The Arab-African and Islamic Worlds: Interdisciplinary Studies

The Arab-African and Islamic Worlds: Interdisciplinary Studies

by R. Kevin Lacey, Ralph M. Coury
     
 

The chapters of this book offer a broad overview of the culturally rich, complex, and rapidly changing world of Arab-Islamic North Africa. The authors are scholars and professors who represent a wide range of nationalities, specializations, methodologies, and points of view. Fields of interest included in the volume are women and Islam, the Berber question, Islamic

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The chapters of this book offer a broad overview of the culturally rich, complex, and rapidly changing world of Arab-Islamic North Africa. The authors are scholars and professors who represent a wide range of nationalities, specializations, methodologies, and points of view. Fields of interest included in the volume are women and Islam, the Berber question, Islamic reassertion, U.S. foreign policy, the transnational Maghrebi migrant in Europe, film, music, and language and literature. This book provides valuable insights for students, scholars, and others interested in a part of Africa that has a venerable history and culture and that is becoming more and more intertwined with Europe and the United States.

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These 17 papers offer an overview of Arab-Islamic North Africa. The authors are scholars representing a wide range of nationalities, specializations, methodologies, and points of view. They discuss the role of women in Islam, the Berber question, Islamic reassertion, U.S. foreign policy, the transnational Maghrebi migrant in Europe, film, language, music, and literature. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of Islamic culture. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820442990
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
12/08/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Editors: R. Kevin Lacey is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He obtained a B.A. in government from Cornell University and an M.A., in Middle Eastern studies and Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from Harvard University. His fields of specialization include Arabic literature, Arab-Islamic civilization, and cross-cultural encounters involving the West and the Arab-Islamic world. He has published books and articles in his areas of interest, and has taught at Boston College, Cornell University, and Harvard University.
Ralph M. Coury is Professor of History at Fairflield University in Connecticut where he specializes in teaching the history of the Middle East and international and cultural studies. He received a B.A. in history from Hamilton College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University. He has written a wide range of works on Orientalism and Arab political and cultural history, including the recently published The Making of an Egyptian Arab Nationalist: The Early Years of Azzam Pasha, 1893-1936.

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