By Majid Al-Haj
This booklet offers with the ethnic formation one of the Nineteen Nineties immigrants from the previous Soviet Union in Israel, in gentle of either family adjustments, and advancements within the Israel- Arab clash. in response to a wide number of quantitative and qualitative equipment, the ebook provides a close research of id styles between those immigrants, their orientation in concerns of faith, society, tradition and politics, and their relationships with all of the constituent teams in Israeli society – together with the Palestinian minority. The booklet offers a brand new serious standpoint on questions of immigration, ethnicity and society in Israel. The research is positioned in an international theoretical context that demanding situations the dominant procedure within the sociology of immigration in Israel, that's in keeping with the Zionist paradigm.
By Rachel Hachlili
The menorah used to be crucial and dominant image in Jewish artwork, either within the Land of Israel and the Diaspora. The menorah was once an essential component of the Temple ritual and was once an important of the Temple vessels. Its later illustration served the aim of reminding the Jews in their past glory in addition to their delight within the Temple, and expressed the longing and wish for the renewal of the Temple companies and worship. Following the destruction of the Temple, the menorah took at the profound importance of the Temple. It additionally got here to represent Judaism, while it used to be essential to distinguish synagogues, Jewish tombs, and catacombs from Christian or pagan constructions within the Land of Israel and the Diaspora . The menorah photo has been discovered depicted in synagogues, public constructions, houses, and the funerary context in the course of the Land of Israel and the Diaspora, leaving doubtless as to that are Jewish buildings. The well known place of the menorah in Jewish artwork emphasizes its importance. The publication is offering the artwork, archaeological, ancient and literary proof for the improvement, shape, which means, and importance of the menorah through the moment Temple interval and the past due Antiquity.
By Bo Utas, Tomas Hagg
Ranging from the author's discovery that the Persian epic poem Vamiq and Adhra by way of Unsuri (11th century advert) derives from the traditional Greek novel of "Metiokhos and Parthenope", this paintings includes severe variations of the Greek and Persian fragments and testimonia, with reviews.
By J J a Mooij
This publication bargains with the heritage of a vital challenge within the philosophy of time: Can time exist with no brain or cognizance, and if now not, in what respects? Aristotle used to be the 1st to formulate this challenge, and it's been intensively mentioned ever on account that. This ebook analyses the solutions and arguments and units them of their historic context. even though there were very diverse ways, the ebook indicates very important continuities besides. in addition to being a consultant monograph, it may be utilized in classes at the philosophy of time mostly, or at the realism/idealism debate. Readership: All these attracted to the examine of time and in highbrow heritage, in addition to scholars of metaphysics and ontology and the historical past of philosophy quite often.
By Nancy A. Winter
By Martin Mulsow, Richard H. Popkin
This quantity bargains with conversions to Judaism from the sixteenth to the 18th century. It presents six case experiences through prime overseas students on phenomena as crypto-Judaism, "judaizing", reversion of Jewish-Christian converts and mystery conversion of non-Jewish Christians for highbrow purposes. the 1st contributions research George Buchanan and John Dury, by way of 3 reports of the milieu of past due seventeenth-century Amsterdam. The final essay is anxious with Lord George Gordon and Cabbalistic Freemasonry. The contributions might be of curiosity for highbrow historians, but in addition historians of political concept or Jewish experiences.
By Yang Wu (Editor)
Atlas of global Interiors, with tasks incorporated, is a accomplished portfolio of up to date inside tasks from world wide. In international locations reminiscent of Iran, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Morocco, and Tunisia, the historical past and tradition of specific destinations have been subtly built-in into interiors utilizing leading edge ways. Designers may be encouraged of their look for a stability among the overpowering development of globalization and the more and more well known customized layout.
By John O. Hunwick, R. S. O'Fahey
The fourth quantity of Arabic Literature of Africa offers with the scholarly and literary creation of authors from Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Niger, and Ghana, from earliest occasions to the current day. The paintings is prepared either domestically and chronologically, and writers are grouped inside of chapters in response to ethnic, scholarly, or non secular affiliations. A biography of every writer is given the place attainable, earlier than the checklist of his or her writings. for every writer is given an inventory of identified writings, with info of latest manuscript copies, released variations and translations. There are indexes of authors, titles, first strains of poetry, and a common index, in addition to a bibliography of all works noted within the quantity. An preliminary review and bankruptcy introductions supply an summary heritage of Islamic studying within the zone.
By Stuart Cooper, Bamford, Tsuruta
This ebook includes papers from scientists from all elements of the realm, representing the cutting-edge in polymeric biomaterials at the present time, were rearranged right into a logical order of sections, each one having a different concentration. the subjects coated are: floor amendment, Characterization and houses; Protein Adsorption; Blood Interactions; phone Interactions; Immobilized telephone Receptor Ligands and Immobilized Cells; Immobilized Biomolecules and artificial Derivatives of Biomolecules; New Polymers and functions; Biodegradable Polymers and Drug supply; Water-Soluble Biomolecules, man made Polymers, and their Conjugates; and Hydrogels.
By Francis Gentry
This quantity is a consultant to medieval German literature from its beginnings within the 8th century to the fourteenth century. it's going to escort the influenced scholar and colleague with curiosity within the ecu center a while yet no services in older German languages. The bankruptcy authors, all internationally-known students, got the liberty to rearrange their chapters as they felt just right, together with the query of the terminus advert quem. Chapters deal both with a chronological interval, e.g. thirteenth century, or with particular genres, eg. drama. moreover, chapters either at the old epoch and at the improvement of the German language within the medieval interval were incorporated. usually, old and cultural issues play a tremendous position in each one bankruptcy.