Leg over Leg: Volumes One and Two by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, Humphrey Davies

By Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, Humphrey Davies

Leg over Leg recounts the lifestyles, from beginning to heart age, of “the Fariyaq,” regulate ego of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, a pivotal determine within the highbrow and literary background of the fashionable Arab global. The constantly edifying and sometimes hilarious adventures of the Fariyaq, as he strikes from his local Lebanon to Egypt, Malta, Tunis, England, and France, give you the writer with grist for wide-ranging discussions of the highbrow and social problems with his time, together with the lack of know-how and corruption of the Lebanese non secular and secular institutions, freedom of judgment of right and wrong, women’s rights, sexual relationships among women and men, the manners and customs of Europeans and center Easterners, and the diversities among modern eu and Arabic literatures, the entire whereas celebrating the genius and sweetness of the classical Arabic language.

Volumes One and stick with the hapless Fariyaq via his adolescence and early schooling, his misadventures one of the priests of Mount Lebanon, his flight to the Egypt of Muhammad ’Ali, and his next employment with the first Arabic day-by-day newspaper—during which period he suffers a few ailments that parallel his growth within the sciences of Arabic grammar, and engages in a laugh digressions at the desk manners of the Druze, younger love, snow, and the scandals of the early papacy. this primary publication additionally sees the list—of destinations in Hell, varieties of medieval glue, tools of torture, stars and pre-Islamic idols—come into its personal as a signature machine of the work.

Akin to Sterne and Rabelais in his satirical outlook and technical inventiveness, al-Shidyaq produced in Leg Over Leg a piece that's exact and unclassifiable. It used to be in the beginning extensively condemned for its assaults on authority, its non secular skepticism, and its “obscenity,” and later variations have been usually abridged. this can be the 1st entire English translation of this groundbreaking work.

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Biological and Medical Research in Space: An Overview of by David Moore

By David Moore

This e-book is aimed toward the extensive neighborhood of scientists whose study could gain advantage from attention of gravitational and house biology as one other size of environmental interference on their paintings. you will need to rigidity the various molecular, mobile and physiological mechanisms, in all kinds of lifestyles, that are inspired via, or ultimately depending on, gravity or radiation. The ebook brings jointly effects from house flight and ground-based experiments within the a variety of lifestyles technological know-how disciplines that are scattered within the literature and sometimes released in resources now not simply on hand to the overall medical neighborhood. many of the effects got are it sounds as if contradictory of predictions of classical hypotheses and hence deserve common recognition. The presentation emphasizes, a finished and demanding assessment of accessible information, aiming not just to enhance entry to the data, yet to remark additionally on its credibility and position it in right context. This well timed evaluation also will gain these engaged in layout, evaluate and execution of existence technological know-how experiments in space.

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Parenthesis in Biblical Hebrew (Studies in Semitic Languages by Zewi, T.

By Zewi, T.

In its exam of parenthesis in Biblical Hebrew, this e-book provides a linguistic description of Biblical Hebrew parenthetical devices via integration of a number of study disciplines and scholarly methods: linguistics, discourse reports, textual content linguistics, textual philology, comparative Semitics, Bible translations, and literature.

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U.S.-Middle East Historical Encounters: A Critical Survey by Magnus Bernhardsson, Abbas Amanat

By Magnus Bernhardsson, Abbas Amanat

At a time while family members among the U.S. and the center East appear to be in keeping with mutual misunderstandings, intolerance, violence, and mistrust, this state-of-the-art selection of essays unearths that the heritage of this dating is richer and extra advanced than fresh occasions suggest.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, kinfolk among the center East and the U.S. have been ordinarily fairly optimistic. After international conflict I, as U.S. coverage towards the zone took on points of European-style imperialism, the connection started to sour.
Written via best students from literary, historic, and political technological know-how backgrounds, those essays learn more than a few encounters. They study early American missionary efforts within the heart East, perspectives of latest York urban in Arabic literature, and the advance of center East stories as an educational box within the usa. Archaeological expeditions, twentieth-century diplomatic family, and the present warfare on terror also are discussed.

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Islamic Area Studies with Geographical Information Systems by Atsuyuki Okabe

By Atsuyuki Okabe

During this quantity the participants use Geographical info structures (GIS) to re-examine either old and modern Asian international locations and routinely Islamic parts. This hugely illustrated and accomplished paintings highlights how GIS should be utilized to the social sciences. With its description of the way to strategy, build and deal with geographical info the ebook is perfect for the non-specialist searching for a brand new and clean solution to procedure Islamic sector reports.

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