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  • The Arab Nahdahby Abdulrazzak Patel

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    To understand today's Arab thinking, you need to go back to the beginnings of modernity: the nahdah or Arab renaissance of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Abdulrazzak Patel enhances our understanding of the nahdah and its intellectuals, looking back to its origins in the 1700s and taking into account important internal factors alongside external... more...

  • Memory for Forgetfulnessby Mahmoud Darwish

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    One of the Arab world's greatest poets uses the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the shelling of Beirut as the setting for this sequence of prose poems. Mahmoud Darwish vividly recreates the sights and sounds of a city under terrible siege. As fighter jets scream overhead, he explores the war-ravaged streets of Beirut on August 6th (Hiroshima Day).... more...

  • The Universal Tree and the Four Birdsby Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi; Angela Jaffray

    Anqa Publishing 2006; US$ 19.99

    Through the story of the universal tree, representing the complete human being, and the four birds, representing the four essential aspects of existence, Ibn 'Arabi explains his teaching on the nature and meaning of union with God. Providing an excellent initiation into the often complex works of Ibn 'Arabi, this brief, delightful tale is the first... more...

  • Mujùnby Zoltan Szombathy

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2013; US$ 40.00

    This book is about an aspect of mediaeval Arabic culture and literature known in Arabic as mujùn (roughly 'libertinism, licentiousness, frivolity, indecency, profligacy, shamelessness, impertinence', etc.), a concept that students of mediaeval Arabic texts may find rather hard to define but which is a recurrent term and a widespread phenomenon... more...

  • The Islamic Context of The Thousand and One Nightsby Muhsin J. al-Musawi

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 49.99

    In this fascinating study, Muhsin J. al-Musawi shows how deeply Islamic heritage and culture is embedded in the tales of The Thousand and One Nights (known to many as the Arabian Nights ) and how this integration invites readers to make an Islamic milieu. Conservative Islam dismisses The Thousand and One Nights as facile popular literature,... more...

  • Islam Translatedby Ronit Ricci

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    The spread of Islam eastward into South and Southeast Asia was one of the most significant cultural shifts in world history. As it expanded into these regions, Islam was received by cultures vastly different from those in the Middle East, incorporating them into a diverse global community that stretched from India to the Philippines.   In... more...

  • A Literary History of the Arabsby Reynold A. Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Arab Representations of the Occidentby Rasheed El-Enany

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This is one of the first books in English to explore Arab responses to Western culture and values in modern Arab literature. Through in-depth research El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed mainly through works of fiction written by Arab authors during the twentieth, and, to a lesser extent, nineteenth century. It constitutes an original addition... more...

  • The Thousand and One Nightsby Richard van Leeuwen

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This volume discusses The Thousand and One Nights ' themes of space and travel showing how they are used not only as a setting in which the story unfolds, but also as the dynamic force which propels the heroes and the story to the final dénouement. These events often symbolize a process of transformation, in which the hero has to search for... more...

  • Contemporary Arab Fictionby Fabio Caiani

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book introduces Western readers to some of the most significant novels written in Arabic since 1979. Despite their contribution to the development of contemporary Arabic fiction, these authors remain largely unknown to non-Arab readers. Fabio Caiani examines the work of the Moroccan Muhammad Barrada; the Egyptian Idwar al-Kharrat; the Lebanese... more...