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Middle Eastern

  • Summary and Analysis of The Kite Runnerby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2016; US$ 2.99

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Kite Runner tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Khaled Hosseini?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of The Kite Runner ... more...

  • Milton in the Arab-Muslim Worldby Islam Issa

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    The first full-length study of the reception of John Milton?s (1608-74) writings in the Arab-Muslim world, this book examines the responses of Arab-Muslim readers to Milton?s works, and in particular, to his epic poem: Paradise Lost. It contributes to knowledge of the history, development, and ways in which early modern writings are read and understood... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: The Romance of the Rubáiyát (1959)by A. J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1959, this reprint of the first edition of Edward FitzGerald?s translation of the Rubáiyát is accompanied by an introduction and notes by A J Arberry, one of Britain?s most distinguished Orientalist scholars. The Rubáiyát is a selection of poems written in Persian attributed to Omar Khayyám. The work will be of interest to... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Scheherezade (1953)by A. J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1953, this translation of part of the Arabian Nights by A. J. Arberry offers four famous stories in modern idiom: Aladdin, Judar, Aboukir and Abousir, and the Amorous Goldsmith. The introduction provides a brief analysis of earlier translations of the tales and explains their value as indicators of the society in which they were... more...

  • Camera Orientalisby Ali Behdad

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    In the decades after its invention in 1839, photography was inextricably linked to the Middle East. Introduced as a crucial tool for Egyptologists and Orientalists who needed to document their archaeological findings, the photograph was easier and faster to produce in intense Middle Eastern light?making the region one of the original sites for the... more...

  • Brains Confounded by the Ode of Abu Shaduf Expoundedby Yusuf al-Shirbini; Humphrey Davies

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Unique in pre-20th-century Arabic literature for taking the countryside as its central theme, Yusuf al-Shirbini?s Brains Confounded combines a mordant satire on seventeenth-century Egyptian rural society with a hilarious parody of the verse-and-commentary genre so beloved by scholars of his day.   In Volume One, Al-Shirbini describes the three... more...

  • Brains Confounded by the Ode of Abu Shaduf Expoundedby Humphrey Davies; Yusuf al-Shirbini

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Unique in pre-20th-century Arabic literature for taking the countryside as its central theme, Yusuf al-Shirbini?s  Brains Confounded  combines a mordant satire on seventeenth-century Egyptian rural society with a hilarious parody of the verse-and-commentary genre so beloved by scholars of his day.   In Volume One, Al-Shirbini describes the three... more...

  • Mahmoud Darwishby Muna Abu Eid

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 29.00

    Mahmoud Darwish is the poet laureate of the Palestinian national struggle. His poems resonate across the entire Arab world and, more than any other single figure perhaps since the death of Yasser Arafat, he represents a unifying figurehead for Palestinian national aspirations. In this, the first comprehensive biography of Darwish in English, Muna... more...

  • The Sword of Ambitionby Uthman b. Ibrahim al-Nabulusi; Sherman 'Abd al-Hakim Jackson; Luke Yarbrough

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    The Sword of Ambition belongs to a genre of religious polemic written for the rulers of Egypt and Syria between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries. Unlike most medieval Muslim polemic, the concerns of this genre were more social and political than theological. Leaving no rhetorical stone unturned, the book?s author, an unemployed Egyptian... more...

  • Women Write Iranby Nima Naghibi

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Women Write Iran is the first full-length study on life narratives by Iranian women in the diaspora. Nima Naghibi investigates auto/biographical narratives across genres?including memoirs, documentary films, prison testimonials, and graphic novels?and finds that they are tied together by the experience of the 1979 Iranian revolution as a traumatic... more...