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  • Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa: A Postcolonial Outlookby Mounira Soliman; Walid El Hamamsy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the current historical moment through works of popular culture produced in, and on, the Middle East and North Africa region, Turkey, and Iran. Essays consider gender, racial, political, and other issues in film, cartoons, talk shows, music, dance, blogs, graphic novels, fiction, fashion, and advertisements. more...

  • 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...

  • Fiction, Film, and Indian Popular Cinemaby Florian Stadtler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book analyses the novels of Salman Rushdie and their stylistic conventions in the context of Indian popular cinema and its role in the elaboration of the author?s arguments about post-independence postcolonial India and Pakistan. Focusing on different genres of Indian popular cinema, such as the ?Social,? ?Mythological,? and ?Historical,? Stadtler... more...

  • The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalismby Caroline Rooney; Rita Sakr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other media, asking how they challenge geopolitical, intellectual, and psychological states of siege and instead promote awareness, acknowledgement, mourning,... 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...

  • New Perspectives on Arabian Nightsby Wen-chin Ouyang; Geert Jan van Gelder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This multi-disciplinary comparative study of the transformation of a variety of The Arabian Nights stories in a cross-cultural context, brings together a number of disciplines and subject areas to look at the workings of narrative. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...