This book follows a historical path across the Iranian world and examines the artistic legacies of great rulers and their dynasties, from the rebirth of Persian art under the Seljuqs to the magnificent structures built by Timur-i Lang in Samarqand and the cultural flowering that occurred under the Safavid dynasty and beyond.
Spectacular polychrome tiles, intricate brickwork, curling arabesque motifs, and calligraphic inscriptions attain a transcendent beauty, designed to reflect both the temporal power of the rulers who commissioned them and the heavenly glory of creation.
This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.
The Full Account of the Revealed Arabic Text Accompanied by Parallel Transliteration.
This translation is widely considered to be the foremost in conveying the meaning and sensibility of the original Arabic text, making this edition a must-have for both veteran scholars and English readers with a budding interest in Islamic studies.
The emergence of Japanese civilization -- The introduction of Buddhism -- The court at its zenith -- The advent of a new age -- The canons of medieval taste -- The country unified -- The flourishing of a bourgeois culture -- Heterodox trends -- Encounter with the West -- The fruits of modernity -- Culture in the present age
This text involves students in understanding and using the "tools" of critical social and literary theory from the first day of class. It is an ideal first introduction before students encounter more difficult readings from critical and postmodern perspectives.
The plays ; The playwriting system ; Religious background ; Themes ; Language ; Performance ; Conclusion -- Sukeroku : flower of Edo = Sukeroku yukari no Edo zakura -- Saint Narukami and the god Fudō = Narukami Fudō kitayama zakura -- Chronicle of the battle of Ichinotani = Ichinotani futaba gunki -- Love letter from the licensed quarter = Kuruwa bunshō -- The scarlet princess of Edo = Sakura hime azuma bunshō
This is the first anthology ever devoted to early modern Japanese literature, spanning the period from 1600 to 1900, known variously as the Edo or the Tokugawa, one of the most creative epochs of Japanese culture. This anthology, which will be of vital interest to anyone involved in this era, includes not only fiction, poetry, and drama, but also essays, treatises, literary criticism, comic poetry, adaptations from Chinese, folk stories and other non-canonical works.
The sweep of Japanese literature in all its great variety was made available to Western readers for the first time in this anthology. Every genre and style, from the celebrated No plays to the poetry and novels of the seventeenth century, find a place in this book. An introduction by Donald Keene places the selections in their proper historical context, allowing the readers to enjoy the book both as literature and as a guide to the cultural history of Japan.
Manga and anime (illustrated serial novels and animated films) are highly influential Japanese entertainment media that boast tremendous domestic consumption as well as worldwide distribution and an international audience. Drawing on Tradition examines religious aspects of the culture of manga and anime production and consumption through a methodological synthesis of narrative and visual analysis, history, and ethnography.
This volume updates readers on major studies on global warming; the effects of changing climate for the most sensitive areas of the planet; and debates on how to respond today and in the future to these effects. A central story remains the divisive politics surrounding perspectives on global warming, which often falls along ideological lines. This volume offers readers a timely update on the major developments in a subject that continues to change each year.
This is the definitive manual for aviation mechanics and technicians who build, overhaul, and maintain all-metal aircraft, from Cessna 150s to Boeing 747s. Covers procedures, methods, and techniques used by Lockheed and Rockwell Boeing.
As the daughter of staunch New England Congregationalists, Winter had dreamed of being a missionary teacher as a child and reasoned that 'teaching for a few years among the Sandwich Islands seemed particularly attractive' while her fiancé pursued a science degree. During her three years at Kawaiahaʻo, Winter wrote often and at length to her 'beloved Charlie'; her lively and affectionate letters provide readers with not only an intimate look at nineteenth-century courtship, but many invaluable details about life in Hawai'i during the last years of the monarchy and a young woman's struggle to enter a career while adjusting to surroundings that were unlike anything she had ever experienced