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Can peoples and nations who have been pitted against each other in geopolitically manipulated conflict overcome the adversary relationship and achieve reconciliation? Through the Wall of Fire attempts to answer this question, examining the Armenian genocide of 1915, the two Iraq wars and embargo regime, and the ethnic cleansing of...
A book of adab, a term understood in modern times to specifically mean literature but in earlier times its meaning included all that a well-informed person had to know in order to pass in society as a cultured and refined individual.
In this book, Mabroka al-Werfalli examines the extent and effects of political alienation in Libya. The author highlights links between legitimacy and alienation and underlines certain types of political behaviour, in an attempt to draw attention to various causes of indifference and violent behaviour associated with political alienation in Libya.
Allows the reader to appreciate the complexities and subtleties of Ottoman art and architecture as a whole, while simultaneously learning more about the history of one of the world's most magnificent cities - Istanbul. This book discusses Ottoman architecture, regalia, textiles, books, ceramics, calligraphy and painting.
Islam in the British Broadsheets: The Impact of Orientalism on Representations of Islam in the British Press
From the late Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa against Salman Rushdie, to the extremism of the Taliban and the mass murder of the September 11th attacks, the image of Islam as a violent and anti-Western faith has featured dominantly in the global mass media. This book sets out to refute such generalisations.
Starting from a neutral position, this book looks at claims made by Christian leaders over the centuries and analyses them in the light of modern scholarship.
North Korea's early years witnessed unimaginable turbulence, both in the devastation of the Korean War and in the postwar ferment. Comprising more than 150 photos, this work documents the country's destruction and painful rebirth. It analyzes the regime's totalitarian ethos and highlights their many official distortions of history.