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Middle Eastern

  • Alexander the Great in the Persian Traditionby Haila Manteghi

    I.B.Tauris 2018; US$ 27.50

    Alexander the Great (356–333 BC) was transformed into a legend by all those he met, leaving an enduring tradition of romances across the world. Aside from its penetration into every language of medieval Europe, the Alexander romance arguably had its greatest impact in the Persian language. more...

  • The World in a Bookby Elias Muhanna

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri was a fourteenth-century Egyptian polymath and the author of one of the greatest encyclopedias of the medieval Islamic world—a thirty-one-volume work entitled The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition . A storehouse of knowledge, this enormous book brought together materials on nearly every conceivable subject, from... more...

  • ALT 35: African Literature Todayby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 80.00

    As well as a rare examination of Egyptian literature, this volume includes a non-themed section of Featured Articles and a Literary Supplement. more...

  • Warriors, Witches, Whoresby Rachel S. Harris

    Wayne State University Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema is a feminist study of Israel’s film industry and the changes that have occurred since the 1990s. Working in feminist film theory, the book adopts a cultural studies approach, considering the creation of a female-centered and thematically feminist film culture in light of structural and ideological... more...

  • Arab Islamic Voices, Agencies, and Abilitiesby Saloua Ali Ben Zahra

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.50

    This book explores portrayals of the disabled in Arab/Muslim post-colonial North African and Middle Eastern societies in genres ranging from classical Arabic scripture to secular popular culture. Arab/Muslim characters in Arab, Islamic, Islamist, Francophone, and global societies are explored. more...

  • Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nationsby Lindsey Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nations significantly enhances the interface between postcolonial literary studies and the hitherto under-studied Arab world. Lindsey Moore brings together canonical and less familiar Arab novels and memoirs from the last half century to consider colonial continuities and consequences. Literary narratives are shown to oppose... more...

  • Istanbul (Deluxe Edition)by Orhan Pamuk; Maureen Freely

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 20.98

    From the Nobel Prize-winning author of My Name Is Red and Snow, a large-format, deluxe, collectible edition of his beloved memoir about life in Istanbul, with more than 200 added illustrations and a new introduction. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms.... more...

  • In Search of a Prophetby Paul-Gordon Chandler

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 18.99

    This book is a fascinating journey through the spiritual life of Kahlil Gibran, author of the bestselling book The Prophet . The book explores this beloved writer and artist, a mystic who sought to build bridges between East and West. Gibran’s voice is timeless, appealing to heart and mind, faith and reason—a much-needed guide for our times. more...

  • The Beloved in Middle Eastern Literaturesby Alireza Korangy; Hanadi Al-Samman; Michael Beard

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 32.00

    In the long literary history of the Middle East, the notion of ‘the beloved’ has been a central trope in both the poetry and prose of the region. This book explores the concept of the beloved in a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary manner, revealing how shared ideas on the subject supersede geographical and temporal boundaries, and ideas of nationhood.... more...

  • Arabic Literature for the Classroomby Mushin J al-Musawi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Arabic Literature for the Classroom argues for a more visible presence of Arabic within the humanities and social sciences, stressing the need to make Arabic literature available as a world literature, without damaging its own distinctive characteristics. The nineteen chapters which make up this book broach theoretical and methodical cultural concerns... more...