Search results: Found 155

Listing 1 - 10 of 155 << page
of 16
>>
Sort by
Percorsi recenti degli studi medievali

Author:
Book Series: Scuole di dottorato ISBN: 9788884534415 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_343878 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: History
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book brings together the proceedings of the study days organised to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Florence University PhD course in Mediaeval History. It offers, first and foremost to the broad public of young scholars of Italian mediaeval history, an overview of conceptual approaches to the major issues characterising the various ambits of mediaeval research over the last twenty years.

Keywords

middle ages --- medioevo

Rhetorics of Belonging - Nation, Narration and Israel/Palestine

Author:
Book Series: Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines ISBN: 9781846319433 9781781386088 Year: Pages: 208 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History --- Migration
Added to DOAB on : 2014-03-15 11:41:38
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Describes the formation and operation of a category of Palestinian and Israeli 'world literature' whose authors actively respond to the expectation that their work will 'narrate' the nation, invigorating critical debates about the political and artistic value of national narration as a literary practice. The crisis in Israel/Palestine has long been the world’s most visible military conflict. Yet the region’s cultural and intellectual life remains all but unknown to most foreign observers, which means that literary texts that make it into circulation abroad tend to be received as historical documents rather than aesthetic artefacts. Rhetorics of Belonging examines the diverse ways in which Palestinian and Israeli world writers have responded to the expectation that they will ‘narrate’ the nation, invigorating critical debates about the political and artistic value of national narration as a reading and writing practice. It considers writers whose work is rarely discussed together, offering new readings of the work of Edward Said, Amos Oz, Mourid Barghouti, Orly Castel-Bloom, Sahar Khalifeh, and Anton Shammas. This book helps to restore the category of the nation to contemporary literary criticism by attending to a context where the idea of the nation is so central a part of everyday experience that writers cannot not address it, and readers cannot help but read for it. It also points a way toward a relational literary history of Israel/Palestine, one that would situate Palestinian and Israeli writing in the context of a history of antagonistic interaction. The book’s findings are relevant not only for scholars working in postcolonial studies and Israel/Palestine studies, but for anyone interested in the difficult and unpredictable intersections of literature and politics. &#xD;&#xD;This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Keywords

middle east --- history --- politics

Music of a Thousand Years

Author:
ISBN: 9780520972032 9780520300804 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.78 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Music
Added to DOAB on : 2020-01-07 11:21:03
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

"Iran’s particular system of traditional Persian art music has been long treated as the product of an ever-evolving, ancient Persian culture. In Music of a Thousand Years, Ann E. Lucas argues that this music is a modern phenomenon indelibly tied to changing notions of Iran’s national history. Rather than considering a single Persian music history, Lucas demonstrates cultural dissimilarity and discontinuity over time, bringing to light two different notions of music-making in relation to premodern and modern musical norms. An important corrective to the history of Persian music, Music of a Thousand Years is the first work to align understandings of Middle Eastern music history with current understandings of the region’s political history.&#xD;“Ann E. Lucas very effectively combines historical analysis, ethnomusicology, and musicology to provide a broad, holistic explanation for complex, nuanced processes of change. Well written and highly original in its approach, this is a major contribution to the field.” KAMRAN SCOT AGHAIE, Associate Professor of Iranian History, University of Texas&#xD;“Music of a Thousand Years presents an innovative narrative of Persian music history and also provides important new perspectives on how to analyze the meaning of music and culture in historical perspective.” MOHSEN MOHAMMADI, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles&#xD;“Lucas turns the standard history of Persian music on its head, proving it is not a story of the survival of an ancient tradition, but rather the story of the invention of tradition. Revisionist in the best sense of the word.” JAMES L. GELVIN, author of The Modern Middle East: A History&#xD;ANN E. LUCAS is Assistant Professor of ethnomusicology in the Department of Music at Boston College, where she also teaches in the Islamic Civilizations and Societies Program. She is recognized for her work on music historiography of the Middle East."&#xD;

La civiltà comunale italiana nella storiografia internazionale

Author:
Book Series: Biblioteca di storia ISBN: 9788884535757 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_343876 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: History
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book contains the proceedings of the first international conference organised by the Centro di Studi sulla civiltà comunale of the University of Florence, and offers a fine overview of the contribution made by international historiography to the history of the Italian Comunes. One of the most significant periods in the country's past is addressed here by some of the leading international specialists through the reconstruction of the approaches, issues and outcomes of the principal foreign historiographies (German, French, American, Spanish and English). The result is a fairly articulated picture of how the civilisation of the Comune has been treated and appraised over time outside Italy. Consequently, the book is offered as an updated tool of historiographic reflection and as a useful yardstick for studies devoted to the European urban world.

