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Ethnography

  • Defining Neighborsby Jonathan Marc Gribetz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict persists, aspiring peacemakers continue to search for the precise territorial dividing line that will satisfy both Israeli and Palestinian nationalist demands. The prevailing view assumes that this struggle is nothing more than a dispute over real estate. Defining Neighbors boldly challenges this view, shedding... more...

  • Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iranby Lois Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa?i?a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking, ethnic minority of a million and a half people who are... more...

  • Volk oder Religion?by Philipp Lenhard

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 68.69

    Als sich im ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert in Europa das Prinzip des Nationalstaates durchzusetzen begann, geriet die traditionelle jüdische Gemeinschaft in eine Krise. Die Zentralisierung staatlicher Herrschaft und die mit dem Nationalismus verbundene Homogenisierung des Staatsvolkes hatten zur Folge, dass die jüdische Gemeindeautonomie sukzessive abgeschafft... more...

  • Moj?esz Schorr und Majer Ba?abanby Maria Gotzen-Dold

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 58.12

    Die Studie hat Leben und Werk der polnisch-jüdischen Historiker Mojżesz Schorr und Majer Bałaban zum Gegenstand. Beide wirkten vornehmlich in der Zeit der Zweiten Polnischen Republik in Lemberg und Warschau. Ihr Blick auf die jüdische Geschichte erfolgte vor dem Hintergrund der sich im Wandel befindlichen und letztendlich zerbrechenden... more...

  • Die armenische Athanasius-Überlieferungby Anahit Avagyan

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This study examines the corpus of preserved manuscripts from the Armenian translations of Athanasius of Alexandria and draws preliminary analytic conclusions from these texts. The book is intended for Armenian scholars and Church historians studying the legacy of the ancient Eastern Church fathers. more...

  • Die SED in der Ära Honeckerby Andreas Malycha

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 84.00

    Andreas Malycha analyzes intra-party conflicts and decision-making processes in the inner power circle of East Germany?s SED (Socialist Unity Party). The study focuses on previously undocumented disputes about economic and social policy in the Honecker era, shedding new light on the stability and instability of the East German state. more...

  • Top 10 Dubaiby Sarah Monaghan; Lara Dunston

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dubai in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Dubai has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens... more...

  • Sephardi Livesby Julia Cohen; Sarah Stein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This ground-breaking documentary history contains over 150 primary sources originally written in 15 languages by or about Sephardi Jews?descendants of Jews who fled medieval Spain and Portugal settling in the western portions of the Ottoman Empire, including the Balkans, Anatolia, and Palestine. Reflecting Sephardi history in all its diversity, from... more...

  • Nemrud Dagiby Herman Brijder; Miguel John Versluys; Tesse Stek; Hans Garlich; Rien Kremers; Klaus-Dieter Kiepsch; Jitte Waagen; Ellen Thiermann; Kurt Heinrichs; Bernd Fitzner; Eberhard Wendler; Predrag Gavrilovic; Christoph Kronewirth; Y. Selçuk Sener; Marlies Schipperheijn; Onno van Nijf; Bruno Jacobs; Abraham van As; Rudy Dillen; Maurice Crijns; Eric M. Moormann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 349.00

    This richly illustrated book presents in detail the sanctuaries built during the reign of Antiochus I of Commagene (ca. 75-36 BCE), including the three large tombs and ten cult places, and discusses Antiochus? rule in the context of his religious program and cult of the divine ruler. This book is the final publication of the results of the International... more...

  • Geschichte Iransby Monika Gronke

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.61

    Kein anderes Land des islamischen Orients hat eine ähnlich eigenständige Geschichte und Kultur aufzuweisen wie Persien, das unter den verschiedensten Herrschern und Dynastien seine Eigenheiten ? teils aus vorislamischer Zeit ? bewahren konnte. Zu den Besonderheiten gehört auch das Bekenntnis zum schiitischen Islam, der seit 1501 Staatsreligion ist.... more...