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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
Made up of a number of seminal articles that are translated for the first time in English, this prestigious book from Gregor Schoeler gives a reasoned, informed and comprehensive overflow of how the written and the spoken interacted, diverged and received cultural articulation among the Muslim societies of the first two centuries of the Hijra. more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 175.00
This book uses insights from religious studies, literary theory, and the history of science for understanding the Sumerian composition Nan?e and the Birds in the context of the Old Babylonian scribal school. It contains editions of all the relevant Sumerian texts. more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 112.00
This unique work provides a compendium of Hittite literary texts of all genres with detailed extracts and paraphrases and furnishes a comprehensible non-specialist commentary. In his selection, Volkert Haas takes account both of stylistic features and in particular of the traditions of motives and topoi in Ancient Greece and in the Old Testament. more...
- UPF 2004; US$ 59.95
''Examines a crucial period in Arabic literature which has received insufficient attention previously--the pre-modern writers of the 19th century . . . whose journalism and fiction not only shaped contemporary opinion but also subtly molded the contours and boundaries of discourse for the generations that followed. more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 129.35
This compelling study presents an original look at how ?the nation? is represented in the literature of the Middle East. It includes chapters on Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Israel, drawing on the expertise of literary scholars, historians, political scientists and cultural theorists.The book offers a synthesising contribution to knowledge,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
The Tarikhnamah is a history of the world and the oldest surviving work of Persian prose. This book examines it as a political and cultural document and why it became such an influential work in the Islamic world. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
This volume discusses The Thousand and One Nights ' themes of space and travel showing how they are used not only as a setting in which the story unfolds, but also as the dynamic force which propels the heroes and the story to the final dénouement. These events often symbolize a process of transformation, in which the hero has to search for... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 90.00
This book explores the manifold connections between fundamentalism and literature in English. Carefully selected case studies and surveys document an unexpected richness and variety in this unlikely relationship more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00
This is a literary and anthropological analysis of historical narratives that illuminate regional notions of cosmological kingship, cosmopolitan notions of Islamic law and mysticism, and global notions of the modern bureaucratic state. These notions have coexisted in Southeast Asia since the Sixteenth century and influence politics to this day. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00
Covert Gestures reveals how the traditional Islamic narratives of the moriscos both shaped and encoded a wide range of covert social activity characterized by a profound and persistent concern with time and temporality. Using a unique blend of literary analysis, linguistic anthropology, and phenomenological philosophy, Vincent Barletta explores the... more...