Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World

The Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World is the first reference work to chart the history of embroidery from Ancient Egypt to the present day and to offer an authoritative guide to all the major embroidery traditions of the region ...

Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World

Throughout the Arab world, embroidery has been as central to the cultural heritage of the region as calligraphy, the miniature, woodwork, ceramics or silverware. Embroidered textiles have been produced for thousands of years across North Africa and the Middle East to decorate public buildings, homes and animals as well as to clothe men, women and children. They have played an important role in the social and cultural lives of communities and peoples and have reflected the economic and political changes that have affected the region from the earliest times. The Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World is the first reference work to chart the history of embroidery from Ancient Egypt to the present day and to offer an authoritative guide to all the major embroidery traditions of the region. It maps the diversity of embroidery from the Maghreb to the Gulf states, from Turkey to Sudan; traces the impact of trade, commerce, politics and religion on materials, colors, styles and fashions; introduces the embroiderers, their materials, equipment and techniques; and highlights the artistic and design influences of embroidery, through to its use by modern fashion designers. Richly illustrated with 850 images (750 in colour) of clothes, accessories, cushions, bed linen, curtains, floor coverings and wall hangings, many of which have never been published before, the Encyclopedia is an essential resource for students and scholars of the subject.

Pop Culture in North Africa and the Middle East Entertainment and Society around the World

Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, Al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today. ... Muslim Rap, Halal Soaps, and Revolutionary Theater: Artistic Developments in the Muslim World. ... Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World.

Pop Culture in North Africa and the Middle East  Entertainment and Society around the World

Ideal for students and general readers, this single-volume work serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in countries in North Africa and the Middle East, covering subjects ranging from the latest young adult book craze in Egypt to the hottest movies in Saudi Arabia. • Allows readers to make cross-cultural comparisons by relating pop culture in the Islamic world to pop culture in the United States • Supplies highly relatable content for young adult readers that is presented in a fun and engaging way • Provides information that students can use in daily life, such as renting a popular or acclaimed Middle Eastern film or watching a YouTube video of Egyptian music • Enables students to better understand the uneasy paradox that is pop culture in the Islamic world

Reference and Information Services

Subscription www.groveart.com www.oxfordartonline.com Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. ... E-book subscription www.cengage.com International Encyclopedia of Political Science. 2011. ... Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World.

Reference and Information Services

Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;assessing and improving reference services;guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;a new discussion of reference as programming;important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; anddelivering reference services across multiple platforms As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today's libraries.

The Archangel Michael in Africa

... Byzantine theology, Christian apocrypha, dogmatic controversies, and Christian Arabic studies. ... titled “Ecclesiastical Embroidery from Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean” in Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World (2016).

The Archangel Michael in Africa

This book takes an interdisciplinary approach in order to understand angels, focusing on Africa and the cult and persona of the Archangel Michael. Traditional methods in the study of religion including philology, papyrology, art and iconography, anthropology, history, and psychology are combined with methodologies deriving from memory studies, graphic design, art education, and semiotics. Chapters explore both historical and contemporary case studies from Coptic Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, and South Africa, providing a comparative perspective on the Archangel Michael, alongside 25 images. Innovative in both its methodologies and geographical focus, this book is an important contribution to the study of religion and art, Christianity in Africa, and Coptic studies.

The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East

Berlin Studies of the Ancient World. Berlin: Edition Topoi, 177–200. ... “Embroideries from the Tomb of Tutankhamun,” in G. Vogelsang-Eastwood, ed., Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 51–57.

The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East

This Handbook is a state-of-the-field volume containing diverse approaches to sensory experience, bringing to life in an innovative, remarkably vivid, and visceral way the lives of past humans through contributions that cover the chronological and geographical expanse of the ancient Near East. It comprises thirty-two chapters written by leading international contributors that look at the ways in which humans, through their senses, experienced their lives and the world around them in the ancient Near East, with coverage of Anatolia, Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, Syria, and Persia, from the Neolithic through the Roman period. It is organised into six parts related to sensory contexts: Practice, production, and taskscape; Dress and the body; Ritualised practice and ceremonial spaces; Death and burial; Science, medicine, and aesthetics; and Languages and semantic fields. In addition to exploring what makes each sensory context unique, this organisation facilitates cross-cultural and cross-chronological, as well as cross-sensory and multisensory comparisons and discussions of sensory experiences in the ancient world. In so doing, the volume also enables considerations of senses beyond the five-sense model of Western philosophy (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), including proprioception and interoception, and the phenomena of synaesthesia and kinaesthesia. The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East provides scholars and students within the field of ancient Near Eastern studies new perspectives on and conceptions of familiar spaces, places, and practices, as well as material culture and texts. It also allows scholars and students from adjacent fields such as Classics and Biblical Studies to engage with this material, and is a must-read for any scholar or student interested in or already engaged with the field of sensory studies in any period.

