For Arab American Heritage Month we're highlighting books on Arab thinkers, politics, and culture. Browse the book collection below and save 40% with code XAHM23 through April 30, 2023.
Arab American Heritage Month 2023
Inrushes of the Heart
A comprehensive introduction to the life and thought of one of the Islamic intellectual tradition’s most original and profound authors.
Jewish Women and the Defense of Palestine
Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.
All the World Is Awry
Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā’ al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.
The Fatah-Hamas Rift
Analyzes the relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas since 2007, a period of time that has been marked by the parties' continual failure to end political disagreements and formulate a common national vision.
The Nation or the Ummah
Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.
A deeply personal study of post-9/11 film that exposes how genre can frame the shifting meanings of the War on Terror and its impact on American law and culture.
Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.
The Land beyond the Border
Uses an innovative theoretical framework to comparatively explore the dynamics of state expansion and contraction in Syria (1976-2005), Morocco (since 1975), and Israel (since 1967).
The Anonymity of a Commentator
A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.
The Hebrew Orient
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Analyzes the Israel-Palestinian conflict by looking at its interactions with seven regional and global powers and the way the conflict is framed at the international level.
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World
Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.
Reconstructing the Civic
Explores the civic activism of the Palestinian minority in Israel for a better understanding of the relationship between civic activism and democratization in ethnic states.
The Repose of the Spirits
Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.
The First Zionist Congress
An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.
The Battle over a Civil State
Traces the genealogy of the Western philosophic concept of the civil state, how that concept was assimilated into Egyptian political thought, and how it affected the 2013 coup against President Mursi.
Repentance and the Return to God
The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.
Cultural Journeys into the Arab World
A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.
The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the the Arab and Hispanic worlds.
Educational Oases in the Desert
A history of the French schools that pioneered female education in Ottoman Iraq's Jewish communities.
A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
Beauty in Sufism
Analyzes the place of beauty in the Sufi understanding of God, the world, and the human being through the writings of Sufi scholar and saint Rūzbihān Baqlī.
Ahmad al-Ghazālī, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.
Beirut on the Bayou
Tells the story of Lebanese immigrant Alfred Nicola, the fortune he began building as a peddler in Louisiana, and the family that founded Al-Kafaat University, an iconic institution serving the underprivileged and disabled of Lebanon, through two centuries of unrest in the Middle East.
The Arab Revolution of 2011
Comparative analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.
Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian
Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.
Considers what is known of acclaimed early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī and how he was characterized in various times and places.
Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran
Comparative study of Islam and the rule of law in Egypt and Iran.
Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.
Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies
A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.
In Search of the Lost Heart
Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.
Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind
Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.
The Story of Islamic Philosophy
Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.
Multidisciplinary study of the citrus industry in Palestine before World War II.
A Soaring Minaret
The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.
The Making of Modern Libya
Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.
Displaced at Home
Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.
Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt
Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.
The Lebanese Army
Comprehensive study of the Lebanese Army from Lebanon’s independence to the present.
Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount
Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
Argues that the rights of women in Muslim society are based on the preserved cultural standards of elites, not the ethical philosophy of the Quran.
Examines cooperation and conflict over water in the Middle East.
Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan
Explains how the Jordanian monarchy has survived economic crisis and regional political instability.
The International Self
Uses a social-psychoanalytic model to argue that collective identity shapes foreign policy changes.
Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt
Using the original, little-known writings of Sufis Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa', this book explores the development of the idea of Islamic sainthood in the post-Ibn 'Arabi period.
The Internet in the Middle East
A surprising look at how the Internet does, and does not, affect public discourse and social practice in the Middle East and Kuwait in particular.
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories
Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Arab Women Writers
A collection of sixty short stories by women writers from across the Arab world.
A Comparative Political Economy of Tunisia and Morocco
Examines how rising economic integration with Europe impacts Tunisia and Morocco.
The Palestinian-Arab Minority in Israel, 1948-2000
Examines the difficulties of Palestinian-Arab political life in Israel.
The Experimental Arabic Novel
Traces the development of the modern Arabic novel from the 1960s to the present.
The Politics of Regional Trade in Iraq, Arabia, and the Gulf, 1745-1900
Examines the development of a socioeconomic region in Iraq, Arabia, and the Gulf during a 150-year period, focusing on regional ties through long-distance trade networks.
Arab Women Novelists
This book assesses the contribution of women to the Arabic novel, both in subject matter and form. It begins by tracing the struggle over women's rights in the Arab world, particularly the gradual improvement ...
The Tao of Islam
The Tao of Islam is a rich and diverse anthology of Islamic teachings on the nature of the relationships between God and the world, the world and the human being, and the human being and God. Focusing ...