Siculo-Arabic Ivories and Islamic Painting: 1100-1300 (Romische Forschungen Der Bibliotheca Hertziana)
The brilliantly painted ivory boxes from twelfth-century Norman Sicily have long been regarded as some of the most extraordinary artifacts recovered there. Evidence of the rich and multilayered culture, these small but distinctly exotic boxes also demonstrate the NormansТ fascination with Islamic culture and art. Yet despite their undeniable historical importance, the last comprehensive examination of the Sicilian ivories was published in 1939. Siculo-Arabic Ivories and Islamic Painting: 1100Ц1300 is the first book-length treatment devoted exclusively to the ornate ivory boxes in more than seventy years. Among the many contributors to this volume are Marianne Barrucand, Anthony Cutler, Thomas Dittelbach, Maria Vittoria Fontana, Eva Hoffman, Mat Immerzeel, David Knipp, Martina Muller-Wiener, and Mourad Rammah.
In India, Islamic banking is facing hurdles. There are efforts being made to establish a full fledge Islamic bank for the inclusion of the second largest population of the country which is reluctant of interest based investments. Islamic financial institutions exist in India, in the form of ...
The recent international financial turbulences have been severe and far reaching in their magnitude and consequences. Neither any country nor any sector seems to have been spared from their effects. The higher education sector is not an exception; particularly the programs offered in business ...
Lyubov Grigorova Mincheva, Ted Robert Gurr. Crime-Terror Alliances and the State: Ethnonationalist and Islamist Challenges to Regional Security (Contemporary Security Studies)
This book examines the trans-border connections between militant and criminal networks and the relationship between these and the states in which they operate. "Unholy alliances" is a term used to describe hybrid trans-border militant and criminal networks that pose serious threats to security ...
This extraordinary biography of the Algerian warrior and Sufi saint, Emir Abd el-Kader (1807/8-1883), shows his dazzling spiritual qualities in the fight against the French colonial authorities. The New York Times called the Emir Уone of the few great men of the century,Ф while Abraham Lincoln ...