Malcolm Kerr was the ninth AUB president, serving only eighteen months before being assassinated in January 1984. This volume is a collection of essays in the memory of Dr. Kerr whose own scholarship centered on the politics and history of the Middle East and Islam. The studies are divided into three parts: Lebanon, past and present; the politics of the modern Middle East; and Islamic legacy. Under these sections a wide range of topics are covered, from the origin of the name Lebanon, to the Camp David negotiations, and the archaeology of early Islam.
In commemoration of the first 20 years of the Graphic Design Program at the American University of Beirut, this book profiles the professional work of many of its graduates, whose pursuit of excellence in design has transformed the face of the region.
This volume comprises the proceedings of the 4th international conference of The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut. Its twenty-two articles explore various forms of transnational communication and politics as articulated through performance art, hip-hop, music videos, poetry, and literature. They address the mutually dependent relationship between the US and the Arab world, and how American activity in the region is viewed from the perspective of the Arab world.
Major academic contributions on the subjects of classical Arabic literature and Arab history were published in honor of the eminent Arab scholar Ihsan ʿAbbas on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. Fifty-six papers by distinguished scholars from many countries make up the volume.
This compilation of articles by E. S. Kennedy, many of them joint publications with his students at AUB, covers a wide range of topics within the fields of Islamic astronomy, astrology, and mathematics.
The question of Arabic influences on European literature prior to the Renaissance is addressed through translations of single tales, collections, and other works of prose fiction from Arabic into Latin or Castillian. There is evidence that they have exerted an undeniable influence on the development of European literature. This book examines the influence of the maqama genre on the development of the Spanish – and through it, the entire European – picaresque novel. The maqamat of al-Hamadhānī, the originator of the Arabic branch of the genre, are re-examined by the author, who reaches some very interesting and enlightening analyses and conclusions.