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Archaeology and Material Culture of Nabataea and the Nabataeans

Tali Erickson-Gini

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Archaeology and Material Culture of Nabataea and the NabataeansIntroductionThe Nabataeans were an Arab people who inhabited northwest Arabia over two ...


Grace Moore

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Empire Introduction The publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) heralded the beginning of a scholarly interest in the literature of im...

U.S. Mexican War, The

Christopher Conway

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

The U.S. Mexican WarIntroductionThe US-Mexican War of 1846–1848 was key to the drawing of the modern borders of the United States and Mexico, and it c...

'A’isha al-Baʿuniyya

Th. Emil Homerin

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

ʿA’isha al-BaʿuniyyaIntroductionʿA’isha al-Baʿuniyya (d. 923/1517) was a Sunni Muslim mystic and a prolific poet and writer, who lived most of her lif...

'Abduh, Muhammad

Sukidi Mulyadi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Muhammad ʿAbduh Introduction Muhammad ʿAbduh (b. 1849–d. 1905) was a chief reformer in the movement of Islamic reform that sprang from Egypt in t...

'Alī Ibn Abī Ṭālib

Moojan Momen, Omid Ghaemmaghami

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

ʿAlī Ibn Abī Ṭālib Introduction ʿAlī (c. 600–661) was the cousin, and at various times in his life, foster-brother, foster-son, and son-in-law...

'Aysha Abd Al-Rahman

Ruth Roded

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

ʿAysha Abd Al-Rahman Introduction ʿAysha Abd al-Rahman (b. 1913–d. 1998), an Egyptian writer and Islamic scholar who published her literary wo...

'Ilm al-Khilāf / Legal Controversy

Mourad Laabdi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

ʿIlm al-Khilāf / Legal ControversyIntroductionMultiplicity and conflict of opinion played a decisive role in the development of Islamic law (fiqh) and...

"American Renaissance"

David S. Reynolds

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

“American Renaissance”IntroductionThe term American Renaissance, as applied to literature, was popularly established by the Harvard scholar F. O. Matt...

"Bhakti Movement” Narratives

John Stratton Hawley

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

“Bhakti Movement” NarrativesIntroductionIn many ways the measure of a religion is the history or tradition it is believed to encompass. Rituals, belie...

“Soul!” (Famous!) TV Program with Ellis Haizlip

Gayle Wald, Kwabena Slaughter, Rodeeia Carson

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

“Soul!” (Famous!) TV Program with Ellis HaizlipIntroductionSoul! was a publicly funded cultural affairs television program that aired for five seasons...

(Holocaust) Memorial Books

Rosemary Horowitz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

(Holocaust) Memorial BooksIntroductionFrom the Russian civil wars through the Nazi years, the Jews of Eastern Europe were targets of ongoing violence....


Mary Thurlkill

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

ʿA’isha Introduction ʿA’isha is the youngest wife of the prophet Muhammad—his only virginal bride and, according to most traditions, his fa...

`Abdolkarim Soroush

Sayeh Meisami

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Abdolkarim Soroush Introduction ‘Abdolkarim Soroush is the penname for Hossein Haj Faraj Dabbᾱgh (1945–). He is one of the most controversial...

16th-Century New Spain

Matthew Restall

Subject: Latin American Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

16th-Century New SpainIntroductionThe 16th century was a period of dramatic change in Mesoamerica. Beginning with first contacts in the 1510s, followe...

1812, War of

David Curtis Skaggs

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

War of 1812 Introduction The War of 1812 (which lasted until 1815) may have been, as some have said, one of America’s “forgotten wars,” but it...


Clair Wills

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

1916 Introduction The Easter Rising of 1916 is seen as the most significant single event in modern Irish history. On Monday, 24 April 1916, a gr...

1989 People's Movement

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Yidi Wu

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

1989 People’s Movement Introduction The People’s Movement began in mid-April 1989, with gatherings of students in Beijing. They ostensibly tur...

19th Century and Modernismo Poetry in Spanish America

José Ramón Ruisánchez Serra

Subject: Latin American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

19th Century and Modernismo Poetry in Spanish AmericaIntroductionThe timeline of the long 19th century in Spanish America can be defined by different ...

2001: A Space Odyssey

Nathan Abrams

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

2001: A Space OdysseyIntroductionThe film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is regarded as one of the greatest science fiction movies ever made. It occupie...

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