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  • The [European] Other in Medieval Arabic Literature and Cultureby Nizar F. Hermes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Contrary to the monolithic impression left by postcolonial theories of Orientalism, the book makes the case that Orientals did not exist solely to be gazed at. Hermes shows that there was no shortage of medieval Muslims who cast curious eyes towards the European Other and that more than a handful of them were interested in Europe. more...

  • Europe's Languages on England's Stages, 1590–1620by Marianne Montgomery

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    Exploring issues of culture and performance raised by presentations of European languages-Welsh, French, Dutch, Spanish, Irish and Latin-on the stage, this book treats sound and performance as essential to understanding what these languages meant in the English theatre. It contributes to our emerging sense of how local identities and global knowledge... more...

  • Gender, Sex, and the Cityby Ruth Vanita

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    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 afemale speaker and a focus on women's lives,and shows how it becamea catalyst for the transformation of the ghazal. more...

  • Der andere Orientalismusby Andrea Polaschegg

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 224.00

    This book presents the first systematic overall view of the genesis and form of what has long been discussed by researchers under the heading of ?German Orientalism?. Focussing historically on the early 19th century, the author sketches the literary, academic and political conditions under which the modern German image of the Orient has been constituted,... more...

  • Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imaginationby Ihab Saloul

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book addresses central concepts to debates over Palestinian identity such as nostalgia and trauma, notions of home and forced travel, identity as representationally performative, and post-memory and geopolitical continuity of loss of place in the everyday. more...

  • Persian Historiographyby Charles Melville

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 100.00

    Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia. It has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others, and praised by William Jones, Tagore, E.M. Forster and many more. Yet Persian... more...

  • Sirat Antara – the Manuscript from the University Library in Wroclaw, Polandby Anna Nawolska

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    The Sirat Antara was an eighteenth century manuscript discovered by Anna Nawolska in the Manuscripts Department of Wroclaw University, Poland, which Nawolska translated from Arabic into English. Anatara Ibn Shaddad al-Absi was a sixth century pre-Islamic poet, knight, and hero. The Sirat Antara is the fifth incomplete volume of the chivalric epic that... more...

  • Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writingby Rehana Ahmed; Peter Morey; Amina Yaqin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This volume considers literary fiction by Muslim writers, dealing with the interaction of Muslim and non-Muslim cultures and exploring liberal orthodoxies such as secularism and multiculturalism. It covers writers such as Rushdie, Kureishi, Hamid, Aslam and Shamsie in essays by experts in English, South Asian, and postcolonial literatures in English. more...

  • Judah Abrabanel's Philosophy of Love and Kabbalahby Andrew L Gluck

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 209.95

    This book shows how Judah Abrabanel’s writings are philosophical, and not merely religious. It examines the Renaissance belief that Love should know more than Wisdom, which is something Abrabanel taught. The ultimate mystical union with God for Abrabanel is beneficence towards one’s fellow human beings. His view is that love is the affirmation... more...

  • Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africaby Walid El Hamamsy; Mounira Soliman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book explores the body and the production process of popular culture in, and on, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Iran in the first decade of the 21st century, and up to the current historical moment. Essays consider gender, racial, political, and?cultural issues in film, cartoons, music, dance,?photo-tattoos, graphic novels, fiction,... more...