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Christianity in Fifteenth Century Iraq

Author : Thomas A. Carlson
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Christians in fifteenth-century Iraq and al-Jazīra were socially and culturally home in the Middle East, practicing their distinctive religion despite political instability. This insightful book challenges the normative Eurocentrism of scholarship on Christianity and the Islamic exceptionalism of much Middle Eastern history to reveal the often unexpected ways in which inter-religious interactions were peaceful or violent in this region. The multifaceted communal self-concept of the 'Church of the East' (so-called 'Nestorians') reveals cultural integration, with certain distinctive features. The process of patriarchal succession clearly borrowed ideas from surrounding Christian and Muslim groups, while public rituals and communal history reveal specifically Christian responses to concerns shared with Muslim neighbors. Drawing on sources from various languages, including Arabic, Armenian, Persian, and Syriac, this book opens new possibilities for understanding the rich, diverse, and fascinating society and culture that existed in Iraq during this time.

Christian Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History Volume 15 Thematic Essays 600 1600

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Christian-Muslim Relations, Volume 15 A Thematic History (600-1600) consists of 20 essays illustrating the range, complexity, and dynamics of interaction between the two faiths during the first thousand years of encounter. This period sets the scene for understanding contemporary relations and issues.

The Rowman Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East

Author : Mitri Raheb
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With 46 chapters, The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East spans the historical, socio-political and contemporary settings of the region and importantly describes the interactions that Christianity has had with other major/minor religions in the region.

Polemical Encounters

Author : Mercedes García-Arenal
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This collection takes a new approach to understanding religious plurality in the Iberian Peninsula and its Mediterranean and northern European contexts. Focusing on polemics—works that attack or refute the beliefs of religious Others—this volume aims to challenge the problematic characterization of Iberian Jews, Muslims, and Christians as homogeneous groups. From the high Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century, Christian efforts to convert groups of Jews and Muslims, Muslim efforts to convert Christians and Jews, and the defensive efforts of these communities to keep their members within the faiths led to the production of numerous polemics. This volume brings together a wide variety of case studies that expose how the current historiographical focus on the three religious communities as allegedly homogeneous groups obscures the diversity within the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities as well as the growing ranks of skeptics and outright unbelievers. Featuring contributions from a range of academic disciplines, this paradigm-shifting book sheds new light on the cultural and intellectual dynamics of the conflicts that marked relations among these religious communities in the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Antoni Biosca i Bas, Thomas E. Burman, Mònica Colominas Aparicio, John Dagenais, Óscar de la Cruz, Borja Franco Llopis, Linda G. Jones, Daniel J. Lasker, Davide Scotto, Teresa Soto, Ryan Szpiech, Pieter Sjoerd van Koningsveld, and Carsten Wilke.

A History of the Arab Peoples

Author : Albert Habib Hourani
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Chronicles the history of Arab civilization, looking at the beauty of the great mosques, the importance attached to education, the achievements of Arab science, the role of women, internal conflicts, and the Palestinian question.

Iraqi Assyrian Christians in London

Author : Madawi Al-Rasheed
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Based on an in-depth study of one of the oldest Middle Eastern immigrant communities in London, this text examines the Assyrians, a minority within the London Iraqi minority, presenting an interesting case of an ethnic group trying to reconstruct their difference in the host society.

Glass in the Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Christianity From the beginnings through the fifteenth century

Author : Vahan H. Tootikian
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Her Day in Court

Author : Maya Shatzmiller
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This study of the historical record of property rights and equity of Muslim women is based on Islamic court documents of 15th-century Granada. The book examines women's legal entitlements to acquire property, and the social and economic significance of these rights to Granada's female population and--by extension--to women in other Islamic societies.

The Kurdish Political Struggles in Iran Iraq and Turkey

Author : A. Manafy
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The Kurdish Political Struggles in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey fills the gap within scholarship of the Kurdish political conflict. This study has both analytical and theoretical value. Since it is not reductionistic, the book contributes significantly to analysis of international relations, comparative politics, and foreign policy formulation. Thus far, there has not been a systematic and theoretical analysis of the Kurdish liberation struggles. Uniquely, this study enhances comparative scholarship and reveals the scope and intensity of the problem under consideration. The Kurdish Political Struggles in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey reflects the dimension of human rights violations and informs the readers of the Kurdish political culture and their long history of conflict.

