Egyptian Solar Religion: Re, Amun and the Crisis of by Assmann

By Assmann

Revised and multiplied, this quantity bargains with the spiritual traditions of old Egypt, that have come right down to us in a country that is either super fragmentary and intricate. New fabric - specially hymns amassed in Theban tombs - now permits a way more specific allocation of spiritual texts and ideas when it comes to time, position and social context. in the box of sun faith, not less than 5 diversified traditions need to be exotic: 1) the liturgical traditions of the royal sunlight cult, which for his or her secrecy and exclusivity are labelled the "mysteries" of the sunlight cult; 2) the conventional mythology of the sun path expressed in hymns and pictorial representations; three) the progressive approach culminating within the Amarna interval, which discards the mythic pictures and provides a monotheistic building of the sunlight direction, a procedure which begins prior to Akhenaten's revolution; four) the theology of Amun-Re, the God of Thebes, earlier than the Amarna interval, a theology of primacy the place one god acts as leader of a pantheon; and five) the particularly various theology of this related Amun-Re after Amarna, a theology which solutions the monotheistic event through constructing one of those pantheism - the concept that of the hidden god - who's either cosmic god and private saviour.

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Marriage in Turkish German Popular Culture: States of by Heather Merle Benbow

By Heather Merle Benbow

During the 1st decade of this millennium Germany’s greatest ethnic minority—Turkish Germans—began to get pleasure from a brand new cultural prominence in German literature, movie, tv and theater. whereas controversies round pressured marriage and “honor” killings have pushed renowned curiosity within the scenario of Turkish-German girls, pop culture has performed a key position in diversifying portrayals of girls and males of Turkish historical past. This ebook files the importance of marriage in 21st-century Turkish-German tradition, unpacking its implications not just for the cultural portrayals of these of Turkish historical past, but in addition for understandings of German id. It sheds gentle at the interactions of gender, sexuality and ethnicity in modern Germany.

This ebook explores 4 notions of marriage in pop culture: pressured marriage; romantic marriage; intercultural marriage; and homosexual marriage. Over 5 chapters, the booklet exhibits that during pop culture marriage is conventionally portrayed as little greater than a kind of oppression for Turkish-German girls and homosexual males. The nation of Turkish matrimony is noticeable as characterised by means of coercion, loss of selection, familial responsibility and “honor,” even violence. In German tradition, in contrast, marriage stands for person selection, love and equality. notwithstanding, inside comedy genres akin to “chick lit”, “ethno-sitcom” and marriage ceremony movie, there were makes an attempt to problem the monolithic energy of those gender stereotypes. This learn unearths that, in grappling with the legacy of those stereotypes, those genres display a craving inside German pop culture for the very sorts of “traditional” gender roles Turkish Germans are purported to inhabit.

The publication offers a accomplished account of the a number of ways that the various portrayals of marriage form perspectives of Turkish Germans in pop culture, and also are revealing of the position of gender in modern Germany. It investigates a few key genres—autoethnography, chick lit, ethno-sitcom, marriage ceremony movie, “gay” Bildungsroman, documentary theater—within which questions of gender and cultural distinction are “framed”. In new and cutting edge shut readings of literary, filmic, tv and dramatic texts, the paintings finds the vast importance of cultural portrayals of Turkish-German intimacy.

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Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World: Arab Basic Laws by Nathan J. Brown

By Nathan J. Brown

Uses the Arab event to provide an explanation for the allure of constitutional files to authoritarian political regimes.

The cave in of authoritarian regimes and the worldwide resurgence of liberal democracy has resulted in a renewed curiosity in constitutions and constitutionalism between students and political activists alike. This ebook makes use of the Arab event to provide an explanation for the charm of constitutional files to authoritarian regimes and assesses the measure to which such constitutions can be utilized within the attempt to make the regimes extra accountable.

“Brown is familiar with how legislation suits in with the burning problems with heart jap politics. He demonstrates how rulers can use legislations and constitutions to reinforce their rule, whereas lots of the latest literature specializes in how they limit significant strength. this is often relatively fascinating in mild of the final ten years of liberalization within the 3rd international, the place rulers in Africa, for instance, have needed to determine find out how to meet overseas financial Fund calls for for a level of political liberalization with out truly giving up power.” — Jill Crystal, writer of Oil and Politics within the Gulf: Rulers and retailers in Kuwait and Qatar

Nathan J. Brown is Professor of Political technological know-how and foreign Affairs at George Washington collage. he's the writer of the rule of thumb of legislation within the Arab international: Courts in Egypt and the Gulf and Peasant Politics in sleek Egypt: The fight opposed to the State.

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Iran: Sanctions, Energy, Arms Control, and Regime Change by Anthony H. Cordesman,Bryan Gold,Chloe Coughlin-Schulte

By Anthony H. Cordesman,Bryan Gold,Chloe Coughlin-Schulte

This file analyzes 4 key facets folks and Iranian strategic competition--sanctions, strength, palms regulate, and regime swap. Its fundamental concentration is at the ways that the sanctions utilized to Iran have replaced US and Iranian pageant because the fall of 2011. This escalation has been spurred by means of the construction of a sequence of a ways better US unilateral sanctions and the eu Union’s imposition of both robust sanctions, either one of which have an effect on Iran’s skill to export, its economy, and its total economy.

