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The Representations Of Arab-Muslims Through The Language Lens, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara Nov 2016

The Representations Of Arab-Muslims Through The Language Lens, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara

Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

The article examines the use of Arabic as a sociolinguistic marker in American films that were released around the time of the events of 9/11/01 and investigates the extent to which stereotypical factors have been continuing in the same vein as in the past. Specifically, this study is a textual analysis of the application of Arabic in five recent films: Three Kings (dir. David O. Russell, 1999), Hidalgo (dir. Joe Johnston, 2004), Kingdom of Heaven (dir. Ridley Scott, 2005), Syriana (dir. Stephen Gaghan, 2005), and Body of Lies (dir. Ridley Scott, 2008). The article demonstrates that the manner ...


Mary Haddad Macron, Arab Americans And Their Communities Of Cleveland, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara Nov 2016

Mary Haddad Macron, Arab Americans And Their Communities Of Cleveland, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara

Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

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The Evolution Of The Story Of Julian The Apostate In Early Islamic Sources = Tabalwur QiṣṢAt Al-QayṣAr Yūliyānūs Fī Al-Fikr Al-Islāmī Al-Ta’Rīkhī, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara Apr 2013

The Evolution Of The Story Of Julian The Apostate In Early Islamic Sources = Tabalwur QiṣṢAt Al-QayṣAr Yūliyānūs Fī Al-Fikr Al-Islāmī Al-Ta’Rīkhī, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara

Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

The article examines the representations of the story of Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (r. 361-363), in early Islamic historical writing and the channels of information that Muslims writers used to construct this narrative. The study is a comparative analysis of pertinent Islamic accounts in terms of narrative strategies, sources (Arabic, Persian, Syriac, and Greek), and methodology. In so doing, this study provides a constructive framework that enhances our understanding the historical agendas of these Muslim historians as well as the cultural discourses against which they wrote. The study also reflects on the early stages of the incorporation of Greco-Roman ...


The Evolution Of The Story Of Julian The Apostate In Early Islamic Sources = Tabalwur QiṣṢAt Al-QayṣAr Yūliyānūs Fī Al-Fikr Al-Islāmī Al-Ta’Rīkhī, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara Apr 2013

The Evolution Of The Story Of Julian The Apostate In Early Islamic Sources = Tabalwur QiṣṢAt Al-QayṣAr Yūliyānūs Fī Al-Fikr Al-Islāmī Al-Ta’Rīkhī, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara

Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

The article examines the representations of the story of Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (r. 361-363), in early Islamic historical writing and the channels of information that Muslims writers used to construct this narrative. The study is a comparative analysis of pertinent Islamic accounts in terms of narrative strategies, sources (Arabic, Persian, Syriac, and Greek), and methodology. In so doing, this study provides a constructive framework that enhances our understanding the historical agendas of these Muslim historians as well as the cultural discourses against which they wrote. The study also reflects on the early stages of the incorporation of Greco-Roman ...


Origin Narratives And The Making Of Dynastic History In Al-Dīnawarī’S Akhbār, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara Apr 2013

Origin Narratives And The Making Of Dynastic History In Al-Dīnawarī’S Akhbār, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara

Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

This article takes the reader on a journey into the historical writing of the ninth century Muslim historian al-Dīnawarī (d. 895) and examines the motives behind composing his al-Akhbār al-ṭiwāl. The themes and narrative arrangements of this work give insight into al-Dīnawarī's historical agenda that demonstrates his interest in royal histories that exemplify the rise and fall of nations, dynasties, and powerful rulers. Al-Dīnawarī's emphasis on specific episodes and events demonstrates that only certain ethnic groups whose political legitimacy derives from a respectable and prominent origin can bring about political and social stability. By dealing with these sociopolitical ...


Review Of Byzantium Viewed By The Arabs By Nadia Maria El-Cheikh, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara Apr 2013

Review Of Byzantium Viewed By The Arabs By Nadia Maria El-Cheikh, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara

Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

Review of Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh, Harvard Univesity Press, 2004.


Review Of Islam: Origins • Practices • Holy Texts • Sacred Persons • Sacred Places By Matthew S. Gordon, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara Apr 2013

Review Of Islam: Origins • Practices • Holy Texts • Sacred Persons • Sacred Places By Matthew S. Gordon, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara

Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

Review of Islam: Origins • Practices • Holy Texts • Sacred Persons • Sacred Places by Matthew S. Gordon, Oxford University Press, 2002.


Review Of Reinterpreting Islamic Historiography: Harun Al-Rashid And The Narrative Of The ʿAbbasid Caliphate By Tayed El-Hibri, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara Apr 2013

Review Of Reinterpreting Islamic Historiography: Harun Al-Rashid And The Narrative Of The ʿAbbasid Caliphate By Tayed El-Hibri, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara

Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

Review of Reinterpreting Islamic Historiography: Harun al-Rashid and the Narrative of the ʿAbbasid Caliphate by Tayed el-Hibri, Cambridge University Press, 2000.


The Evolution Of The Term ‘Qarn’ In Early Islamic Sources, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara Apr 2013

The Evolution Of The Term ‘Qarn’ In Early Islamic Sources, Abed El-Rahman Tayyara

Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

In modern standard Arabic, recurrences of the term qarn (pl. qurun), of the root q-r-n, revolve around two meanings: a "horn" or "one hundred years."2 The association of qarn with "horn" is borrowed from the animal domain due to the eye-catching sight oft he animal's horns. Hence, the etymology of qarn is based on the notion that two things are situated parallel to each other. This study, however, will not examine the first meaning of qarn, but instead focus on the second. The attestations of qarn in early Islamic sources point to a composite term that retained a ...