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Osti, Letizia

Works: 6 works in 12 publications in 2 languages and 670 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: DS38.6, 909.0976701
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Letizia Osti
Crisis and continuity at the Abbasid court : formal and informal politics in the caliphate of al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) by Maaike van Berkel( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) is a crucial and controversial epoch in the history of the Abbasid empire. Al-Muqtadir's regime has traditionally been depicted as one of decline, when the political power of the caliphate and the lustre of its capital began to crumble. This book not only offers a substantial investigation of the idea and reality of decline, but also provides new interpretations of the inner workings of the court and the empire. The authors, four specialists of Abbasid history, explore the formal and informal power relationships that shaped politics at the court, involving bureaucrats, military, harem, courtiers and of course al-Muqtadir himself. A study of the topography of Baghdad completes this vivid picture of the court and its capital
Media and politics : discourses, cultures, and practices( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media and politics have always been mutually influential. The media plays an important political role of its own in promoting and discussing policies, as well as conveying representations of power and ideology. On the other hand, media outlets are themselves subject to political forces that have an impact on their editorial line. This mutual influence comes to light not only in journalistic practices, but also in how news is constructed and conveyed. This volume explores the relations between politics and various types of media as expressed in different areas of the world, namely Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East
Autorità e potere nei paesi musulmani : concetti e pratiche( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ampia conoscenza delle opere del meridionalismo "classico" di Zitara si salda con la riflessione sul colonialismo portata avanti tra gli anni Sessanta e Settanta da Samir Amin. Era il gennaio del 1971 quando sulle pagine di "Quaderni Calabresi" Nicola Zitara pubblicava l'articolo intitolato La lotta di classe nella colonia Mezzogiorno. Qui, per la prima volta, lo scrittore calabrese delineava, con estrema lucidità, i contenuti di una teoria del cambiamento che si muoveva lungo le coordinate del marxismo critico e poneva come proprio orizzonte di prassi un Mezzogiorno assurto a terreno di scontro tra capitale e lavoro nella penisola. In queste pagine, Zitara ribadisce come il colonialismo risieda proprio "in questi scambi ineguali che diventano sempre più ineguali, in questa perentoria divisione mondiale del lavoro che assegna le produzioni delle merci più redditizie (i prodotti dell'industria) a certe aree, e impone la produzione delle risorse primarie, sempre più svalutate."
Abbasid caliphate by Letizia Osti( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting the house of wisdom in order : the fourth Islamic century an dthe impulse to classify, arrange and inventory by James Weaver( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From person to ̀persona' : portraits of scholars in medieval Arabic biographical dictionaries by Letizia Osti( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Abbasid caliphate