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Maria Avino

Articoli e Recensioni pubblicati per La rivista di Arablit

La rivista “al-Muqtaṭaf” e la Grande Guerra in una prospettiva evoluzionistica

2020-01-13T11:26:04+00:00

Articolo della Rivista, Anno IX, numeri 17-18, dicembre 2019

in La rivista di Arablit, a. IX, n. 17-18, dicembre 2019, pp. 25-50. The Arabic journal “al-Muqtaṭaf” was founded in 1876 by the Arabic Christians Ya‘qūb Ṣarrūf (1852-1927) and Fāris Nimr (1856-1951). It was an encyclopaedic journal and the publishers’ aim was to inform the reader in the Arab world about the Western scientific progress of that time. They spread Evolutionary theory and Darwinism, together with the thought of English philosopher Herbert Spencer. Ṣarrūf and Nimr always maintained good relations with Egypt’s British rulers who had occupied Egypt since 1882. The aim of this article is to [...]

La rivista “al-Muqtaṭaf” e la Grande Guerra in una prospettiva evoluzionistica2020-01-13T11:26:04+00:00

L’anima dei luoghi e la modernità. Le trasformazioni urbane della Mecca in Ṭawq al-ḥamām, di Raǧā’ ‘Ālim

2019-10-21T19:27:40+00:00

Articolo della Rivista, Anno VIII, numero 16, dicembre 2018

in La rivista di Arablit, a. VIII, n. 16, dicembre 2018, pp. 19-44. In Ṭawq al-ḥamām, Raǧā’ ‘Ālim describes the transformations that have taken place during the last decades in the urban setting of her hometown, Makka. Several urban redevelopment plans launched by the authorities have radically changed the city’s landscape and Makka’s skyline has become increasingly similar to that of an American city. During these operations, the extraordinary artistic and religious heritage of Makka, the most sacred city of Islam, has been destroyed, and the unique identity of these places altered forever. The destruction of historic [...]

L’anima dei luoghi e la modernità. Le trasformazioni urbane della Mecca in Ṭawq al-ḥamām, di Raǧā’ ‘Ālim2019-10-21T19:27:40+00:00

Due viaggiatori siriani nell’Italia fascista. L’immagine dell’Italia e degli italiani nei diari di viaggio dei siriani Šafīq Ǧabrī e Sāmī al-Kayyālī

2018-06-20T22:35:33+00:00

Articolo della Rivista, Anno V, Numeri 7-8, dicembre 2014

in La rivista di Arablit, a. IV, n. 7-8, dicembre 2014. In 1934, two well-known Syrian intellectuals, Šafīq Ǧabrī e Sāmī al-Kayyālī, visited together some European countries, including Italy. The following year, al-Kayyālī published a book entitled A Month in Europe where, among other things, he described his stay in Italy.   Ǧabrī, instead, published his diary,  Riḥlah ilà Ūrūbā ‘alà ṣuḫūr Ṣiqīliyyah (Journey on the Rocks of Sicily), in 1963.  In the travel memoirs of the two Syrian intellectuals, we can find, among other things, reflections on Italian politics of those years, and in particular on the policies [...]

Due viaggiatori siriani nell’Italia fascista. L’immagine dell’Italia e degli italiani nei diari di viaggio dei siriani Šafīq Ǧabrī e Sāmī al-Kayyālī2018-06-20T22:35:33+00:00

Ṣāliḥ Bā ‘Āmir racconta la recente storia di al-Mukallā

2018-05-21T17:24:02+00:00

Articolo della Rivista, Anno VI, Numero 12, dicembre 2016

in La rivista di Arablit, a. VI, n. 12, dicembre 2016. In 2004, the South Yemeni writer Ṣāliḥ Bā ‘Āmir published his novel al-Mukallā, which focuses on this ancient coastal town, located on the Gulf of Aden and considered the “capital” of Ḥaḍramawt. The author describes the downward spiral of a country – the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen – whose political leadership, who claimed to be inspired by Marxist theory, over the years turned into a power group that betrayed all the expectations of justice and change harboured by local people. They soon proved to be [...]

Ṣāliḥ Bā ‘Āmir racconta la recente storia di al-Mukallā2018-05-21T17:24:02+00:00

Impressioni europee di viaggiatori siro-libanesi all’alba del XX secolo

2018-05-20T11:18:14+00:00

Articolo della Rivista, Anno VI, Numero 11, giugno 2016

Impressioni europee di viaggiatori siro-libanesi all’alba del XX secolo in La rivista di Arablit, a. VI, n. 11, giugno 2016, pp. 5-19. This article examines the travel memoirs of Nasīm Ḫallāṭ and Yūsuf Sarkīs, two Lebanese intellectuals, who visited Europe respectively in 1900 and 1903. They gathered their experiences in two books, which were met with great success at the time of publication and were reviewed by the major cultural magazines in Lebanon and Egypt. Similarly to other travel memoirs by Arab travellers published during the nineteenth century and up to the early twentieth century, Ḫallāṭ’s and Sarkīs’s [...]

Impressioni europee di viaggiatori siro-libanesi all’alba del XX secolo2018-05-20T11:18:14+00:00