Download E-books The Fatimids and Their Traditions of Learning: Volume 2 (Ismaili Heritage) PDF

By Heinz Halm

The Fatimid interval used to be the golden age of Ismaili notion and literature, whilst Shi'ite Ismaili Imams governed over the large parts of the Muslim global and made vital contributions to Islamic civilization. Heinz Halm investigates from a historic viewpoint the highbrow traditions that constructed one of the Ismailis from the increase of the Fatimid nation in North Africa to the cultural brilliance of what he calls ""one of the good eras in Egyptian historical past and in Islamic background in general."" He covers the learning of the Ismaili dais or missionaries, the institution of educational associations resembling al-Azhar and the Dar al-'Ilm (House of data) wherein the Fatimids inspired studying, and the designated ""sessions of wisdom"" for complicated instruction.

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By Heinz Halm

The Fatimid interval used to be the golden age of Ismaili notion and literature, whilst Shi'ite Ismaili Imams governed over the large parts of the Muslim global and made vital contributions to Islamic civilization. Heinz Halm investigates from a historic viewpoint the highbrow traditions that constructed one of the Ismailis from the increase of the Fatimid nation in North Africa to the cultural brilliance of what he calls ""one of the good eras in Egyptian historical past and in Islamic background in general."" He covers the learning of the Ismaili dais or missionaries, the institution of educational associations resembling al-Azhar and the Dar al-'Ilm (House of data) wherein the Fatimids inspired studying, and the designated ""sessions of wisdom"" for complicated instruction.

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Download E-books Von Arius zum Athanasianum: Studien zur Edition der ""Athanasius Werke (Texte Und Untersuchungen Zur Geschichte der Altchristlichen) (German Edition) PDF

This quantity involves amassed person reports happening in context of the Athanasius Werke (the works of Athanasius of Alexandria), facing the ""Pseudo-Athanasiana"", the reception of Athanasius of Alexandria's works in Latin and Armenian, chosen files from the Trinitarian Controversy and the heritage of the Athanasius Werke.

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This quantity involves amassed person reports happening in context of the Athanasius Werke (the works of Athanasius of Alexandria), facing the ""Pseudo-Athanasiana"", the reception of Athanasius of Alexandria's works in Latin and Armenian, chosen files from the Trinitarian Controversy and the heritage of the Athanasius Werke.

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Download E-books Historic Cairo - A Walk through the Islamic City PDF

Cairo comprises the best focus of Islamic monuments on the planet, and its mosques, mausolea, non secular colleges, baths, and caravanserais, outfitted via well known buyers among the 7th and 19th centuries, are top-of-the-line in life. Jim Antoniou takes his readers on a guided stroll in the course of the very middle of old Cairo, between lots of its maximum architectural treasures. Illustrated all through with the author's personal unique maps and plans and full of life sketches, the stroll starts off on the huge gates within the north partitions of the Fatimid urban, follows the traditional thoroughfare of al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah south earlier Khan al Khalili and al-Ghuriya to the road of the Tentmakers, turns left alongside the well-known Darb al-Ahmar of the Arabian Nights, and ends on the outstanding mosque of Sultan Hasan on the foot of the fort. Over 90 historical structures alongside the best way are pointed out and defined, lots of them open to viewers.

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Cairo comprises the best focus of Islamic monuments on the planet, and its mosques, mausolea, non secular colleges, baths, and caravanserais, outfitted via well known buyers among the 7th and 19th centuries, are top-of-the-line in life. Jim Antoniou takes his readers on a guided stroll in the course of the very middle of old Cairo, between lots of its maximum architectural treasures. Illustrated all through with the author's personal unique maps and plans and full of life sketches, the stroll starts off on the huge gates within the north partitions of the Fatimid urban, follows the traditional thoroughfare of al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah south earlier Khan al Khalili and al-Ghuriya to the road of the Tentmakers, turns left alongside the well-known Darb al-Ahmar of the Arabian Nights, and ends on the outstanding mosque of Sultan Hasan on the foot of the fort. Over 90 historical structures alongside the best way are pointed out and defined, lots of them open to viewers.

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Download E-books Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report PDF

The plight of non secular minorities within the heart East is usually attributed to the failure of secularism to take root within the quarter. Religious distinction in a mundane Age demanding situations this overview by way of reading 4 cornerstones of secularism--political and civil equality, minority rights, spiritual freedom, and the criminal separation of personal and public domains.

Drawing on her broad fieldwork in Egypt with Coptic Orthodox Christians and Bahais--religious minorities in a predominantly Muslim country--Saba Mahmood exhibits how smooth secular governance has exacerbated spiritual tensions and inequalities instead of decreased them. Tracing the ancient occupation of secular criminal recommendations within the colonial and postcolonial heart East, she explores how contradictions on the very center of political secularism have irritated and amplified current kinds of Islamic hierarchy, bringing minority relatives in Egypt to a brand new old deadlock. via an in depth exam of Egyptian proceedings and constitutional debates approximately minority rights, conflicts round kinfolk legislations, and controversies over freedom of expression, Mahmood invitations us to mirror at the entwined histories of secularism within the heart East and Europe.

