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  • The Conference of the Birdsby Farid Attar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 17.58

    Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar's great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism - an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God - it describes the consequences of the conference of the birds... more...

  • Arms and Conflict in the Middle Eastby Riad A. Attar

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 124.95

    This study contributes to the debate on whether defense spending encourages or hinders economic growth. The effect of politics on economic growth in developing societies is assessed, with a focus on the Middle East. The study is the first to add conflict variables to the production function defense-growth model and test them empirically across countries... more...

  • The Vital Roots of European Enlightenmentby Samar Attar

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 32.99

    The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment is a collection of essays dealing with the influence of Ibn Tufayl, a 12th-century Arab philosopher from Spain, on major European thinkers. Had Edward Said known about the impact of Hayy Ibn Yaqzan on Europe throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, he might have reached different conclusions in his book Orientalism. more...

  • Debunking the Myths of Colonizationby Samar Attar

    UPA 2010; US$ 43.99

    This book examines the paradoxical nature of colonialism and its horrific impact on the psyche of the colonized. It probes Frantz Fanon's theories concerning the relationship between colonizers and the colonized. It attempts to apply these theories to modern Arabic literature. more...

  • Borrowed Imaginationby Samar Attar

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    Samar Attar is an invited speaker at various international universities and organizations in Egypt, Syria, the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Spain, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates. more...

  • What Time and Sadness Sparedby Doron S. Ben-Atar

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Roma Ben-Atar resisted until late in life the urging of her family to share the memories of her Nazi-era experiences. The Holocaust exerted a dark pressure on all of their lives but was never openly discussed. It was only when her granddaughter insisted on hearing the whole truth, with a directness partly generational, that Mrs. Ben-Atar... more...

  • Islamic Ethicsby Mariam al-Attar

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95

    This book explores philosophical ethics in Arabo-Islamic thought. Examining the meaning, origin and development of "Divine Command Theory", it underscores the philosophical bases of religious fundamentalism that hinder social development and hamper dialogue between different cultures and nations. Challenging traditional stereotypes of Islam, the... more...

  • Drei Studien zum Germanischen in alter und neuer Zeitby John Ole Askedal; Harald Bjorvand; Ottar Grønvik

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 44.00

    Der vorliegende Band ist ein Ergebnis der Arbeit im Bereich der vergleichen den germanischen Sprachwissenschaft am Germanistischen Institut der Universität Oslo. Im Beitrag von Harald Bjorvand wird gezeigt, daß die Zahl der maskulinen Verbalnomina mit i -Stamm bildung aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach wesentlich größer ist, als bisher angenommen wurde.... more...

  • Astroparticle Physicsby Husain Athar; Guey-Lin Lin; Kin-Wang Ng

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 142.00

    This volume contains detailed articles by theorists and experimentalists in the newly developing field of astroparticle physics. A large variety of topics are covered. These include the role of neutrinos in astroparticle physics, big bang nucleosynthesis, string theory and cosmology. Contents: The Highest Energy Cosmic Rays, Gamma-Rays and Neutrinos:... more...

  • Northern Neighbours: Scotland and Norway since 1800by John Bryden; Ottar Brox; Lesley Riddoch

    Edinburgh University Press 2015; US$ 119.99

    A topical, comparative study of the economic, social and political development of Norway and Scotland since 1800 How did the development of two small countries at the north of Europe, whose histories were joined from about the year 795 AD - including a 300-year alliance - nevertheless diverge sharply in the modern era? This edited collection of essays... more...