The Saint and the Sultan

The Saint and the Sultan
Author: Paul Moses
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 038552370X
ISBN 13: 9780385523707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saint and the Sultan Book Review:

Documents a meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik al-Kamil to illuminate the saint's lesser-known efforts as a peacemaker, describing their discussions on behalf of ending the Crusades.

The Saint and the Sultan

The Saint and the Sultan
Author: Paul Moses
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN 10: 030758951X
ISBN 13: 9780307589514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saint and the Sultan Book Review:

An intriguing examination of the extraordinary–and little known meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil that has strong resonance in today's divided world. For many of us, St. Francis of Assisi is known as a poor monk and a lover of animals. However, these images are sadly incomplete, because they ignore an equally important and more challenging aspect of his life -- his unwavering commitment to seeking peace. In The Saint and the Sultan, Paul Moses recovers Francis' s message of peace through the largely forgotten story of his daring mission to end the crusades. In 1219, as the Fifth Crusade was being fought, Francis crossed enemy lines to gain an audience with Malik al-Kamil, the Sultan of Egypt. The two talked of war and peace and faith and when Francis returned home, he proposed that his Order of the Friars Minor live peaceably among the followers of Islam–a revolutionary call at a moment when Christendom pinned its hopes for converting Muslims on the battlefield. The Saint and the Sultan captures the lives of St. Francis and Sultan al-Kamil and illuminates the political intrigue and religious fervor of their time. In the process, it reveals a startlingly timely story of interfaith conflict, war, and the search for peace. More than simply a dramatic adventure, though it does not lack for colorful saints and sinners, loyalty and betrayal, and thrilling Crusade narrative, The Saint and the Sultan brings to life an episode of deep relevance for all who seek to find peace between the West and the Islamic world. Winner of the 2010 Catholic Press Association Book Award for History

Saint Francis and the Sultan

Saint Francis and the Sultan
Author: John V. Tolan
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN 10: 0191567493
ISBN 13: 9780191567490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saint Francis and the Sultan Book Review:

In September, 1219, as the armies of the Fifth Crusade besieged the Egyptian city of Damietta, Francis of Assisi went to Egypt to preach to Sultan al-Malik al-Kâmil. Although we in fact know very little about this event, this has not prevented artists and writers from the thirteenth century to the twentieth, unencumbered by mere facts, from portraying Francis alternatively as a new apostle preaching to the infidels, a scholastic theologian proving the truth of Christianity, a champion of the crusading ideal, a naive and quixotic wanderer, a crazed religious fanatic, or a medieval Gandhi preaching peace, love, and understanding. Al-Kâmil, on the other hand, is variously presented as an enlightened pagan monarch hungry for evangelical teaching, a cruel oriental despot, or a worldly libertine. Saint Francis and the Sultan takes a detailed look at these richly varied artistic responses to this brief but highly symbolic meeting. Throwing into relief the changing fears and hopes that Muslim-Christian encounters have inspired in European artists and writers in the centuries since, it gives a uniquely broad but precise vision of the evolution of Western attitudes towards Islam and the Arab world over the last eight hundred years.

The Sultan of the saints

The Sultan of the saints
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Adam Publishers
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9788174355751
ISBN 13: 8174355758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sultan of the saints Book Review:

ʼAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, 1077-1166, Sufi saint.

Medicine and the Saints

Medicine and the Saints
Author: Ellen J. Amster
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 0292745443
ISBN 13: 9780292745445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicine and the Saints Book Review:

The colonial encounter between France and Morocco in the late nineteenth century took place not only in the political realm but also in the realm of medicine. Because the body politic and the physical body are intimately linked, French efforts to colonize Morocco took place in and through the body. Starting from this original premise, Medicine and the Saints traces a history of colonial embodiment in Morocco through a series of medical encounters between the Islamic sultanate of Morocco and the Republic of France from 1877 to 1956. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources in both French and Arabic, Ellen Amster investigates the positivist ambitions of French colonial doctors, sociologists, philologists, and historians; the social history of the encounters and transformations occasioned by French medical interventions; and the ways in which Moroccan nationalists ultimately appropriated a French model of modernity to invent the independent nation-state. Each chapter of the book addresses a different problem in the history of medicine: international espionage and a doctor's murder; disease and revolt in Moroccan cities; a battle for authority between doctors and Muslim midwives; and the search for national identity in the welfare state. This research reveals how Moroccans ingested and digested French science and used it to create a nationalist movement and Islamist politics, and to understand disease and health. In the colonial encounter, the Muslim body became a seat of subjectivity, the place from which individuals contested and redefined the political.