A provocative paintings of scholarship, Religious distinction in an earthly Age demanding situations us to reconsider the promise and boundaries of the secular excellent of non secular equality.

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The plight of non secular minorities within the heart East is usually attributed to the failure of secularism to take root within the quarter. Religious distinction in a mundane Age demanding situations this overview by way of reading 4 cornerstones of secularism--political and civil equality, minority rights, spiritual freedom, and the criminal separation of personal and public domains.

Drawing on her broad fieldwork in Egypt with Coptic Orthodox Christians and Bahais--religious minorities in a predominantly Muslim country--Saba Mahmood exhibits how smooth secular governance has exacerbated spiritual tensions and inequalities instead of decreased them. Tracing the ancient occupation of secular criminal recommendations within the colonial and postcolonial heart East, she explores how contradictions on the very center of political secularism have irritated and amplified current kinds of Islamic hierarchy, bringing minority relatives in Egypt to a brand new old deadlock. via an in depth exam of Egyptian proceedings and constitutional debates approximately minority rights, conflicts round kinfolk legislations, and controversies over freedom of expression, Mahmood invitations us to mirror at the entwined histories of secularism within the heart East and Europe.

A provocative paintings of scholarship, Religious distinction in an earthly Age demanding situations us to reconsider the promise and boundaries of the secular excellent of non secular equality.

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Download E-books Commerce, Culture, and Community in a Red Sea Port in the Thirteenth Century: The Arabic Documents from Quseir (Islamic History and Civilization) (No. 52) PDF

By Li Guo

This booklet is the 1st finished examine of the Arabic files exposed in Quseir, top Egypt, in the course of the Nineteen Eighties. the loads of paper fragments make clear actions and operations of a family members delivery company at the purple Sea shore within the 13th century. half One is an introductory essay on old and cultural context of those records. the 3 chapters care for, respectively, the Sheikh s apartment, the place the files have been came upon, the purple Sea trade as mirrored within the exchange actions round the condo, and elements of pop culture as printed throughout the texts. half includes a severe variation of eighty-four Arabic texts, the vast majority of that have by no means been released sooner than, with translation and commentary."

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By Li Guo

This booklet is the 1st finished examine of the Arabic files exposed in Quseir, top Egypt, in the course of the Nineteen Eighties. the loads of paper fragments make clear actions and operations of a family members delivery company at the purple Sea shore within the 13th century. half One is an introductory essay on old and cultural context of those records. the 3 chapters care for, respectively, the Sheikh s apartment, the place the files have been came upon, the purple Sea trade as mirrored within the exchange actions round the condo, and elements of pop culture as printed throughout the texts. half includes a severe variation of eighty-four Arabic texts, the vast majority of that have by no means been released sooner than, with translation and commentary."

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Download E-books A Companion to Ancient Egypt, 2 Volume Set PDF

This better half presents the very most recent money owed of the most important and present facets of Egyptology by way of best students. added in a hugely readable variety and greatly illustrated, it bargains unheard of breadth and intensity of insurance, giving complete scope to the dialogue of this outstanding civilization.

  • Provides the very newest and, the place suitable, well-illustrated bills of the foremost features of Egypt?s historic historical past and culture
  • Covers a extensive scope of subject matters together with actual context, background, monetary and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visible arts
  • Delivered in a hugely readable sort with scholars and students of either Egyptology and Graeco-Roman reports in mind
  • Provides a chronological desk firstly of every quantity to assist readers orient chapters inside of the wider ancient context

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This better half presents the very most recent money owed of the most important and present facets of Egyptology by way of best students. added in a hugely readable variety and greatly illustrated, it bargains unheard of breadth and intensity of insurance, giving complete scope to the dialogue of this outstanding civilization.

  • Provides the very newest and, the place suitable, well-illustrated bills of the foremost features of Egypt?s historic historical past and culture
  • Covers a extensive scope of subject matters together with actual context, background, monetary and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visible arts
  • Delivered in a hugely readable sort with scholars and students of either Egyptology and Graeco-Roman reports in mind
  • Provides a chronological desk firstly of every quantity to assist readers orient chapters inside of the wider ancient context

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Download E-books The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt PDF

By Kara Cooney

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning lady pharaoh in old Egypt and the tale of her audacious upward thrust to power.
 
Hatshepsut—the daughter of a basic who usurped Egypt's throne and a mom with ties to the former dynasty—was born right into a privileged position in the royal family, and he or she used to be anticipated to endure the sons who could legitimize the reign of her father’s kin. Her failure to provide a male inheritor was once finally the accident that prepared the ground for her unbelievable rule as a cross-dressing king.  At simply over twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of pharaoh in an tricky coronation rite that set the tone for her astonishing reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the newborn king whose mom Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat at the throne. Hatshepsut used to be a grasp strategist, cloaking her political energy performs within the veil of piety and sexual reinvention. simply as ladies at the present time face hindrances from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut shrewdly operated the levers of energy to come to be Egypt's moment lady pharaoh.

