middle East studies audiences is somewhat limited, and we’d like this book to be available to as many readers as possible, despite limited marketing resources to go beyond our usual channels.

Transcultural Approaches to the Concept of Imperial Rule in the Middle Ages

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ISBN: 9783631662199 9783631662199 9783653052329 9783631706244 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-05232-9 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103568
Subject: History
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During the Middle Ages, rulers from different regions aspired to an idea of imperial hegemony. On the other hand, there were rulers who deliberately refused to be «emperors», although their reign showed characteristics of imperial rule. The contributions in this volume ask for the reasons why some rulers such as Charlemagne strove for imperial titles, whereas others voluntarily shrank from them. They also look at the characteristics of and rituals connected to imperial rule as well as to the way Medieval empires saw themselves. Thus, the authors in this volume adopt a transcultural perspective, covering Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Europe, Byzantium and the Middle East. Furthermore, they go beyond the borders of Christianity by including various caliphates and Islamic «hegemonic» rulers like Saladin.

Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan

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ISBN: 9781472574015 9781472574022 9781472574039 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102539
Subject: History
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In the wake of the protests that toppled regimes across the Middle East in 2011, Sudanese activists and writers have proudly cited their very own ‘Arab Springs’ of 1964 and 1985, which overthrew the country’s first two military regimes, as evidence of their role as political pioneers in the region. Whilst some of these claims may be exaggerated, Sudan was indeed unique in the region at the time in that it witnessed not one but two popular uprisings which successfully uprooted military authoritarianisms. Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan provides the first scholarly book-length history of the 1964 and 1985 uprisings. It explores the uprisings themselves, their legacy and the contemporary relevance they hold in the context of the current political climate of the Middle East.

Martyrdom in the Modern Middle East

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ISBN: 9783956500305 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Ergon Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101935
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This volume assembles contributions from different academic perspectives (religious and Islamic studies, literary and theatre studies, theology, sociology and history) on modern manifestations of martyrdom in the diverse Middle Eastern religious traditions, including Islam, Christianity, Judaism and the Baha'i-faith. The latter is considered in more detail since it is often not included in comparative studies on the monotheistic religions. An excursus into the farer East composes the contribution on Mahatma Ghandi. The volume considers central sociological, philosophical and theological problems which lie at the heart of the phenomenon of martyrdom, the significance of martyrdom in different conflicts, the competing martyr figures which develop in the course of these conflicts as well as the accompanying representations in art and ritual.

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