Incarceration and Slavery in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age

A Cultural-Historical Investigation of the Dark Side in the Pre-Modern World Albrecht Classen ... 95 ; and Gillian Vogelsang - Eastwood , “ Snapshot : The Kiswa , " Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World , ed .

Incarceration and Slavery in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age

In this volume, scholars of pre-modern Europe and the Arab world examine the issues of incarceration and slavery. The emphasis rests on religious, literary, philosophical, and historical narratives, buttressed by art-historical evidence, all of which demonstrates the true importance of these painful problems.

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World . London : Bloomsbury Academic . Waraksa , E.A. 2009. Female Figurines from the Mut Precinct : Context and Ritual Function . Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis , 240. Fribourg : Academic Press .

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology offers a comprehensive survey of the entire study of ancient Egypt, from prehistory through to the end of the Roman period. Authoritative yet accessible, and covering a wide range of topics, it is an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and general readers alike.

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East An Encyclopedia

An Encyclopedia John A. Shoup. Du Puigaudeau, Odette. ... Hunwick, John O. West Africa, Islam, and the Arab World. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2006. ... Palestinian Embroidery. London: British Museum, 1988.

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East  An Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia is an essential guide to the different ethno-linguistic groups in Africa and today's complicated Middle East region. • Contains contributions from international scholars and independent researchers who have lived and worked in countries such as Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, and Syria • Includes bibliographic information after each entry, photographs, and an index

Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists

States to UNESCO (1986); Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab World at the National Museum of Women In Arts, ... an international exhibit of Palestinian embroidery and costumes at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.

Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists

Presents around one hundred Arab American artists, including painters, calligraphers, and filmmakers.

Encyclopedia of the Palestinians

Brand, Laurie A. Palestinians in the Arab World: Institution Building and the Search for State. ... Washington, D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1997. embroidery At some period prior to the early nineteenth century, the seeds of a ...

Encyclopedia of the Palestinians

Presents the history of modern Palestine and biographies of important Palestinians.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Direct British administration was established in the region west of the Jordan; the emirate of Transjordan (later Jordan) was established to the east. Despite conflicting Arab and Jewish claims, Britain's support for Zionism in the ...

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more. The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.

Arab American Encyclopedia

Exhibitions organized by the Council include Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab World and Artists' View and Rhythm & Form: ... ditional Bedouin weaving; intricate Palestinian embroidery; and the first molded, blown glass of Lebanon.

Arab American Encyclopedia

Chapters arranged by subject present information about the history, immigration, economics, languages, religion, holidays, literature, education, jobs, politics, and other aspects of Arab Americans.

Encyclopedia of National Dress Traditional Clothing around the World 2 volumes

Men in Iraq like the 'aqal to be very thick (more so than in other Arab countries). In more recent times, ... The better types have gold thread embroidery around the neck and partially down the front. Less expensive ones have cotton ...

Encyclopedia of National Dress  Traditional Clothing around the World  2 volumes

This two-volume set presents information and images of the varied clothing and textiles of cultures around the world, allowing readers to better appreciate the richness and diversity of human culture and history. • Contributions from over 50 experts in their field • Dozens of photographs • A bibliographic listing of further reading and references with each section

Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Costume

The pattens worn in Turkey, Persia and Arab countries had a similar purpose; they were also worn in the Turkish baths to keep the feet dry. ... Pearls have always been desired as decoration for costume in jewellery and embroideries.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Costume

This authoritative resource presents a comprehensive history of clothing and accessories. "A mine of information" (Choice), the book covers every world culture with 650-plus entries, more than 2,100 black-and-white drawings, and eight pages of color illustrations. A detailed index makes it easy to locate garments from any era.

