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The ‘Frame’ at Adab

American Archaeological Misbehaviour in Late Ottoman Iraq (1899–1905)

Jameel Haque

On 27 September 1904, Haidar Bey, a representative of the Ottoman Imperial Museum, handed a cease and desist order to the University of Chicago's archaeological expedition at the ancient Mesopotamian city of Adab (Bismaya in modern Iraq). This

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'The Sting' at Adab

Edgar James Banks and Early American Archaeology in Iraq

Craig Crossen

This article examines the specifically American cultural features of the archaeological expedition to Adab/Bismya sponsored by the University of Chicago from 1903 to 1906. In particular, the motivations of the University and of the University's field director at Adab, Edgar James Banks, and Banks's relationship with the University, are investigated. These factors crucially influenced what Banks found at Adab, a site we are unlikely to learn more about because of its near destruction by illegal digging after the 2003 War.

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Appropriations and Contestations of the Islamic Nomenclature in Muslim North India

Elitism, Lexicography, and the Meaning of The Political

Jan-Peter Hartung

social and political contexts in which they have been produced. These works have had a strong impact on another literary genre that can roughly be characterized as advice literature ( naṣīḥāt, ādāb , and akhlāq ), aiming at explaining how the normative

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Why Looking at Objects Matters

An Argument from the Aesthetic Philosophy of Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten

Adam Bencard

Within museum studies, there has been a recent interest in engaging with objects and their material effects as something other than vehicles for human cultural meaning. This article contributes to this interest by offering a philosophical argument for the value of close sensory engagement with physical things, an argument found in the works of the eighteenth-century German philosopher Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714–1762), who is famous for fathering the modern philosophical discourse on aesthetics. Baumgarten outlines what he terms sensate thinking, defined as an analogue to rational thinking, and insists that this form of thinking can be analyzed and sharpened according to its own rules. I discuss how Baumgarten’s aesthetics might be useful for how the curator approaches objects in exhibitions and for understanding how visitors’ sensory engagement with the objects can be important beyond the deciphering of historical narratives and conceptual meanings.

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Hospitality as Diplomacy in Post-Cosmopolitan Urban Spaces

Dervish Lodges and Sofra-Diplomacy in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina

David Henig

previous section. These tales are part of a more encompassing moral aesthetics and pedagogy of adab [manners] in the lodge ( Henig 2014 ). Adab refers to practico-moral conduct and etiquette in the lodge, but also to a particular forms self

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Changing Landscapes of Love and Passion in the Urdu Novel

Christina Oesterheld

“respectable” forms of love are also the terms used for God’s love for his creation. 19 Nazir Ahmad further remarks that a wife’s love ( muḥabbat ) for her husband should be accompanied by respect ( adab ). 20 It goes without saying that in the given setup

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Arabic Grammar Curricula for Primary Schools in Middle Eastern Countries

A Comparative Study

Haifaa Majadly and Aharon Geva-Kleinberger

Development and Methods for Teaching it], Majallat kulliyyat al- ’ Adāb 38 (2006): 1–52. 36 ʿAbduh Al-Rājiḥī, “Lughatunā bayna Manāhij al-Taʿlīm wa-Turuq al-Tadrīs: Naḥwa Taḥdīd Khuṭwah ūlā” [Our Language between Curriculum and Teaching Methods: Towards

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“Double Critique” and the Sufi Praxis of Travel in Leila Ahmed's A Border Passage and Fatema Mernissi's Scheherazade Goes West

Bernadette Andrea

hidden face of the traveler.” ( 2002c ) In her Erasmus Prize acceptance speech, “Adab or Allying with the Stranger as the Strategy to Win the Globalised Planet,” Mernissi rehearses a series of aphorisms from medieval Muslim scholars in praise of

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From Morality to Psychology

Emotion Concepts in Urdu, 1870—1920

Margrit Pernau

, 203. 19 With the partial exception of Muḥammad Z akā Ullah, Makārum ul A kh lāq (Dihli, 1891), quoted according to the reprint (Lahore: Majlis-e taraqqī-e adab, 1967), 88–94. 20 Muḥammad Z akā Ullah, Taʿlīm ul Khisal (Dihli: Maṭbaʿ Chasma-e Faiẓ

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Camus et la « littérature algérienne »

Une notion stratégique dans l’espace littéraire francophone

Tristan Leperlier

arabe » (al-adab 47 , pensée comme nécessairement arabe). On trouve ainsi, dans les pages du journal Al-Bas . ā ʾ ir , organe de l’Association des oulémas musulmans algériens (AOMA) 48 , l’usage, dans le numéro du 17 mars 1936, de l’épithète « algérien