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    • Berger, Maurits (2014-10-01)
      This book presents an overall presentation and discussion of developments ever since Islam appeared on the European stage thirteen centuries ago. The events and stories presented increase the understanding of present debates ...
    • Wesseling, H.L. (2011)
      A Cape of Asia collects eighteen of Wesseling’s finest essays on European History, clustered around three concerns: The Wider View, or the historical European perspective on globalization, migration and decolonization; ...
    • Karimi-Hakkak, Ahmad (2019-10-01)
      This book examines the role of Persian literature in politics in the tumultuous period of Iranian history from 1950 to 2000, illustrating how intellectuals used poetry, plays, novels and short stories to comment on ...
    • ten Cate, Arthur; Brocades-Zaalberg, Thijs (2014-12-01)
      A Gentle Occupation analyses Dutch military operations in the aftermath of the 2003 US-led invasion in Iraq. It raises the question why, in contrast to most allied troops elsewhere in Iraq, Dutch forces in Al Muthanna ...
    • Harris, Russell; Afsharian, Marjan (2017-03-31)
      A primary source on a journey to Persia by Captain John Compton Pyne in 1884 revealing the West’s fascination with the Middle East in Victorian times. The book includes an introduction by the editors and a transcription ...
    • Bürgel, Johann-Christoph; Ruymbeke, van, Christine (2011)
      This "Key" to the Khamsa consists of thirteen essays by eminent scholars in the field of Persian Studies, each focusing on different aspects of the Khamsa, which is a collection of five long poems written by the Persian ...
    • van Zutphen, Marjolijn (2017-03-01)
      The Large Farāmarznāme (Farāmarznāme-ye bozorg), a poem from the Persian epic cycle dated to the late eleventh century, is hereby published for the first time in an English translation, in prose. The story tells how Farāmarz, ...
    • Schrikker, Alicia; Wickramasinghe, Nira (2020)
      This multidisciplinary volume brings together scholars and writers who try to come to terms with the histories and legacies of European slavery in the Indian Ocean. The volume discusses a variety of qualitative data on the ...
    • Haaften, van, T.; Jansen, H.; Jong, de, J.; Koetsenruijter, W. (2011)
      With communication playing an increasingly important role in contemporary society, rhetoric appears to have gained in influence and importance. The ancients knew all along: power belongs to those who know how to use their ...
    • Nas, Peter J.M. (2011)
      This book examines design proposals that show symbolic handling of the 9/11 attack on New York, the disaster symbolism of the ship washed ashore by the tsunami in Banda Aceh, and the design of the symbol of the city of ...
    • Kock, Christian; Villadsen, Lisa (2015-01-01)
      This book presents studies from different academic fields of theoretical issues raised by public discourse, focusing on understanding and evaluating how its many manifestations both reflect, shape, and challenge the society ...
    • Houppermans, Sjef; Jacobs, Jef; Kruk, Remke (2011)
      Repetition has a major role in human culture. In lullabies and prayers, in protests and war cries: from the cradle to the grave, repetition is the companion to life’s essentials. In a constantly revolving world there ...
    • Tabatabai, Sassan (2010-01-01)
      Abu ‘Abdollâh’ Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki (c. 880 CE-941 CE) was a poet to the Samanid court which ruled much of Khorâsân (northeastern Persia) from its seat in Bukhara. He is widely regarded as the father of Persian poetry, ...
    • Beerens, Anna (2006)
      This study of the social circumstances of Japanese intellectuals in the last quarter of the eighteenth century is based on biographical data concerning 173 individuals. It deals with the image of intellectual life of that ...
    • Roebroeks, Wil (2007)
      The human brain and its one hundred billion neurons compose the most complex organ in the body and harness more than 20 per cent of all the energy we produce. Why do we have such large and energy-demanding brains, and how ...
    • Zipoli, Riccardo (2015-06-01)
      Poetry expressing criticism of social, political and cultural life is a vital integral part of Persian literary history. Its principal genres - invective, satire and burlesque - have been very popular with authors in every ...
    • Maarif, Ahmad Syafii (2018)
      "Islam exists in global history with its richly variegated cultural and social realities. When these specific cultural contexts are marginalized, Islam is reduced to an ahistorical religion without the ability to contribute ...
    • van Dijk, Kees; Kaptein, Nico J.G. (2016-01-01)
      After violent protests all over the country had forced President Suharto to step down in 1998, Indonesia successfully made the transition from an authoritarian state to a democracy. In this book Indonesian scholars attached ...
    • van Dijk, Kees; Kaptein, Nico J.G. (2016)
      After violent protests all over the country had forced President Suharto to step down in 1998, Indonesia successfully made the transition from an authoritarian state to a democracy. In this book Indonesian scholars attached ...
    • Zürcher, Erik-Jan (2016)
      This books investigates the background and nature of the Ottoman Jihad proclamation, but also its effects in the wider Middle East. It looks at the German hopes and British fears of a worldwide rising of Muslims in the ...