ISBN 978-3-87997-462-7

Foreign Investment in the Sultanate of Oman

Legal Guarantees and Weaknesses in Providing Investment Protection


This book is an in-depth inves­ti­ga­tion of the legal protec­tion of foreign invest­ment in the Sulta­nate of Oman. Foreign invest­ment brings a well-quali­fied work force into the reci­pient country, provides jobs for the local labour force, and offers a long-term source of capital and advanced tech­no­lo­gies. The deve­lo­ping country also bene­fits from the fact that foreign invest­ment is often accom­pa­nied by global stan­dards of best-practice mana­ge­ment. The elements of inves­ti­ga­tion used in this study can be applied to other deve­lopi...

ISBN 978-3-87997-480-1

Wissenschaft, Philosophie und Religion

Religionskritische Positionen um 1900


Die im Laufe des 19. Jahr­hun­derts mit tech­ni­schen Mitteln erreichte Beherrsch­bar­keit der Natur und die Erwei­te­rung der mate­ri­ellen Möglich­keiten und der geis­tigen Hori­zonte gingen mit einer zuneh­menden Loslö­sung der Wissen­schaften von Philo­so­phie und Reli­gion einher. Sie führten auch in nahöst­li­chen Metro­polen zur Neube­stim­mung dieser drei Wissens- und Glau­bens­felder und ihres Verhält­nisses zuein­ander. Der vorlie­gende Band zeigt auf und erläu­tert, wie schöp­fe­risch diese Heraus­for­de­rung der Moderne teils in direkter Auseinan...

ISBN 978-3-87997-458-0

Die Aktivistinnen der Ḥamās

Zur Rolle der Frauen in einer islamistischen Bewegung


Welche Rolle spielen Frauen in der Ḥamās? Ihre Betei­li­gung in der isla­mis­ti­schen Bewe­gung wird anhand von fünf Leit­fragen unter­sucht: Wie sind die Frauen in die Struk­turen einge­bunden? Welchen Beitrag leisten sie für den Fort­be­stand und Erfolg der Ḥamās? Inwie­fern fühlen sich die Frauen selbst reprä­sen­tiert und für wie einfluss­reich halten sie sich inner­halb und außer­halb der Ḥamās-Struk­turen? Welche Bedeu­tung hat das Enga­ge­ment für die Frauen selbst? Und wie wird sich die Rolle der Frauen zukünftig entwi­ckeln? Die Autorin...

ISBN 978-3-87997-457-3

Iranian Diaspora Literature of Women


This book examines the rela­ti­onship between space, bilin­gua­lism, and writing, and female charac­ters’ iden­tity forma­tion in the late literary produc­tions of Iranian women in the Dias­pora, such as ›To See and See Again‹ by Tara Bahram­pour, ›Funny in Farsi‹ by Firoozeh Dumas, ›Lipstick Jihad‹ by Azadeh Moaveni, and ›Saffron Sky‹ by Gelareh Asayesh. Some years before and after the Islamic revo­lu­tion in Iran in 1979, a huge number of Iranians migrated to western coun­tries due to social and political prob­lems. There is a signific...

ISBN 978-3-87997-456-6

The Family in Central Asia

New Perspectives


This book takes an inter­di­s­ci­p­li­nary approach to the family in Central Asia by brin­ging toge­ther new rese­arch, old theo­ries, new and classic methods and tech­no­lo­gies. We aim to adopt a whole range of diverse metho­do­lo­gical approa­ches to inves­ti­gate family-related issues in Central Asia, inclu­ding the follo­wing: the state-family inter­face in terms of state inter­ven­tions into the domestic sphere, repro­duc­tion, and the status of women; family in migra­tion and resul­ting changes or lack thereof in family concepts (e.g., descent) ...

ISBN 978-3-87997-460-3

Identity and Culture in Ottoman Hungary


The book offers a balanced and realistic picture of the coexis­tence of diffe­rent peoples and cultures in Ottoman Hungary. It refrains both from repea­ting the common­places of the sixtee­enth century anti­tur­cica lite­ra­ture and from sharing the overtly posi­tive Ottoman-image of the early modern age....

ISBN 978-3-87997-700-0

Ākām al-marjān fī aḥkām al-jānn

Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Shiblī


Biblio­theca Isla­mica Vol. 57 Ākām al-marjān fī aḥkām al-jānn (The Hills of Precious Pearls Concer­ning the Legal Ordi­nances of the Jinn) is the first critical edition of the most compre­hen­sive mono­graph about Jinn and their legal ordi­nances in Islam, written by Badr al-Dīn al-Shiblī, a jurist and judge of the 14th century CE. The text gives an over­view of all reli­gious, deno­mi­na­tional and philo­so­phical theo­ries and ordi­nances about the Jinn, Iblīs and all types of satanic crea­tures. It also contains numerable stories and ane...