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.
A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.
Offers a rare glimpse into schools in contemporary Egypt.
Multidisciplinary examination of the public sphere in “traditional” Muslim society.
Explores Arab-Jewish encounters and relations in Israel from both conflict resolution and educational perspectives.
An extensively illustrated account of traditional bedouin life in the Arab east that extends from desert wildlife and lore on the camel to marriage customs and the history of the enigmatic tribe of Slayb. ...
This book explores Muslims' conception of themselves as "the people of the book" and explains the multifaceted meanings of this concept. Published jointly with the Library of Congress, it is an illustrated history of the book and the written word in th
This book discusses Arab history, law, philosophy, politics, and literature, analyzing the challenges and responses aroused by the interaction between Western culture and the ancient and modern Arab cultures. ...