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  • The Shi'a Worlds And Iran

    Karton Kapak
    From Africa to Asia, there are areas that are home to minority and, in some cases, majority groups of Twelver Shia. Geography and history place Iran at the center of these Shia worlds, but to what extent can we speak of an "Iranian model" that these groups follow? This essential work explores the tenuous relations between these groups and Iran while shedding light on understudied communities, such as those in the Gulf, Turkey, Afghanistan, central Asia, and Senegal. Sabrina Mervin is a senior researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the co-director of the IISMM (Institut d'études de l'Islam et des sociétés du monde musulman).
    21,06  TL67,93  TL
  • The Predicament of the Individual in the Middle East

    Sert Kapak
    In a special collector’s edition, Scientific American provides a must-have compilation of updated feature articles that explore and reveal the mysterious inner workings of our minds and brains. Contents1. How the Brain Creates the Mind (Antonio R. Damasio)2. The Problem of Consciousness (Francis Crick and Christof Koch)3. Vision: A Window on Consciousness (Nikos K. Logothetis)4. The Split Brain Revisited (Michael S. Gazzaniga)5. Sex Differences in the Brain (Doreen Kimura)6.  New Nerve Cells for the Adult Brain (Gerd Kempermann and Fred H. Gage)7. Sign Language in the Brain (Gregory Hickok, Ursula Bellugi, Edward S. Klima)8. The Meaning of Dreams (Jonathan Winson)9. Emotion, Memory and the Brain (Joseph E. LeDoux)10. The Neurobiology of Fear (Ned H. Kalin)11. The Mind-Body Interaction in Disease (Esther M. Sternberg and Philip W. Gold)12. The Puzzle of Conscious Experience (David J. Chalmers)
    26,20  TL124,74  TL
  • Genghis Khan (Saqi Books)

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    In the space of a mere twenty years Genghis Khan rallied all the tribes of Mongolia to put Mongolian society under a codified set of laws, much admired by Western travellers. At the head of his superbly disciplined army, he then embarked on the conquest of China. Hardly had Beijing fallen to him than he was off again, this time to lay waste the Middle East. As the sun set over the land of the Thousand and One Nights, he summoned a famed Taoist to teach him the secrets of 'long life' - as if, now that he was master of the world, he wished to conquer other domains than those that could be subjugated by the sword.My descendants will be clad in cloth of gold; they will be mounted on superb chargers and embrace the most beautiful young women. And they will have forgotten to whom they owe all this.For once the man who had never known defeat was wrong.From the thirteenth century, the Mongol empire has been shrouded in mystery, and legends abound - the name of Genghis Khan is, to this day, synonymous with terror. Michel Hoang provides a far more subtle, nuanced picture showing that the 'bloodthirsty barbarian' was also a visionary statesman and that behind the Oriental despot lay a strategist of genius. The book also provides a fascinating insight into Mongol society and culture.
    23,00  TL88,45  TL
  • Honour Killing: Stories of Men Who Killed

    Karton Kapak
    In Honour Killing, Ayse Onal conducts interviews with men convicted of killing their mothers, sisters, and daughters. The result is a fascinating, revealing, and ultimately tragic account of ruined lives—of both the victims and the murderers.With an introduction by Joan Smith contextualizing honor killings both in Turkey and elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East.Ayse Onal is an award-winning journalist who has reported on Turkish politics, organized crime, and conflicts in the Middle East for over two decades. For ten years, she was blacklisted by the Turkish state and could not write or work for the Turkish media until the political embargo was lifted in 2005.
    13,25  TL57,62  TL
  • My Cousin, My Husband: Clans and Kinship in Mediterranean Societies

    Karton Kapak
    In this classic work, Germaine Tillion argues that the phenomenon of men killing their daughters, sisters, and wives over matters of sexual honor is not an aberration specific to Islam. Rather, it is part of a pagan Mediterranean legacy of marriage between first cousins that still affects both modern Christian and Muslim societies. Tillion charts the rise of that unique Mediterranean social innovation she calls the “Republic of Cousins.” Germaine Tillion, former director of studies of the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, is an anthropologist with unrivaled knowledge of nomads and settled agriculturalists in North Africa.
    17,75  TL63,39  TL
  • The Birds' Journey to Mount Qaf

    Sert Kapak
    Based on the masterful twelfth-century Sufi poem “The Conference of the Birds,” this enchanting poem is accompanied by original illustrations painted on ceramic tiles, typical of the medieval Persian style. It was one night while soaring in the Chinese sky, I heard people talk of a great bird that flew by, Called Simurgh, the greatest bird alive, Who dwells on Mount Qaf, where he is said to thrive, Upon a giant mountain unlike any other seen, covered with trees, Beyond Samarkand, across seven valleys and seven seas. Hooda Shawa Qaddumi teaches English as a Second Language at Kuwait University. Vanessa Hodgkinson is the Levy-Plumb Artist in Residence at Christ’s College, Cambridge.
    20,05  TL64,69  TL
  • A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature

