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Middle East Studies

For exam or desk copy requests, please visit cup.columbia.edu/for-instructors Forthcoming

Jim Krane

2019

University/NYU Abu Dhabi

"Is it possible that oil exports from Gulf countries could be seriously threatened by skyrocketing demand in domestic consumption?.... Jim Krane offers a probing analysis of how these oil-rich nations are grappling with the lavish energy subsidies that are intrinsic to their political stability and modern state building."-Sophia Kalantzakos, New York

$32.00 / £25.00 cloth 978-0-231-17930-0 January 2019 224 pages

Center on Global Energy Policy Series

The Holocaust and the Nakba

This book examines the economic history and political economy of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Focusing on the period since 1945, particularly the last twenty years, Matthew Gray outlines the main factors to have shaped these diverse nations, including problems of state formation and ruling elite legitimacy, the role of oil and energy, the challenges of economic geography, and the wider international political setting and its impacts. $25.00 paper 978-1-788210-01-0 $90.00 cloth 978-1-788210-00-3 January 2019 224 pages

Agenda Publishing

Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco

Edited by Bashir Bashir and Amos Goldberg

Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization

Foreword by Elias Khoury Afterword by Jacqueline Rose

$40.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-18297-3 $120.00 / £93.00 cloth 978-0-231-18296-6

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18358-1 2018 415 pages

2018 424 pages

Religion, Culture, and Public Life

the Western Tradition

In Open to Reason, Souleymane Bachir Diagne traces Muslims’ intellectual and spiritual history of examining and questioning beliefs and arguments to show how Islamic philosophy has always engaged critically with texts and ideas both inside and outside its tradition. Through a rich reading of classical and modern Muslim philosophers, Diagne explains the long history of philosophy in the Islamic world and its relevance to crucial issues of our own time. $26.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-18546-2

$60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17774-0

2018 136 pages

2018 328 pages

Religion, Culture, and Public Life

Literature Now

Translated by Jonathan Adjemian

Forthcoming

$35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18344-4

$50.00 / £40.00 paper 978-0-231-17437-4

January 2019 272 pages

$150.00 / £116.00 cloth 978-0-231-17436-7

Different Perspectives on the Syrian Reality

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-17184-7

2018 296 pages

Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics

Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare

March 2019 672 pages

God and Man in Tehran

Research in the Diverse Fields of Syrian Culture

Contending Visions of the Divine from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic

Alina Oueishak, Hani Al-Telfah, Mohammad Omram, Wassim Al-Salti

Wendy Pearlman and Boaz Atzili

2018 384 pages

and Mughal Literate Communities

In this book, Hamid Dabashi brings the Edited by Hani Khafipour Shahnameh to renewed global attention, encapsulating a lifetime of learning and teaching the This volume is a comprehensive sourcebook Persian epic for a new generation of readers. of newly translated texts from the Safavid, In addition to explaining and celebrating what Ottoman, and Mughal empires of the fifteenth makes the Shahnameh such a distinctive literary through eighteenth centuries, accompanied work, he also considers the poem in the conby scholarly essays, that aims to provide a text of other epics, such as the Aeneid and the new model for the study and teaching of the Odyssey, and critical debates about the concept of world literature. early modern history of the Near East and India.

Curtis R. Ryan

Curtis R. Ryan explains how Jordan weathered the turmoil of the Arab Spring, crossing divides Traditional discussions of interstate conflict between state and society, government and oppoassume that the greater a state’s power sition. Ryan analyzes key features of Jordanian compared to its opponent, the more successpolitics, including Islamist and leftist opposition ful its coercion. Turning that logic on its head, parties, youth movements, and other forms of Pearlman and Atzili show that this strategy can activism, as well as struggles over elections, be more effective against a strong host state reform, and identity. Drawing on extensive fieldthan a weak one because host regimes need work and interviews, from grassroots activists internal cohesion and institutional capacity to move against nonstate to King Abdullah II, Jordan and the Arab Uprisings is a definitive analysis of actors. A significant contribution to scholarship on deterrence, asymmetric Jordanian politics before, during, and beyond the Arab uprisings. conflict, and strategic culture, Triadic Coercion illuminates an evolving feature of the international security landscape and interrogates assump- $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18627-8 tions that distort strategic thinking. $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18626-1

