Introduction to Islamic Civilization


Author: R. M. Savory
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521099486
Category: History
Page: 204
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Eighteen essays depict the historical and cultural background of Islamic society, its contributions to world literature, art, science, and medicine, and the consequences of its interaction with the Christian West

Blue Arabesque

A Search for the Sublime
Author: Patricia Hampl
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547350837
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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These meditations inspired by a Matisse painting are “a paean to the act of seeing, celebrating our capacity to be transformed by the truths art holds.” —The New York Times Book Review Named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Favorite Nonfiction of the Year Just out of college, Patricia Hampl was mesmerized by a Matisse painting in the Art Institute of Chicago: an aloof woman gazing at goldfish in a bowl, a Moroccan screen behind her. In Blue Arabesque, Hampl explores the allure of this lounging woman, immersed in leisure, so at odds with the rush of the modern era. Hampl’s meditation takes us to the Cote d’Azur and to North Africa, from cloister to harem, pondering figures as diverse as Eugene Delacroix, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Katherine Mansfield. Returning always to Matisse’s portraits of languid women, she discovers they were not decorative indulgences but something much more. Moving with the life force that Matisse sought in his work, Blue Arabesque is Hampl’s dazzling and critically acclaimed tour de force.

American Arabesque

Arabs, Islam, and the 19th-century Imaginary
Author: Jacob Rama Berman
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814789501
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 269
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In the first comprehensive study of election law since the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, Richard L. Hasen rethinks the Court’s role in regulating elections. Drawing on the case files of the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist courts, Hasen roots the Court’s intervention in political process cases to the landmark 1962 case, Baker v. Carr. The case opened the courts to a variety of election law disputes, to the point that the courts now control and direct major aspects of the American electoral process. The Supreme Court does have a crucial role to play in protecting a socially constructed “core” of political equality principles, contends Hasen, but it should leave contested questions of political equality to the political process itself. Under this standard, many of the Court’s most important election law cases from Baker to Bush have been wrongly decided.

Arabesque


Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Imaginary Properties LLC
ISBN: 1941855032
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 405
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Another Arabesque

Syrian-Lebanese Ethnicity in Neoliberal Brazil
Author: John Tofik Karam
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592135417
Category: History
Page: 232
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A revealing investigation of changing identity in a globalizing world.

Arabesque


Author: Helen A Rosburg
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 160542482X
Category: Poetry
Page: 40
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Helen A Rosburg's book of poems focuses on the cycles of nature and art through time, the resonance of vivid memories, the potency of the present moment, and the eternal quality of being. Infused with musicality, romance, and wit, these imaginative poems explore the whimsical dialogue between a cat and her human companion, the legend of the white stallion's creation, a tale of love in ancient Catalina, a western ghost story, and more. Making satisfying connections, this lyrical compilation highlights the cyclical beauty of nature and love.

Arabesque

A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon
Author: Claudia Roden
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307493970
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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In the 1960s Claudia Roden introduced Americans to a new world of tastes in her classic A Book of Middle Eastern Food. Now, in her enchanting new book, Arabesque, she revisits the three countries with the most exciting cuisines today—Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us 150 of the most delectable recipes: some of them new discoveries, some reworkings of classic dishes—all of them made even more accessible and delicious for today’s home cook. From Morocco, the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa: couscous dishes; multilayered pies; delicately flavored tagines; ways of marrying meat, poultry, or fish with fruit to create extraordinary combinations of spicy, savory, and sweet. From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: a delicious array of kebabs, fillo pies, eggplant dishes in many guises, bulgur and chickpea salads, stuffed grape leaves and peppers, and sweet puddings. From Lebanon, a cuisine of great diversity: a wide variety of mezze (those tempting appetizers that can make a meal all on their own); dishes featuring sun-drenched Middle Eastern vegetables and dried legumes; and national specialties such as kibbeh, meatballs with pine nuts, and lamb shanks with yogurt. Claudia Roden knows this part of the world so intimately that we delight in being in such good hands as she translates the subtle play of flavors and simple cooking techniques to our own home kitchens.

Arabesque


Author: Geoffrey Household
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780223994
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Arabesque is a love story that takes us to the colourful crossroads of the Middle East at the height of World War II Armande Herne - half English, half French and impassively beautiful - is sitting out the war in Beirut with no visible means of support. The rumour is she's a spy. But, as conflict between British and French, Jew and Arab whirl around her, it is a British security sergeant who finds her. Soon they are embroiled in a plot, rich with adventure and intrigue.

