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  • Writing the Ottomansby Anders Ingram

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Writing the Ottomans examines historical writing on the Turks in England from 1480-1700, tracing the evolution of this discourse and exploring its central authors, works, and contexts. more...

  • Souffles-Anfasby Olivia C. Harrison; Teresa Villa-Ignacio

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    This book makes available, for the first time in English, essays and poetry published in the seminal postcolonial Moroccan journal of culture and politics, Souffles-Anfas . more...

  • Neighborhood and Boulevardby Samah Selim; K. Ziadeh

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2011; US$ 92.46

    Combines the styles of memoir, history, anthropology, and theory to develop an innovative reflection on the materiality of culture. Through its style and content, the text challenges the Orientalist bifurcation between tradition and modernity in the Arab world, revealing instead tradition's own dynamism and its coexistence alongside modernity. more...

  • Violence and Gender in the "New" Europeby B. Weber

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2013; US$ 92.46

    Weber contributes to the ongoing scholarly discussion about Islam in the West, demonstrating how current thinking about gender violence prohibits the intellectual inquiry necessary to act against such violence, and analyzes ways in which Muslim women participate in the public sphere by thematizing violence in literature, art, and media. more...

  • Egyptian Colloquial Poetry in the Modern Arabic Canonby N. Radwan

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2012; US$ 92.46

    Noha Radwan offers the first book-length study of the emergence, context, and development of modern Egyptian colloquial poetry, recently used as a vehicle for communications in the revolutionary youth movement in Egypt on January 25th 2011, and situates it among modernist Arab poetry. more...

  • Gender, Sex, and the Cityby R. Vanita

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2012; US$ 95.65

    Explores the urban, cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Lucknow. Ruth Vanita analyzes Rekhti, a type of Urdu poetry distinguished by a female speaker and a focus on women's lives, and shows how it becamea catalyst for the transformation of the ghazal. more...

  • The Poetics of the Obscene in Premodern Arabic Poetryby S. Antoon

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2014; US$ 85.01

    The book is the first study of the 10th century Iraqi poet Ibn al-Hajjaj who popularized a new genre of obscene and scatological parody (sukhf) and is considered the most obscene poet in Arabic literature. Antoon traces the genealogy of this fascinating genre in and examines its rise by placing it in its sociopolitical context. more...

  • Novel and Nation in the Muslim Worldby Daniella Kuzmanovic; Elisabeth Özdalga

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 95.65

    Exploring the relationship between fiction and nation formation in the Muslim world through 12 unique studies from Azerbaijan, Libya, Iran, Algeria, and Yemen, amongst others, this book shows how fiction reflects and relates the complex entanglements of nation, religion, and modernity in the process of political and cultural identity formation. more...

  • Writing the Ottomansby Anders Ingram

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 79.70

    Histories of the Turks were a central means through which English authors engaged in intellectual and cultural terms with the Ottoman Empire, its advance into Europe following the capture of Constantinople (1454), and its continuing central European power up to the treaty of Karlowitz (1699). Writing the Ottomans examines historical writing on the... more...

  • Islamic Narrative and Authority in Southeast Asiaby T. Gibson

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2007; US$ 28.69

    This is a literary and anthropological analysis of historical narratives that illuminate regional notions of cosmological kingship, cosmopolitan notions of Islamic law and mysticism, and global notions of the modern bureaucratic state. These notions have coexisted in Southeast Asia since the Sixteenth century and influence politics to this day. more...