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  • Le chansonnier français de la Burgerbibliothek de Berneby Nicolaas Unlandt

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    The Berne song book originates from the last third of the 13th century and is often considered marginal because of the Lorraine dialect and the corrupted delivery. Here it is analysed in depth for the first time. It includes a linguistic and material analysis of the manuscript followed by a new edition of 53 anonymous poems. Each poem is presented... more...

  • Language and Identity in the Israel-Palestine Conflictby Camelia Suleiman

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 29.00

    The conflict between Israel and Palestine is, and remains to be, one of the most widely- and passionately-debated issues in the Middle East and in the field of international politics. An important part of this conflict is the dimension of self-perception of both Israelis and Palestinians caught up in its midst. Here, Camelia Suleiman, using her background... more...

  • Iranian Cinema and Philosophyby Farhang Erfani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    In film studies, Iranian films are kept at a distance, as 'other,' different, and exotic. In reponse, this book takes these films as philosophically relevant and innovative. Each chapter of this book is devoted to analyzing a single film, and each chapter focuses on one philosopher and one particular aesthetic question. more...

  • When Heroes Loveby Susan Ackerman

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Toward the end of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh King Gilgamesh laments the untimely death of his comrade Enkidu, "my friend whom I loved dearly." Similarly in the Bible, David mourns his companion, Jonathan, whose "love to me was wonderful, greater than the love of women." These passages, along with other ambiguous erotic and sexual language... more...

  • Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamukby Mehnaz M. Afridi; David M. Buyze

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Explores existential and political themes in Orhan Pamuk's work and investigates the apparent contradictions in an arena where Islam and democracy are often seen as opposing and irreconcilable terms. Existential themes delve into literary nuances in Pamuk that discuss love, happiness, suffering, memory and death. more...

  • Once Upon the Orient Waveby Eid Abdallah Dahiyat; Mohammad Shaheen

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 8.74

    John Milton?s poems Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained are among the greatest pieces of writing in the English language. Like other writers of his time, Milton had only a sketchy idea of Islam and the Arab world, from travellers and linguists who had made the arduous journey to and from the Middle East. But buried in his works are signs that Milton... more...

  • Egyptian Colloquial Poetry in the Modern Arabic Canonby Noha Radwan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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 itamong modernist Arab poetry. more...

  • Islam, Migrancy, and Hospitality in Europeby Meyda Yegenoglu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book cuts across important debates in cultural studies, literary criticism, politics, sociology, and anthropology.  Meyda Yegenoglu brings together different theoretical strands in the debates regarding immigration, from Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic understanding of the subject formation, to Zygmunt Bauman's notion of the stranger, to Etienne... more...

  • Translating Libyaby Ethan Chorin

    Saqi 2012; US$ 14.58

    Part anthology and part travelogue, Translating Libya presents the country through the eyes of sixteen short story writers and one American diplomat. Intrigued by the apparent absence of ?place? in modern Libyan short fiction, Ethan Chorin resolved to track down and translate stories that specifically mention cities and landmarks in Libya. The stories... more...

  • Code of Conductby Verena Klemm; Paul E. Walker

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 27.50

    This work constitutes a critical edition and translation of the Risala al-mujaza al-kafiya fi adab al-ducat (A Brief and Concise Epistle on the Etiquette of the Summoners), which was written by the Fatimid author Ahmad b. Ibrahim al-Naysaburi (5th/11th century). The Risala al-mujaza constitutes the only extant work in all of Ismaili literature that... more...