The Crescent Remembered. Islam and Nationalism on the by Patricia Hertel

By Patricia Hertel

Modern Spain and Portugal proportion a old event as Iberian states which emerged in the context of al-Andalus. those centuries of Muslim presence within the center a long time turned a contested historical past throughout the means of sleek nation-building with its diverse options and constructs of nationwide identities. Politicians, historians and intellectuals debated vigorously the query how the Muslim previous might be reconciled with the assumption of the Catholic nation.

The Crescent Remembered investigates the tactics of exclusion and integration of the Islamic prior in the nationwide narratives. It analyzes discourses of historiography, Arabic experiences, mythology, pop culture and colonial regulations in the direction of Muslim populations from the nineteenth century to the dictatorships of Franco and Salazar within the twentieth century. specifically, it explores why, regardless of obvious historic similarities, in Spain and Portugal fullyyt diverse ideas and discourses about the Islamic previous emerged. within the method, it seeks to make clear the position of the Iberian Peninsula as an important ecu old “contact region” with Islam.

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The Last Mufti of Iranian Kurdistan: Ethnic and Religious by Ali Ezzatyar

By Ali Ezzatyar

Amidst altering notions of faith and identification within the smooth heart East, this e-book uncovers the hidden tale of Ahmad Moftizadeh, the nonviolent spiritual chief of Iran’s Kurds throughout the Iranian Revolution. The characters of Ayatollah Khomeini and several other favorite revolutionaries floor via by no means sooner than heard first-hand money owed of that era’s occasions. the writer extra surveys the underlying motives of clash and extremism at the present time by way of putting this dramatic biography within the context of a rapidly-evolving area after the 1st international struggle. The author’s assurance of a few of the 20th century heart East’s so much defining occasions leads him to robust coverage arguments for a area in turmoil.

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Art of Islam, Language and Meaning by Titus Burckhardt

By Titus Burckhardt

Often called knowledgeable on Islam, Sufism, and Islamic arts & crafts, Burckhardt provides in-depth analyses of seminal examples of Islamic structure, from Spain and Morocco to Persia and India. He examines Koranic calligraphy and illumination, arabesque, carpets and rugs, Persian miniatures, and masses extra whereas making illuminating comparisons with Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist artwork. superbly illustrated in colour, this masterpiece is gifted in a revised, commemorative version containing 285 new illustrations and a brand new advent.

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Nordic Administrative Reforms: Lessons for Public Management by Carsten Greve, Per Lægreid, Lise H. Rykkja

By Carsten Greve, Per Lægreid, Lise H. Rykkja

This ebook relies on a distinct information set and assesses in comparative phrases the general public administration reforms within the 5 Nordic international locations: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. in accordance with the exams of administrative executives, the publication compares the Nordic nations with the Anglo-Saxon, the Germanic, the Napoleonic and the East eu staff of nations. The booklet addresses the next questions: What reform tendencies are proper within the public administrations of the Nordic nations? What institutional positive aspects symbolize the nation gurus in those nations? What characterizes the function identification, self-understanding, dominant values, and motivation of administrative govt within the Nordic nations? What characterizes reform methods, traits and content material, what's the relevance of alternative kinds of administration tools, and what are their perceived results and the perceived functionality of the general public management? The e-book additionally examines how different Nordic nations handled the monetary trouble of 2008, and the way the variations and similarities of their techniques might be defined.

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Screpanti The Fundamental Institutions Of Capitalism by Ernesto Screpanti

By Ernesto Screpanti

The primary associations of Capitalism provides an intensive institutional method of the research of capitalism. Ernesto Screpanti places ahead a few provocative arguments that reveal universal floor in either neoclassical and Marxist orthodoxies. it's going to attract a wide viewers of social scientists together with complex scholars and execs with an curiosity in politics and economics.

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Biogas from Waste and Renewable Resources: An Introduction, by Prof. Dr.?Ing. Dieter Deublein, Dipl.?Ing. Angelika

By Prof. Dr.?Ing. Dieter Deublein, Dipl.?Ing. Angelika Steinhauser(auth.)

The major e-book out there simply obtained greater: With its special approach overlaying all features of developing and working a biogas plant, this re-creation has been extended to incorporate fresh advances in biomass processing.
the writer is a key participant within the box, who has designed various small- and industrial-scale biogas crops, and who's additionally a long-time lecturer on biogas creation, therefore combining didactical ability with real-life services. As such, he covers either the organic and technical points of biogas iteration. the whole variety of biogas substrates and processing modes is defined, from agricultural and business waste to marine algae and sediment. On-site use of biogas for conversion into electrical energy, gas and warmth can also be mentioned, as are protection and regulatory matters. Many real-life examples of ecu biogas crops already in operation illustrate the contents, as do quite a few schemes, diagrams and precis tables.
For this re-creation, biogas analytics and qc required for feeding biogas into common gasoline networks are incorporated, as is a very new bankruptcy at the microbiology of biogas-producing bacterial groups.

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