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  • 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...

  • Contemporary Arab Women Writersby Anastasia Valassopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 130.00

    First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Literary Modernity Between the Middle East and Europeby Kamran Rastegar

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This book is a comparative study of the development of English, Persian and Arabic literature and their interrelations with specific reference to modernity, nationalism and social value. more...

  • Contemporary Arab Fictionby Fabio Caiani

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This book introduces Western readers to some of the most significant novels written in Arabic since 1979. Relying on literary theory and referring to comparative examples from other literatures, this study places its findings within a wider framework, defining what is meant by innovation in the Arabic novel, and the particular socio-political context... more...

  • Sadeq Hedayatby Homa Katouzian

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This edited collection brings together the foremost authorities on Sadeq Hedayat's work. more...

  • Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistanby Wali Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95

    "This book charts the development of Afghan literature in the modern era, covering both poetry and prose, and relating it to social, economic and political change in that country."   Winner of the Iranian World Prize for Book of the Year in Islamics Studies 2009 "The literary history of Afghanistan in the 20th century has received little attention... more...

  • Jasmine and Starsby Fatemeh Keshavarz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 19.00

    In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present-day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to... 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...