The Use of the Arabesque in Edgar Allen Poe's Short Stories Ligeia and the Visionary


Author: Mandy Stein
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640327322
Category:
Page: 32
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Gottingen, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted -- nevermore " (Poe 28) These famous lines are from an often quoted poem by Edgar Allen Poe, one of the most famous American Authors of all time. He was a writer of all kinds of literary genre but well know for his mystery or detective stories. Who does not know "The Tell-Tale Heart" or was shocked by the horror in "The Fall of the House of Usher"? Poe was a magnificent writer of Gothic Novels and is still today a well-known and well referred author when it comes to horror or even science fiction. His stories and plays are often adopted for the theatre and also Hollywood is incapable of not portraying his well-known horror stories. Next to his famous works Poe, like many authors of the 19th century, wrote arabesque stories. Although there is his known Collection of Arabesque and Grotesque Stories from 1840, it is unknown to many that he followed truly an oriental writing tradition and set footprints into this new genre like Johnson, Moore, Byron and others and developed the arabesque term to a new limit. But the question is if these stories are really written in the oriental tradition. Many critics are unsure up to this day if Poe really wanted to write in the arabesque or grotesque tradition and if he was aware of the fact that these two terms are of different background and do not, like many people think, just refer to the same definition. This term paper will focus on Poe's use of the arabesque tradition in his stories "The Visionary" from 1834 and "Ligeia"

[Drum Score]Hello Mr. Monkey-Arabesque

The Best Of Vol. I(2012.04) [Drum Sheet Music]
Author: 노창국
Publisher: drumtab
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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드럼악보 전문사이트인 ‘드럼탭’에서 판매하는 드럼악보 시리즈입니다. 구글 북스에서 원하시는 곡을 검색하시면 다양하고 많은 드럼악보를 구매하실 수 있습니다. 악보가 검색이 되지 않거나 찾으시는 악보가 없을시에는 [email protected] 로 요청을 하시면 제작에 참고하겠습니다. (반드시 제목은 악보요청이라고 써서 보내주세요 요청하신 악보가 구글 북스에 올라갈 경우에는 연락을 드리겠습니다. 이용해주셔서 감사합니다. The drum sheet music series is provided by professional drum sheet music website for 'drumtab'. To purchase a copy of various drum sheet music you desire, please search the song title on Google Books. In case the desiring drum sheet music isn't available, please send a request email to: [email protected] for consideration. (Please title your email: Music Sheet Request) When the requested drum sheet music is posted, we will follow up with you directly. Thank you for choosing us.

Islamic Art in Detail


Author: Sheila R. Canby
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674023901
Category: Art
Page: 144
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This richly illustrated book allows readers to identify the elements and themes of Islamic art forms, and to examine them in works of painting and metalwork, in calligraphy and manuscripts, ceramics, glass, wood, and ivory.

Poe's Pym

Critical Explorations
Author: Richard Kopley
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822312468
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 354
View: 9781

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"The interpreter's dream-text," as one critic called Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym has prompted critical approaches almost as varied as the experiences it chronicles. This is the first book to deal exclusively with Pym, Poe's longest fictional work and in many ways his most ambitious. Here leading Poe scholars provide solutions and interpretations for many challenging enigmas in this mysterious novel. The product of a decade of research and planning, Poe's "Pym" offers a factual basis for some of the most fantastic elements in the novel and uncovers surprising connections between Poe's text and exploration literature, nautical lore, Arthurian narrative, nineteenth-century journalism, Moby Dick, and other writings. Representing a rich cross-section of current modes of literary study—from source study to psychoanalytic criticism to new historicism—these sixteen essays probe issues such as literary influence, the limits of language, racism, the holocaust, prolonged mourning, and the structure of the human mind. Poe's "Pym" will be an invaluable resource for students of both contemporary criticism and nineteenth-century American culture. Contributors. John Barth, Susan F. Beegel, J. Lasley Dameron, Grace Farrell, Alexander Hammond, David H. Hirsch, John T. Irwin, J. Gerald Kennedy, David Ketterer, Joan Tyler Mead, Joseph J. Moldenhauer, Carol Peirce, Burton R. Pollin, Alexander G. Rose III, John Carlos Rowe, G. R. Thompson, Bruce I. Weiner

Petite histoire de l'aventure en arabesque d'une ingénue

Une page d'histoire de la danse orientale au Québec
Author: France Hébert
Publisher: Maison d'édition Belle Feuille
ISBN: 2981769227
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 223
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Petite histoire en arabesque d’une ingénue, raconte l'histoire vécue d'une jeune femme au caractère candide qui devient danseuse du ventre à Montréal à la fin des années 1970 et la décennie 1980. À travers le récit de l'auteure, est relatée une page d'histoire de la danse baladi – ou danse orientale - au Québec, à l'époque pré-internet: la source au temps des cabarets, les protagonistes et leur fréquentation, la communauté libanaise et son évolution à Montréal, le travail dans les restaurants, la musique, les costumes, le dévoilement au début des années 1980 et tout ce qui constituait la vie quotidienne de la danseuse de cette époque, immergée dans son action 24 heures sur 24. Un voyage dans un Montréal inconnu.

Arabesque

The Art of Stephanie E. Pogue
Author: Stephanie Elaine Pogue,Adrienne L. Childs,Elsa Barkley Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 48
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Poetry and Tales


Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 9780940450189
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 1408
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Gathers all of Poe's poetry, tales, short stories, and general essays in chronological order

Details of Consequence

Ornament, Music, and Art in Paris
Author: Gurminder Kaur Bhogal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199795053
Category: Art
Page: 357
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Details of Consequence examines a trait that is rarely questioned in fin-de-siècle French music: ornamental extravagance. In re-evaluating the status of ornament for French culture, this book investigates how musical and visual expressions of decorative detail shaped widespread discussions on identity, style, and aesthetics.