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Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle
Alfarabi
This long-awaited reissue of the 1969 Cornell edition of Alfarabi's Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle contains Muhsin Mahdi's substantial original introduction and a new foreword by Charles E. Butterworth and Thomas L. Pangle. The three parts of the...



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...



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...



Democracy in Translation
Understanding Politics in an Unfamiliar Culture
Frederic Charles Schaffer
Frederic C. Schaffer challenges the assumption often made by American scholars that democracy has been achieved in foreign countries when criteria such as free elections are met. Elections, he argues, often have cultural underpinnings that are...



Norms in International Relations
The Struggle against Apartheid
Audie Jeanne Klotz



Libya since Independence
Oil and State-building
Dirk Vandewalle
Vandewalle supplies a detailed analysis of Libya's political and economic development since the country's independence in 1951.



Bandits and Bureaucrats
The Ottoman Route to State Centralization
Karen Barkey



Why Syria Goes to War
Thirty Years of Confrontation
Fred Lawson
Rejecting conventional explanations for Syrian foreign policy, which emphasize the personalities and attitudes of leaders, cultural factors peculiar to Arab societies, or the machinations of the great powers, Fred H. Lawson describes key shifts in...



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.



Civilized Women
Gender and Prestige in Southeastern Liberia
Mary H. Moran
Civilized Women is concerned with the intersection of cultural constructions of gender and other systems of ranking among the Glebo people of Cape Palmas, in southeastern Liberia.



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