Empires of the Near East and India Source Studies of the Safavid, Ottoman,

Hamid Dabashi

Regime Survival and Politics Beyond the State

Nonstate Actors

cup.columbia.edu

The Shahnameh The Persian Epic as World Literature

Jordan and the Arab Uprisings

Israel’s Targeting of States That Host

Save 30% on Middle East studies titles, order online at cup.columbia.edu and enter code CONF

Forthcoming

Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics

Triadic Coercion

Peter Morey In Islamophobia and the Novel, Peter Morey analyzes how recent works of fiction have framed and responded to the rise of anti-Muslim prejudice, showing how their portrayals of Muslims both reflect and refute the ideological preoccupations of media and politicians in the post-9/11 West. Morey offers nuanced readings of works by John Updike, Ian McEwan, Hanif Kureishi, Monica Ali, Mohsin Hamid, John le Carré, Khaled Hosseini, Azar Nafisi, and other writers, emphasizing the demands of the literary marketplace for representations of Muslims.

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Janine A. Clark "Clark’s pioneering study of municipal politics, decentralization, and democratization in Morocco and Jordan finally concentrates on the massively understudied yet critical arena of local politics. She explores whether decentralization reinforces state control, leads to elite capture, offloads social welfare costs, or allows new opposition forces to grow. The picture of Middle East politics is greatly enhanced by this exhaustively researched book" -Diane Singerman, American University

Islamophobia and the Novel

Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with

Matthew Gray

A New Grammar of Trauma and History

This book does not seek to draw a parallel or comparison between the Holocaust and Nakba or to merely inaugurate a “dialogue” between them. Instead, it searches for a new historical and political grammar for relating and narrating their complicated intersections. Focusing on these intersections, paves the way for a new political, historical, and moral grammar that enables a joint Arab-Jewish dwelling and supports historical reconciliation in Israel/Palestine.

Open to Reason

The Economy of the Gulf States

Energy Kingdoms Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf

Save 30% order online at cup.columbia.edu and enter code CONF

Hossein Kamaly

Foreword by Hassan Abbas

"A masterful mapping of the intellectual and spiritual currents that roiled Iran's capital for a century and a half before bursting forth in the Iranian Revolution."

This unique collection examines the fundamental changes in the relationship of Syrians to the society they live in and the dynamic transformations they are witnessing. Essays include: 1) Home in a Refugee Camp: An Applied Study of the Al-Jarahiya Camp (by Alina Oueishek)

-Richard Bulliet, Columbia University

3. Children in the Shadow of the Islamic State: Jihadi Schooling and Recruitment

With a focus on the diversity of ideas of the divine, God and Man in Tehran offers a novel perspective on the intellectual movements that have shaped Iranian modernity.

under the Darkness of the Islamic State (by Wasim Al-Salti)

$60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17682-8

4. Political Stereotypes during the Syrian Uprising (by Hani Al-Telfah)

2018 256 pages

2. The Tormented Body Imagery in Contemporary Syrian Plastic Art (by Mohammad Omran)

$35.00 paper 978-3-8382-1161-9 2018 240 pages

Ibidem Press


Middle East Studies

For exam or desk copy requests, please visit cup.columbia.edu/for-instructors Forthcoming

Jim Krane

2019

University/NYU Abu Dhabi

"Is it possible that oil exports from Gulf countries could be seriously threatened by skyrocketing demand in domestic consumption?.... Jim Krane offers a probing analysis of how these oil-rich nations are grappling with the lavish energy subsidies that are intrinsic to their political stability and modern state building."-Sophia Kalantzakos, New York

$32.00 / £25.00 cloth 978-0-231-17930-0 January 2019 224 pages

Center on Global Energy Policy Series

The Holocaust and the Nakba

This book examines the economic history and political economy of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Focusing on the period since 1945, particularly the last twenty years, Matthew Gray outlines the main factors to have shaped these diverse nations, including problems of state formation and ruling elite legitimacy, the role of oil and energy, the challenges of economic geography, and the wider international political setting and its impacts. $25.00 paper 978-1-788210-01-0 $90.00 cloth 978-1-788210-00-3 January 2019 224 pages

