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  • The Literature of Islamby Paula Youngman Skreslet; Rebecca Skreslet

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 49.99

    _This book introduces the literature of Islam as it is presented in English translation. For scholars in other fields who need to understand the vast and complex literary heritage of this erudite and vigorous faith community (but are unable to devote years of their lives to achieving a reading proficiency in classical Arabic), for faculty members called... more...

  • Between Reason and Revelationby Eric Ormsby

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 58.00

    This is the first English translation of the final philosophical work of the great eleventh-century Ismaili thinker, poet, and Fatimid emissary, N?sir-i Khusraw. Appointed from Cairo by command of the Fatimid Imam-caliph al-Mustansir to serve first as a d?'?, and then as the hujjat, for the entire region of Khur?s?n, he maintained his allegiance both... more...

  • Fathers and Sons in the Arab Middle Eastby Dalya Cohen-Mor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Drawing on insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, religion, history, and literature, this book examines early and contemporary writings of male authors from across the Arab world to explore the traditional and evolving nature of father-son relationships in Arab families. more...

  • The Qur'anby Alan Jones

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2007; US$ 20.00

    The Qur'an is the sacred book of Islam. For Muslims it is the word of God revealed in Arabic by the archangel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad, and thence to mankind. Originally it was delivered orally: traditional sources indicate that Muhammad always recited his message. He was a preacher; he delivered good news; and he warned; thus, the Qur'an... more...

  • Contemporary Arab-American Literatureby Carol Fadda-Conrey

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    The last couple of decades have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature across multiple genres. Yet, increased interest in this literature is ironically paralleled by a prevalent bias against Arabs and Muslims that portrays their long presence in the US as a recent and unwelcome phenomenon. Spanning the 1990s to the present, Carol Fadda-Conrey... more...

  • A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literatureby David Tresilian

    Saqi 2012; US$ 10.19

    Modern Arabic literature remains little known and poorly understood despite growing curiosity among European readers. This brief introduction offers a unique overview, focusing on developments over the last fifty years. It provides a guide to the literary landscape, indicating the major landmarks in the shape of authors, ideas and debates. The picture... more...

  • Textual Criticism and Qur'an Manuscriptsby Keith E. Small

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 34.99

    This book pursues the two main goals of textual criticism concerning ancient texts to the text of the Qur'an: 1) to discern the earliest available form of the text, and 2) to illuminate the consequent history of the text. Keith Small shows that the earliest obtainable text is an early edited form of the Arabic consonantal text, but not the original... more...

  • Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Artby Nadia G. Yaqub

    BRILL 2006; US$ 177.00

    Offering an analysis of oral poetry dueling performed at traditional Palestinian weddings, this book addresses poetry dueling as a performative and compositional device, and explores the complex linkages between this tradition and other genres of Arabic poetry. more...

  • Al-Jahizby James E. Montgomery

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    Edinburgh University Press will publish two self-contained guides to reading al-Jahiz that also shed light on his society and its writings. This first volume, 'In Praise of Books', is devoted to bibliomania and al-Jahiz’s bibliophilia. Volume 2, In Censure of Books, explores Al-Jahiz's bibliophobia. Al-Jahiz was a bibliomaniac, theologian,... more...

  • Exploring Arab Folk Literatureby Pierre Cachia

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 104.00

    The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated by Pierre Cachia in this collection of his pioneering essays in the field. more...