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The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

Ismael M. Montana

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044828
eISBN:
9780813046419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044828.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a case study of slavery and its abolition in Ottoman Tunisia, one of the smallest countries in North Africa and the first to abolish the longstanding institution of slavery in the ... More

Algerians without BordersThe Making of a Global Frontier Society

Algerians without Borders: The Making of a Global Frontier Society

Allan Christelow

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037554
eISBN:
9780813043975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037554.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents a new framework for understanding the history of Algeria and its global connections from the late eighteenth century to the present day. It focuses on the movement of people ... More

A Civil Society DeferredThe Tertiary Grip of Violence in the Sudan

A Civil Society Deferred: The Tertiary Grip of Violence in the Sudan

Abdullahi A. Gallab

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036885
eISBN:
9780813041827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036885.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book chronicles the sociopolitical history and development of violence in the Sudan, and explores how it has crippled the state, retarded the development of a national identity, and ravaged the ... More

Contentious Politics in the Middle EastPolitical Opposition under Authoritarianism

Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Political Opposition under Authoritarianism

Holger Albrecht (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034744
eISBN:
9780813039077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034744.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Scholarship examining the governments in the Middle East and North Africa rarely focuses on opposition movements, since those countries tend to be ruled by a centralized, often authoritarian ... More

The Convergence of Judaism and IslamReligious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Michael M. Laskier and Yaacov Lev (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book offers a fresh examination of Muslim and Jewish cultural interactions during the medieval and early modern periods. The fifteen interdisciplinary studies assembled here investigate the ... More

The Divergence of Judaism and IslamInterdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

Michael M. Laskier and Yaacov Lev (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037516
eISBN:
9780813042107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037516.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book offers a panoply of diverse interdisciplinary perspectives on the final chapter of Jewish minority life within the Islamic orbit, on Islam and Judaism as religions, and on the contemporary ... More

Fertile BondsBedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Suzanne E. Joseph

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044613
eISBN:
9780813046389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044613.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The gulf in birth and death rates between rich and poor countries is well documented, but little is actually known about demographic disparities between local class or status groups within most ... More

The Generalship of MuhammadBattles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

The Generalship of Muhammad: Battles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

Russ Rodgers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037660
eISBN:
9780813043104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037660.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the burning deserts of Arabia came an insurgency that would later conquer the Sasanid Persian Empire and overrun large portions of Byzantine territory. But before this could happen, the important ... More

Girls of the FactoryA Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco

Girls of the Factory: A Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco

M. Laetitia Cairoli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035611
eISBN:
9780813039206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035611.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In Morocco today, the idea of female laborers is generally frowned upon. Yet despite this, many women are beginning to find work in factories. The author of this book spent a year in the ancient city ... More

An Incurable PastNasser's Egypt Then and Now

An Incurable Past: Nasser's Egypt Then and Now

Meriam N. Belli

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044040
eISBN:
9780813046235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044040.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book is a history of vernacular experiences of the 1950s and 1960s in Egypt. It focuses on schooling, conflict, and spirituality and discusses the political and cultural legacy of the Nasser ... More

Inter-Arab AlliancesRegime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy

Inter-Arab Alliances: Regime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy

Curtis R. Ryan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033075
eISBN:
9780813039558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033075.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There is a method to the apparent madness of Arab politics. In a region where friends can become enemies and enemies become friends seemingly at the drop of the hat, this book argues that there is ... More

Palestinian Women and Politics in Israel

Palestinian Women and Politics in Israel

Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033624
eISBN:
9780813039268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033624.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Though equal rights protection is written into Israeli law, women are underrepresented in the political arena. This is especially true in the case of Palestinian women—only two in the entire sixty ... More

The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco

The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco

Stacy E. Holden

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033730
eISBN:
9780813039398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033730.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Unlike most other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Morocco has had a stable government for centuries. Even when it was a French protectorate (1912–56), the Alaouite Sultans wielded ... More

Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

Gawdat Bahgat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031668
eISBN:
9780813039114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031668.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Why do some countries seek to acquire nuclear weapons? How can they be convinced to give up these aspirations? These are the underlying questions in this new study of nuclear proliferation in six key ... More

Struggling for a Just PeaceIsraeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada

Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada

Maia Carter Hallward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036526
eISBN:
9780813041797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Beginning in 2004, after the mainstream peace movement collapsed due in part to the outbreak of the second intifada, the author of this book, Maia Hallward, spent most of a year observing the work of ... More

Velvet JihadMuslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Faegheh Shirazi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There are numerous conflicts ensuing in the Middle East, but not all are being fought with rockets and rifles. While the Internet has proven invaluable to those who wish to uphold a patriarchal ... More

War and State Building in the Middle East

War and State Building in the Middle East

Rolf Schwarz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037929
eISBN:
9780813042138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037929.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the authoritarian-regime governments commonly found in the Middle East, particularly among oil-rich countries. In this region, war has interacted ... More

We are ImazighenThe Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

We are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

Fazia Aïtel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813049397
eISBN:
9780813050164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049397.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

We Are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture is about the emergence of Berber identity, specifically that of the Kabyles, within the ... More

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