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خريس، احمد

Works: 29 works in 33 publications in 2 languages and 138 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography  Church history 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by خريس، احمد
al-ʻAwālim al-mītāqiṣṣīyah fī al-riwāyah al-ʻArabīyah by Aḥmad Khurays( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Arabic and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabic fiction; history and criticism
Thunāʼīyāt Idwār al-Kharrāṭ al-naṣṣīyah : dirāsah fī al-sardīyah wa-taḥawwulāt al-maʻná by Aḥmad Khurays( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Arabic and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Mughtarib al-abadī yataḥaddath : ḥiwārāt maʻa Ghālib Halasā by Ghālib Halasā( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design of cities by Edmund N Bacon( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a brilliant synthesis of words and pictures, Edmund N. Bacon relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning. He vividly demonstrates how the work of great architects and planners of the past can influence subsequent development and be continued by later generations. By illuminating the historical background of urban design, Bacon also shows us the fundamental forces and considerations that determine the form of a great city. Perhaps the most significant of these are simultaneous movement systems-the paths of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, public and private transportation-that serve as the dominant organizing force, and Bacon looks at movement systems in cities such as London, Rome, and New York. He also stresses the importance of designing open space as well as architectural mass and discusses the impact of space, color, and perspective on the city-dweller. That the centers of cities should and can be pleasant places in which to live, work, and relax is illustrated by such examples as Rotterdam and Stockholm
al-Aʻmāl al-kāmilah : wa-qiṣaṣ ukhrá by Augusto Monterroso( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muṣawwir fī al-Ḥajj : riḥlāt Muḥammad ʻAlī Afandī al-Saʻūdī (1904-1908) by Farid Kioumgi( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Futebol : Fussball, die brasilianische Kunst des Lebens by Alex Bellos( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Brazilian soccer team is one of the modern wonders of the world. Its essence is a game in which prodigious individual skills outshine team tactics, where dribbles and flicks are preferred over physical challenges or long-distance passes, where technique has all the elements of dance and, indeed, is often described as such. At their best Brazilians are, we like to think, both athletes and artists. Soccer is how the world sees Brazil, but it is also how Brazilians see themselves. The game symbolizes racial harmony, flamboyance, youth, innovation, and skill, and yet it is also a microcosm of the country itself, containing all of its contradictions. Travelling extensively from Uruguay to the northeastern backlands, and from the coastal cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to the Amazon jungle, Alex Bellos shows how Brazil changed soccer and how soccer shaped Brazil. He tells the stories behind the great players, like Pelé and Garrincha, the great teams, and the great matches, as well as extraordinary stories from people and fields all over this vast country. With an unerring eye for a good story and a marvelous ear for the voices of the people he meets, Alex Bellos uncovers what Ronaldo called the 'true truth' about Brazilian soccer. Alex Bellos is a reporter for the Observer and the Guardian in Rio de Janeiro, where he has lived and worked for four years."
Whale by Joe Roman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Biblical prophet Jonah to Moby-Dick to recent discoveries of cetacean songs and culture, Roman examines the whale's role in history, art, literature, commerce, and science. Whale features vibrant illustrations, ranging from Stone Age carvings to full-color underwater photographs, which vividly bring to life the rich symbolic meanings surrounding the whale. Roman also examines the ecological and evolutionary history of the whale as well as contemporary issues of conservation. Whale is an engaging volume that will appeal to all those interested in the important role that these kings of the ocean have played in human culture
The death of Vishnu by Manil Suri( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the opening of this novel, Vishnu, the resident odd-job man, lies dying on the staircase he inhabits, while his neighbors the Pathaks and the Asranis squabble over who will pay for an ambulance. As the action spirals up through the floors of their building, the dramas of the residents' lives unfold: Mr. Jalal's obsessive search for higher meaning; Vinod Taneja's longing for the wife he has lost; the comic elopement of Kavita Asrani, who fancies herself the heroine of a Hindi movie." "Suffused with Hindu mythology and the exuberance of Bombay cinema, this story of one apartment building becomes a metaphor for the social and religious divisions of contemporary India, and Vishnu's ascent of the staircase parallels the soul's progress through the various stages of existence. As Vishnu closes in on the riddle of his own mortality, he begins to wonder whether he might not be the god Vishnu, guardian not only of the fate of the building and its occupants but also of the entire universe."--Jacket
Cow by Hannah Velten( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Cow, Hannah Velten unravels the complex story of the cow, bull, and ox, and the ever-changing social relationship between humans and cattle. Her account ranges from the oxen-plowed fields of the ancient Near East to India's temples, and from Spain's bull-rings to American rodeos and cattle drives." "Early civilization regarded cattle as their chief wealth, for in addition to supplying brute strength for the plow, they provided meat, milk, cheese, butter, leather, horn and other valuable commodities. Cults and mythologies developed that deified cows and bulls in cultures as various as those of early Egypt, Greece, and India. But today, while Hinduism continues to venerate the cow as one of the most sacred members of the animal kingdom, in the West, where beef is a prized diet staple, cattle are seen as little more than a commodity involving a production process. By exploring their purpose, meaning and fate in mythology, folklore, farming, bloodsports and art, Hannah Velten restores to these oft-overlooked creatures something of the respect they deserve."--Jacket
