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  • On Aristotle's "Metaphysics"by Averroes; Rüdiger Arnzen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    This book contains the first English translation of an important medieval treatise on Aristotle's Metaphysics. The original Arabic text was composed around 1160 by the famous Andalusian philosopher Averroes (Ibn Rushd). The present translation has been prepared on the basis of a wide range of documents including, apart from the available Arabic editions,... more...

  • The Mantle Odesby Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 25.45

    Three of the most renowned praise poems to the Prophet, the mantle odes span the arc of Islamic history from Muhammad's lifetime, to the medieval Mamluk period, to the modern colonial era. Over the centuries, they have informed the poetic and religious life of the Arab and Islamic worlds. Suzanne Pinckney ... more...

  • In Spite of Partitionby Gil Z. Hochberg

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Partition--the idea of separating Jews and Arabs along ethnic or national lines--is a legacy at least as old as the Zionist-Palestinian conflict. Challenging the widespread "separatist imagination" behind partition, Gil Hochberg demonstrates the ways in which works of contemporary Jewish and Arab literature reject simple notions of separatism and... more...

  • Chasing Talesby Corinne Fowler

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 81.20

    Chasing Tales is the first exclusive study of journalism, travel writing and the history of British ideas about Afghanistan. It offers a timely investigation of the notional Afghanistan(s) that have prevailed in the popular British imagination. Casting its net deep into the nineteenth century, the study investigates the country’s mythologisation... more...

  • The Essential Nawal El Saadawiby Adele Newson Horst; Nawal El Saadawi

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Featuring work never before translated into English, The Essential Nawal El Saadawi gathers together a wide range of Saadawi's writing. From novellas and short stories to essays on politics, culture, religion and sex; from extensive interviews to her work as a dramatist; from poetry to autobiography, this book is essential for anyone wishing to... more...

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Edward FitzGeraldby Harold Bloom; Janyce Marson

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    - Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature. - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism. - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index. - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom more...

  • Arabian Nights, Theby Robert Irwin

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 20.00

    A generous and erudite book...We?re in the company of someone who loves The Arabian Nights, and who has generously shared that love with us through this companion.' - Michele Roberts, Independent on Sunday_x000D_ _x000D_ 'Superlative...just the sort of relaxed, informative book that Edmund Wilson might have written had he grown interested in the Middle... more...

  • Hafiz and the Religion of Love in Classical Persian Poetryby Leonard Lewisohn

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 40.00

    The romantic lyricism of the great Persian poet Hafiz (1315-1390) continues to be admired around the world. Recent exploration of that lyricism by Iranian scholars has revealed that, in addition to his masterful use of poetic devices, Hafiz's verse is deeply steeped in the philosophy and symbolism of Persian love mysticism. This innovative volume discusses... more...

  • Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egyptby Mervat F. Hatem

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This book examines how the process of nation-building in Egypt helped transform Egypt from an Ottoman province to an Arabic speaking national community. Through the discussion of the life and works of  the prominent writer `A'isha Taymur, Hatem gives insight into how literature and the changing gender roles of women and men contributed to the definition... 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...