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Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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Works: 75 works in 129 publications in 2 languages and 2,523 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Catalogs  Audiotape catalogs  Bibliography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources 
Roles: Publishing director, Publisher, Editor, Other
Classifications: JQ1825.S8, 329.95691
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The Syrian Social Nationalist Party; an ideological analysis by Labib Zuwiyya Yamak( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystics, monarchs, and messiahs : cultural landscapes of early modern Iran by Kathryn Babayan( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on idealists and visionaries who believed that Justice could reign in our world, this book explores the desire to experience utopia on earth. Reluctant to await another existence—another form, or eternal life following death and resurrection—individuals with ghuluww, or exaggeration, emerged at the advent of Islam, expecting to attain the apocalyptic horizon of Truth. In their minds, Muhammad’s prophecy represented one such cosmic moment of transformation. Even in the early modern period, some denizens of Islamdom continued to hope for a utopia despite aborted promises and expectations. In a moment of enthusiasm, one group called the Qizilbash (Red Heads) took up arms at the turn of the sixteenth century to fight for Shaykh Isma’il Safavi, their divinely inspired leader. The Safavis succeeded in establishing an empire, but their revolutionary sensibilities were exposed to erasures and expulsion into the realms of heresy. The social settings in which such beliefs were performed in early modern Iran are highlighted in order to tease out the relationship between discourse and practice, narrating the ways in which a Persianate ethos uncovered new Islamic identities (Alid and Sufi). Mystics, Monarchs and Messiah explores these belief systems within a dialogue between Semitic, Indo-Iranian, and Hellenic cultures that continued to resist the monotheist impulse to delay the meeting of the holy with the human until the end of time." -- from publishers
Islamicate sexualities : translations across temporal geographies of desire( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a whole, the anthology challenges Middle Eastern Studies with questions that have arisen in recent studies of sexualities, bringing into conversation Euro-American scholarship of sexuality with that of scholars engaged in studies of sexualities across a vast cultural (Iberian, Arabic, and Iranian) and temporal field (from the tenth century to the medieval and modern)."--Jacket
The practical visions of Yaʼqub Sanuʼ by Irene L Gendzier( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water in the Arab world : perspectives and prognoses by Peter P Rogers( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set of eleven essays addresses the tightening water resources problems of the Arab region's twenty countries. The authors discuss themes of water conflict and provide detailed looks at four sub-areas: the Maghreb, the Nile countries, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Mashrek. This century has seen a technological drive to enlarge traditional surface and groundwater supplies and to expand irrigated farming for rapidly growing and progressively more prosperous populations. But now the region is facing absolute limits on its fresh water. This volume focuses on today's need to move toward rationalized new patterns of water use within the national economies, a transition often described as moving from supply to demand management. The change calls for intensified national legislative and planning efforts concerning water, with serious consideration of desalination and conservation, as well as of pricing and market approaches to the allocation of a highly constrained supply
Journal of Turkish studies = Türklük bilgisi araştırmaları( )

in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard Middle Eastern studies by Harvard University( )

in Undetermined and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference guide to the Iranian oral history collection by Habib Ladjevardi( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantium viewed by the Arabs by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges. Including previously inaccessible material on the Arabic textual tradition on Byzantium, this investigation shows the significance of Byzantium to the Arab Muslim establishment and their appreciation of various facets of Byzantine culture and civilization. The Arabic-Islamic representation of the Byzantine Empire stretching from the reference to Byzantium in the Qur'an until the fall of Constantinople in 1453 is considered in terms of a few salient themes. The image of Byzantium reveals itself to be complex, non-monolithic, and self-referential. Formulating an alternative appreciation to the politics of confrontation and hostility that so often underlies scholarly discourse on Muslim-Byzantine relations, this book presents the schemes developed by medieval authors to reinterpret aspects of their own history, their own self-definition, and their own view of the world
Harvard Middle Eastern monographs( )

in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humūm Miṣr wa-azmat al-ʻuqūl al-shābbah by Nadwat Dirāsat al-Mujtamaʻ al-Miṣrī wa-Humūm al-Bāḥithīn al-Shubbān( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Arabic and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The languages of history : selected writings on the Middle East by Avriel Butovsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Būjh niraṅjan : an Ismaili mystical poem by Ali S Asani( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard Middle East papers( )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Input-output analysis of the economy of Cyprus by Simos Vassiliou( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harvard College Library collection of books on Ottoman history and literature by Harvard University( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western books. guide to ... of the microfiche collection( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the past, visions for the future by Harvard University( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mystics, monarchs, and messiahs : cultural landscapes of early modern Iran
Alternative Names
Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (Cambridge, Mass.)

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (Harvard University)

Center for Middle Eastern Studies of Havard University

CMES.

CMES (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

Harvard University Cambridge, Mass Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.). Markaz Dirāsāt al-Sharq al-Awsaṭ

Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.). Markaz Muṭālaʿāt-i Khāvar-i Miyānah

Harvard university Center for Middle Eastern studies

Harvard University Markaz Dirāsāt al-Sharq al-Awsaṭ

Harvard University. Markaz Muṭālaʻāt-i Khāvar-i Miyānah

HCMES

Markaz Dirāsāt al-Sharq al-Awsaṭ.

Languages
English (61)

Arabic (4)

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Islamicate sexualities : translations across temporal geographies of desireByzantium viewed by the ArabsReflections on the past, visions for the future