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Afghan Folktales from Herat:

Persian Texts in Transcription and Translation
Youli Ioannesyan
ISBN: 9781604976526

There is no similar published work in English on this particular Persian dialect and its oral literature. Based on academically informed fieldwork and presented in a scientific fashion, this study provides information previously unavailable and is thus valuable to the academic discourse in Iranian linguistics. The book helpfully provides a grammatical introduction to the Herati dialect, a glossary of dialectal and common words, as well as approximately 500 explanatory notes. Read More..

Assyrians, Kurds, and Ottomans:

Intercommunal Relations on the Periphery of the Ottoman Empire
Hirmis Aboona
ISBN: 9781604975833

This work, through its rich depictions of tribal and religious diversity within Mesopotamia, steps away from the age-old oversimplified rubric of an “Arab Muslim” Middle East, and into the cultural mosaic that is more representative of the region. Read More..

Contemporary Arab American Women Writers:

Hyphenated Identities and Border Crossings
Amal Talaat Abdelrazek
ISBN: 9781934043714

A profound study of how contemporary Arab American women writers who have been marginalized and silenced, especially after 9/11 ... Read More..

Egypt:

Ancient Histories, Modern Archaeologies
Rachael J. Dann and Karen Exell
ISBN: 9781604978490

This volume is one of the first to demonstrate the emerging interdisciplinary nature in Ancient Egyptian studies and the first to suggest new avenues of approach whilst seeking to open a discussion about how the Egyptian past can be known and understood. Read More..

Elementary Education and Motivation in Islam:

Perspectives of Medieval Muslim Scholars, 750–1400 CE
Eeqbal Hassim
ISBN: 9781604977103

"The scholars who wrote on elementary education focused on ideals and expectations that were anomalous to educational practice as portrayed in some historical anecdotes. Accordingly,this book argues that this idealism and the centuries old traditions in elementary education and motivation simply reflect the faith and zeal of a civilization that carried out the task of educating children with the obedience of God in mind. This is an important book for all Islamic studies collections, particularly in the areas of history, education, psychology,and Arabic literature. - Targheeb Read More..

I Am You (Ana Hiya Anti):

A Novel on Lesbian Desire in the Middle East by Elham Mansour. Translated and Edited with an Introduction by Samar Habib
Elham Mansour / Edited and Translated by Samar Habib
ISBN: 9781604975024

This long-awaited critical translation provides the English reader access to a novel which deals candidly and positively with one of the most important and taboo issues of contemporary Arab society––(homo)sexuality. Read More..

The Ismaili-Sufi Sage of Pamir:

Mubarak-i Wakhani and the Esoteric Tradition of the Pamiri Muslims
Abdulmamad Iloliev
ISBN: 9781934043974

There has been no serious scholarly research conducted on Mubarak-i Wakhani’s life and works. This book is the first introductory study on the subject, and provides the first systematic presentation of the seminal Islamic figure. Read More..

Naguib Mahfouz:

A Western and Eastern Cage of Female Entrapment
Pamela Allegretto-Diiulio
ISBN: 9781934043615

" ... a monumental publication: it represents one of the first important critical studies of Mahfouz’s art—in itself a noteworthy achievement" Read More..

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:

Perspectives on the Peace Process
Moises Salinas and Hazza Abu Rabi
ISBN: 9781604976540

With essays by the world's top academics (including Professor Herbert Kelman from Harvard University, Professor Naomi Chazan from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Dr. Sami Adwan from Bethlehem University), this volume makes a substantial contribution to scholarship on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by its application of academic thinking to the solution for one of the most serious conflicts of our time. Read More..

Women’s Reproductive Health in Yemen

T.S. Sunil and Vijayan Pillai
ISBN: 9781604976625

The book examines the reproductive health of women in Yemen. Women’s reproductive health has emerged as an area of concern among development agencies and international agencies such as the United Nations. In addition, the book reveals the previously underappreciated role of abortion in contributing to the first stages of fertility decline. It is an essential book for scholars in demography and population health. Read More..

 

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