Agenda Publishing

Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco

Edited by Bashir Bashir and Amos Goldberg

Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization

Foreword by Elias Khoury Afterword by Jacqueline Rose

$40.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-18297-3 $120.00 / £93.00 cloth 978-0-231-18296-6

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18358-1 2018 415 pages

2018 424 pages

Religion, Culture, and Public Life

the Western Tradition

In Open to Reason, Souleymane Bachir Diagne traces Muslims’ intellectual and spiritual history of examining and questioning beliefs and arguments to show how Islamic philosophy has always engaged critically with texts and ideas both inside and outside its tradition. Through a rich reading of classical and modern Muslim philosophers, Diagne explains the long history of philosophy in the Islamic world and its relevance to crucial issues of our own time. $26.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-18546-2

$60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17774-0

2018 136 pages

2018 328 pages

Religion, Culture, and Public Life

Literature Now

Translated by Jonathan Adjemian

Forthcoming

$35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18344-4

$50.00 / £40.00 paper 978-0-231-17437-4

January 2019 272 pages

$150.00 / £116.00 cloth 978-0-231-17436-7

Different Perspectives on the Syrian Reality

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-17184-7

2018 296 pages

Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics

Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare

March 2019 672 pages

God and Man in Tehran

Research in the Diverse Fields of Syrian Culture

Contending Visions of the Divine from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic

Alina Oueishak, Hani Al-Telfah, Mohammad Omram, Wassim Al-Salti

Wendy Pearlman and Boaz Atzili

2018 384 pages

and Mughal Literate Communities

In this book, Hamid Dabashi brings the Edited by Hani Khafipour Shahnameh to renewed global attention, encapsulating a lifetime of learning and teaching the This volume is a comprehensive sourcebook Persian epic for a new generation of readers. of newly translated texts from the Safavid, In addition to explaining and celebrating what Ottoman, and Mughal empires of the fifteenth makes the Shahnameh such a distinctive literary through eighteenth centuries, accompanied work, he also considers the poem in the conby scholarly essays, that aims to provide a text of other epics, such as the Aeneid and the new model for the study and teaching of the Odyssey, and critical debates about the concept of world literature. early modern history of the Near East and India.

Curtis R. Ryan

Curtis R. Ryan explains how Jordan weathered the turmoil of the Arab Spring, crossing divides Traditional discussions of interstate conflict between state and society, government and oppoassume that the greater a state’s power sition. Ryan analyzes key features of Jordanian compared to its opponent, the more successpolitics, including Islamist and leftist opposition ful its coercion. Turning that logic on its head, parties, youth movements, and other forms of Pearlman and Atzili show that this strategy can activism, as well as struggles over elections, be more effective against a strong host state reform, and identity. Drawing on extensive fieldthan a weak one because host regimes need work and interviews, from grassroots activists internal cohesion and institutional capacity to move against nonstate to King Abdullah II, Jordan and the Arab Uprisings is a definitive analysis of actors. A significant contribution to scholarship on deterrence, asymmetric Jordanian politics before, during, and beyond the Arab uprisings. conflict, and strategic culture, Triadic Coercion illuminates an evolving feature of the international security landscape and interrogates assump- $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18627-8 tions that distort strategic thinking. $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18626-1

Empires of the Near East and India Source Studies of the Safavid, Ottoman,

Hamid Dabashi

Regime Survival and Politics Beyond the State

Nonstate Actors

cup.columbia.edu

The Shahnameh The Persian Epic as World Literature

Jordan and the Arab Uprisings

Israel’s Targeting of States That Host

Save 30% on Middle East studies titles, order online at cup.columbia.edu and enter code CONF

Forthcoming

Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics

Triadic Coercion

Peter Morey In Islamophobia and the Novel, Peter Morey analyzes how recent works of fiction have framed and responded to the rise of anti-Muslim prejudice, showing how their portrayals of Muslims both reflect and refute the ideological preoccupations of media and politicians in the post-9/11 West. Morey offers nuanced readings of works by John Updike, Ian McEwan, Hanif Kureishi, Monica Ali, Mohsin Hamid, John le Carré, Khaled Hosseini, Azar Nafisi, and other writers, emphasizing the demands of the literary marketplace for representations of Muslims.