Francis and Clare

Francis and Clare
Author: Francisco de Asís (Santo, (),Saint Francis (of Assisi),Franciscus (Assisias),Francis of Assisi Saint,Clara (Assisias),Clara de Asís (Santa, ()
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780809124466
ISBN 13: 0809124467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Francis and Clare Book Review:

Francis (c. 1182-1226) and Clare (c. 1193-1254) together shaped the spirituality of early 13th-century Europe. Here for the first time in English are their complete writings, brought together in one volume.

Muslim Women Reform and Princely Patronage

Muslim Women  Reform and Princely Patronage
Author: Siobhan Lambert-Hurley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-01-24
ISBN 10: 113414346X
ISBN 13: 9781134143467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim Women Reform and Princely Patronage Book Review:

This is a new and engaging examination of the emergence of a Muslim women’s movement in India. The state of Bhopal, a Muslim principality in central India, was ruled by a succession of female rulers throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, most notably the last Begam of Bhopal, Nawab Sultan Jahan Begam. Siobhan Lambert-Hurley puts forward the importance for early Muslim female activists to balance continuity and innovation. By operating within the framework of Islam, these women built on traditional norms in order to introduce incremental change in terms of veiling, female education, marriage, motherhood and women's political rights. For the first time, this book analyzes the role of the ‘daughters of reform', the first generation of Muslim women who contributed to the reformist discourse, particularly at the regional level. Based on numerous primary sources in Urdu, including the tracts, books, reports, letters and journal articles of Sultan Jahan Begam and the other women of Bhopal along with official records such as the reports of early organizations and institutions in the Bhopal State, the author sheds light on an important part of India’s history.

Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art

Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art
Author: C. Ho,B. Mulvaney,John K. Downey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009-08-03
ISBN 10: 0230623735
ISBN 13: 9780230623736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art Book Review:

Contributors demonstrate how the tools of various intellectual disciplines can be used to examine what we now know about the story of Saint Francis in his own era and how that story has been appropriated in our period.

Sufism and Politics in Morocco

Sufism and Politics in Morocco
Author: Abdelilah Bouasria
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN 10: 1317681444
ISBN 13: 9781317681441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sufism and Politics in Morocco Book Review:

Presenting a political history and sociology of Moroccan Sufism from colonialism to the modern day, this book studies the Sufi model of Master and Disciple in relation to social and political life, comparing the different eras of acquiescent versus dissident Sufism. This comparative fieldwork study offers new perspectives on the connection between the monarchy and mystic realms with a specific coverage of the Boutchichi order and Abdessalam Yassine’s Al Adl Wal Ihsane, examining the myth of apolitical Sufism throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Drawing on Michel Foucault and James Scott, this book fuses thinking about the political dimension of Sufism, a "hidden transcript," involving power struggles, patronage and justice and its esoteric spiritual ethics of care. Addressing the lacuna in English language literature on the Boutchichi Sufi order in Morocco, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic Studies, Comparative Politics and the MENA region.

The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin

The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin
Author: Jonathan Phillips
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 0300247060
ISBN 13: 9780300247060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin Book Review:

An engaging biography that offers a new perspective on one of the most influential figures of the Crusades In 1187, Saladin marched triumphantly into Jerusalem, ending decades of struggle against the Christians and reclaiming the holy city for Islam. Four years later he fought off the armies of the Third Crusade, which were commanded by Europe's leading monarchs. A fierce warrior and savvy diplomat, Saladin's unparalleled courtesy, justice, generosity, and mercy were revered by both his fellow Muslims and his Christian rivals such as Richard the Lionheart. Combining thorough research with vivid storytelling, Jonathan Phillips offers a fresh and captivating look at the triumphs, failures, and contradictions of one of the Crusades' most unique figures. Bringing the vibrant world of the twelfth century to life, this book also explores Saladin's complicated legacy, examining the ways Saladin has been invoked in the modern age by Arab and Muslim leaders ranging from Nasser in Egypt, Asad in Syria, and Saddam Hussein in Iraq to Osama bin Laden, as well as his huge appeal across popular culture in books, drama, and music.

