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21A.453 Anthropology of the Middle East (MIT) 21A.453 Anthropology of the Middle East (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. This course examines traditional performances of the Arabic-speaking populations of the Middle East and North Africa. Starting with the history of the ways in which the West has discovered, translated and written about the Orient, we will consider how power and politics play roles in the production of culture, narrative and performance. This approach assumes that performance, verbal art, and oral literature lend themselves to spontaneous adaptation and to oblique expression of ideas and opinions whose utterance would otherwise be censorable or disruptive. In particular we will be concerned with the way traditional performance practices are affected by and respond to the consequences of modernization.Topics include oral epic performanc Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. This course examines traditional performances of the Arabic-speaking populations of the Middle East and North Africa. Starting with the history of the ways in which the West has discovered, translated and written about the Orient, we will consider how power and politics play roles in the production of culture, narrative and performance. This approach assumes that performance, verbal art, and oral literature lend themselves to spontaneous adaptation and to oblique expression of ideas and opinions whose utterance would otherwise be censorable or disruptive. In particular we will be concerned with the way traditional performance practices are affected by and respond to the consequences of modernization.Topics include oral epic performanc

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Middle East | Middle East | North Africa | North Africa | Arabic-speaking people | Arabic-speaking people

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Albert Hourani Revisited: Arabic and Indian thought in the Liberal Age

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Professor Sir Christopher Bayly gives a talk for the Humanitas Lecture series on Historigraphy. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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asia | indian | middle east | world history | Arabic | humanitas | histriography | history | asia | indian | middle east | world history | Arabic | humanitas | histriography | history

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Why study Ibn Taymiyya? Why study Ibn Taymiyya?

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Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328 C.E.) was an Islamic thinker who has exerted, and continues to exert, an enormous influence within Islamic thought. Taymiyya was often quoted by the late Osama Bin Laden and in this video, Jon Hoover, who has made a study of him and his importance in Islam, introduces Taymiyya and his thoughts. Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328 C.E.) was an Islamic thinker who has exerted, and continues to exert, an enormous influence within Islamic thought. Taymiyya was often quoted by the late Osama Bin Laden and in this video, Jon Hoover, who has made a study of him and his importance in Islam, introduces Taymiyya and his thoughts.

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UNow | UNow | ukoer | ukoer | God | God | Koran | Koran | Islam | Islam | Moslems | Moslems | Arabic | Arabic | Religion | Religion | theology | theology | belief | belief | Qur'an | Qur'an

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Except for third party materials (materials owned by someone other than The University of Nottingham) and where otherwise indicated, the copyright in the content provided in this resource is owned by The University of Nottingham and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike UK 2.0 Licence (BY-NC-SA) Except for third party materials (materials owned by someone other than The University of Nottingham) and where otherwise indicated, the copyright in the content provided in this resource is owned by The University of Nottingham and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike UK 2.0 Licence (BY-NC-SA)

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21G.717 Introduction to Spanish Culture (MIT) 21G.717 Introduction to Spanish Culture (MIT)

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This course has several purposes. The major concern will be the examination of Spanish culture including Spain's history, architecture, art, literature and film, to determine if there is a uniquely Spanish manner of seeing and understanding the world - one which emerges as clearly distinct from our own and that of other Western European nations. This course has several purposes. The major concern will be the examination of Spanish culture including Spain's history, architecture, art, literature and film, to determine if there is a uniquely Spanish manner of seeing and understanding the world - one which emerges as clearly distinct from our own and that of other Western European nations.

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Spanish | Spanish | culture | culture | history | history | architecture | architecture | art | art | literture | literture | film | film | Western European | Western European | Arabic | Arabic | Christian | Christian | Jewish | Jewish | Spain | Spain | Fascist regime | Fascist regime | literature | literature

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Ten Types of Arabic Calligraphy; Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the History of HIV; Panel 1: Migrant Communities and Networks, and Social Exclusion in the UK and Europe (The Silent University)

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Two presentations and the first panel discussion of the Silent University event which took place at the Oxford Department of International Development on 20 May 2014. Recording details: 00:00:00-00:13:28 - Ten Types of Arabic Calligraphy (in English and Arabic), Behnam al-Agzeer, The Silent University; 00:13:32-00:17:01 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the History of HIV, Mulugeta Fikadu, The Silent University; 00:17:06-00:48:29 - Panel 1: Migrant Communities and Networks, and Social Exclusion in the UK and Europe. Moderator: Professor Bridget Anderson, COMPAS. Panellists: Carlos Cruz, The Silent University; Uvindu Kurukulasuriya, The Silent University; Geraldine Takundwa, The Silent University; Miriam Binsztok, The Silent University; Karin Waringo, The Silent University Paris. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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mgration | immigration | Arabic | caligraphy | hiv | aids | society | social exclusion | politics | law | mgration | immigration | Arabic | caligraphy | hiv | aids | society | social exclusion | politics | law | 2014-05-20

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21F.717 Introduction to Spanish Culture (MIT)

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This course has several purposes. The major concern will be the examination of Spanish culture including Spain's history, architecture, art, literature and film, to determine if there is a uniquely Spanish manner of seeing and understanding the world - one which emerges as clearly distinct from our own and that of other Western European nations.

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Spanish | culture | history | architecture | art | literture | film | Western European | Arabic | Christian | Jewish | Spain | Fascist regime | literature

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Arabic and Middle East Studies

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Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for courses in the Program in Arabic and Middle East Studies. The Program offers instruction in the Arabic language and a full selection of courses in the history and culture of the Middle East.

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Religion | free | Culture | course | Middle East | online | Arabic | History

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21F.717 Introduction to Spanish Culture (MIT)

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This course has several purposes. The major concern will be the examination of Spanish culture including Spain's history, architecture, art, literature and film, to determine if there is a uniquely Spanish manner of seeing and understanding the world - one which emerges as clearly distinct from our own and that of other Western European nations.

Subjects

Spanish | culture | history | architecture | art | literture | film | Western European | Arabic | Christian | Jewish | Spain | Fascist regime | literature

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21A.453 Anthropology of the Middle East (MIT)

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This course examines traditional performances of the Arabic-speaking populations of the Middle East and North Africa. Starting with the history of the ways in which the West has discovered, translated and written about the Orient, we will consider how power and politics play roles in the production of culture, narrative and performance. This approach assumes that performance, verbal art, and oral literature lend themselves to spontaneous adaptation and to oblique expression of ideas and opinions whose utterance would otherwise be censorable or disruptive. In particular we will be concerned with the way traditional performance practices are affected by and respond to the consequences of modernization.Topics include oral epic performance, sacred narrative, Koranic chant performance, the folk

Subjects

Middle East | North Africa | Arabic-speaking people

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21G.717 Introduction to Spanish Culture (MIT)

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This course has several purposes. The major concern will be the examination of Spanish culture including Spain's history, architecture, art, literature and film, to determine if there is a uniquely Spanish manner of seeing and understanding the world - one which emerges as clearly distinct from our own and that of other Western European nations.

Subjects

Spanish | culture | history | architecture | art | literture | film | Western European | Arabic | Christian | Jewish | Spain | Fascist regime | literature

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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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