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Janine A. Clark "Clark’s pioneering study of municipal politics, decentralization, and democratization in Morocco and Jordan finally concentrates on the massively understudied yet critical arena of local politics. She explores whether decentralization reinforces state control, leads to elite capture, offloads social welfare costs, or allows new opposition forces to grow. The picture of Middle East politics is greatly enhanced by this exhaustively researched book" -Diane Singerman, American University

Islamophobia and the Novel

Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with

Matthew Gray

A New Grammar of Trauma and History

This book does not seek to draw a parallel or comparison between the Holocaust and Nakba or to merely inaugurate a “dialogue” between them. Instead, it searches for a new historical and political grammar for relating and narrating their complicated intersections. Focusing on these intersections, paves the way for a new political, historical, and moral grammar that enables a joint Arab-Jewish dwelling and supports historical reconciliation in Israel/Palestine.

Open to Reason

The Economy of the Gulf States

Energy Kingdoms Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf

Save 30% order online at cup.columbia.edu and enter code CONF

Hossein Kamaly

Foreword by Hassan Abbas

"A masterful mapping of the intellectual and spiritual currents that roiled Iran's capital for a century and a half before bursting forth in the Iranian Revolution."

This unique collection examines the fundamental changes in the relationship of Syrians to the society they live in and the dynamic transformations they are witnessing. Essays include: 1) Home in a Refugee Camp: An Applied Study of the Al-Jarahiya Camp (by Alina Oueishek)

-Richard Bulliet, Columbia University

3. Children in the Shadow of the Islamic State: Jihadi Schooling and Recruitment

With a focus on the diversity of ideas of the divine, God and Man in Tehran offers a novel perspective on the intellectual movements that have shaped Iranian modernity.

under the Darkness of the Islamic State (by Wasim Al-Salti)

$60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17682-8

4. Political Stereotypes during the Syrian Uprising (by Hani Al-Telfah)

2018 256 pages

2. The Tormented Body Imagery in Contemporary Syrian Plastic Art (by Mohammad Omran)

$35.00 paper 978-3-8382-1161-9 2018 240 pages

Ibidem Press


Middle East Studies

For exam or desk copy requests, please visit cup.columbia.edu/for-instructors Forthcoming

Jim Krane

2019

University/NYU Abu Dhabi

"Is it possible that oil exports from Gulf countries could be seriously threatened by skyrocketing demand in domestic consumption?.... Jim Krane offers a probing analysis of how these oil-rich nations are grappling with the lavish energy subsidies that are intrinsic to their political stability and modern state building."-Sophia Kalantzakos, New York

$32.00 / £25.00 cloth 978-0-231-17930-0 January 2019 224 pages

Center on Global Energy Policy Series

The Holocaust and the Nakba

This book examines the economic history and political economy of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Focusing on the period since 1945, particularly the last twenty years, Matthew Gray outlines the main factors to have shaped these diverse nations, including problems of state formation and ruling elite legitimacy, the role of oil and energy, the challenges of economic geography, and the wider international political setting and its impacts. $25.00 paper 978-1-788210-01-0 $90.00 cloth 978-1-788210-00-3 January 2019 224 pages

Agenda Publishing

Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco

Edited by Bashir Bashir and Amos Goldberg

Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization

Foreword by Elias Khoury Afterword by Jacqueline Rose

$40.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-18297-3 $120.00 / £93.00 cloth 978-0-231-18296-6

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18358-1 2018 415 pages

2018 424 pages

Religion, Culture, and Public Life

the Western Tradition

In Open to Reason, Souleymane Bachir Diagne traces Muslims’ intellectual and spiritual history of examining and questioning beliefs and arguments to show how Islamic philosophy has always engaged critically with texts and ideas both inside and outside its tradition. Through a rich reading of classical and modern Muslim philosophers, Diagne explains the long history of philosophy in the Islamic world and its relevance to crucial issues of our own time. $26.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-18546-2

