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Biblical Aramaic Verb List, Philomena M. French 2014 SelectedWorks

Biblical Aramaic Verb List, Philomena M. French

Philomena M French

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The Sumerian Grammar: Affixation And Reconstruction Technique, Matthias Ifejika 2014 SelectedWorks

The Sumerian Grammar: Affixation And Reconstruction Technique, Matthias Ifejika

Matthias Ifejika

The Affixation and Reconstruction Technique (ART) is a method of reconstructing fragmented Sumerian words by affixing the missing vowel to the CV or VC fragment in order to arrive at the exact rendering and remove the problem of ambiguity. Quite a lot of Sumerian words had been restored as fragments and we often assume that such fragments are whole words although they are parts of the whole word. Although the CV fragment can stand on its feet as free morphemes unlike the VC fragment, there is always the need to restore the full word.


Al'riq: The Arab Tambourine, Nathaniel Stottlemyer 2014 Liberty University

Al'riq: The Arab Tambourine, Nathaniel Stottlemyer

Masters Theses

The riq (plural: riqat) is a small tambourine measuring 22cm - 25cm in diameter and approximately 5cm - 7cm in depth. The instrument consists of ten pairs of brass, bronze or copper jingles inserted equidistantly around the frame in two rows, held in place by metal pins. It is traditionally fitted with a natural skin head, usually fish, however modern riqat often utilize a variety of tuning systems, making the use of synthetic skins possible. Several names for the instrument exist historically. Historical variations of the riq appear frequently in Islamic art. The riq is performed with exceptional dynamic contrast with unique ...


Migrant Labor In The Arabian Gulf, Sara Hamza 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Migrant Labor In The Arabian Gulf, Sara Hamza

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) is an annual event that showcases research and creative activities by currently enrolled undergraduate students in collaboration with a University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty mentor.


Arts Outreach In The Middle East, Matthias Clark 2014 Liberty University

Arts Outreach In The Middle East, Matthias Clark

Masters Theses

After centuries of debate and discussion regarding the value and appropriateness of arts in the Middle East, specifically music, many indigenous people have recently pursued active roles in championing indigenous and international arts toward social reform, identity formation, and spiritual development. This shift in use and function of the arts has been reflected in some groundbreaking attempts of using arts in contextualized forms that have impacted spiritual communities. This study is designed to compare two specific case studies that exemplify these shifts: the "School of Worship and Music" and the "Creative Center". These organizations will be analyzed and compared in ...


State Sovereignty And Citizen Agency: The Nationalist-Islamic Discourse Of Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi Shams Al-Din, Dina Jadallah 2014 University of Iowa

State Sovereignty And Citizen Agency: The Nationalist-Islamic Discourse Of Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi Shams Al-Din, Dina Jadallah

Mathal/Mashal

Using the discourse of Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi Shams al-Din, this article examines the contestation of sovereignty in Lebanon. His discourse on questions of sovereignty and agency offers an alternative vision of modernity that is part of an evolving struggle in the Lebanese political system. Lebanon’s consociational democratic system of structured political sectarianism necessitated an enmeshed and interactive theological, organizational, and political response. The article asks how political and ideational challenge – in the sense of empowering a disempowered group – occurs within a dominant political system of democratic exclusion? In addition, the geo-political reality of diminished state-level sovereignty, both vis-à-vis regional ...


Not By Accident: How Egyptian Civil Society Successfully Launched A Revolution, Helen-Margaret Nasser 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Not By Accident: How Egyptian Civil Society Successfully Launched A Revolution, Helen-Margaret Nasser

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

This thesis examines the role of civil society in Egypt and argues that it was central to the success of the 2011 revolution that ended in the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. I will discuss the development of civil society under Mubarak and demonstrate its strength. In understanding civil society in Egypt, this thesis will discuss the strengths of groups such as associations, Islamist movements, women's groups, labor activism, and youth movements. I also demonstrate that it is important to understand the precedents established that shaped the state's stance towards civil society. As such, this thesis will also ...


Finance And Empire: 'Gentlemanly Capitalism' In Britain's Occupation Of Egypt, Jared Paul Iacolucci 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Finance And Empire: 'Gentlemanly Capitalism' In Britain's Occupation Of Egypt, Jared Paul Iacolucci

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

Toward the beginning of the nineteenth century, Egypt was being led by Mehmed Ali, a reformer eager to build his own dynastic state separate from the Ottoman Empire. Despite his achievements, by the end of the nineteenth century Egypt had been occupied by Great Britain for nearly two decades. This paper will examine the developments in Egypt and Great Britain that drew the two together, with particular emphasis on the growth and expansion of international finance into foreign government lending. As finance became an increasingly profitable career in Britain, financiers entered the gentlemanly class and socialized with the political elite ...


From Backlash To Mobilization: Muslim American Prayer Spaces In Post-9/11 New York, George E. Melissinos 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

From Backlash To Mobilization: Muslim American Prayer Spaces In Post-9/11 New York, George E. Melissinos

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

This paper argues that Muslim Americans mobilized against the threat of backlash post-9/11 through the creation of new prayer spaces and maintenance of prayer spaces already in existence before the terrorist attacks. I suggest that the successful mobilization of prayer spaces continues to provide a mechanism of support and unity against backlash for Muslim Americans in New York City since the events of September 11, 2001. I also explore how ineffective mobilization efforts, such as demonstrated by the Park51 project, fail to protect the Muslim American community against backlash.


