Search results: Found 2

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by
Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition

Author:
ISBN: 9781474425223 9781474425247 9781474425254 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104421
Subject: Languages and Literatures
Added to DOAB on : 2020-03-24 11:21:02
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Shows how the interactive, confrontational practice of courtly arts shaped imperial thought in the Middle AgesA probing inquiry into medieval court struggles, this book shows the relationship between intellectual conflict and the geopolitics of empire. It examines the Persian Buyids’ takeover of the great Arab caliphate in Iraq, the counter-Crusade under Saladin, and the literature of sovereignty in Spain and Italy at the cusp of the Renaissance. The question of high culture—who best qualified as a poet, the function of race and religion in forming a courtier, what languages to use in which official ceremonies—drove much of medieval writing, and even policy itself. From the last moments of the Abbasid Empire, to the military campaign for Jerusalem, to the rise of Crusades literature in spoken Romance languages, authors and patrons took a competitive stance as a way to assert their place in a shifting imperial landscape.

Cultural Crossroads in the Middle East

Authors: --- ---
Book Series: Studia Orientalia Tartuensia. Series Nova ISBN: 9789949031764 Year: Pages: 349 Language: English
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences --- Religion --- History --- Languages and Literatures
Added to DOAB on : 2019-11-26 11:21:03
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The region of the Middle East has been called the cradle of mankind. This volume studies historical, cultural, religious, social and political legacies, which play a central role in obstructing intercultural dialogue in the Middle East. The region became home to numerous cultures, religions and ethnicities with long experience of living together in a multicultural environment and has an immense impact on the entire human civilization as first human civilizations were born there. Today, more than 50% of world population follow Abrahamic religions (e.g. Christianity, Islam, Judaism), which have their roots in the Middle East. This book focuses on multiple topics related to the Middle East, including ancient history, the religion and mythology of the Ancient Near Eastern regions, Arabic, Persian and Islamic studies, Persian, Turkish and Arab literature, as well as modern Middle Eastern issues related to politics, security, society and the economy. The volume includes papers by Amar Annus, Tanja Dibou, Peeter Espak, Yoel Guzansky, Ingrida Kleinhofa, Jaan Lahe, Lidia Leontjeva, Aynura Mahmudova, Yossi Mann, Kobi Michael, Holger Mölder, Limor Nobel-Konig, Üllar Peterson, Itamar Rickover, Vladimir Sazonov and Krzyztof Ulanowski.

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by
Narrow your search

Publisher

Edinburgh University Press (1)

University of Tartu Press (1)


License

CC by-nc-nd (2)


Language

english (2)


Year
From To Submit

2019 (1)

2017 (1)

-->