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Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.
The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the the Arab and Hispanic worlds.
A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.
Offers the complete body of work of one of the twentieth century's greatest Russian poets for the first time in English.
First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.
Surveys how reunification in 1990 impacted historical scholarship in the former East Germany.
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.
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.
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.
An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.
Dante as protector and purifier of the Church.
Chronicles the conflict between religious and secular forces in Israel.
Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.
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.
Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.
Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).
Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.
Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
Essays that critically evaluate America's domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.
Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.
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.
Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.
First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.
Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
Explores Borges’ infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
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.
Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.
Comparative analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.
Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.
A comparative study of Latin American and francophone postcoloniality.
Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.
Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.
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.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
Uses historical case studies to illuminate women’s claims to emancipation and to sexual subjectivity during the tumultuous Wilhelmine and Weimar periods in Germany.
Analyzes theatrical texts and performances while providing political and historical mappings.
Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Examines the grassroots activism of an Internet-mediated collegiate lesbian and gay organization in Turkey.
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.
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
Explores Black women writers’ treatment of the ancestor figure.
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 selection of poems by one of Islam’s greatest poetic voices.
Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.
Examines the work of prolific Dominican American writer Julia Alvarez.
Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.
Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.
Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.
Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.
Examines the continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.
Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.
Comparative study of Islam and the rule of law in Egypt and Iran.
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.
A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
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.
Contemporary life in Mali is recorded in full color documentary photographs by François Deschamps.
Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.
Analyzes the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives since 1980.
An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel contact, its reinterpretation over the years, and its endurance to the present day.
A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.
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.
Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.
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.
Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.
Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.
A critique of the modern receptions of Islamic Peripatetic philosophy and a validation of the importance of Islamic philosophy for modern philosophy
Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.
Multidisciplinary study of the citrus industry in Palestine before World War II.
Interdisciplinary celebration of the cultural contributions of members of the African Diaspora in the Western hemisphere.
A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.
A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.
Chronicles how the SED, a once villified political party, transformed itself into a viable national political party.
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.
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.
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 Victorian conceptions of home and identity by looking at portrayals and accounts of middle-class emigration to Australia.
Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.
Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.
Inspiring portraits of contemporary African women leaders.
An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an "inner," esoteric Islam.
A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.
Examines the interplay between reading and writing in the works of Petrarch and Dante.
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.
Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.
Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.
Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.