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An Ishmael of Syria

by Asaad Almohammad

Adam is a tortured soul. Exiled from his homeland, forced to watch the horrors unfold from afar. His family, still living – or surviving –  in war-torn Syria struggle daily to feed, clothe, and educate...


The Arabian Nights II: Sinbad and Other Popular Stories

by Husain Haddawy

"Haddawy's translation is easily the clearest, most fluent and most readable I have met....What is delightful and memorable about these tales is the immediacy of their created worlds.... [Haddawy's translation]...


Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

by Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua has been praised by the New York Times as “a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society.” An Arab-Israeli who lived in Jerusalem for most of his life, Kashua started...


The Scarecrow

by Ibrahim Al-Koni

The Scarecrow is the final volume of Ibrahim al-Koni's Oasis trilogy, which chronicles the founding, flourishing, and decline of a Saharan oasis. Fittingly, this continuation of a tale of greed and corruption...


Thirst: A Novel of the Iran-Iraq War

by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi & Martin E. Weir

“Dowlatabadi draws a detailed, realist picture of Iranian life . . . in language that is complex and lyrical.”The Financial Times

In the midst of the Iran–Iraq War, an Iraqi journalist is given...


Armenian Christianity Today: Identity Politics and Popular Practice

by Alexander Agadjanian

Armenian Christianity Today examines contemporary religious life and the social, political, and cultural functions of religion in the post-Soviet Republic of Armenia and in the Armenian Diaspora worldwide. Scholars...


Islam and Development: Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy

by Matthew Clarke & David Tittensor

The study of Islam since the advent of 9/11 has made a significant resurgence. However, much of the work produced since then has tended to focus on the movements that not only provide aid to their fellow Muslims,...


The Challenges of Diaspora Migration: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Israel and Germany

by Rainer K. Silbereisen, Peter F. Titzmann & Yossi Shavit

Diaspora or 'ethnic return' migrants have often been privileged in terms of citizenship and material support when they seek to return to their ancestral land, yet for many, after long periods of absence - sometimes...


Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy: Tradition, Reason and Devotion

by Ravi M. Gupta

In the sixteenth century, the saint and scholar Sri Caitanya set in motion a wave of devotion to Krishna that began in eastern India and has now found its way around the world. Caitanya taught that the highest...


Salman Rushdie in the Cultural Marketplace

by Ana Cristina Mendes

Taking up the roles that Salman Rushdie himself has assumed as a cultural broker, gatekeeper, and mediator in various spheres of public production, Ana Cristina Mendes situates his work in terms of the contemporary...


Euro-Mediterranean Relations after the Arab Spring: Persistence in Times of Change

by Jakob Horst & Annette Jünemann

The ‘Arab Spring’ triggered paradigmatic shifts but, despite these changes, much in the Euro-Mediterranean region remains the same. Utilising ‘Logics of Action’, an innovative theoretical framework designed...


Demystifying Doha: On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City

by Ashraf M. Salama & Florian Wiedmann

Over the past decade or so, the wealth produced by Qatar's oil and gas exports has generated a construction development boom in its capital city of Doha and the surrounding vicinity. Since the late 1990s, the...


Discourse, Identity and the Question of Turkish Accession to the EU: Through the Looking Glass

by Catherine MacMillan

Discourse, Identity and the Question of Turkish Accession to the EU: Through the Looking Glass provides an invaluable analysis of the issues of Turkish accession to the EU. The focus on elite discourse provides...


The Book of Dede Korkut: A Turkish Epic

by Faruk Sümer, Ahmet E. Uysal & Warren S. Walker

One of the oldest surviving pieces of Turkish literature, The Book of Dede Korkut can be traced to tenth-century origins. Now considered the national epic of Turkey, it is the heritage of the ancient Oghuz Turks...


Conversations in Tehran

by Jean-Daniel Lafond & Fred A. Reed

This book documents the fall of Mohammad Khatami’s reform movement through candid conversations with Iranian artists, journalists, and political activists.


Averroes and Hegel on Philosophy and Religion

by Catarina Belo

Comparing Averroes’ and Hegel’s positions on the relation between philosophy and religion, this book explores the theme of the authorities of faith and reason, and the origin of truth, in a medieval Islamic...


Cinnamon

by Samar Yazbek & Emily Danby

A fast-paced novel, coupling intense drama with insight, Cinnamon portrays the lives of Damascene women, rich and poor.


Islam and the Securitisation of Population Policies: Muslim States and Sustainability

by Katrina Riddell

There has been much scholarly debate on the politically disruptive capabilities of Islam and the threats to global security posed by or to Muslim states and societies, but within this dialogue there has been...


Anglophone Indian Women Writers, 1870-1920

by Ellen Brinks

The result of extensive archival recovery work, Ellen Brinks's study fills a significant gap in our understanding of women's literary history of the South Asian subcontinent under colonialism and of Indian women's...


Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature

by Norman Calder, Jawid Mojaddedi & Andrew Rippin

This definitive sourcebook presents more than sixty authoritative new translations of key Islamic texts. Edited and translated by three leading specialists, Classical Islam features eight thematically-linked...