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Book
480 pages ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
560 pages ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

3. Against my will [2002]

Video
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : digital, sound, color
'I wouldn't dream of trusting my family.' - Anita. In Pakistan, many women who decide to leave abusive marriages are signing their own death warrants. They risk being disfigured or murdered by men who believe it is the only way to restore honor to the family. Authorities in Pakistan rarely respond to reports of honor killing. The Human Rights Commission Pakistan and the Women Action Forum estimate that 1000 women are murdered each year, with little or no response from the government. At the Dastak women's shelter in Lahore, women accused of tarnishing the family honor find a safe haven. Here, receiving both counseling and legal advice. Kubra is one such woman. After enduring repeated beatings, the 28-year-old fled to Dastak. We meet Kubra--armed guard in tow--on her way to a meeting with members of her family. They entreat her to return. Eventually, she agrees. Three weeks later, she is murdered, shot to death in her sleep. Through Kubra's story, and the stories of other women at Dastak, the film creates a portrait of one institution that is protecting Pakistani women, at least the women who can make it there.

4. Day Break [2005]

Video
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 83 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
In Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break, based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside Tehran's century-old prison, revolves around the imminent execution of Mansour, a man found guilty of murder. When the family of the victim repeatedly fails to show up on the appointed day, Mansour's execution is postponed again and again. Stuck inside the purgatory of his own mind, he waits as time passes on without him, caught between life and death, retribution and forgiveness. Facing the gallows everyday-will he succeed in maintaining his sanity?
Book
319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
367 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

7. Kabul transit [2006]

Video
1 streaming video file (85 min.) : digital, sound, color
In the broken cityscape of Kabul, Afghanistan, amid the dust and rubble of war, Westerners and Afghans adjust to the uncertain possibilities of peace. The film shuttles through the broken streets of the city, moving between public space and private, listening in on conversations, posing questions, probing the darker alleys mainstream media avoids. Rejecting the usual device of narration and portraiture, the film asks the viewer to experience Kabul as a newly arrived visitor would.
Book
202p ; 26cm.
East Asia Library
Book
335 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
223 pages ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
459 pages ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
3 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Editor's preface Author's preface 1. How did the Qur'anic pagans make a living? 2. Quraysh and the Roman army: Making sense of the Meccan leather trade 3. The religion of the Qur'anic pagans: God and the lesser deities 4. Angels versus humans as messengers of God: The view of the Qur'anic pagans 5. The Qur'anic mushrikun and the resurrection (Part I) 6. The Qur'anic mushrikun and the resurrection (Part II) 7. The Book of Watchers in the Qur'an 8. War 9. Jewish Christianity and the Qur'an (Part I) 10. Jewish Christianity and the Qur'an (Part II) 11. Pagan Arabs as God-fearers 12. Problems in sura 53 13. No compulsion in religion: Q. 2:256 in medieval and modern interpretation 14. Islam and religious freedom 15. Tribes without saints List of Patricia Crone's publications Index to volume 1.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004312289 20161205
Patricia Crone's Collected Studies in Three Volumes brings together a number of her published, unpublished, and revised writings on Near Eastern and Islamic history, arranged around three distinct but interconnected themes. Volume 1, The Qur'anic Pagans and Related Matters, pursues the reconstruction of the religious environment in which Islam arose and develops an intertextual approach to studying the Qur'anic religious milieu. Volume 2, The Iranian Reception of Islam: The Non-Traditionalist Strands, examines the reception of pre-Islamic legacies in Islam, above all that of the Iranians. Volume 3, Islam, the Ancient Near East and Varieties of Godlessness, places the rise of Islam in the context of the ancient Near East and investigates sceptical and subversive ideas in the Islamic world. The Iranian Reception of Islam: The Non-Traditionalist Strands Islam, the Ancient Near East and Varieties of Godlessness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004312289 20161205
Green Library
Book
200 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
'In the breath that I die, for you I'll be longing/ Wishing to turn into the dust of your belonging' Sa'di, Expressions of Love. With poetry which speaks across the ages, Sa'di (1210-1281) is a vital classical poet and a towering figure of the medieval Persian canon. Comparable in skill and stature to other Persian poets such as Ferdowsi, Hafez, Rumi and Omar Khayyam, Sa'di's verses best known through his 'Bustan' and 'Golestan' address universal themes of passion, love and the human condition in works which are both psychologically perceptive and beautifully crafted. His mystical writings, contemporaneous with Rumi, reveal a degree of depth, wisdom and insight which have placed Sa'di in the pantheon of world literature. In this essential new translation of Sa'di's work, leading expert on Iranian studies Homa Katouzian seeks to bring the poet's lyrics to a new readership. The book provides the Persian text and Katouzian's English translation side-by-side, creating an indispensible tool for students and enthusiasts of Iranian history, literature and culture.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784532246 20160822
Green Library

14. Tāksī [2016]

Video
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (10 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm) Sound: digital; optical; 5.1 surround; 2.0 stereo; Dolby Digital. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
Jafar Panahi drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse group of passengers in a single day. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver.
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15. Tāksī [2015]

Video
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (unpaged) Sound: digital; optical. Video: Blu-ray. Digital: video file; Blu-ray video.
Jafar Panahi drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse group of passengers in a single day. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
103 pages ; 21 cm
Green Library

17. About Elly [2015]

Video
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (folded plate) Sound: digital; optical; surround; DTS-MA 5.1. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray.
With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite of a weekend by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
1016 pages ; 25 cm
History of ancient Persia or current Afghanistan with reference to Shāhnāmah of Firdawsī.
Green Library
Map
1 atlas (390 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (mostly color) ; 34 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Video
1 videodisc (119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (2 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm) Sound: digital; optical; Dolby Digital 2.0. Projection: widescreen (1.85:1). Digital: video file; DVD video.
With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite of a weekend by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes.
Media & Microtext Center