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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...


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,...


In the Presence of Absence

by Mahmoud Darwish & Sinan Antoon

One of the most transcendent poets of his generation, Darwish composed this remarkable elegy at the apex of his creativity, but with the full knowledge that his death was imminent. Thinking it might be his final...


Book of the Edge

by Ece Temelkuran & Deniz Perin

The first US poetry translation of an award-winning younger Turkish poet and controversial investigative journalist.


Santa Claus in Baghdad and Other Stories about Teens in the Arab World

by Elsa Marston

What is it like to be a young person in the Arab world today? This lively collection of eight short stories about Arab teenagers living in Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and a Palestinian...


Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries

by Suad Amiry

Based on diaries and e-mail correspondence that architect Suad Amiry kept from 1981 to 2004, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law evokes the frustrations, cabin fever, and downright misery of daily life in the West Bank...


Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon: The Fairouz and Rahbani Nation

by Christopher Stone

Based on an award-winning thesis, this volume is a pioneering study of musical theatre and popular culture and its relation to the production of identity in Lebanon in the second half of the twentieth century....