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Islam and Travel in the Middle Ages
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 305

Islam and Travel in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages, Muslim travelers embarked on a rihla, or world tour, as surveyors, emissaries, and educators. On these journeys, voyagers not only interacted with foreign cultures—touring Greek civilization, exploring the Middle East and North Africa, and seeing parts of Europe—they also established both philosophical and geographic boundaries between the faithful and the heathen. These voyages thus gave the Islamic world, which at the time extended from the Maghreb to the Indus Valley, a coherent identity. Islam and Travel in the Middle Ages assesses both the religious and philosophical aspects of travel, as well as the economic and cultural conditions that made the rihla possible. ...

Dictionnaire biographique du mouvement ouvrier de l'Oranie
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 214

Dictionnaire biographique du mouvement ouvrier de l'Oranie

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1981
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Les Corporations de métiers à Alger à l'époque ottomane
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 26

Les Corporations de métiers à Alger à l'époque ottomane

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1988
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Histoire générale de l'Algérie
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 417

Histoire générale de l'Algérie

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Biblioteche di saggezza
  • Language: it
  • Pages: 278

Biblioteche di saggezza

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Eastward Bound
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 270

Eastward Bound

Eastward Bound looks at travel and travelers in the medieval period. An international range of distinguished contributors offer discussions on a wide range of themes, from the experiences of Crusaders on campaign, to the lives of pilgrims, missionaries and traders in the Middle East. It examines their modes of travel, equipment and methods of navigation, and considers their expectations and experiences en route. The contributions also look at the variety of motives--public and private--behind the decision to travel eastwards. Other essays discuss the attitudes of Middle-Eastern rulers to their visitors. In so doing they provide a valuable perspective and insight into the behavior of the Europeans and non-Europeans alike.

Islam et voyage au Moyen Âge
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 344

Islam et voyage au Moyen Âge

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Le voyageur musulman du Moyen Age parcourt le monde moins en curieux qu'en arpenteur, en géomètre chargé de poser les frontières, celles qui délimitent une civilisation. Le voyage est une nécessité intellectuelle pour qui veut recevoir l'enseignement d'un maître afin de pouvoir le transmettre légitimement à son tour ; il est aussi une mission confiée aux savants par un monde à la recherche de son identité et qui s'étend désormais du Maghreb à l'Indus. Alors que les textes des voyageurs et géographes musulmans sont de plus en plus offerts à la lecture d'un chacun aujourd'hui, le livre de Houari Touati vient à point éclairer la période antérieure aux grands récits - celle qui va du VIIIe siècle au XIIe siècle - ainsi que les catégories mentales dans lesquelles s'inscrit le voyage, les conditions culturelles et économiques qui le rendent possible. Répondant à des règles précises, la jawla, le Grand Tour musulman, veut assumer l'héritage grec en même temps qu'il construit la différence de l'islam, lui fait prendre conscience de son unité et dresse sa fierté face aux cultures voisines.

Berber Government
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Berber Government

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-08-30
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  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris

The Berber identity movement in North Africa was pioneered by the Kabyles of Algeria. But a preoccupation with identity and language has obscured the fact that Kabyle dissidence has been rooted in democratic aspirations inspired by the political traditions of Kabylia itself, a Berber-speaking region in the north of Algeria. The political organisation of pre-colonial Kabylia, from which these traditions originate, was well-described by nineteenth-century French ethnographers. But their inability to explain it led to a trend amongst later theorists of Berber society, such as Ernest Gellner and Pierre Bourdieu, to dismiss Kabylia's political institutions, notably the jema'a (assembly or council), and to reduce Berber politics to a function of social structure and shared religion. In Berber Government, Hugh Roberts, a renowned expert on North Africa, uncovers and explores the remarkable logics of Kabyle political organisation. Combining political anthropology and political and social history in an interdisciplinary analysis, Roberts challenges the excessive emphasis on kinship and religion in the study of the Maghreb.

Medieval Islamic Maps
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Medieval Islamic Maps

Hundreds of exceptional cartographic images are scattered throughout medieval and early modern Arabic, Persian, and Turkish manuscript collections. The plethora of copies created around the Islamic world over the course of eight centuries testifies to the enduring importance of these medieval visions for the Muslim cartographic imagination. With Medieval Islamic Maps, historian Karen C. Pinto brings us the first in-depth exploration of medieval Islamic cartography from the mid-tenth to the nineteenth century. Pinto focuses on the distinct tradition of maps known collectively as the Book of Roads and Kingdoms (Kitab al-Masalik wa al-Mamalik, or KMMS), examining them from three distinct angles...

The Maghrib in Question
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 286

The Maghrib in Question

A wealth of historical writing dealing with the Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) has been published during the roughly forty years since European colonial control ended in the region. This book provides a "state of the field" survey of this postcolonial Maghribi historiography. The book contains thirteen essays by leading Maghribi and North American scholars. The first section surveys the Maghrib as a whole; the second focuses on individual countries of the Maghrib; and the third explores theoretical issues and case studies. Cutting across chronological categories, the book encompasses historiographical writing dealing with all eras, from the ancient Maghrib to the contemporary period.