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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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Hoa‘āina, the Land as Companion

Carlos Andrade.

in Ha'ena

August 2008; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 15482 words.

This chapter explores the relationships between ancestors and 'āina in Hā'ena by focusing on stories attached to the land, including those involving underwater places. As younger siblings,...

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Lagos: A cultural and historical companion

Olly Owen.

in African Affairs

October 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 864 words.

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The Companion to African Literatures

Peter Hawkins.

in African Affairs

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

Edited by Douglas Killam and Ruth Rowe. Oxford: James Currey and Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1999. xiv + 322pp. £30.00 hardback. ISBN 0‐85255‐549‐0 (James Currey) and...

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The Routledge Companion to Decolonization, by Dietmar Rothermund

Zoë Laidlaw.

in African Affairs

July 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 716 words.

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Review: The Companions of the Prophet: A Study of Geographical Distribution and Political Alignments

Iftikhar Zaman.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 0 words.

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A Companion to the History of the Middle EastEdited by Youssef M. Choueiri

Anoush Ehteshaami.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 447 words.

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A Concise Dictionary of Koranic ArabicBy Arne A. Ambros and Stephan Procházka The Nouns of Koranic Arabic Arranged by Topics: A Companion Volume to the ‘Concise Dictionary of Koranic Arabic’By Arne A. Ambros and Stephan Procházka

Harfiyah Ball Haleem.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

September 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 876 words.

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Introduction

Alasdair A. MacDonald.

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

April 2005; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 1686 words.

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to serve as a companion to the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST). DOST is concerned with the Older...

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Origins

Carlos Andrade.

in Ha'ena

August 2008; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8584 words.

This chapter discusses the origins of people who continue to inhabit Hā'ena by drawing on stories attached to the land. Sources for these stories include oral traditions passed informally...

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D’Entrecasteaux

Edited by Raylene Ramsay.

in Nights of Storytelling

November 2011; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 1912 words.

On September 29, 1791, two ships left Brest Harbour in Brittany, France, bound for the Pacific Ocean. La Recherche was commanded by Contre-Amiral Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, leader of the...

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Disrobing the Man

Vicente M. Diaz.

in Repositioning the Missionary

July 2010; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 13743 words.

This chapter renders an alternative portraiture of San Vitores' life and death as a witness to alternative understandings of the man, his mission, and his legacy from those presented by...

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The Making of a Blasphemer

Michael F. Graham.

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead

October 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 9227 words.

This chapter discusses the history of Thomas Aikenhead. Aikenhead was an intellectual iconoclast from an idiosyncratic and marginal Edinburgh family. He was orphaned at nine, with no wealth...

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Islamic fundamentalism

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Politics.

A disputed term, widely used in the US and to a lesser extent in Britain to denote any movement to favour strict observance of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Shari'a (Islamic Law). On...

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‘Wahhabi’ Influences, Salafi Responses: Shaikh Mahmud Shukri and The Iraqi Salafi Movement, 1745–19301

Hala Fattah.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

May 2003; p ublished online May 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 0 words.

This article examines the regional (and, in particular, Iraqi) response to the Wahhabi daʾwa (call) as first promulgated by Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhab in Najd in the middle of the...

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Orality, Literacy and the ‘Seven AḥrufḤadīth

Yasin Dutton.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

January 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 21965 words.

The well known ḥadīth that the Qurʾān was revealed according to seven aḥruf (ʿalā sabʿati aḥruf) indicates that a certain amount of variation in the text of the Qurʾān was considered...

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The Financial Reforms of the Caliph al-Muʿtaḍid (279–89/892–901)

Ahmad Al-Hasan.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 4851 words.

This study examines a historical phenomenon of the caliphate of al-Muʿtaḍid bi-llāh Aḥmad b. Ṭalḥa (r. 279–89/892–901), namely the remarkable finance-generating policies of his...

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Visitation and Making Vows at the Shrine of Shaykh Shihāb Al-Dīn

Salah Hussein Al-Houdalieh.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

September 2010; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 6197 words.

Visitation (ziyāra) and the making of vows at shrines is a widespread phenomenon throughout Palestine, expressed in two distinct ways: regular, collective visitations and occasional,...

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