Download E-books Iranian Foreign Policy during Ahmadinejad: Ideology and Actions PDF

Written for students and practitioners questioned by means of Iran's overseas coverage offerings, this ebook argues that Iran's international coverage habit is healthier understood within the context of the regime's overseas coverage ideology, that is rooted in a perception of Iran as a country replaced through the 1979 Revolution and an instance to different international locations in a altering global.

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Download E-books Leg over Leg: Volumes One and Two (Library of Arabic Literature) PDF

Leg over Leg recounts the lifestyles, from beginning to center age, of “the Fariyaq,” regulate ego of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, a pivotal determine within the highbrow and literary heritage of the fashionable Arab global. The continuously edifying and infrequently hilarious adventures of the Fariyaq, as he strikes from his local Lebanon to Egypt, Malta, Tunis, England, and France, give you the writer with grist for wide-ranging discussions of the highbrow and social problems with his time, together with the lack of understanding and corruption of the Lebanese spiritual and secular institutions, freedom of sense of right and wrong, women’s rights, sexual relationships among women and men, the manners and customs of Europeans and center Easterners, and the diversities among modern eu and Arabic literatures, the entire whereas celebrating the genius and sweetness of the classical Arabic language.

Volumes One and stick to the hapless Fariyaq via his early life and early schooling, his misadventures one of the priests of Mount Lebanon, his flight to the Egypt of Muhammad 'Ali, and his next employment with the first Arabic day-by-day newspaper—during which era he suffers a few illnesses that parallel his development within the sciences of Arabic grammar, and engages in a laugh digressions at the desk manners of the Druze, younger love, snow, and the scandals of the early papacy. this primary ebook additionally sees the list—of destinations in Hell, sorts of medieval glue, tools of torture, stars and pre-Islamic idols—come into its personal as a signature machine of the work.

Akin to Sterne and Rabelais in his satirical outlook and technical inventiveness, al-Shidyaq produced in Leg Over Leg a piece that's particular and unclassifiable. It was once firstly commonly condemned for its assaults on authority, its spiritual skepticism, and its “obscenity,” and later variations have been frequently abridged. this can be the 1st entire English translation of this groundbreaking work.

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Download E-books Palace of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 2 PDF

By Naguib Mahfouz

Palace of wish is the second one novel in Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic relations saga of colonial Egypt that's thought of his masterwork.

The novels of the Cairo Trilogy hint 3 generations of the kin of tyrannical patriarch al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who principles his loved ones with a strict hand whereas residing a mystery lifetime of self-indulgence. In Palace of Desire, his rebellious young children fight to maneuver past his domination, because the international round them opens to the currents of modernity and political and family turmoil introduced through the Nineteen Twenties.
 
Translated by means of William Maynard Hutchins, Lorne M. Kenny, and Olive E. Kenny.

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Download E-books Outside the Fold - Conversion, Modernity, and Belief PDF

By Gauri Viswanathan

Outside the Fold is a thorough reexamination of spiritual conversion. Gauri Viswanathan skillfully argues that conversion is an interpretive act that belongs within the realm of cultural feedback. therefore, this paintings examines key moments in colonial and postcolonial heritage to teach how conversion questions the constraints of secular ideologies, relatively the discourse of rights significant to either the British empire and the British geographical region. Implicit in such wondering is an try to build an alternate epistemological and moral origin of nationwide group. Viswanathan grounds her examine in an exam of 2 simultaneous and, she asserts, associated occasions: the criminal emancipation of non secular minorities in England and the acculturation of colonial topics to British rule. the writer perspectives those it seems that disparate occasions as a part of a typical development of nationwide consolidation that produced the English nation. She seeks to give an explanation for why resistance, in either situations, usually took the shape of spiritual conversion, specifically to "minority" or replacement religions. Confronting the overall characterization of conversion as assimilative and annihilating of identification, Viswanathan demonstrates willful swap of faith could be obvious as an alternative as an act of competition. Outside the Fold concludes that, as a sort of cultural crossing, conversion involves characterize a necessary unlock into difference.

