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The Politics and Culture of an Umayyad Tribe

Author : Mohammad Rihan
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The Umayyad caliphate, ruling over much of what is now the modern Middle East after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, governed from Damascus from 661 to 750CE, when they were expelled by the Abbasids. Here, Mohammad Rihan sheds light on the tribal system of this empire, by looking at one of its Syrian tribes: the 'Amila, based around today's Jabal 'Amil in southern Lebanon. Using this tribe as a lens through which to examine the wider Umayyad world, he looks at the political structures and conflicts that prevailed at the time, seeking to nuance the understanding of the relationship between the tribes and the ruling elites. By exploring the culture, literature, kinship structures and socio-political conditions of the tribe, this book highlights the ways in which alliances and divisions shifted and were used by caliphs of the period and offers new insights into the Middle East at a pivotal point in its early and medieval history.

Rituals of Islamic Monarchy Accession and Succession in the First Muslim Empire

Author : Andrew Marsham
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This fascinating history explores the ceremony of the oath of allegiance to the caliph from the time of the Prophet Muhammad until the fragmentation of the caliphate in the late ninth and tenth centuries.The study of royal rituals of accession and succession in Christian Rome, Byzantium and the early Medieval West has generated an extensive literature. This has however remained unexplored in scholarship on the Islamic world. This book redresses that by examining the ceremonial of accession to the caliphate in early Islam, covering the following aspects of the subject:* The place of ritual in political practice* Changes and continuities in that practice* The problem of how best to understand accounts of ritual. It also offers a contribution to major, current debates in Islamic history: the development of Arab-Muslim identity and the formation of the 'Islamic state'. It presents an accessible discussion of 'royal' ritual in early Islam which situates developments in the Islamic world in a late antique and early medieval context, adding an important comparative context to the book.

Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period

Author : A. F. L. Beeston
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The History provides an invaluable source of reference of the intellectual, literary and religious heritage of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic world.

Administrative Cultural History of Islam

Author : Muhammad Sohail
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Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel

Author : Wen-chin Ouyang
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Considers the Arabic novel within the triangle of the nation-state, modernity and tradition.The novel is now a major genre in the Arabic literary field; this book explores the development of the novel, especially the ways in which the genre engages with a

Islamic Culture

Author : Marmaduke William Pickthall
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The End of the Jihad State

Author : Khalid Yahya Blankinship
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Demonstrates for the first time that the cause of the Umayyad caliphate’s collapse came not just from internal conflict, but from a number of external and concurrent factors that exceeded the caliphate’s capacity to respond.

Arabic Literary Culture 500 925

Author : Gale Cengage
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Presents information on literary writers from the Arab world from the period of 500 to 925. Includes evaluations of the influence of the works.

The Contest of Language

Author : W. Martin Bloomer
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These essays, written by eminent scholars from diverse disciplines and perspectives, consider various present-day and historical efforts to make a language dominant through textual, institutional, academic, and literary means. Contributors examine pressures to elevate one language at the expense of another and the cultural and intellectual consequences of that elevation. Essays by Seamus Deane, Tony Crowley, and Peter McQuillan deal with aspects of the suppression, survival, and revival of Irish language. W Martin Bloomer, Theodore J Cachey Jr, and Richard Hunter apply modern issues of the contest of language to Greek, Latin, and the emergence of the vernacular in Europe. Haun Saussy discusses differing conceptions of linguistic power implicit in seventeenth-century attempts to construct schemes for universal communication. Susan Blum analyzes the relationship between minority and dominant language in China. Demitri Gutas describes the lack of linguistic imperialism in the spread of Arabic. Joseph Amar discusses the uses and fortunes of Syria. Vittorio Hosle concludes the collection with an essay on the spread of English as the 'universal language.' phenomenon will find this book invaluable.

A History of Islamic Societies

Author : Ira M. Lapidus
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An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence. Simultaneous. (Social Science)

Islam and the Transformation of Culture

Author : Mohammed Jamil Hanifi
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The Inheritance of Rome

Author : Chris Wickham
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The idea that with the decline of the Roman Empire Europe entered into some immense ‘dark age’ has long been viewed as inadequate by many historians. How could a world still so profoundly shaped by Rome and which encompassed such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian and Ottonian empires, be anything other than central to the development of European history? How could a world of so many peoples, whether expanding, moving or stable, of Goths, Franks, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, whose genetic and linguistic inheritors we all are, not lie at the heart of how we understand ourselves? The Inheritance of Rome is a work of remarkable scope and ambition. Drawing on a wealth of new material, it is a book which will transform its many readers’ ideas about the crucible in which Europe would in the end be created. From the collapse of the Roman imperial system to the establishment of the new European dynastic states, perhaps this book’s most striking achievement is to make sense of an immensely long period of time, experienced by many generations of Europeans, and which, while it certainly included catastrophic invasions and turbulence, also contained long periods of continuity and achievement. From Ireland to Constantinople, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, this is a genuinely Europe-wide history of a new kind, with something surprising or arresting on every page.

The Arabs in Antiquity

Author : Jan Retso
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The history of the Arabs in antiquity from their earliest appearance around 853 BC until the first century of Islam, is described in this book. It traces the mention of people called Arabs in all relevant ancient sources and suggests a new interpretation of their history. It is suggested that the ancient Arabs were more a religious community than an ethnic group, which would explain why the designation 'Arab' could be easily adopted by the early Muslim tribes. The Arabs of antiquity thus resemble the early Islamic Arabs more than is usually assumed, both being united by common bonds of religious ideology and law.

Iraq in the Twenty First Century

Author : Tareq Y. Ismael
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Much has been written about the events surrounding the 2003 Anglo-American invasion of Iraq and its aftermath, especially about the intentions, principles, plans and course of action of US policy, but much less attention has been given to the consequences of US policy on Iraqi political and social development. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of US policy on the social and political development of Iraq in the twenty-first century. It shows how not just the institutions of the state were destroyed in 2003, leaving the way open for sectarianism, but also the country’s cultural integrity, political coherence, and national-oriented economy. It outlines how Iraq has been economically impoverished, assessing the appalling situation which ordinary people, including women and children, have endured, not just as a result of the 2003 war, but also as a consequence of the 1991 war and the sanctions imposed in the following years. The book argues that the social, political, and cultural ruin that accompanied the Iraq war was an absolute catastrophe; that the policies which had such adverse effects were the foreseeable consequences of deliberate policy choices; and that those responsible continue to evade being made accountable.

The Desert Castles

Author : Rami G. Khouri
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Journal of Middle Eastern and North African Intellectual and Cultural Studies

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Arabic Literature

Author : Isaak Moiseevich Filʹshtinskiĭ
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Isl m an Introduction

Author : Edwin Elliott Calverley
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Culture and Customs of Syria

Author : John A. Shoup
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Discusses Syrian traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts.

The New Encyclop dia Britannica

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