Middle East Studies

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A Lover of God

Collects and interprets the literary legacy of Nūrī, an early Sufi master known for his ecstatic behaviour, eccentric acts, and passionate poems of mystical love.

Religion of Love

A groundbreaking study of Farid al-Din ʿAṭṭār, one of Persian literature's greatest poets.

Education among Indigenous Palestinians in Israel

By Majid Al-Haj
Subjects: Education

An expansive, in-depth analysis of education among indigenous Palestinians in Israel over seven decades.

The Nation or the Ummah

Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.

All the World Is Awry

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.

Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East

Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.

The Anonymity of a Commentator

A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.

Ummah

Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.

Premises and Problems

Edited by Luiza Franco Moreira
Introduction by Luiza Franco Moreira
Subjects: Literature
Series: SUNY Press Open Access

Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.

The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

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.

Complex Effects of International Relations

Identifies the many ways in which unexpected outcomes are endemic to international relations due to the complexity of world politics.

Since 1948

A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.

Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World

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.

The Repose of the Spirits

Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.

The Art of Jihad

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 Zionist Congress

Translated by Michael J. Reimer
Introduction by Michael J. Reimer
Subjects: Jewish Studies

An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.

Repentance and the Return to God

The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.

A Queer Way Out

Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.

Water and Power in Past Societies

Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.

Cultural Journeys into the Arab World

Edited by Dalya Cohen-Mor
Introduction by Dalya Cohen-Mor
Subjects: Literature

A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.

Educational Oases in the Desert

By Jonathan Sciarcon
Subjects: History

A history of the French schools that pioneered female education in Ottoman Iraq's Jewish communities.

Walāyah in the Fāṭimid Ismāʿīlī Tradition

Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.

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.

Global Women, Colonial Ports

By Liat Kozma
Subjects: History

Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.

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.