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  • The Locust and the Birdby Hanan Al-Shaykh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life and times of her mother, Kamila.   Married at a young age against her will, Kamila soon fell head-over-heels in love with another man?and was thus forced to choose between her children and her lover. As the narrative unfolds through the years?from... more...

  • The Mahfouz Dialogsby Gamal al-Ghitani; Humphrey Davies

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 8.99

    The Mahfouz Dialogs records the memories, views, and jokes of Naguib Mahfouz on subjects ranging from politics to the relationship between his novels and his life, as delivered to intimate friends at a series of informal meetings stretching out over almost half a century. Mahfouz was a pivotal figure not only in world literature (through being awarded... more...

  • Mannerism in Arabic Poetryby Stefan Sperl

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00

    This book attempts to identify elements of mannerism and classicism in medieval Arabic poetry. more...

  • A Matter of Fateby Dalya Cohen-Mor

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 134.99

    This book explores the impact of war and political crisis on the national identity of Jews, both in the multinational Habsburg monarchy and in the new nation-states that replaced it at the end of World War I. Jews enthusiastically supported the Austrian war effort because it allowed them to assert their Austrian loyalties and Jewish solidarity at the... more...

  • Medieval Andalusian Courtly Culture in the Mediterraneanby Cynthia Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Medieval Andalusian Courtly Culture discusses the unicum manuscript of the Hadî th Bayâd wa Riyâd , the only illustrated manuscript known to have survived for more than eight centuries of Muslim and Arabic-speaking presence in present-day Spain. The manuscript is of paramount importance as it contains the only known surviving version, both in... more...

  • Medieval Arabic Praise Poetryby Beatrice Gruendler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book gives an insight into panegyrics, a genre central to understanding medieval Near Eastern Society. Poets in this multi-ethnic society would address the majority of their verse to rulers, generals, officials, and the urban upper classes, its tone ranging from celebration to reprimand and even to threat. more...

  • Memory for Forgetfulnessby Mahmoud Darwish

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Modern Palestinian Literature and Cultureby Ami Elad-Bouskila

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Studies of Palestinian society, economy, and politics are appearing with increasing frequency, but works in English about Palestinian literature, particularly that written in Israel, are still scarce. This book looks at this literature within the political and social context of Palestinian society, with a special focus on literature written during... more...

  • Mount of Knowledge, Sword of Eloquenceby M. Adra

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 47.00

    A distinguished scholar, author and statesman, al-Mu'ayyad fi'l-Din al-Shirazi (1000-1078 CE) lived during one of the most turbulent periods in Islamic history. The 11th-century was characterized, among other things, by an acute struggle for supremacy between the Sunni and Shi'a braches of Islam, represented politically by the 'Abbasid and Fatimid... 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...