Katedra blízkovýchodních studií / Department of Middle Eastern Studies


Recent Submissions

Baumanová, Monika
Survey and analysis of the architectural heritage at Jumba la Mtwana and Mnarani, precolonial Swahili towns in Kenya

In 2021, a survey of two sites, known as Jumba la Mtwana and Mnarani in Kenya took place, which date between the 14th and 16th centuries CE. The sites represent some of the Swahili towns on the East African coast that were in the precolonial period taking part&#...

Baumanová, Monika
Transitory Courtyards as a Feature of Sustainable Urbanism on the East African Coast

The tropical urbanism of coastal East Africa has a thousand-year-long history, making it a recognized example of sustainable urbanism. Although economically dependent on trade, the precolonial Islamic towns of the so-called Swahili coast did not feature markets or other public buildings dedi...

Branas-Garza, Pablo , Jorrat, Diego , Kovářík, Jaromír , López, María
Hyper-altruistic behavior vanishes with high stakes

Using an incentivized experiment with statistical power, this paper explores the role of stakes in charitable giving of lottery prizes, where subjects commit to donate a fraction of the prize before they learn the outcome of the lottery. We study three stake levels: 5€ (n ...

Tarant, Zbyněk
Blessed Be the Surgeon? The Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Emuna u-mada’ Controversy and Its Legacy

This article analyzes the intellectual controversy sparked by the remarks of the last Rebbe of the Lubavitcher dynasty, Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), concerning the alleged Divine role in the horrors of the Shoah in the 1970s. The ensuing dispute took place in the form&#x...

Záhořík, Jan
Competing -Isms in the Horn of Africa: The Rise and Fall of Pan-Ethiopianism and Pan-Somalism

The article deals with the rise and fall of two great Pan-movements, the Pan-Ethiopianism and Pan-Somalism which have affected the internal and international affairs in the Horn of Africa up to this day.