By Laura S. Schor,Shulamit Reinharz
By Laura S. Schor,Shulamit Reinharz
By Heather N. Keaney
This publication is a comparative research of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the insurrection opposed to him. by means of evaluating remedies of Uthman in pietistic literature and common chronicles, the paintings strains the sluggish silencing of extra severe bills in want of these that painting Uthman as a saintly better half of the Prophet Muhammad. via a comparative research of authors among genres and time classes, this ebook indicates how authors have been capable of express their own views on very important religio-political tensions that emerged during the riot opposed to Uthman, specifically the stress among Sunnis and Shiis, spiritual and political authority and appeals to take care of balance and harmony vs. appeals for higher justice. This final debate, which in lots of methods started with the riot opposed to Uthman, has been repeated so much lately within the Arab Spring. This paintings accordingly offers readers with precious ancient context for important modern debates.
By Jan Hallenberg,Håkan Karlsson
This significant new work contains research of the Iraq struggle from a number of varied educational, in addition to army views. Its emphasis is at the hyperlinks among US international coverage, US process and the U.S. behavior of struggle and it additionally covers Iraqi grand ideas, the results of the battle for transatlantic kin, and encompasses a bankruptcy at the foreign legislation measurement. In scrutinzing the conflict and the behaviour of its major events, the editors draw upon diplomacy, political technology, strategic suggestion and army thought, plus foreign legislation and media reviews. For these wishing to appreciate the Iraq battle from a truly wide selection of rigorous views, it is a must-read.
By Terri Ginsberg,Chris Lippard
By Antón M. Pazos
By A.H.T. Chisholm
By Antonio Sagona,Paul Zimansky
Students of antiquity frequently see historical Turkey as a bewildering array of cultural complexes. Ancient Turkey brings jointly in a coherent account the varied and sometimes fragmented facts, either archaeological and textual, that kinds the root of our wisdom of the advance of Anatolia from the earliest arrivals to the top of the Iron Age.
Much new fabric has lately been excavated and in contrast to Greece, Mesopotamia, and its different neighbours, Turkey has been poorly served by way of finished, up to date and obtainable discussions of its historical previous. Ancient Turkey is a far wanted source for college students and students, delivering an up to date account of the frequent and huge archaeological task in Turkey.
Covering the whole span ahead of the Classical interval, totally illustrated with over a hundred and sixty pictures and written in full of life prose, this article is going to be loved through an individual drawn to the archaeology and early historical past of Turkey and the traditional close to East.
By Ali Mozaffari
By Elie Podeh
Drawing on a newly built theoretical definition of “missed opportunity,” Chances for Peace makes use of broad resources in English, Hebrew, and Arabic to systematically degree the potentiality degrees of chance throughout a few 90 years of tried negotiations within the Arab-Israeli clash. With enlightening revelations that defy traditional knowledge, this examine presents a balanced account of the main major makes an attempt to forge peace, initiated by means of the world’s superpowers, the Arabs (including the Palestinians), and Israel. From Arab-Zionist negotiations on the finish of worldwide conflict I to the following partition, the aftermath of the 1967 struggle and the Sadat Initiative, and diverse agreements in the course of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, concluding with the Annapolis convention in 2007 and the Abu Mazen-Olmert talks in 2008, pioneering pupil Elie Podeh makes use of empirical standards and numerous secondary resources to evaluate the protagonists’ roles at greater than dozen key junctures.
A source that brings jointly historiography, political technology, and the perform of peace negotiation, Podeh’s insightful exploration additionally showcases possibilities that have been not ignored. 3 agreements specifically (Israeli-Egyptian, 1979; Israeli-Lebanese, 1983; and Israeli-Jordanian, 1994) light up very important variables for forging new paths to profitable negotiation. via making use of his framework to a extensive diversity of strength agents and time classes, Podeh additionally sheds gentle on various incidents that contradict professional narratives. This special approach is poised to reshape the area of clash solution.
By Daniel G. König
Chapter One questions earlier interpretations of similar Arabic-Islamic files that decrease a wide and differentiated diversity of Arabic-Islamic perceptions to a unmarried simple development subsumed less than the key terms 'ignorance', 'indifference', and 'arrogance'. bankruptcy lists channels of transmission by way of which details at the Latin-Christian sphere reached the Arabic-Islamic sphere. bankruptcy 3 offers with the overall components that motivated the reception and presentation of this data
at the palms of Arabic-Islamic students. Chapters 4 to 8 examine how those students bought and handled info on issues comparable to the western size of the Roman Empire, the Visigoths, the Franks, the papacy and, ultimately, Western Europe within the age of Latin-Christian expansionism.
Against this heritage, bankruptcy 9 offers a concluding re-evaluation.