Western Attitudes toward Death – From Middle Ages to the Present
The role of Western media while constructing news about Islam and the Muslim world, has been a topic of interest for the media scholars, particularly, from last decade i-e after the 9/11 incident. Various new perspectives have come forward indicating role of Western media in the portrayal of Islam. This study has investigated the role of Western print media in portraying picture of Islam. This is a discourse analysis based research, the researcher has tried to explore the hidden policy of the Western media when it reports about Islam and Muslim world. Although many in depth studies have been done so far but this particular research is focused on how the image of Islam has been created and is being shaped. It also explored the use of 'naming choice' and 'lexical choices' while reporting about Islam and Muslim world. This book would be great topic of interest to the scholars who are interested to look into these new terms like Islamophobia and the phenomena involved to spread it. Researchers and students of Mass media and International relations would find it helpful to see the role of media in recent years to create global image of Islam and Muslim world.
Defaced – The Visual Culture of Violence in the Late Middle Ages (translated from German)
The dominant image of Islam in the West conveys the idea that the religion of approximately one fifth of the world's population is an intolerantly ideological and prone to violence. Instead of taking critical analyses of Western attitudes toward Islam and Arabs seriously, many who claim knowledge of the Muslim world focus largely on threads of hatred and fear articulated through religious discourse, without reflection on the complex and deeply conflicting situations in which these sentiments emerge. In this context, the oriental writings of the American author Leon Uris represent a biased depiction of Islam and Arabs in the West. The general picture which Uris has for all Muslims and Arabs in his oriental works, such as Exodus and The Haj, is that they are backward, scheming, fanatic terrorists, cutthroats, liars, oversexed, hate-filled, brutal, swindlers, corrupt, among many other blemishes. Such depictions have been reiterated so frequently in his writings that they seem to reflect reality for many Western readers. The impact of these negative stereotypes has been very extensive because there are a few works in which Islam and Arabs are depicted in objective and fair terms.
A History of Women in the West V 2 – Silences of the Middle Ages (Paper)
Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World – The Idea of "the Middle Ages" Outside Europe
Discover what life was like in medieval England with this light-hearted sticker book. Featuring humorous illustrations, this activity book consists of an assortment of scenes, with over 600 stickers of people, animals and objects that children can arrange as they wish, to create bustling pictures that show everyday life during the Middle Ages.
Book DescriptionWorld Views: Topics in Non-Western Art is composed of eleven chapters each focusing on a discrete area of non-Western art. Enhanced with high-quality illustrations and large-scale maps, this text is designed to introduce studetns to both the braod spectrum and the intriguing variety of art and culture beyond the Western tradition. Although World Views parallels the organization of A History of Western Art and is available in a value package with the brief art history survey, World Views is also available for individual adoption.
Defaced – The Visual Culture of Violence in the Late Middle Ages
Dominion of God – Christendom and Apocalypse in the Middle Ages
“Conflict of civilizations will be the latest phase in the evolution of the conflict of the modern world,” says Huntington in his “The Clash of Civilizations” in 1997, but Huntington is blatantly wrong. This clash is the genesis of the history of mankind. All the prophetic missions were ascribed to teach people to differentiate between truth and false and Islam is the youngest among them revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbh) in the 7th century (CE). This revelation is thus proclaimed in the Holy Qur’an as light and all other paths of life are curtailed as darkness. The entire Democratic past and present of the West is myopic and is reduced to the status of a heinous instrument decorated with the Machiavellian political grammar and set with unscrupulous hypocrisy, fathomless hoax and abysmal fraud. Islamic politics is completely free of all those odious attributes rather full of moral values and justice. Thus,it is important to realize that the clash between Islam and the West is nothing but the conflict of cultures which are not compatible rather more importantly mutually exclusive. These confronting ideals of Islam and the West are the main objects of the present monograph.
In the light of globalization and high presence of western companies in the territory of Kazakhstan, this project examines the differences in views of three Kazakh leaders and mainstream western views existing in academic literature. It will explore the views of various western authors in terms of leadership issues. Accordingly, it utilizes qualitative research method, which consisted of three interviews with leaders operating in different business sectors and the government. The interviews address the questions that enables to identify the difference in perception to such dimensions as Assertiveness, Future orientation, Gender differentiation, Uncertainty avoidance, Power distance, Institutional emphasis on, collectivism versus individualism, In-group collectivism, Performance orientation, Humane orientation. The paper incorporates the discussion of the main findings and suggests the direction for future considerations based on the results.
Political Islam has been criticized and condemned as a potential threat to the diversity and stability of the world peace, particularly within the Arab nations. The so-called Arab Spring brings about radical changes on political and social levels leading to the evolution of Islamic groups as newly and democratically elected entities. Western media lenses were not distant and voiceless, but they were omnipresent and very close to what was happening in the Arab world, especially in North Africa. This book is a humble attempt to provide a critical investigation and analysis of Western media discourse towards the ascendancy of political Islam in the Arab world, and to shed light on whether this discourse is partial or impartially regarding the new Islamic sovereignty.
Is your knowledge of The Crusades less than tip-top? Maybe you're curious about Columbus, or you're desperate to read about the Black Death in all its gory detail? Whatever your starting point, this expert guide has it all – from kings, knights and anti-Popes, to invasion, famine, the Magna Carta and Joan of Arc (and a few rebellious peasants thrown in for good measure!). Get ready for a rip-roaring ride through the political, religious and cultural life of the Middle Ages, one of the most talked-about periods in history. Medieval History for Dummies includes: Part I: The Early Middle Ages Chapter 1: The Middle Ages: When, Where, What, Who? Chapter 2: The end of Rome and the not so ‘Dark Ages'. Chapter 3: Angles, Saxons and Feudalism. Chapter 4: The Carolingians grab their chance. Chapter 5: Charlemagne – A new empire is born. Part II: The Making of Europe Chapter 6: The (Holy Roman) Empire Strikes Back. Chapter 7: East Meets West: Islam in the Western Mediterranean. Chapter 8: The Vikings: A threat from the north. Chapter 9: Schism: The Church splits itself in two. Chapter 10: The Normans: The ‘real' Middle Ages begin. Part III: ‘Holy War': Crusading at home and abroad. Chapter 11: Crusade: A call to arms. Chapter 12: The First Crusade Chapter 13: England vs France & Pope vs Emperor Chapter 14: The Second Crusade & The ‘Crusades at Home' Chapter 15: Richard vs Saladin: The Third Crusade Chapter 16: The later Crusades and other failures. Part IV: Parliament, Priories, Provisions & Plague Chapter 17: John, Henry, Rudolf & Edward. Chapter 18: Monks & Merchants: The new power brokers Chapter 19: The Papacy on Tour: Avignon and the Anti-Popes Chapter 20: ‘God's Judgement?': The Black Death Part V: The End of the Middle and the start of discovery. Chapter 21: One Hundred Years of War Chapter 22: The Peasants are Revolting Chapter 23: Agincourt, Joan of Arc & the French recovery Chapter 24: Columbus & The New World Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 25: Ten Rubbish Kings Chapter 26: Ten Curious Medieval Pastimes Chapter 27: Ten Great Castles Chapter 28: Ten People Who Changed The World Chapter 29: Ten Great Books (To read next)