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- Athabasca University Press 2015; US$ 39.95
The current political climate of confrontation between Islamist regimes and Western governments has resulted in the proliferation of essentialist perceptions of Iran and Iranians in the West. Such perceptions do not reflect the complex evolution of Iranian identity that occurred in the years following the Constitutional Revolution (1906?11) and the... more...
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available
The Man of Wiles (otherwise known as the Master Thief, the Trickster or the Fool) appears in every hero cycle within classical Arabic literature - proof of this figure's popularity with the audiences of Arab story-tellers. He embodies views acceptable to an otherwise inarticulate part of the population, allowing Islam to be treated in a paradoxical... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99
This book examines the complex and dynamic relationship between the Qur??n and Arabic poetry. Its four case studies focus on anomalies and contradictions within the Qur??no-Arabic literary tradition in order to demonstrate how the tension between the Qur??n and poetry generates meaning. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95
This book explicates long-standing literary celebrations of 'India' and 'Indian-ness' by charting a cultural history of Indianness in the Anglophone world, locating moments (in intellectual, religious and cultural history) where India and Indianness are offered up as solutions to modern moral, ethical and political questions in the 'West.' Beginning... more...
- Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 20.00
Surviving the childhood trauma of his parents? untimely deaths in the early skirmishes of World War I, Mümtaz is raised and mentored in Istanbul by his cousin Ihsan and his cosmopolitan family of intellectuals. Having lived through the tumultuous cultural revolutions following the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of the early Turkish Republic,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 37.99
Islam on the Street deals with the popular side of Islam, from among the more militant groups in Islam, and by other, more secular thinkers who have also influenced public opinion. Muhsin al-Musawi explains the growing rift that has occurred between the secular intellectual and the upsurge of Islamic fervor in the street and what these secular... more...
- NYU Press 2016; US$ 34.00
Unique in pre-20th-century Arabic literature for taking the countryside as its central theme, Yusuf al-Shirbini?s Brains Confounded combines a mordant satire on seventeenth-century Egyptian rural society with a hilarious parody of the verse-and-commentary genre so beloved by scholars of his day. In Volume One, Al-Shirbini describes the three... more...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00
We have grown accustomed to understanding world literature as a collection of national or linguistic traditions bound together in the universality of storytelling. Michael Allan challenges this way of thinking and argues instead that the disciplinary framework of world literature, far from serving as the neutral meeting ground of national literary... more...
- NYU Press 2016; US$ 34.00
The Sword of Ambition belongs to a genre of religious polemic written for the rulers of Egypt and Syria between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries. Unlike most medieval Muslim polemic, the concerns of this genre were more social and political than theological. Leaving no rhetorical stone unturned, the book?s author, an unemployed Egyptian... more...