$60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17774-0

2018 136 pages

2018 328 pages

Religion, Culture, and Public Life

Literature Now

Translated by Jonathan Adjemian

Forthcoming

$35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18344-4

$50.00 / £40.00 paper 978-0-231-17437-4

January 2019 272 pages

$150.00 / £116.00 cloth 978-0-231-17436-7

Different Perspectives on the Syrian Reality

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-17184-7

2018 296 pages

Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics

Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare

March 2019 672 pages

God and Man in Tehran

Research in the Diverse Fields of Syrian Culture

Contending Visions of the Divine from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic

Alina Oueishak, Hani Al-Telfah, Mohammad Omram, Wassim Al-Salti

Wendy Pearlman and Boaz Atzili

2018 384 pages

and Mughal Literate Communities

In this book, Hamid Dabashi brings the Edited by Hani Khafipour Shahnameh to renewed global attention, encapsulating a lifetime of learning and teaching the This volume is a comprehensive sourcebook Persian epic for a new generation of readers. of newly translated texts from the Safavid, In addition to explaining and celebrating what Ottoman, and Mughal empires of the fifteenth makes the Shahnameh such a distinctive literary through eighteenth centuries, accompanied work, he also considers the poem in the conby scholarly essays, that aims to provide a text of other epics, such as the Aeneid and the new model for the study and teaching of the Odyssey, and critical debates about the concept of world literature. early modern history of the Near East and India.

Curtis R. Ryan

Curtis R. Ryan explains how Jordan weathered the turmoil of the Arab Spring, crossing divides Traditional discussions of interstate conflict between state and society, government and oppoassume that the greater a state’s power sition. Ryan analyzes key features of Jordanian compared to its opponent, the more successpolitics, including Islamist and leftist opposition ful its coercion. Turning that logic on its head, parties, youth movements, and other forms of Pearlman and Atzili show that this strategy can activism, as well as struggles over elections, be more effective against a strong host state reform, and identity. Drawing on extensive fieldthan a weak one because host regimes need work and interviews, from grassroots activists internal cohesion and institutional capacity to move against nonstate to King Abdullah II, Jordan and the Arab Uprisings is a definitive analysis of actors. A significant contribution to scholarship on deterrence, asymmetric Jordanian politics before, during, and beyond the Arab uprisings. conflict, and strategic culture, Triadic Coercion illuminates an evolving feature of the international security landscape and interrogates assump- $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18627-8 tions that distort strategic thinking. $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18626-1

Empires of the Near East and India Source Studies of the Safavid, Ottoman,

Hamid Dabashi

Regime Survival and Politics Beyond the State

Nonstate Actors

cup.columbia.edu

The Shahnameh The Persian Epic as World Literature

Jordan and the Arab Uprisings

Israel’s Targeting of States That Host

Save 30% on Middle East studies titles, order online at cup.columbia.edu and enter code CONF

Forthcoming

Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics

Triadic Coercion

Peter Morey In Islamophobia and the Novel, Peter Morey analyzes how recent works of fiction have framed and responded to the rise of anti-Muslim prejudice, showing how their portrayals of Muslims both reflect and refute the ideological preoccupations of media and politicians in the post-9/11 West. Morey offers nuanced readings of works by John Updike, Ian McEwan, Hanif Kureishi, Monica Ali, Mohsin Hamid, John le Carré, Khaled Hosseini, Azar Nafisi, and other writers, emphasizing the demands of the literary marketplace for representations of Muslims.

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Janine A. Clark "Clark’s pioneering study of municipal politics, decentralization, and democratization in Morocco and Jordan finally concentrates on the massively understudied yet critical arena of local politics. She explores whether decentralization reinforces state control, leads to elite capture, offloads social welfare costs, or allows new opposition forces to grow. The picture of Middle East politics is greatly enhanced by this exhaustively researched book" -Diane Singerman, American University

Islamophobia and the Novel

Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with

Matthew Gray

A New Grammar of Trauma and History

This book does not seek to draw a parallel or comparison between the Holocaust and Nakba or to merely inaugurate a “dialogue” between them. Instead, it searches for a new historical and political grammar for relating and narrating their complicated intersections. Focusing on these intersections, paves the way for a new political, historical, and moral grammar that enables a joint Arab-Jewish dwelling and supports historical reconciliation in Israel/Palestine.