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Beyond the Arab Disease: New Perspectives in Politics and by Riad Nourallah

By Riad Nourallah

Presenting daring and unique insights, this booklet examines the guidelines and diplomacies pursued by way of Arab and Western governments, whereas discussing either the political and cultural roles performed via the fashionable Arab international. It explores a number of the points of the malaise affecting the Arab international, stressing the pressing demand reform and restoration, in addition to the necessity to handle significant matters together with inter-Arab affairs, kinfolk with a hegemonic united states, and peace with Israel.

In addition, the publication presents new views on more than a few subject matters together with Arab and Muslim international relations, literature, and tradition; usually as those have interaction with Western versions and paradigms in an more and more interconnected yet difficult global. making use of a mix of disciplines and discourses, the publication aids inexperienced persons and policy-makers in higher figuring out the Arab world’s successes and screw ups in its problematical kin with the West and modernity.

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The Royal Navy and the Palestine Patrol (Naval Staff by Ninian Stewart

By Ninian Stewart

this can be a wholly new Naval employees historical past protecting the interval instantly after the second one international battle and the Royal military operations to avoid unlawful Jewish immigration into Palestine, on the time lower than British Mandate from the United international locations. The Palestine Patrol, because it grew to become identified, illustrates essentially the issues dealing with navies accomplishing operations except conflict; particularly these related to maritime embargo measures.

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Industrial Sexuality: Gender, Urbanization, and Social by Hanan Hammad

By Hanan Hammad

Millions of Egyptian males, girls, and kids first skilled business paintings, city lifestyles, and the transition from peasant-based and handcraft cultures to manufacturing facility association and hierarchy within the years among the 2 global wars. Their struggles to reside in new locations, inhabit new customs, and determine and abide by means of new city norms and ethical and gender orders underlie the tale of the making of contemporary city life—a tale that has now not been formerly informed from the point of view of Egypt’s operating class.

Reconstructing the standard city reviews of employees in al-Mahalla al-Kubra, domestic of the most important and so much winning Egyptian fabric manufacturing unit, Industrial Sexuality investigates how the commercial urbanization of Egypt remodeled masculine and female identities, sexualities, and public morality. Basing her account on archival assets that no researcher has formerly used, Hanan Hammad describes how coercive commercial association and hierarchy focused hundreds of thousands of fellows, ladies, and kids at paintings and at domestic below the authority of surprising males, hence intensifying sexual harassment, baby molestation, prostitution, and public publicity of non-public heterosexual and gay relationships. through juxtaposing those social reviews of lifestyle with nationwide modernist discourses, Hammad demonstrates that standard commercial staff, handloom weavers, road proprietors, lower-class landladies, and prostitutes—no under the center and higher classes—played a key position in shaping the Egyptian adventure of modernity.

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On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era by Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone

By Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone

"This publication includes many considerate, hugely correct, and regularly wonderful essays at the modern rules, association, actions, and business enterprise of Muslim ladies in different countries."—Nikki Keddie, writer of Women within the center East: previous and Present

Has Arab Spring made lifestyles greater for Muslim girls? Has new media introduced feminists jointly, or has it turn into a device to prepare the competition? This crucial assortment is up to date with a brand new advent and new essays, supplying insider perspectives on how Muslim girls are navigating expertise, social media, public area, secularism/fundamentalism, and citizenship.

Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone is a historian on the American collage institution of overseas Service.

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The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Revolt (Routledge by Justine Firnhaber-Baker,Dirk Schoenaers

By Justine Firnhaber-Baker,Dirk Schoenaers

The Routledge background guide of Medieval Revolt charts the historical past of medieval uprising from Spain to Bohemia and from Italy to England, and contains chapters spanning the centuries among Imperial Rome and the Reformation. Drawing jointly a world team of top students, chapters give some thought to how uprisings labored, why they occurred, whom they implicated, what they intended to contemporaries, and the way we would comprehend them now.

This assortment builds upon new ways to political heritage and communique, and offers new insights into riot as imperative to medieval political existence. Drawing upon study from the social sciences and literary idea, the essays use revolts and their assets to discover questions of that means and verbal exchange, identification and mobilization, using violence and the development of energy. The authors emphasize old actors’ company, yet argue that entry to those actors and their activities is mediated and sometimes obscured by way of the texts that record them.

Supported through an advent and end which survey the former historiography of medieval rebel and envisage destiny instructions within the box, The Routledge background guide of Medieval Revolt may be a vital reference for college kids and students of medieval political heritage.

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In Israel sprechen die Steine: Eine archäologische by Hanna Klenk

By Hanna Klenk

Gehen Sie mit Hanna Klenk auf eine archäologische Pilgerreise durch das Heilige Land. Die Autorin hat selbst an zahlreichen Ausgrabungen teilgenommen und ihre Erfahrungen und Erlebnisse in den beliebten Artikeln der Zeitschrift "Faszination Bibel" geschildert. In diesem Buch präsentiert noch viele weitere Kapitel, in denen sie biblische Orte des Alten und Neuen Testamentes aufsucht, um dort die archäologischen Funde mit einer biblisch-geistlichen Betrachtung zu verknüpfen. Diese interessante Verbindung wird durch zahlreiche Farbfotos noch eindrücklicher, und die Erkenntnisse sind zudem hervorragend verwendbar für Andachten und Themenabende.

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