“Fate, Fortune, and Governance in the Medieval World,” in Slavs and Tatars
Presents Mirrors for Princes, ed. Anthony Downey et al. Zurich: JRPRingier, 2015
: 63–82. Nur al-Din Lev, Yaacov. “The Social and Economic Policies of Nūr al-Dīn
Author: Josef Meri
Islamic civilization flourished in the Middle Ages across a vast geographical area that spans today's Middle and Near East. First published in 2006, Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the 7th and 16th centuries. This important two-volume work contains over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars and experts in fields such as Arabic languages, Arabic literature, architecture, history of science, Islamic arts, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies, politics, religion, Semitic studies, theology, and more. Entries also explore the importance of interfaith relations and the permeation of persons, ideas, and objects across geographical and intellectual boundaries between Europe and the Islamic world. This reference work provides an exhaustive and vivid portrait of Islamic civilization and brings together in one authoritative text all aspects of Islamic civilization during the Middle Ages. Accessible to scholars, students and non-specialists, this resource will be of great use in research and understanding of the roots of today's Islamic society as well as the rich and vivid culture of medieval Islamic civilization.
Slavs and Tatars is an art collective devoted to an area east of the former Berlin
Wall and west of the Great Wall of ... including Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi'
ite Showbiz (Book Works, 2013), Mirrors for Princes (JRP-Ringier, 2015), and its
Author: Princeton Architectural Press
Publisher: Chronicle Books
The US presidential election in 2016 brought to a head myriad political activism around the world, around the rights of minorities, women, the LGBTQ community, and the environment. In the midst of this turmoil, nearly 300 designers from around the world answered the call to create this collection of 50 tear-out posters for people who want to make their voices heard in a time of unprecedented uncertainty and apprehension. A foreword by Avram Finkelstein, a designer for the AIDS art activist collective Gran Fury, looks at the crucial role of graphic activism in the current political climate.
On the other hand, Iannone, who takes a spiritual, existential approach, has never seen herself as part of a feminist movement.This publication sheds light on Iannone's work in relation to censorship, based on her artist's book The Story of ...
Author: Dorothy Iannone
Publisher: Jrp Ringier
Since the early 1960s, Dorothy Iannone has occupied herself with the attempt to represent ecstatic love: 'the union of gender, feeling and pleasure,' as she herself describes it. Today, her oeuvre encompasses paintings, drawings, collages, video sculptures, objects, and publications. A narrative element, fed with personal mythologies, experiences, feelings, and relationships, runs through all of her works.Particularly in her late figurative painting, which almost appears to dissolve into the ornamental, she creates scenarios in symbolic settings. Since the 1960s, this visual self-empowerment has been read as a contribution to the liberalization of female sexuality. On the other hand, Iannone, who takes a spiritual, existential approach, has never seen herself as part of a feminist movement.This publication sheds light on Iannone's work in relation to censorship, based on her artist's book The Story of Bern. In spring 1969, the artist was confronted with the confiscation of her works in the exhibition Freunde (Friends) at Kunsthalle Bern, under the directorship of Harald Szeemann. Iannone responded to this boycott by producing a book, in which she made her perspective public and thus reclaimed self-determination over the content-related and formal aspects of her work, which had been labeled controversial.Published with Migros Museum for Contemporary Art, Zurich.English and German text.
The Slavic derzhava connoted integrative power of holding people together
originating from IE *dher- (to hold together) ... But it also continued to denote the
common heritage and authority of the Rurik dynasty, the prince being the agent of
both patriarchal tradition and new sacral authority ... poignantly called the Tatar
Author: Adam Przeworski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
What can we learn about democracy from the experience of post-Soviet Russia? What can we learn about the prospects for democracy in Russia from the experience of 'really existing democracies'? Must some 'pre-requisites', cultural or material, be fulfilled for democracy to become possible? This book examines the current state of Russia and the prospects for democracy, posing several challenges to our understanding of democracy. Thirteen contributors expand the debate over these questions, offering a variety of insights, interpretations, and conclusions vital to understanding the conditions of emergence and survival of successful democracies.