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

  • Persian Historiographyby Ehsan Yarshater; Charles Melville

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    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 and been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves._x000D__x000D_A... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Souffles-Anfasby Olivia Harrison; Teresa Villa-Ignacio

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics introduces and makes available, for the first time in English, an incandescent corpus of experimental leftist writing from North Africa. Founded in 1966 by Abdellatif Labi and a small group of avant-garde Moroccan poets and artists and banned in 1972, Souffles-Anfas... more...

  • Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novelby Ziad Elmarsafy

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Sufi characters †" saints, dervishes, wanderers †" occur regularly in modern Arabic literature. A select group of novelists to interrogate Sufism as a system of thought and language. In the work of writers like Naguib Mahfouz, Gamal Al-Ghitany, Taher Ouettar, Ibrahim Al-Koni, Mahmud Al-Mas’adi and Tayeb Salih we see a strong... 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...

  • Urban Space in Contemporary Egyptian Literatureby Mara Naaman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This book is an examination of how the space of the downtown served dual purposes as both a symbol of colonial influence and capital in Egypt, as well as a staging ground for the demonstrations of the Egyptian nationalist movement. It is through the lens of literature, in this case a body of texts that form an archive on the downtown, that one is able... more...

  • We Are Imazighenby Fazia Atel

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    To the world they are known as Berbers, but they prefer to call themselves Imazighen, or ?free people.? The claim to this unique cultural identity has been felt most acutely in Algeria in the Kabylia region, where an Amazigh consciousness gradually emerged after WWII. This is a valuable model for other Amazigh movements in North Africa, where the... more...