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Beasts of Burden
Uses literature, art, and cultural texts from the British Romantic period to explore the age in which biological life and its abilities first became regulated by the rising nation.
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.
Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.
Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures
Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.
Firsthand perspectives on the past, present, and future of contemporary Italian philosophy.
The Truth of the Russian Revolution
An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.
East German Historians since Reunification
Surveys how reunification in 1990 impacted historical scholarship in the former East Germany.
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase
First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.
Cleansing the Temple: Dante, Defender of the Church
Dante as protector and purifier of the Church.
Global Women, Colonial Ports
Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.
The Bitter Taste of Hope
Essays that critically evaluate America's domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.
Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency
Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.
Engages in a critical reanalysis of historical Ibero-American experimental poetry in order to demonstrate how the contemporary digital vanguard owes much to this tradition.
Judicial Power and National Politics, Second Edition
Chronicles the conflict between religious and secular forces in Israel.
Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East
Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.
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.
Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).
Malady and Genius
Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.
From Italy to the North End
Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.
Text/ures of Iraq
Presents work by Halahmy and eight other contemporary artists from Iraq: Hayder Ali, Amal Alwan, Mohammed al Hamadany, Ismail Khayat, Hanaa Malallah, Hassan Massoudy, Naziha Rashid, and Qasim Sabti.
Draws from Latina feminism, existential phenomenology, and race theory to explore the concept of selfhood.
First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.
Social Media in Iran
First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.
Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy
Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.
The Heart and the Island
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
Existence and Heritage
Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.
Borges, the Jew
Explores Borges’ infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
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.
Bringing Zion Home
Demonstrates how American Jews used culture—art, dance, music, fashion, literature—to win the hearts and minds of postwar Americans to the cause of Israel.
Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.
Imagining the Postcolonial
A comparative study of Latin American and francophone postcoloniality.
Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian
Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.
Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.
The Arab Revolution of 2011
Comparative analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.
Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
Why Hawks Become Doves
Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape
An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.
The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral
Analyzes theatrical texts and performances while providing political and historical mappings.
The Archetypal Sunnī Scholar
Considers the work of nineteenth-century theologian Ibrahim al-Bajuri and contests the notion of intellectual decline in Islamic thought from the thirteenth through nineteenth centuries.
The Avowal of Difference
Discusses how theories of queer performativity, as articulated within the US Academy, are unable to capture the whole of Latino American queer subjectivity and experience.
Uses historical case studies to illuminate women’s claims to emancipation and to sexual subjectivity during the tumultuous Wilhelmine and Weimar periods in Germany.
The Gardens of Desire
Offers a psychocritical reading of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past).
An abbot’s ghost searches for an intelligent monk to exhume his manuscript from a hellish crypt and learn the truth that monks lack two things: freedom of inquiry and benevolence.
This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition
Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.
Social Contract, Masochist Contract
Provocative reading of the role masochism plays in structuring the aesthetics and political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Considers what is known of acclaimed early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī and how he was characterized in various times and places.
Examines the grassroots activism of an Internet-mediated collegiate lesbian and gay organization in Turkey.
The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave
Explores Black women writers’ treatment of the ancestor figure.
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey
Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.
A Human Necklace
Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.
Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.
Inhabiting La Patria
Examines the work of prolific Dominican American writer Julia Alvarez.
Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance
A selection of poems by one of Islam’s greatest poetic voices.
Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
The Transatlantic Gaze
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
Listening to Ourselves
Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.
The Everyday Atlantic
Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.
Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.
Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.
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 continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.
Songs Beyond Mankind: Poetry and the Lager from Dante to Primo Levi
Examines the preservation of the integrity of humanity through literature in the hells described by Dante in his Inferno and by Primo Levi in Survival in Auschwitz.
From the Shahs to Los Angeles
A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
Contemporary life in Mali is recorded in full color documentary photographs by François Deschamps.
Malian Portrait Photography
This catalogue introduces readers to Malian photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta and others whose images visualize an influential form of post-colonial African identity.
Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.
Changing Women, Changing Nation
Analyzes the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives since 1980.
Fairy Tales Framed
Translations of the forewords and afterwords by original fairy tale authors and commentaries by their contemporaries, material that has not been widely published in English.
Arguing with Angels
An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel contact, its reinterpretation over the years, and its endurance to the present day.
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.
Sex in Transition
Argues that South Africa’s apartheid system of racial segregation relied on an unexamined but interrelated system of sexed oppression that was at once both rigid and flexible.
The Story of Islamic Philosophy
Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.
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.
Let Spirit Speak!
Interdisciplinary celebration of the cultural contributions of members of the African Diaspora in the Western hemisphere.
Encounters with Witchcraft
A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.
J'aime New York, 2nd Edition
A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.
Out of the East
Chronicles how the SED, a once villified political party, transformed itself into a viable national political party.
Examines Victorian conceptions of home and identity by looking at portrayals and accounts of middle-class emigration to Australia.
Rethinking Contemporary Warfare
Examines the combat experience of Israel’s ground forces in the Al-Aqsa Intifada in order to offer a set of innovative concepts for understanding irregular warfare.
A Soaring Minaret
The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.
First English translation of Nasio's groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.
Food and its preparation play an integral role in this novel of a young Italian woman struggling to find her own identity in a family of strong personalities and colorful figures.
Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.
The Making of Modern Libya
Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.
Women's Spiritual Leadership in Africa
Inspiring portraits of contemporary African women leaders.
Pathways to an Inner Islam
An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an "inner," esoteric Islam.
Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival
A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.
"Favola fui": Petrarch Writes His Readers
Examines the interplay between reading and writing in the works of Petrarch and Dante.
A Place in History
A journey into Albany’s historic past and the city’s role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.
Displaced at Home
Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.
Africa Writes Back to Self
Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.
Yitzhak Rabin's Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration
Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.
Terror and Irish Modernism
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
Nixon and Israel
New insights into the cementing of the American-Israeli relationship during the Nixon years.
Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls
Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.
Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Philosophy
Leading scholars engage the later contributions of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.
First work in English devoted to medicine in the Ottoman world.
Latinos in Dixie
A look at the Latino experience in the American South using data from Richmond, Virginia.