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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...


Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region

by Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber & Christian Steiner

Interdisciplinary in approach, this volume explores and deciphers the symbolic value and iconicity of the built environment in the Arab Gulf Region, its aesthetics, language and performative characteristics....


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

This interdisciplinary, comparative volume examines migration from German and Jewish Diasporas to Germany and Israel, examining the roles of origin, ethnicity, and destination in the acculturation and adaptation...


Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy: Tradition, Reason and Devotion

by Ravi M. Gupta

Although only a handful of poetry is attributed to Caitanya, his devotional theology was expounded and systematized by his followers in a vast array of poetical, philosophical, and ritual literature. This book...


Salman Rushdie in the Cultural Marketplace

by Ana Cristina Mendes

Taking up the roles that Salman Rushdie has assumed as a cultural broker, gatekeeper and mediator in various spheres of public production, Ana Cristina Mendes argues that how a postcolonial author becomes personally...


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

While focusing on the architectural and planning aspects of Doha's intensive urbanization, this first comprehensive examination of the city sets this within the socio-political and economic context of the wider...


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 from an identity perspective. The focus...


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 relation between faith and reason in a medieval Islamic and a modern Christian context. Through...


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

Recognizing the role of population policies in security issues, Katrina Riddell's study takes the examples of Pakistan and Iran to examine population growth as an international security issue and to understand...


Anglophone Indian Women Writers, 1870-1920

by Ellen Brinks

Brinks examines the work of Toru Dutt, Krupabai Satthianadhan, Pandita Ramabai, Cornelia Sorabji and Sarojini Naidu. These women are deeply rooted and connected to both South Asian and Western cultures who found...


Hikayat: Short Stories by Lebanese Women

by Roseanne Saad Khalaf

From Lebanon's golden age, through years of civil conflict and its aftermath, these women offer a captivating portrait of a country in flux. Well-known authors such as Emily Nasarallah, Hanan al-Shaykh and Alawiya...


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...


The Blind Owl

by Sadegh Hedayat & Naveed Noori

Widely regarded as Sadegh Hedayat's masterpiece, the Blind Owl is the most important work of literature to come out of Iran in the past century. On the surface this work seems to be a tale of doomed love, but...


The Baha Is of Iran

by Dominic Parviz Brookshaw & Seena B. Fazel

The Baha'i community of Iran is the country's largest non-Muslim religious minority. This collection of essays presents a comprehensive study of the social and historical development of the Baha'i community,...