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.
Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.
A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.
Analyzes the Israel-Palestinian conflict by looking at its interactions with seven regional and global powers and the way the conflict is framed at the international level.
Identifies the many ways in which unexpected outcomes are endemic to international relations due to the complexity of world politics.
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.
Identifies and traces the evolution of a forgotten “realist” tradition in medieval Islamic political thought, and considers the prospects for its revival in the context of the contemporary Middle East.
The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.
A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.
Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.
A history of the French schools that pioneered female education in Ottoman Iraq's Jewish communities.
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.
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.
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.
First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.
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.
Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.
Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.
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.
Examines the grassroots activism of an Internet-mediated collegiate lesbian and gay organization in Turkey.
Considers what is known of acclaimed early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī and how he was characterized in various times and places.
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.
Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.
A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.
A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.
Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.
Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.
The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.
Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.
An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an "inner," esoteric Islam.
Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.
First work in English devoted to medicine in the Ottoman world.
Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.
Comprehensive study of the Lebanese Army from Lebanon’s independence to the present.
Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.
Discusses the historical development of the well-loved story of the Prophet Muhammad’s night journey to the divine realm and back again.
Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
Argues that the rights of women in Muslim society are based on the preserved cultural standards of elites, not the ethical philosophy of the Quran.
Essays on various facets of Nursi’s spirituality as portrayed in his Risale-i Nur.
Examines the transformative power of irony in the creation of Muslim Africa.
The index to the 39-volume History of al-Tabari.
Collecting all forty volumes of The History of al-Ṭabarī.
Looks at how various factions used the tradition that scholars were the “heirs of the Prophet” during the classical period of Islam (570–1258 CE).
Examines the experiences of women activists of the Islamist Refah (Welfare) party in Turkey.
Examines early Kurdish nationalism within the context of the demise of the Ottoman Empire.
A fascinating exploration of how the transcendent is expressed in the spatial sensibility of premodern Islam.
Explains how the Jordanian monarchy has survived economic crisis and regional political instability.
Using the original, little-known writings of Sufis Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa', this book explores the development of the idea of Islamic sainthood in the post-Ibn 'Arabi period.
Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Reevaluates the foundation myths of two rival factions in Egypt during the Ottoman era.
Addresses the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies have confronted poverty and the poor.
Sheds light on one of the most important religious thinkers in the modern Muslim world.
Challenges conventional assumptions about the family and the modern Middle East.
Explores dream interpretation among the early Muslims, who saw dreams as a type of prophecy.
Explores the social and political history of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt during their gradual incorporation into the British Empire.
An expert on the thought of medieval Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi argues that philosophers have romanticized this work as a revival of “oriental” wisdom.
Explains the prohibition of alcohol in Islam using a wide range of materials from the early Islamic period.
English translation and introductory study of a previously unedited Hispano-Arabic legend of Alexander the Great.
Explores Western and Muslim scholarship on multiple aspects of the Twelver Shi’ite tradition.
A portrait of the Samarran Turk community while in the employ of the 'Abbasid caliphate during the ninth century.
Traces the development of the modern Arabic novel from the 1960s to the present.
Addresses the social significance of orthodox Islam during the medieval period in Baghdad.
A rare look at female empowerment in the Muslim world.
The first study in English of Islamic thought in China, this book shows that this tradition was informed by both Sufism and Neo-Confucianism; translations of two classic works are included.
Using original source documents, this book portrays nineteenth-century Mosul--a large city currently in Iraq's "no-fly" zone.
An illustrated work focusing on the ways in which satirical publications revealed evolution in Ottoman society.
An innovative application of consumption studies to the field of Ottoman history.
Provides an account of Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi's revival of Neoplatonism.
This volume of al-Tabari’s History provides the most complete and detailed historical source for the Persian empire of the Sasanids, whose four centuries of rule were one of the most glorious periods in Persia’s long history.
Makes available, for the first time in English, the work of a major modern Arab poet, providing a framework for understanding his experience not only as an Arab writer but as a postcolonial one.
Examines the development of a socioeconomic region in Iraq, Arabia, and the Gulf during a 150-year period, focusing on regional ties through long-distance trade networks.
This book's innovative approach makes it an important intervention into the field of modern Iraqi and Arab history. Samira Haj's discussion of the factors that led to, and paradoxically caused the failure ...
Volume VIII of al-Tabari's great 40-volume history of the Arabs covers the history of the Muslim community and the biography of Muh'ammad in the middle Medinan years. During this period, Meccan resistance to Islam collapsed, Muh'ammad returned triumphantly to his native city, and the Muslim community weathered controversy in Muhammad's private life.
This volume 17 of al-Tabari's great 40-volume history of the Arabs treats the first Civil War, 656-661.
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.
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 ...
Some seventy-five years after the boundaries of the British Mandate for Palestine were set, the State of Israel still lacks a defined territory and agreed-upon boundaries, except for its boundary with ...
This analysis of state policy under the last two Mamluk rulers enables modern readers to observe a pivotal era in the history of Egypt and southwest Asia.
This book provides the first comprehensive history of manufacturing in the Ottoman Empire and its Turkish successor state. As the Ottoman Empire evolved, manufacturing underwent an unusual trajectory. ...
An inquiry into the religious environment of the person Muslims hail as the “Envoy of God” and an attempt to trace his progress along the path from paganism to that distinctive form of monotheism ...
This volume covers the years 21-23/641-43 of the caliphate of 'Umar b. al-Khattab. It can be divided into two distinct and almost equal parts: the first concerning the Muslim conquests in Iran and the ...
This book brings together for the first time the work of many of the leading scholars in the field of Middle East working-class history. Using historical material from nineteenth-century Syria, late Ottoman ...
This is the only book to deal with classical Islamic cosmology as it was formulated by the Ikhwan al-S'afa al Biruni and Ibn Sina during the tenth and eleventh centuries. These figures influenced all ...
Although this volume deals with the part of al-Tabari's History covering the years 12 and 13 (633-35), in the caliphates of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and 'Umar b. al-Khattab, the narratives contained in it, ...
Gives the first broad comprehensive account—political, religious, social, and economic—of the Turkish history of Anatolia in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and outlines the major factors that led to the rise of the Ottomans.
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, ...
This book presents a coherent picture of the origins of the Palestinian problem. The author offers an analysis of factionalism in Arab society, with a detailed examination of the social and political ...
Highlights the private side of this public figure—his weaknesses as well as his heroics; his religious life and domestic affairs.
Amirahmadi focuses on the Iranian economy under the Islamic Republic, a subject that remains largely neglected in post-revolutionary Iranian research and analysis. Drawing from a wealth of primary sources, ...
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 ...
The author's analysis of the internecine strife and fierce clan rivalry rampant in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries puts into perspective the turmoil into which the Lebanon has fallen today. This ...
This book presents new and original insights into the political, social, and economic development of today's Egypt. The case study of Kamshish, a small village in the heart of the Delta, sheds light on ...
The Alliance Israélite Universelle—an international organization representing a community of over 240,000 Jews—was founded in France in 1860. Its goal was to achieve the intellectual regeneration ...