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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....


by Samar Yazbek & Emily Danby

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

Intellectuals in the Modern Islamic World: Transmission, Transformation and Communication

by Stephane A. Dudoignon, Komatsu Hisao & Kosugi Yasushi

Incorporating a rich series of case-studies covering a range of geographical areas, this collection of essays examines the history of modern intellectuals in the Islamic world throughout the twentieth century....

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...

My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes: Uncensored Iranian Voices

by Lila Azam Zanganeh

In the first anthology of its kind, Lila Azam Zanganeh argues that although Iran looms large in the American imagination, it is grossly misunderstood-seen either as the third pillar of Bush's infamous "axis...

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...