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sources for the Saharo-Sahelian sector of Africa, that lying south of the Maghrib, Libya and Egypt and stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Red Sea in the east.“ Lit.: Triaud & Kaye, (bilād al-) Sūdān in EI2; Kennedy & Kennedy, Coordinates, 1987, S. 83 al-Sūs al-Aq.sā [2UMq ;?*] B,25

In: Volkstümliche Astronomie im islamischen Mittelalter

toward gender parity with a value of 0.629 in 2020 (World Economic Forum 2020). Graph 1 shows the top ten ranking countries with gender disparity in the Middle East and North Africa ( MENA ). Other Arab Gulf countries rank as follows: the UAE at number 120; Kuwait at 122; and Bahrain – ranking slightly

In: Hawwa

context and paving the way for an exploration of their encounter with European culture. He was among the first scholars in the 1970s and 1980s to explore the Nahḍa (cultural renaissance) that took place in the Arab Middle East during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Nahḍa was an

In: Cultural Pearls from the East: In Memory of Shmuel Moreh (1932-2017)

of Ming China’s assertive external initiatives that extended to the east Africa coastline, but because the outdated tributary system was no longer valid. Although many international historians once asserted that after the Zheng He voyages China could no longer “rule the seas”—a view characterized by

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In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

littoral subfields marked by reciprocal early oceanic and overland trade. Urban, rural, and maritime based societies; religious networks; and cultural exchanges (Hindu, Islamic, Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism) extended from the coastlines of Africa and the Middle East to and from South, Southeast, and

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

–157; ‘Publicaties van Pauline Lunsingh Scheurleer’, pp. 158–163. Bhatia, Tej K. & Kazuhiko Machida. The Oldest Grammar of Hindust ¯ an¯ı. Contact, Communication and Colonial Legacy . Research Institute for Languages and Cul- tures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, 2008. Three Volumes

In: Indo-Iranian Journal

, polygamy, forced marriages and child brides. Different contexts, however, have different foci due to the specific and localised nature of their problems. Therefore, some of the issues confronted by women of the Middle East and North Africa, like the removal of the face-veil, are not issues faced by Muslim

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In: Handbook of Islamic Sects and Movements

s t e r i t y . 1 London, School o f Oriental and African Studies NICHOLAS SIMS-WILLIAMS NOTE 1 One small linguistic quibble is best relegated to a footnote: Yazdi bdmerd "so-and-so" cannot be from *ndmerd (p. 95 n. 3). I. Gershevitch (apud M. Schwartz, Studies in the Texts of the Sogdian Christians

In: Indo-Iranian Journal

.” Middle East Report, no. 200 (July): 7–10. doi:10.2307/3013260. 218 BIBLIOGRAPHY Bucholtz, Mary, and Kira Hall. 2005. “Identity and Interaction: A Sociocultural Lin- guistic Approach.” Discourse Studies 7 (4-5): 585–614. doi:10.1177/1461445605054407. Butler, Judith. 1993. “Critically Queer.” In Bodies

In: Managing Invisibility

seem to have belonged to a new trend in north-east Africa. 87 Although their provenance cannot currently be macroscopically confirmed, faceted Sassanian stone beads are known to have been arriving in north-east Africa in the Late Roman and later periods, which is evidenced by the presence of so

In: Stories of Globalisation: The Red Sea and the Persian Gulf from Late Prehistory to Early Modernity