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The Arab World: Society, Culture, and State
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This book presents a comprehensive portrait of Arab society and culture without overlooking its complexity, specificity, and inner dynamics. The purpose is to provide a theoretical framework that contributes to a deeper understanding of Arabs and their place in the modern era and this text provides scholarly analysis and social criticism from an Arab perspective.

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Regents of the University of California
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Individual Authors
Author:
Halim Barakat
Date Added:
11/21/2012
Art of the Islamic World
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This course serves as an introduction to the pre-modern Islamic artistic traditions of the Mediterranean, Near East, and Central and South Asia. It surveys core Islamic beliefs, the basic characteristics of Islamic art and architecture, and art and architecture created under each dynasty and ruling party. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify the core beliefs of Islam, the major characteristics of Islamic art, and the major forms of Islamic architecture; identify major pre-modern Islamic works of art and monuments from the Middle East, Northern Africa, Spain, and South Asia; explain how the core beliefs of Islam contributed to the basic characteristics of Islamic art and architecture and the secular art works and architecture of the Islamic world; identify the succeeding dynasties that ruled the Islamic world; explain the important role that the patronage of art and architecture had played in definitions of kingship. (Art History 303)

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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
11/10/2011
Indian Ocean in World History
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The Indian Ocean Basin is becoming an important topic in middle and high school world history and geography courses, but one for which there are few instructional resources. This web-based resource helps teachers incorporate the Indian Ocean into world history studies by illustrating a variety of interactions that took place in the Indian Ocean during each era. The material is assembled into an integrated and user-friendly teaching tool for students in upper elementary, middle and high school. It offers students the chance to investigate primary sources that illustrate historical interactions, helping them to become more adept at the analytical historical thinking skills that are required by virtually all state history standards today.

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Middle East Institute
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Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Date Added:
10/30/2012
Revolution in Egypt and the Middle East
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This seminar discusses the revolution in Egypt and the Middle East, specifically: 1) Events in Egypt and how they relate to politics in Africa and South Africa, 2) Events that led to the revolt in Egypt, 3) Egypt and political communication, as well as personal reflections by Dr. Ibrahim Saleh, 4) Role of islam and politics of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Dr. Ibrahim Saleh
Dr. Pallo Jordan
Dr. Shamil Jeppie
Professor Abdulkader Tayob
Date Added:
02/18/2011