Hatshepsut effectively negotiated a course from the royal nursery to the very top of authority, and her reign observed one in every of old Egypt’s such a lot prolific development sessions. students have lengthy speculated as to why her monuments have been destroyed inside of a couple of a long time of her demise, all yet erasing facts of her unheard of rule. developing a wealthy narrative background utilizing the artifacts that stay, famous Egyptologist Kara Cooney deals a amazing interpretation of ways Hatshepsut swiftly yet methodically consolidated power—and why she fell from public prefer simply as speedy. The lady Who will be King lines the radical lifetime of an almost-forgotten pharaoh and explores our complex reactions to ladies in power.

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By Kara Cooney

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning lady pharaoh in old Egypt and the tale of her audacious upward thrust to power.
 
Hatshepsut—the daughter of a basic who usurped Egypt's throne and a mom with ties to the former dynasty—was born right into a privileged position in the royal family, and he or she used to be anticipated to endure the sons who could legitimize the reign of her father’s kin. Her failure to provide a male inheritor was once finally the accident that prepared the ground for her unbelievable rule as a cross-dressing king.  At simply over twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of pharaoh in an tricky coronation rite that set the tone for her astonishing reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the newborn king whose mom Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat at the throne. Hatshepsut used to be a grasp strategist, cloaking her political energy performs within the veil of piety and sexual reinvention. simply as ladies at the present time face hindrances from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut shrewdly operated the levers of energy to come to be Egypt's moment lady pharaoh.

Hatshepsut effectively negotiated a course from the royal nursery to the very top of authority, and her reign observed one in every of old Egypt’s such a lot prolific development sessions. students have lengthy speculated as to why her monuments have been destroyed inside of a couple of a long time of her demise, all yet erasing facts of her unheard of rule. developing a wealthy narrative background utilizing the artifacts that stay, famous Egyptologist Kara Cooney deals a amazing interpretation of ways Hatshepsut swiftly yet methodically consolidated power—and why she fell from public prefer simply as speedy. The lady Who will be King lines the radical lifetime of an almost-forgotten pharaoh and explores our complex reactions to ladies in power.

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Download E-books Histoire de l'Afrique Septentrionale (Berbérie) depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à la conquête française (1830): Tome 3 (French Edition) PDF

This Elibron Classics publication is a facsimile reprint of a 1891 variation by way of Ernest Leroux, Paris.

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Download E-books Egypt, Israel, and the Ancient Mediterranean World: Studies in Honor of Donald B. Redford (Probleme Der Agyptologie, 20. Bd) PDF

Significant students in North the US, Europe, and the center East supply numerous clean reports at the historical past, literature, faith, and artwork of Egypt, Israel, Phoenicia, and the remainder of the traditional Mediterranean global. the 1st a part of the e-book gains chapters on historical Egyptian inscriptions, artwork, background, and faith. the second one half offers with bible study, the histories of historical Israel, Canaan, and the relatives between societies within the old close to East. The classes lined within the quantity diversity from outdated state Egypt to the past due vintage period. many of the artwork old and archaeological essays on historic Egypt, Israel, and Canaan care for formerly unpublished unearths. the various essays facing literary and old matters discover the relatives between old cultures, explaining the improvement of and curiosity in foreign alternate, struggle, and commute. The ebook is abundantly illustrated with pictures, drawings, graphs, and tables. ""Egypt, Israel, and the traditional Mediterranean global" is a wealthy and wide-ranging choice of papers that good honors the celebrated student to whom it was once devoted. It additionally has a lot to supply all students drawn to political and cultural interactions within the historic japanese Mediterranean basin." "Stanley M. Burstein, California nation college, la"

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Significant students in North the US, Europe, and the center East supply numerous clean reports at the historical past, literature, faith, and artwork of Egypt, Israel, Phoenicia, and the remainder of the traditional Mediterranean global. the 1st a part of the e-book gains chapters on historical Egyptian inscriptions, artwork, background, and faith. the second one half offers with bible study, the histories of historical Israel, Canaan, and the relatives between societies within the old close to East. The classes lined within the quantity diversity from outdated state Egypt to the past due vintage period. many of the artwork old and archaeological essays on historic Egypt, Israel, and Canaan care for formerly unpublished unearths. the various essays facing literary and old matters discover the relatives between old cultures, explaining the improvement of and curiosity in foreign alternate, struggle, and commute. The ebook is abundantly illustrated with pictures, drawings, graphs, and tables. ""Egypt, Israel, and the traditional Mediterranean global" is a wealthy and wide-ranging choice of papers that good honors the celebrated student to whom it was once devoted. It additionally has a lot to supply all students drawn to political and cultural interactions within the historic japanese Mediterranean basin." "Stanley M. Burstein, California nation college, la"

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