Christians in the Arab East

Author : Robert Brenton Betts
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Author : Harry Ostrer MD
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Who are the Jews--a race, a people, a religious group? For over a century, non-Jews and Jews alike have tried to identify who they were--first applying the methods of physical anthropology and more recently of population genetics. In Legacy, Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and authority on the genetics of the Jewish people, explores not only the history of these efforts, but also the insights that genetics has provided about the histories of contemporary Jewish people. Much of the book is told through the lives of scientific pioneers. We meet Russian immigrant Maurice Fishberg; Australian Joseph Jacobs, the leading Jewish anthropologist in fin-de-siècle Europe; Chaim Sheba, a colorful Israeli geneticist and surgeon general of the Israeli Army; and Arthur Mourant, one of the foremost cataloguers of blood groups in the 20th century. As Ostrer describes their work and the work of others, he shows that to look over the genetics of Jewish groups, and to see the history of the Diaspora woven there, is truly a marvel. Here is what happened as the Jews migrated to new places and saw their numbers wax and wane, as they gained and lost adherents and thrived or were buffeted by famine, disease, wars, and persecution. Many of these groups--from North Africa, the Middle East, India--are little-known, and by telling their stories, Ostrer brings them to the forefront at a time when assimilation is literally changing the face of world Jewry. A fascinating blend of history, science, and biography, Legacy offers readers an entirely fresh perspective on the Jewish people and their history. It is as well a cutting-edge portrait of population genetics, a field which may soon take its place as a pillar of group identity alongside shared spirituality, shared social values, and a shared cultural legacy.

World Civilizations

Author : Dennis Sherman
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This work provides a broad introduction to the evolution of world civilizations from ancient times to 1700. Short documents, photographs and charts, along with introductions, commentaries, guides and questions, are included to help clarify the material presented. Organized chronologically and regionally, the text also offers an alternate topical table of contents. This anthology aims to give students insight into how historians use evidence and make the interpretations that underlie our understandings of world civilizations.

A World History of Art

Author : Hugh Honour
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Expanded to include the discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the developments in non-Western and modern art since the 6th edition, this is a wide ranging history of art.

World Christianity

Author : Missions Advanced Research and Communication Center
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Whither Christian Missions

Author : David Barsum Perley
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The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Author : Don Rubin
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This new paperback edition provides a unique examination of theatre in Asia and the Pacific and is written by leading experts from within the countries covered. Its far-reaching scope and broad interpretation of theatre (to include all types of performance) set it apart from any other similar publication. Entries on 33 Asian countries are featured in this volume, preceded by introductory essays on Asian Theatre, Theatre in the Pacific, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences, Mask Theatre and Puppetry. The volume contains approximately 300,000 words and includes national essays of up to 25,000 words each. The countries include: Afghanistan * Australia * Bangladesh * Bhutan * Brunei * Cambodia * India * Indonesia * Iran * Japan * Kazakhstan *Kirghizia * Laos * Malaysia * Myanmar * Mongolia * Nepal *New Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * PhilippinesNew Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * Philippines *Singapore * South Korea * South Pacific * Sri Lanka * Tadjikistan * Thailand * Turkmenistan * Vietnam


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Conflict Conquest and Conversion

Author : Eleanor H. Tejirian
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Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion surveys two thousand years of the Christian missionary enterprise in the Middle East within the context of the region's political evolution. Its broad, rich narrative follows Christian missions as they interacted with imperial powers and as the momentum of religious change shifted from Christianity to Islam and back, adding new dimensions to the history of the region and the nature of the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Historians and political scientists increasingly recognize the importance of integrating religion into political analysis, and this volume, using long-neglected sources, uniquely advances this effort. It surveys Christian missions from the earliest days of Christianity to the present, paying particular attention to the role of Christian missions, both Protestant and Catholic, in shaping the political and economic imperialism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon delineate the ongoing tensions between conversion and the focus on witness and "good works" within the missionary movement, which contributed to the development and spread of nongovernmental organizations. Through its conscientious, systematic study, this volume offers an unparalleled encounter with the social, political, and economic consequences of such trends.

Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions

Author : Christian Lange
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The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery rich in sensual promises, has shaped Western perceptions of Islam for centuries. However, to date, no single study has done justice to the full spectrum of traditions of thinking about the topic in Islamic history. The Muslim hell, in particular, remains a little studied subject. This book, which is based on a wide array of carefully selected Arabic and Persian texts, covers not only the theological and exegetical but also the philosophical, mystical, topographical, architectural and ritual aspects of the Muslim belief in paradise and hell, in both the Sunni and the Shiʿi world. By examining a broad range of sources related to the afterlife, Christian Lange shows that Muslim religious literature, against transcendentalist assumptions to the contrary, often pictures the boundary between this world and the otherworld as being remarkably thin, or even permeable.