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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

Edited by Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh & Isis Nusair
Foreword by Lila Abu-Lughod
Subjects: Area Studies

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.

Ottoman Medicine

First work in English devoted to medicine in the Ottoman world.

Terror and Irish Modernism

Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.

Destination Dictatorship

Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.

Nixon and Israel

New insights into the cementing of the American-Israeli relationship during the Nixon years.

Latinos in Dixie

A look at the Latino experience in the American South using data from Richmond, Virginia.

Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Philosophy

Leading scholars engage the later contributions of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Africa Writes Back to Self

By Evan M. Mwangi
Subjects: Literature

Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.

Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls

Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.

Birth and Death of the Housewife

First English translation of Paola Masino’s Nascita e morte della massaia, her most controversial novel that provoked Fascist censorship for its critical portrayal of marriage and motherhood.

Who Speaks for Hispanics?

Examines the policy stances of two major Hispanic interest groups.

Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia

By Asafa Jalata
Subjects: Area Studies

Applies the concept of oppressor and oppressed nationalisms to explore the historical forces and social processes that have shaped modern Ethiopia.

Byromania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture

Argues that Byron’s popularity marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural identity.

The Lebanese Army

Comprehensive study of the Lebanese Army from Lebanon’s independence to the present.

Literary Remains

Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.

Foreign Workers in Israel

Explores how the entry of migrant workers into Israel raises questions beyond just those of the labor market.

Nahum Goldmann

Explores the life and career of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful Zionist leaders.

Rūmī's Mystical Design

Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.