    Karton Kapak
    This short book offers a unique overview of modern Arabic literature, focusing on developments over the last fifty years and providing a guide to the literary landscape, indicating the major landmarks in the shape of authors, ideas, and debates.This is the second of two titles published to launch a new series offering insight into Arabic advances in science and culture. Aimed at the general reader, the titles are illustrated and contain glossaries, indices, and suggestions for further reading.David Tresilian has taught at Columbia University and the American University in Cairo. He has been at the American University of Paris since 1999.
    15,72  TL27,10  TL
  • A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East

    A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East

    Karton Kapak
    The Middle East was both the birthplace of astronomy and the center for its development during the medieval period, and this volume offers a fascinating insight into Arabic advances in astronomy and their profound influence on science in the rest of the world. This is the first of two titles published to launch a new series offering insight into Arabic advances in science and culture. Aimed at the general reader, the titles are illustrated and contain glossaries, indices, and suggestions for further reading.
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  • The Quest for Identities: The Development of the Modern Arabic Short Story

    The Quest for Identities: The Development of the Modern Arabic Short Story

    Sert Kapak
    This long-awaited sequel to the classic Genesis of Arabic Narrative Discourse investigates a number of crucial questions related to the genre’s development. For example, can the study of this genre provide us with wider insights into the culture as a whole? And how have writers in one Arab country influenced those in others?These are just some of the issues addressed through close reading of authors such as Yusuf Idris, ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sharqawi, and Edwar al-Kharrat, among others.Sabry Hafez is a professor of modern Arabic and comparative literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
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  • Stories & Scenes From Mount Lebanon

    Stories & Scenes From Mount Lebanon

    Sert Kapak
    Originally published in Arabic less than a year after the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war in 1975, this is the first English translation of Mahmoud Khalil Saab's Stories and Scenes from Mount Lebanon. Saab's meticulously narrated stories and accounts of people and events in the "small beautiful country," as he liked to describe his native land, convey the character of life in Lebanon as only someone who experienced it can do. Saab traveled around the country by car to interview people who had lived events or heard of them from their elders. Reading his work, it is clear that his central purpose was to preserve for posterity the narratives he had witnessed and heard during his lifetime, feeling that if they went unrecorded they might be lost forever and with them the values they relate. Anyone with an interest in the values, customs, and heritage of the people of Lebanon, and particularly the Druze, will want to read this book.
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  • New York States of Mind: Art and the City

    New York States of Mind: Art and the City

    Sert Kapak
    New York: States of Mind addresses the current state of art and film as explored by artists living and/or working in New York. This vivid collection of artists’ interviews, film synopses, and essays investigates the relevance of postwar artworks to contemporary artistic statements. The films about New York range from the silent era through investigations of post-9/11 realities, spanning mainstream and avant-garde practice. Key works by artists and filmmakers—from Marcel Duchamp to Fred Wilson, from Martin Scorsese to Mira Nair—are interwoven to present a coherent picture of the New York contemporary art world.
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  • Fadlallah: The Making of a Radical Shi'ite Leader

    Fadlallah: The Making of a Radical Shi'ite Leader

    Sert Kapak
    This unique book traces the trajectory of the enigmatic, multi-faceted, sometimes contradictory personality of Sayyid Fadlallah against a background of cultural, political and economic upheaval in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon.
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  • Islamic Democracy and its Limits: The Iranian Experience Since 1979

    Islamic Democracy and its Limits: The Iranian Experience Since 1979

    What is the difference between a democracy imposed by foreign powers and one developed locally, albeit within a political system dominated by religion? Tawfiq Alsaif explores Iran’s ever-bumpy road to democracy by analyzing the political ideologies of both the conservative and reformist trends in Iranian politics and their distance from the traditional model of liberal democracy.Iran’s experiences provide readers with a better understanding of the potentials, difficulties, motives, and limits pertaining to the process of democratization in the modern Middle East.Tawfiq Alsaif studied religion in Iraq, Kuwait, and Iran. He has published books on Islam and politics in Arabic.
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  • British-Egyptian Relations from Suez to the Present Day (SOAS Middle East Issues)

    British-Egyptian Relations from Suez to the Present Day (SOAS Middle East Issues)

    This account of the first major forum to review relations between Britain and Egypt, held in London in 2006, demonstrates how political, economic, and cultural interaction between the countries has developed since the Suez invasion of 1956.Egyptian and British contributors include government ministers and specialists in history, economics, Egyptology, business, education, culture, and international affairs.Published in association with the London Middle East Institute (LMEI) at SOAS.Noel Brehony is a chairman of Menas Associates, a member of the British Egyptian Society Committee, and on the advisory board of LMEI at SOAS, University of London.Ayman El-Desouky is a lecturer in Arabic and comparative literature at SOAS.
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