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RA-50084-10
Fellowships in the School of Historical Studies
Marian Zelazny, Institute for Advanced Study

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Irshad al-mughaffalin min fuqaha’ wa al-fuqara’ ila shuru? ?u?bat al-umara’ (The Guidebook for Gullible Jurists and Mendicants to the Conditions for Befriending Emirs) (Book)
Title: Irshad al-mughaffalin min fuqaha’ wa al-fuqara’ ila shuru? ?u?bat al-umara’ (The Guidebook for Gullible Jurists and Mendicants to the Conditions for Befriending Emirs)
Author: Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha‘rani
Editor: Adam Sabra
Abstract: Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha‘rani is one of the best known Sufi thinkers in the Islamic tradition, and the most influential in the history of Egypt. His two most important treatises on relationship between Sufism and politics are published in critical editions for the first time here.
Year: 2013
Publisher: Institut Français D’Archéologie Orientale
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9782724706000
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

A Great & Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavelli's Florentine Political Thought (Book)
Title: A Great & Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavelli's Florentine Political Thought
Author: Jurdjevic, Mark
Abstract: Mark Jurdjevic focuses on the Florentine dimension of Machiavelli's political thought, revealing new aspects of his republican convictions. Through "The Prince", "Discourses", correspondence, and, most substantially, "Florentine Histories", Jirdjevic examines Machiavelli's political career and relationships to the republic and the Medici. He shows that significant and as yet unrecognized aspects of Machiavelli's political thought were distinctly Florentine in inspiration, content and purpose. From a new perspective and armed with new arguments, A Great and Wretched City reengages the venerable debate about Machiavelli's relationship to Renaissance republicanism. Dispelling the myth that Florentine politics offered Machiavelli only negative lessons, Jurdjevic argues that his contempt for the city's shortcomings was a direct function of his considerable estimation of its unrealized political potential.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=A+Great+%26+Wretched+City%3A+Promise+and+Failure+in+Machiavelli%27s+Florentine+Political+Thought
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Secondary URL: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674725461&content=reviews
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's website entry (Harvard University Press)
Access Model: Book for purchase
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780674725461
Copy sent to NEH?: No
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Virtue, Fortune and Blame in Machiavelli's Life and The Prince (Article)
Title: Virtue, Fortune and Blame in Machiavelli's Life and The Prince
Author: Mark Jurdjevic
Abstract: abstract not available
Year: 2014
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Social Research: An International Quarterly

The Internal Lives of Biblical Figures in the Hymns of Romanos the Melodist (Article)
Title: The Internal Lives of Biblical Figures in the Hymns of Romanos the Melodist
Author: Derek Krueger
Abstract: abstract not available
Year: 2013
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Adamantius

Liturgical Subjects: Christian Ritual, Biblical Narrative, and the Formation of the Self in Byzantium (Book)
Title: Liturgical Subjects: Christian Ritual, Biblical Narrative, and the Formation of the Self in Byzantium
Author: Derek Krueger
Abstract: Focusing on Christian practice in Constantinople from the sixth to eleventh centuries, Krueger charts the impact of the liturgical calendar, the eucharistic rite, hymns for vigils and festivals, and scenes from the life of Christ on the making of Christian selves. He explores the verse of great Byzantine liturgical poets, including Romanos the Melodist, Andrew of Crete, Theodore the Stoudite, and Symeon the New Theologian. Their compositions offered templates for Christian self-regard and self-criticism, defining the Christian "I." Cantors, choirs, and congregations sang in the first person singular expressing guilt and repentence, while prayers and sermons defined the collective identity of the Christian community as sinners in need of salvation. By examining the way models of selfhood were formed, performed, and transmitted in the Byzantine Empire, Liturgical Subjects adds a vital dimension to the history of the self in Western culture. [from the publisher]
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/liturgical-subjects-christian-ritual-biblical-narrative-and-the-formation-of-the-self-in-byzantium/oclc/877077614&referer=brief_results
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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780812246445
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Interreligious Debate and Literary Creativity: Solomon ibn Verga on the Disputation of Tortosa (Article)
Title: Interreligious Debate and Literary Creativity: Solomon ibn Verga on the Disputation of Tortosa
Author: Jeremy Cohen
Abstract: abstract not available
Year: 2013
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Jewish Studies Quarterly
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

A Historian in Exile: Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian Encounter (Book)
Title: A Historian in Exile: Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian Encounter
Author: Jeremy Cohen
Abstract: Solomon ibn Verga was one of the victims of the decrees expelling the Jews from Spain and Portugal in the 1490s, and his Shevet Yehudah (The Scepter of Judah, ca. 1520) numbered among the most popular Hebrew books of the sixteenth century. Its title page lured readers and buyers with a promise to relate "the terrible events and calamities that afflicted the Jews while in the lands of non-Jewish peoples": blood libels, disputations, conspiracies, evil decrees, expulsions, and more. The book itself preserves collective memories, illuminates a critical and transitional phase in Jewish history, and advances a new vision of European society and government. It reflects a world of renaissance, reformation, and global exploration but also one fraught with crisis for Christian majority and Jewish minority alike. Among the multitudes of Iberian Jewish conversos who had received Christian baptism by the end of the fifteenth century, ibn Verga experienced the destruction of Spanish-Portuguese Jewry just as the Catholic Church began to lose exclusive control over the structures of Western religious life; and he joined other Europeans in reevaluating boundaries and affiliations that shaped their identities. In "A Historian in Exile", Jeremy Cohen shows how Shevet Yehudah bridges the divide between the medieval and early modern periods, reflecting a contemporary consciousness that a new order had begun to replace the old. Ibn Verga's text engages this receding past in conversation, Cohen contends; it uses historical narrative to challenge regnant assumptions, to offer new solutions to age-old problems, to call Jews to task for bringing much of the hostility toward them upon themselves, and to chart a viable direction for a people seeking a place to call home in a radically transformed world.
Year: 2017
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780812248586
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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