God s Shadow Sultan Selim His Ottoman Empire and the Making of the Modern World

God s Shadow  Sultan Selim  His Ottoman Empire  and the Making of the Modern World
Author: Alan Mikhail
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 1631492403
ISBN 13: 9781631492402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Shadow Sultan Selim His Ottoman Empire and the Making of the Modern World Book Review:

“A stunning work of global history. . . . Alan Mikhail offers a bold and thoroughly convincing new way to think about the origins of the modern world. . . . A tour de force.” —Greg Grandin Long neglected in world history, the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule. At the height of their authority in the sixteenth century, the Ottomans, with extraordinary military dominance and unparalleled monopolies over trade routes, controlled more territory and ruled over more people than any world power, forcing Europeans out of the Mediterranean and to the New World. Yet, despite its towering influence and centrality to the rise of our modern world, the Ottoman Empire’s history has for centuries been distorted, misrepresented, and even suppressed in the West. Now Alan Mikhail presents a vitally needed recasting of Ottoman history, retelling the story of the Ottoman conquest of the world through the dramatic biography of Sultan Selim I (1470–1520). Born to a concubine, and the fourth of his sultan father’s ten sons, Selim was never meant to inherit the throne. With personal charisma and military prowess—as well as the guidance of his remarkably gifted mother, Gülbahar—Selim claimed power over the empire in 1512 and, through ruthless ambition, nearly tripled the territory under Ottoman control, building a governing structure that lasted into the twentieth century. At the same time, Selim—known by his subjects as “God’s Shadow on Earth”—fostered religious diversity, welcoming Jews among other minority populations into the empire; encouraged learning and philosophy; and penned his own verse. Drawing on previously unexamined sources from multiple languages, and with original maps and stunning illustrations, Mikhail’s game-changing account “challenges readers to recalibrate their sense of history” (Leslie Peirce), adroitly using Selim’s life to upend prevailing shibboleths about Islamic history and jingoistic “rise of the West” theories that have held sway for decades. Whether recasting Christopher Columbus’s voyages to the “Americas” as a bumbling attempt to slay Muslims or showing how the Ottomans allowed slaves to become the elite of society while Christian states at the very same time waged the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade, God’s Shadow radically reshapes our understanding of the importance of Selim’s Ottoman Empire in the history of the modern world.

St Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims

St  Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims
Author: Frank M. Rega
Publsiher: TAN Books
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 161890910X
ISBN 13: 9781618909107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

St Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims Book Review:

Describes in gripping detail St. Francis’ historic efforts to convert the Sultan of Egypt to the Catholic faith. Discusses St. Francis’ approach to ecumenism and the conversion of other religions to Catholicism. Also includes a comprehensive biography of St. Francis and his dynamic reform of the Church.

Twilight of the Saints

Twilight of the Saints
Author: James Grehan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 0190619147
ISBN 13: 9780190619145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twilight of the Saints Book Review:

In this study of everyday religious culture in early modern Syria and Palestine, James Grehan offers a social history that looks beyond conventional ways of thinking about religion in the Middle East. The most common narratives about the region introduce us to the separate traditions of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, highlighting how each one has created its own distinctive traditions and communities. Twilight of the Saints offers a reinterpretation of religious and cultural history in a region which is today associated with division and violence. Exploring the religious habits of ordinary people, from the late seventeenth to the end of the nineteenth century, when the region was part of the Ottoman Empire, Grehan shows that members of different religious groups participated in a common, overarching religious culture that was still visible at the beginning of the twentieth century. Most evident in the countryside, though present everywhere, this religious mainstream thrived in a society in which few people had access to formal religious teachings. This older, folk religious culture was steeped in notions and rituals that the modern world, with its mainly theological conception of religion, has utterly repudiated. Indeed, the people of Syria and Palestine today would hardly recognize religion as it was experienced in the not-so-distant past. Only by uncovering this lost lived religion, argues Grehan, can we appreciate the largely unacknowledged revolution in religion that has taken place in the region over the last century.

Risala Roohi Sharif The Divine Soul

Risala Roohi Sharif   The Divine Soul
Author: Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo
Publsiher: Sultan ul Faqr Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 969979528X
ISBN 13: 9789699795282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risala Roohi Sharif The Divine Soul Book Review:

Risala Roohi Sharif is one such Divine Message; concise, comprehensive and complete conveyed to us through the mosteminent Sufi Saint of the Sub Continent, Sultan Bahoo. He has written 140 books, of which Risala Roohi Sharif is the most popular and is the essence of all his teachings.