Keywords

municipality --- comune --- middle ages --- medioevo

Conflitti, paci e vendette nell'Italia comunale

Author:
Book Series: Reti Medievali E-Book ISBN: 9788884534453 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_343877 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: History
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book is a collection of seven essays with an introduction by the editor. The contributions propose first-hand studies of some of the less researched aspects of the history of the Italian communes: the practices of conflict, vendetta and pacification. The variety of different ways of resolving conflicts brought to light by the studies for the various civic and rural contexts (Mantua, Parma, Pisa, Lucca, Florence and the Valdinievole), between the beginning of the thirteenth and the mid fourteenth century, indicate how normal such social relations were, the widespread nature of the feud and the legitimisation and centrality of the culture of the vendetta within the political arena of the commune. The book hence offers a precious contribution for a review of the prevalent narration of the vendetta in late mediaeval Italian society.

Keywords

municipality --- comune --- middle ages --- medioevo

Devotional Cross-Roads - Practicing Love of God in Medieval Jerusalem, Gaul and Saxony

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9783863953720 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2019-1164 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History
Added to DOAB on : 2019-07-25 11:21:02
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The collection of essays presented in “Devotional Cross-Roads: Practicing Love of God in Medieval Gaul, Jerusalem, and Saxony” investigates test case witnesses of Christian devotion and patronage from Late Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages, set in and between the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, as well as Gaul and the regions north of the Alps. Devotional practice and love of God refer to people – mostly from the lay and religious elite –, ideas, copies of texts, images, and material objects, such as relics and reliquaries. The wide geographic borders and time span are used here to illustrate a broad picture composed around questions of worship, identity, religious affiliation and gender. Among the diversity of cases, the studies presented in this volume exemplify recurring themes, which occupied the Christian believer, such as the veneration of the Cross, translation of architecture, pilgrimage and patronage, emergence of iconography and devotional patterns. These essays are representing the research results of the project “Practicing Love of God: Comparing Women’s and Men’s Practice in Medieval Saxony” guided by the art historian Galit Noga-Banai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the historian Hedwig Röckelein, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. This project was running from 2013 to 2018 within the Niedersachsen-Israeli Program and financed by the State of Lower Saxony.

The Crisis of the 14th Century

Authors: ---
Book Series: Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung. Beihefte ISBN: 9783110660784 9783110657968 9783110657630 Year: Volume: 13 Pages: 299 DOI: 10.1515/9783110660784 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
Added to DOAB on : 2020-01-30 11:21:03
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Societal and environmental change not only coincide during the period 1250–1380, they interact: What has been long discussed as the 'Crisis of the 14th Century' is happening during a shifting climatic regime, from the Medieval Climate Anomaly to the onset of the Little Ice Age. The volume highlights this 'teleconnections' between environment and society with a set of interdisciplinary and regionally diverse contributions on Europe and beyond.

Thinking about Christian Life in the Turmoil Times of the Middle East - Insights and Reflections from East and West

Authors: ---
ISBN: 101787520201252 9783863954437 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Added to DOAB on : 2020-02-13 11:21:04
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

"Studies in the Middle East" is a one-year programme at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut (NEST). In honour of its 20th anniversary, academics and teachers from the NEST and from Germany met at Georg-August University in Göttingen and in the nearby Coptic Orthodox Monastery in Höxter-Brenkhausen to discuss the current situation in the Middle East and possible ways to initiate a spiritual new beginning in this crisis and war-ridden region. The present volume offers various contributions that were made on the subject.

Keywords

christian life --- Middle East --- NEST

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.

Medievistica del Novecento

Author:
Book Series: Reti Medievali E-Book ISBN: 9788884536419 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_345488 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: History --- Bibliography
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

A comprehensive collection spanning five decades of full-length book reviews and short synopses by Giovanni Tabacco, whose scholarly concerns were never separate from a lifelong engagement as an exacting critical reader. Inspired by wide-ranging historical interests and with a special emphasis on issues of power and culture, these essays provide a valuable commentary to the progression of Medieval Studies during the twentieth century. Guglielmotti, Paola (ed.)

Listing 1 - 10 of 155 << page
of 16
>>
Sort by
Narrow your search

Publisher

Böhlau (16)

De Gruyter (14)

MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (11)

Open Book Publishers (10)

Firenze University Press (9)

Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (7)

Universitätsverlag Göttingen (6)

transcript Verlag (6)

Brill (5)

Franz Steiner Verlag (4)

More...

License

CC by-nc-nd (91)

CC by (19)

CC by-nc (19)

OpenEdition Licence for Books (7)

CC by-nc-sa (4)

CC by-sa (4)

CC by-nd (2)

De Gruyter (2)

Hamburg University Press (2)

Open Book Publishers (2)

More...

Language

english (82)

german (37)

eng (10)

italian (10)

portuguese (5)

spanish (5)

french (4)

dutch (2)

finnish (2)

englisch (1)

More...

Year
From To Submit

2020 (6)

2019 (21)

2018 (21)

2017 (17)

2016 (8)

2015 (14)

2014 (13)

2013 (8)

2012 (5)

2011 (3)

More...
-->