Encyclopedia of the Developing World

"They belong to a powerful, formidable, brave and numerous people; a true people like so many others the world has seen — like the Arabs, the Persians, the Greeks and the Romans. The men who belong to this family of peoples have ...

Encyclopedia of the Developing World

A RUSA 2007 Outstanding Reference Title The Encyclopedia of the Developing World is a comprehensive work on the historical and current status of developing countries. Containing more than 750 entries, the Encyclopedia encompasses primarily the years since 1945 and defines development broadly, addressing not only economics but also civil society and social progress. Entries cover the most important theories and measurements of development; relate historical events, movements, and concepts to development both internationally and regionally where applicable; examine the contributions of the most important persons and organizations; and detail the progress made within geographic regions and by individual countries.

All Things Medieval An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World 2 volumes

An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World Ruth A. Johnston. other comb was held. A mass of wool was put onto the ... It was the yarn woven into tapestries, and it was often the thread used in embroidery. It could be tightly fulled and made ...

All Things Medieval  An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World  2 volumes

This insightful survey of the "things" of medieval Europe allows modern readers to understand what they looked like, what they were made of, how they were created, and how they were used. • Provides information on a comprehensive range of topics from agriculture to zoos, and also includes books, castles, minstrels, clothing and universities • Provides bibliographic lists of suggested reading following each entry, with a full bibliography at the end • Appropriate for both high school and lower-level undergraduate students

Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams

Similar patterns composed of triangles and mandrolas are characteristic of Bedouin embroidery. ... the book relies on verses from the Quran, sayings of the Prophet, stories about the Prophet's companions, or Arabic world meaning.

Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams

This fascinating reference covers the major topics concerning dreaming and sleep, based on the latest empirical evidence from sleep research as well as drawn from a broad range of dream-related interdisciplinary contexts, including history and anthropology. * 330 alphabetically arranged entries * An appendix provides resources for further reading, including online sources * A special index on dreams * Primary resources lists afer each entry for reference and review

Feet and Footwear A Cultural Encyclopedia

... Ottomon Empire throughout the Middle East. The stilted sandals stood on two stilts and were often extremely high. The uppers were made of leather, silk, or velvet and were often intricately decorated with embroidery, inlaid wood, ...

Feet and Footwear  A Cultural Encyclopedia

Take a walk in someone else's shoes in this fascinating examination of shoes and feet around the world! This one-of-a-kind A-Z reference work contains over 150 fascinating entries and intriguing sidebars that look at feet and adornment of feet across the many cultures of the world throughout time. A wide range of international and multicultural topics are covered, including foot binding, fetishes, diseases of the foot, customs and beliefs related to the foot, shoe construction, myths and folktales featuring feet or shoes, the history of footwear, iconic brands and types of shoes, important celebrities associated with shoes, and the types of footwear worn around the world. This exhaustive compilation is ideal for students and general readers interested in the human body, fashion, and medicine, and even scholars looking for more in-depth coverage on the social and cultural uses of the body will find it as a useful starting point in their research. Cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and a full bibliography of print and electronic resources are valuable tools for all readers. Students can use this reference work to draw cross-cultural comparisons, as well as study the evolution of footwear in terms of social, religious, and ethnic parameters. Aside from iconic American brands and types of shoes, this volume will also look at how feet are treated and viewed around the globe: removing shoes upon entering a house, washing feet for religious purposes, giving feet the spa treatment, and covering feet up for social customs. Perfect for undergraduate and high school students studying anthropology and world culture.

Reference Sources 1982

A GUIDE TO MANUSCRIPTS AND DOCUMENTS IN THE BRITISH ISLES RELATING TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA . ... see CANVAS EMBROIDERY NEEDLEWORK see also EMBROIDERY ; QUILTING ; SEWING NEEDLEWORK ARCO ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EMBROIDERY STITCHES .

Reference Sources  1982


Arab American Encyclopedia

The art of elaborate embroidery tends to be very well preserved among Palestinian women . ... Arabic calligraphy ( handwriting in beautiful patterns and geometric designs ) is one of the most important art forms in the Arab world .

Arab American Encyclopedia

Chapters arranged by subject present information about the history, immigration, economics, languages, religion, holidays, literature, education, jobs, politics, and other aspects of Arab Americans.