An Examination Of Western Representation Of The Muslim Brotherhood Through Various Media Outlets, Popular Literature And How Has Recent History And Outside Influences Affected The Viewpoint Presented To The Public?, Lynn Andrew Perkins 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

An Examination Of Western Representation Of The Muslim Brotherhood Through Various Media Outlets, Popular Literature And How Has Recent History And Outside Influences Affected The Viewpoint Presented To The Public?, Lynn Andrew Perkins

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

In depth study of Western media's coverage of the rise to power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. Not only using key events between the West/ United States and the Middle East over the last 40 years to show how current events are reported but also investigating where and how the media receives their information to report. The outside and internal influences put upon western media are also under investigation in this paper and how those influences insure that their own interests supersede that of complete and accurate ...


Aaron Swartz’S Legacy, Rebecca Gould 2014 SelectedWorks

Aaron Swartz’S Legacy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

“Aaron Swartz’s Legacy,” Academe: Magazine of the American Association of University Professors 95(1): 19-23. Special issue on the “New Public Intellectual.” http://www.aaup.org/article/aaron-swartz%E2%80%99s-legacy#.UtZGm2RDtmk


The Materiality Of Resistance: Israel’S Apartheid Wall In An Age Of Globalization, Rebecca Gould 2014 SelectedWorks

The Materiality Of Resistance: Israel’S Apartheid Wall In An Age Of Globalization, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Egyptian Arabic Plurals In Theory And Computation, Lindley Winchester 2014 University of Kentucky

Egyptian Arabic Plurals In Theory And Computation, Lindley Winchester

Theses and Dissertations--Linguistic Theory & Typology

This paper examines the plural inflectional processes present in Egyptian Arabic, with specific focus on the complex broken plural system. The data used in this examination is a set of 114 lexemes from a dictionary of the Egyptian Arabic variety by Badawi and Hinds (1984) collected through comparison of singular to plural template correspondences proposed by Gadalla (2004). The theoretical side of this analysis tests the proposed realizational approach in Kihm (2006) named the “Root-and-Site Hypothesis” against a variety of broken plural constructions in Egyptian Arabic. Categorizing concatenative and non-concatenative morphological processes as approachable in the same manner, this framework ...


Atatürk's Balancing Act: The Role Of Secularism In Turkey, Patrick G. Rear 2014 Pepperdine University

Atatürk's Balancing Act: The Role Of Secularism In Turkey, Patrick G. Rear

Global Tides

The intersection of religion and politics in the form of a civil religion has been present since time immemorial. This paper looks specifically to the relationship between Turkey’s development of a secular civil religion after gaining independence and the advancing of women’s rights and democratic values. In examining the intersections of state and religion in a secular Islamic society, it draws parallels to the French civil religion as it came to be following the French Revolution. Though Atatürk and other secularists were strong forces in developing the civil religion, the paper also examines liberal democratic and conservative Islamic ...


Nadīr Ad-Durgilīs (St. 1935) Nuzhat Al-Adhhān Fī Tarāğim 'Ulamā’ Dāġistān, Eds., Michael Kemper And Amri R. Shixsaidov, Rebecca Gould 2014 SelectedWorks

Nadīr Ad-Durgilīs (St. 1935) Nuzhat Al-Adhhān Fī Tarāğim 'Ulamā’ Dāġistān, Eds., Michael Kemper And Amri R. Shixsaidov, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Poetics From Athens To Al-Andalus: Ibn Rushd’S Grounds For Comparison, Rebecca Gould 2014 SelectedWorks

The Poetics From Athens To Al-Andalus: Ibn Rushd’S Grounds For Comparison, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Inception And Ibn 'Arabi, Oludamini Ogunnaike 2013 University of Nebraska Omaha

Inception And Ibn 'Arabi, Oludamini Ogunnaike

Journal of Religion & Film

Many philosophers, playwrights, artists, sages, and scholars throughout the ages have entertained and developed the concept of life being a "but a dream." Few works, however, have explored this topic with as much depth and subtlety as the 13thC Andalusian Muslim mystic, Ibn 'Arabi. Similarly, few works of art explore this theme as thoroughly and engagingly as Chistopher Nolan's 2010 film Inception. This paper presents the writings of Ibn 'Arabi and Nolan's film as a pair of mirrors, in which one can contemplate the other. As such, the present work is equally a commentary on the film based ...


Love That Tames: Anti-Heroes, Power And Islamic Reform Reflected In Two Iranian Films, David Sander 2013 University of Nebraska Omaha

Love That Tames: Anti-Heroes, Power And Islamic Reform Reflected In Two Iranian Films, David Sander

Journal of Religion & Film

This paper is an exploration of two Iranian films that draw upon spiritual, artistic and literary roots in Islamic history, while at the same time engaging in critiques of knowledge and power in contemporary Muslim societies. These films offer a chance to explore ways in which culture (as distinct from theological discourse) deals with problems of reform in Muslim societies. This article juxtaposes the films with the trickster archetype in folklore, Sufi thought about leadership, and beliefs about the figure of the Mahdi (“the guided one” mentioned in Prophetic hadith as preceding the second coming of Jesus).


Moshe Gammer, 1950-2013: Historian Of The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould 2013 SelectedWorks

Moshe Gammer, 1950-2013: Historian Of The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Gardens In The Air: A Reexamination Of The Ottoman Tulip Age, Rachel R. Fry '15 2013 Gettysburg College

Gardens In The Air: A Reexamination Of The Ottoman Tulip Age, Rachel R. Fry '15

Student Publications

Scholars have long considered the “Tulip Age” to be a sort of Ottoman renaissance—a golden age initiated by the 1718 Treaty of Passarowitz and lasted until the Anti-Tulip Rebellion in 1730. However, recent scholarship has questioned the objectivity of the field’s founding historian, Ahmed Refik, who based his theory off of the twofold concepts of a marked increase in tulip culture and a movement toward westernization in the Ottoman Empire. Because of this shaky foundation, this research reexamines the debate from the beginning: the tulip’s connection to earlier Turkic arts and the actualities of Ottoman “modernization.” This ...


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