SUNY series in Middle Eastern Studies

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Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State

Examines early Kurdish nationalism within the context of the demise of the Ottoman Empire.

Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan

Explains how the Jordanian monarchy has survived economic crisis and regional political instability.

Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East

A comparative analysis of the social and cultural dimensions of nationalism in the Middle East.

Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World

Uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian political regimes.

The Experimental Arabic Novel

Traces the development of the modern Arabic novel from the 1960s to the present.

The Management of Islamic Activism

Shows how the laws governing civil society are used to regulate Islamic activism in Jordan.

All in the Family

A new and provocative argument about monarchism in the Middle East.

Metaphysics as Rhetoric

Parens argues that Alfarabi, the tenth-century Muslim philosopher, demonstrated that Plato is not the originator of Western metaphysics, and that what appears to be Plato's metaphysics was intended as a rhetorical defense of his politics.

Al-Mughtaribun

Examines the influence of American law on Muslim life in the United States, treating such issues as pluralism and religious toleration, immigration and naturalization, civil rights, Black Muslims and the prisoners' rights movement, municipal zoning, an

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 ...

Before Revelation

Studies the development of Muslim jurisprudential and theological thought by analyzing the dispute that raged from the ninth to the nineteenth century over the assessment of acts that took place before the Qur'anic Revelation.

Muslim Communities in North America

This book provides the first in-depth look at Muslim life and institutions forming in North America. It considers the range of Islamic life in North America with its different racial-ethnic and cultural ...

Revealing Reveiling

Explores the history of Muslim women and debates over gender, which have developed since the golden age of Islam.

Syria

This book provides a multi-disciplinary understanding of the processes of change in contemporary Syria as well as its historical, social, and cultural underpinnings. A number of distinguished anthropologists, ...

Trends and Issues in Contemporary Arab Thought

This book focuses on contemporary Arab thought during the past twenty years, especially since the 1967 Arab defeat in the Six Day War. Well-known Arab writers are studied, and their unprecedented and ...

The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy

The Ottoman Empire is approahced through analysis of its political economy based on world systems theory. Relations with Europe constituted one of the key factors that shaped the dissolution of the Ottoman ...

Culture and Context in Sudan

This book illustrates that external factors, especially international political processes interacting with large-scale ecological and demographic changes, are the primary cause of problems experienced ...