Through the determine of the convert, Viswanathan addresses the vexing query of the function of trust and minority discourse in smooth society. She establishes new issues of touch among the convert as spiritual dissenter and as colonial topic. This convergence offers a transcultural standpoint now not differently noticeable in literary and ancient texts. It enables significantly new readings of vital figures as varied as John Henry Newman, Pandita Ramabai, Annie Besant, and B. R. Ambedkar, in addition to shut reports of complaints, census studies, and well known English fiction. those various texts remove darkness from the ability wherein discourses of spiritual identification are produced, contained, or antagonistic by way of the languages of legislations, cause, and classificatory wisdom. Outside the Fold is a hard, provocative contribution to the multidisciplinary box of cultural studies.

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Download E-books Arabs in the Mirror: Images and Self-Images from Pre-Islamic to Modern Times PDF

By Nissim Rejwan

To carry new views to the query of Arab identification, Iraqi-born student Nissim Rejwan has assembled this interesting choice of writings through Arab and Western intellectuals, who try and outline what it skill to be Arab. He starts with pre-Islamic occasions and maintains to the final a long time of the 20 th century, quoting thinkers starting from Ibn Khaldun to trendy writers resembling al-Ansari, Haykal, Ahmad Amin, al-'Azm, and stated. via their works, Rejwan indicates how Arabs have grappled with such major concerns because the effect of Islam, the increase of nationalism, the search for democracy, women's prestige, the more youthful new release, Egypt's position within the Arab international, Israel's position in heart jap clash, and the West's "cultural invasion."

By letting Arabs converse for themselves, Arabs within the Mirror refutes a famous Western stereotype—that Arabs are incapable of self-reflection or self-government. to the contrary, it unearths a wealthy culture of self-criticism and self-knowledge within the Arab world.

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Download E-books Writing and Representation in Medieval Islam: Muslim Horizons (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures) PDF

By Julia Bray

With contributions from experts in several parts of classical Islamic proposal, this obtainable quantity explores the ways that medieval Muslims observed, interpreted and represented the area round them of their writings.

Focusing more often than not at the 8th to 10th centuries advert, often called the ‘formative interval of Islamic thought’, the publication examines historiography, literary prose and Arabic prose genres which don't fall well into both category.

Filling a niche within the literature by way of delivering specified discussions of either fundamental texts and up to date scholarship, Writing and illustration in Medieval Islam should be welcomed by way of scholars and students of classical Arabic literature, Islamic historical past and medieval historical past.

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Download E-books U.S.-Middle East Historical Encounters: A Critical Survey PDF

At a time whilst kinfolk among the USA and the center East appear to be according to mutual misunderstandings, intolerance, violence, and mistrust, this state of the art number of essays finds that the heritage of this dating is richer and extra complicated than contemporary occasions suggest.
 
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, family among the center East and the USA have been commonly relatively optimistic. After global warfare I, as U.S. coverage towards the sector took on features of European-style imperialism, the connection started to sour.
 
Written through top students from literary, historic, and political technological know-how backgrounds, those essays study quite a number encounters. They research early American missionary efforts within the heart East, perspectives of recent York urban in Arabic literature, and the advance of center East stories as an educational box within the usa. Archaeological expeditions, twentieth-century diplomatic relatives, and the present struggle on terror also are discussed.
 

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Download E-books Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present PDF

By Nadje Sadig Al-Ali

The warfare in Iraq has placed the of Iraqi girls firmly at the worldwide schedule. For years, their lives were framed by way of country oppression, fiscal sanctions and 3 wars. Now they have to play a seminal function in reshaping their country's destiny for the twenty-first century.

Nadje Al-Ali demanding situations the myths and misconceptions that have ruled debates approximately Iraqi ladies, bringing a far wanted gender standpoint to undergo at the imperative political factor of our time. in line with existence tales and oral histories of Iraqi girls, she lines the background of Iraq from post-colonial independence, to the emergence of a women's circulate within the Fifties, Saddam Hussein's early coverage of country feminism to the flip in the direction of higher social conservatism brought on through struggle and sanctions. but, the booklet additionally indicates that, faraway from being passive sufferers, Iraqi girls were, and remain, key social and political actors. Following the invasion, Al-Ali analyses the impression of profession and Islamist events on women's lives and argues that US-led demands liberation has resulted in a better backlash opposed to Iraqi women.

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Download E-books The Greater Middle East in Global Politics (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology) PDF

By Amineh

This anthology unites in a single quantity reviews of the higher center East in worldwide politics each one conceptual and empirical. First, it's a historical-comparative research of politics and societies in chosen better center japanese international locations. moment, it truly is an empirical case learn of states and societies of the better center East in worldwide politics.

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