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Who shot Kamar al-Dawla Alwan? Was it a crime of passion? What was the role of the beautiful peasant girl Rim? Is the mysterious Sheikh Asfur as crazy as he seems? Partly autobiographical, this Egyptian comedy of errors takes the form of the journal of a young public prosecutor posted...
For centuries, people in the creative arts, when faced with severe threats to their cultural free expression, have sought alternative strategies and platforms. This work reveals some of the alternative spaces where banned art seeks refuge, while continuing to communicate its inspiring message.
Sifts through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. This book retells their stories in their own style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts, and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an...