The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 7, The Early Modern World, 1500–1815

The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 7, The Early Modern World, 1500–1815

This seventh volume of The Cambridge History of Judaism provides an authoritative and detailed overview of early modern Jewish history, from 1500 to 1815. The essays, written by an international team of scholars, situate the Jewish experience in relation to the multiple political, intellectual and cultural currents of the period. They also explore and problematize the 'modernization' of world Jewry over this period from a global perspective, covering Jews in the Islamic world and in the Americas, as well as in Europe, with many chapters straddling the conventional lines of division between Sephardic, Ashkenazic, and Mizrahi history. The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative work in this field currently available, this volume will serve as an essential reference tool and ideal point of entry for advanced students and scholars of early modern Jewish history.

Figurative Art in Medieval Islam and the Riddle of Bihzâd of Herât (1465-1535)

Figurative Art in Medieval Islam and the Riddle of Bihzâd of Herât (1465-1535)

"This groundbreaking work elucidates the symbolism and an entire allegorical system in Islamic painting of the Golden Age between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. Barry, a leading expert on art of the Middle East, focuses his study around the work of Bizhâd, the undisputed master of the Persian miniature and an almost mythical personality. Barry's study follows deliberately the tradition of studies by Erwin Panofsky or Emile Mâle on the symbolism of medieval Christian art. It is of considerable importance for the history of Islamic iconography, the study of which lags a century behind that of Byzantine or the Western Middle Ages."--Publisher's description.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

The Encyclopaedia Britannica


Vallentine's Jewish Encyclopaedia

Vallentine's Jewish Encyclopaedia


American Book Trade Directory 2003-2004

American Book Trade Directory 2003-2004

Finding your way through the hug U.S. book trade community has never been easier! The comprehensive volume profiles nearly 30,000 retail and antiquarian book dealers, plus 1,000 book and magazine wholesalers, distributors, and jobbers--in all 50 states and U.S. territories. This useful tool will help you: - Keep tabs on the entire bookselling industry--from the smallest specialty bookstore to the largest chains.- Locate wholesalers and jobbers for hard-to-find books, software, and audiocassettes.- Track down foreign book dealers, importers, exporters, library collection appraisers, and specialty sidelines. Organized by state and city, entries include store or company size, specialties, years in business, owner and key personnel, contact information (including e-mail addresses), and notations for those businesses that also handle audiocassettes, software, and other sidelines.Youll also find: - A Types-of-Stores Index, listed under bookselling categories - An Index to Wholesale Remainder Dealers, Paperback Distributors, Exporters, and Importers, - And more.

Iran

Iran