Positive Displacement Machines

Positive Displacement Machines
Author: Ibrahim A. Sultan,Truong H. Phung
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN 10: 0128169990
ISBN 13: 9780128169995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Displacement Machines Book Review:

Positive Displacement Machines: Modern Design Innovations and Tools explains the design and workings of a wide range of positive displacement pumps, compressors and gas expanders. Written at a mathematical and technical level, the book explores the most influential research in this field over the past decade, along with industry best practices. Sections highlight the importance of using the latest computation techniques and discuss how to follow the proper design procedures to achieve a desired outcome. Explains how these machines work on a fundamental level, helping the reader build a holistic understanding which aids complex problem- solving Describes how to mathematically model the performance of pumps, compressors and gas expanders Provides advice on how to design and optimize positive displacement machines to match a given application

The Sultan and the Queen

The Sultan and the Queen
Author: Jerry Brotton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 0698191633
ISBN 13: 9780698191631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sultan and the Queen Book Review:

The fascinating story of Queen Elizabeth’s secret outreach to the Muslim world, which set England on the path to empire, by The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps We think of England as a great power whose empire once stretched from India to the Americas, but when Elizabeth Tudor was crowned Queen, it was just a tiny and rebellious Protestant island on the fringes of Europe, confronting the combined power of the papacy and of Catholic Spain. Broke and under siege, the young queen sought to build new alliances with the great powers of the Muslim world. She sent an emissary to the Shah of Iran, wooed the king of Morocco, and entered into an unprecedented alliance with the Ottoman Sultan Murad III, with whom she shared a lively correspondence. The Sultan and the Queen tells the riveting and largely unknown story of the traders and adventurers who first went East to seek their fortunes—and reveals how Elizabeth’s fruitful alignment with the Islamic world, financed by England’s first joint stock companies, paved the way for its transformation into a global commercial empire.

Tsar and Sultan

Tsar and Sultan
Author: Victor Taki
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-20
ISBN 10: 0857728032
ISBN 13: 9780857728036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsar and Sultan Book Review:

Tsar and Sultan offers a unique insight into Russian Orientalism as the intellectual force behind Russian-Ottoman encounters. Through war diaries and memoirs, accounts of captivity and diplomatic correspondences, Victor Taki's analysis of military documents demonstrates a crucial aspect of Russia's discovery of the Orient based on its rivalry with the Ottoman Empire. Narratives depicting the brutal realities of Russian-Turkish military conflicts influenced the Orientalisation of the Ottoman Empire. In turn, Russian identity was built as the counter-image to the demonised Turk. This book explains the significance of Russian Orientalism on Russian identity and national policies of westernisation. Students of both European and Middle East studies will appreciate Taki's unique approach to Russian-Turkish relations and their influence on Eurasian history.

Tomb Memory Space

Tomb     Memory     Space
Author: Francine Giese,Anna Pawlak,Markus Thome
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-06-25
ISBN 10: 3110516101
ISBN 13: 9783110516104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tomb Memory Space Book Review:

From an intercultural perspective, this book focuses on aesthetic strategies and forms of representation in premodern Christian and Islamic sepulchral art. Seeing the tomb as an interface for eschatological, political, and artistic debate, the contributions analyze the diversity of memorial space configurations. The subjects range from the complex interaction between architecture and tomb topography through to questions relating to the funereal expression of power and identity, and to practices of ritual realization in the context of individual and collective memory.

Sunny s Nights

Sunny s Nights
Author: Tim Sultan
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-03
ISBN 10: 0812978994
ISBN 13: 9780812978995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sunny s Nights Book Review:

The first time he saw Sunny's Bar, in 1995, Tim Sultan was lost, thirsty for a drink, and intrigued by the single bar sign among the forlorn warehouses lining the Brooklyn waterfront. Inside, he found a dimly lit room crammed with maritime artifacts, a dozen well-seasoned drinkers, and, strangely, a projector playing a classic Martha Graham dance performance. Sultan knew he had stumbled upon someplace special. What he didn't know was that he had just found his new home. Soon enough, Sultan has quit his office job to bartend full-time for Sunny Balzano, the bar's owner. A wild-haired Tony Bennett lookalike with a fondness for quoting Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett, Sunny is truly one of a kind. Born next to the saloon that has been in his family for one hundred years, Sunny has over the years partied with Andy Warhol, spent time in India at the feet of a guru, and painted abstract expressionist originals. But his masterpiece is the bar itself, a place where a sublime mix of artists, mobsters, honky-tonk musicians, neighborhood drunks, nuns, longshoremen, and assorted eccentrics rub elbows. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly transforming city, Sunny's Nights is a loving and singular portrait of the dream experience we're all searching for every time we walk into a bar, and an enchanting memoir of an unlikely and abiding friendship.

The Circassian Slave

The Circassian Slave
Author: Lieutenant Maturiene Murray
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 3734087899
ISBN 13: 9783734087899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Circassian Slave Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: The Circassian Slave by Lieutenant Maturiene Murray