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  • A Matter of Fateby Dalya Cohen-Mor

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 109.99

    This book explores the impact of war and political crisis on the national identity of Jews, both in the multinational Habsburg monarchy and in the new nation-states that replaced it at the end of World War I. Jews enthusiastically supported the Austrian war effort because it allowed them to assert their Austrian loyalties and Jewish solidarity at the... more...

  • Die hethitische Literaturby Volkert Haas

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 119.00

    This unique work provides a compendium of Hittite literary texts of all genres with detailed extracts and paraphrases and furnishes a comprehensible non-specialist commentary. In his selection, Volkert Haas takes account both of stylistic features and in particular of the traditions of motives and topoi in Ancient Greece and in the Old Testament. more...

  • Foundations of Modern Arab Identityby Stephen Sheehi

    UPF 2004; US$ 59.95

    ''Examines a crucial period in Arabic literature which has received insufficient attention previously--the pre-modern writers of the 19th century . . . whose journalism and fiction not only shaped contemporary opinion but also subtly molded the contours and boundaries of discourse for the generations that followed. more...

  • Fundamentalism and Literatureby Klaus Stierstorfer; Catherine Pesso-Miquel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00

    This book explores the manifold connections between fundamentalism and literature in English. Carefully selected case studies and surveys document an unexpected richness and variety in this unlikely relationship more...

  • Islamic Narrative and Authority in Southeast Asiaby Thomas Gibson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 34.00

    This is a literary and anthropological analysis of historical narratives that illuminate regional notions of cosmological kingship, cosmopolitan notions of Islamic law and mysticism, and global notions of the modern bureaucratic state. These notions have coexisted in Southeast Asia since the Sixteenth century and influence politics to this day. more...

  • Covert Gesturesby Vincent Barletta

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00

    Covert Gestures reveals how the traditional Islamic narratives of the moriscos both shaped and encoded a wide range of covert social activity characterized by a profound and persistent concern with time and temporality. Using a unique blend of literary analysis, linguistic anthropology, and phenomenological philosophy, Vincent Barletta explores the... more...

  • I Saw Ramallahby Mourid Barghouti; Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Winner of the prestigious Naguib Mahfouz Medal, this fierce and moving work is an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament. Barred from his homeland after 1967?s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile?shuttling among the world?s cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family... more...

  • Hadith as Scriptureby Aisha Y. Musa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00

    This work explores the earliest extant discussions on the authority of the Hadith in Islam and compares them with contemporary debates. more...

  • Mezzaterraby Ahdaf Soueif

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    From the bestselling author of the Booker Prize finalist The Map of Love ?an incisive collection of essays on Arab identity, art, and politics that seeks to locate the mezzaterra, or common ground, in an increasingly globalized world. The twenty-five years? worth of criticism and commentary collected here have earned Ahdaf Soueif a place among our... more...

  • 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...