Lā nihāʼīyat al-qawāʼim : min Hūmīrūs ḥattá Jūyis by Umberto Eco( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Dīn wa-al-damm : ibādat shaʻb tarjamat Muṣṭafá Qāsim, murājaʻat Aḥmad Kharīs by Matthew Carr( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pigeon by Barbara Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the natural and cultural history of the pigeon and its relationship with humanity through the ages. The book examines the pigeon's, and its close counterpart the dove's, appearance in chocolate, soap, corporate logos, movies and literature
al-Dukhūl fī al-laʻbah : qiṣṣat al-nisāʼ al-gharbīyāt fī al-Jazīra al-ʻArabīyah by Penelope Tuson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Fāris al-azraq by Philippe Lechermeier( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic art in detail by Sheila R Canby( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do we know Islamic art? What tells us that images and artifacts are products of the Muslim world, a culture that has historically extended from Spain to Southeast Asia and spanned a period from A.D. 622 to our day? This extensively illustrated book allows readers to identify those elements and themes that define art forms as Islamic, and to examine them in works of painting and metalwork, in calligraphy and manuscripts, ceramics, glass, wood, and ivory comprising one of the most imposing collections of arts from across the Muslim world." "Arranged thematically - in chapters focusing on religion and belief, the supernatural and natural worlds, feasting, the hunt, war, music, and power - Islamic Art in Detail provides a much-needed cultural context for these widely varied works while pointing out exceptional features. In its exploration of selected works, the book juxtaposes images of each object with enlarged details - details that might otherwise be virtually invisible to the naked eye - affording surprising comparisons between seemingly unrelated pieces and offering a rare multifaceted view of the art, technique, and iconography of some of the Islamic world's most beautiful images and artifacts."--Jacket
Belated travelers : orientalism in the age of colonial dissolution by Ali Behdad( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>In Belated Travelers, Ali Behdad offers a compelling cultural critique of nineteenth-century travel writing and its dynamic function in European colonialism. Arriving too late to the Orient, at a time when tourism and colonialism had already turned the exotic into the familiar, late nineteenth-century European travelers to the Middle East experienced a sense of belatedness, of having missed the authentic experience once offered by a world that was already disappearing. Behdad argues that this nostalgic desire for the other contains an implicit critique of Western superiority, a split within European discourses of otherness. Working from these insights and using analyses of power derived from Foucault, Behdad engages in a new critique of orientalism. No longer viewed as a coherent and unified phenomenon or a single developmental tradition, it is seen as a complex and shifting field of practices that has relied upon its own ambivalence and moments of discontinuity to ensure and maintain its power as a discourse of dominance. Through readings of Flaubert, Nerval, Kipling, Blunt, and Eberhardt, and following the transition in travel literature from travelog to tourist guide, Belated Travelers addresses the specific historical conditions of late nineteenth-century orientalism implicated in the discourses of desire and power. Behdad also views a broad range of issues in addition to nostalgia and tourism, including transvestism and melancholia, to specifically demonstrate the ways in which the heterogeneity of orientalism and the plurality of its practice is an enabling force in the production and transformation of colonial power. An exceptional work that provides an important critique of issues at the forefront of critical practice today, Belated Travelers will be eagerly awaited by specialists in nineteenth-century British and French literatures, and all concerned with colonial and post-colonial discourse. </div>
Medievalism and Orientalism : three essays on literature, architecture, and cultural identity by John M Ganim( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century antiquarians sought the Phoenician origins of Britain, linking ancient civilizations to the Druids. Victorian World's Fairs often included medieval installations adjoining the pavilions of their newly conquered colonies. By connecting these associations between the British Middle Ages and the Orient, Medievalism and Orientalism traces a striking pattern in which "the past is a foreign country" and uncovers a terrible anxiety about origins and purity in Western culture."--Jacket
al-Kārī : al-tārīkh al-kawnī by Colleen Taylor Sen( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world from 1450 to 1700 by John E Wills( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the interwoven changes that led from the world of Columbus, Luther, and the Mughal emperor Babur to the world of Locke, Louis XIV, and the Kangxi Emperor. Wills encourages his readers to acknowledge the special features of the European experience and achievement without presenting Europe as essentially the only source of the modern"--Provided by publisher
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Kharīs, Aḥmad 1970-

احمد احمد

احمد احمد بازیگر آمریکایی

خريس، أحمد

خريس، أحمد، 1970-

خريس، أحمد حسن يوسف، 1970-

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English (1)