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Algeria in Others' Languages
For decades the superimposition of languages in Algeria has had growing cultural and political consequences. The relations between identity and language, already complicated before independence, became all the more entangled after 1962 when the new...



Algeria, 1830–2000
A Short History
Benjamin Stora
A particularly vicious and bloody civil war has racked Algeria for a decade. Amnesty International notes that since 1992, in a population of 28 million, 80,000 people have been reported killed, and the actual total is almost certainly higher.



Ancient Israel
Harry M. Orlinsky
This revised edition, published in 1960, brings up to date a book first published in 1954—a concisely organized, simply written account of the society that produced the Bible. As the author traces the fluctuating fortunes of the Hebrews and...



An Annotated Bibliography on Ibn Sînâ, 1970–1989
Including Arabic and Persian Publications and Turkish and Russian References
Jules L. Janssens
n this bibliography, more extensive and systematic attention is paid to non-Western publications, especially Arabian, persian, Turkish and Russian. Of special interest is the inclusion of a number of Indian publications.



Artillery of Heaven
American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East
Ussama Makdisi
The complex relationship between America and the Arab world goes back further than most people realize. In Artillery of Heaven, Ussama Makdisi presents a foundational American encounter with the Arab world that occurred in the nineteenth century...



Averroes on Plato's "Republic"
Averroes
An indispensable primary source in medieval political philosophy is presented here in a fully annotated translation of the celebrated discussion of the Republic by the twelfth-century Andalusian Muslim philosopher.



Avicenna
Lenn E. Goodman
In this updated edition of his classic work, Lenn E. Goodman provides a concise introduction to the life and thought of Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina, known as Avicenna, who was born in the year 980 C.E. near Bokhara in what is now...



Avicenna and His Heritage
Acts of the International Colloquium, Leuven, September 8–11, 1999
Ibn Sina, known in the West as Avicenna, may be considered to be a major figure of the history of Arabo-Islamic philosophy, medicine and science. His influence was substantial and enduring, not only in the Islamic world, but also in medieval...



Avicenna's Metaphysics in Context
Robert Wisnovsky
The eleventh-century philosopher and physician Abu Ali ibn Sina (d. A.D. 1037) was known in the West by his Latinized name Avicenna. An analysis of the sources and evolution of Avicenna's metaphysics, this book focuses on the answers he and his...



Bandits and Bureaucrats
The Ottoman Route to State Centralization
Karen Barkey



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