Open to Reason

The Economy of the Gulf States

Energy Kingdoms Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf

Save 30% order online at cup.columbia.edu and enter code CONF

Hossein Kamaly

Foreword by Hassan Abbas

"A masterful mapping of the intellectual and spiritual currents that roiled Iran's capital for a century and a half before bursting forth in the Iranian Revolution."

This unique collection examines the fundamental changes in the relationship of Syrians to the society they live in and the dynamic transformations they are witnessing. Essays include: 1) Home in a Refugee Camp: An Applied Study of the Al-Jarahiya Camp (by Alina Oueishek)

-Richard Bulliet, Columbia University

3. Children in the Shadow of the Islamic State: Jihadi Schooling and Recruitment

With a focus on the diversity of ideas of the divine, God and Man in Tehran offers a novel perspective on the intellectual movements that have shaped Iranian modernity.

under the Darkness of the Islamic State (by Wasim Al-Salti)

$60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17682-8

4. Political Stereotypes during the Syrian Uprising (by Hani Al-Telfah)

2018 256 pages

2. The Tormented Body Imagery in Contemporary Syrian Plastic Art (by Mohammad Omran)

$35.00 paper 978-3-8382-1161-9 2018 240 pages

Ibidem Press


Save 30% order online at cup.columbia.edu and enter code CONF Religious Statecraft

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The Politics of Islam in Iran Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar

Race and the Politics of Dislocation

Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar traces half a century of shifting Islamist doctrines, demonstrating that religious narratives in Iran can change rapidly, frequently, and dramatically in accordance with elites’ threat perceptions. Religious Statecraft constructs a new picture of Iranian politics in which power drives Islamist ideology. $60.00 /£47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18366-6 2018 392 pages

Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics

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The Emergence of Iranian Nationalism Reza Zia-Ebrahimi “This book breaks new ground in the study of recent Iranian history. It reveals and analyzes the dirty little secret of Iranian nationalism, namely that it contains a racist dimension. It is not only a well-researched and well-written book, it is also a courageous book.”-Houchang

Chehabi, Boston University $27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-17577-7 $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17576-0 2018  312 pages

Palestinians in Syria Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

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Anaheed Al-Harda

Co-winner, Academic Book Award, Palestine Book Awards “Al-Hardan’s mastery of historical context; her nuanced approach to the symbolic nature of memory-making-for communitybuilding among three generations of refugees; and her clear-eyed articulation of a catastrophe of catastrophes is as groundbreaking as it is heart-wrenching."-Journal of Palestine Studies "Provides a fascinating insight into a community now almost completely obliterated."-Middle East Media and Book Reviews Online $27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-17637-8 $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17636-1 2018 272 pages

Parable and Politics in Early Islamic History The Rashidun Caliphs Tayeb El-Hibri "Awe-inspiring erudition and a discerning eye for intertextual associations guide Tayeb El-Hibri's brilliant dissection of early Islamic political narratives."

-Richard Bulliet, Columbia University

"A must-read for all serious students of early Islamic history...a marvelously challenging, provocative, and erudite rereading of this period and its sources."-Der Islam $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-15083-5 $70.00 / £54.00 cloth 978-0-231-15082-8 2018  448 pages

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Militarizing the nation T h e A r my, B u s i n e s s , a n d R evo l u t i o n i n E g y p t

ZEinAB ABul-MAgd

Militarizing the Nation

Restating Orientalism

The Army, Business, and Revolution in Egypt

A Critique of Modern Knowledge

Zeinab Abul-Magd

Wael B. Hallaq

Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Wael B. Hallaq takes critique of Orientalism as a point of departure for rethinking the modern project. A remarkably ambitious attempt to overturn the foundations of a wide range of academic disciplines, Restating Orientalism exposes the depth of academia’s lethal complicity in modern forms of capitalism, colonialism, and hegemonic power.

"No other work provides such a detailed account of the military's penetration of the economy or the state administration, nor of the causes or consequences of that penetration. The topic is of major importance and the range of sources drawn upon is without parallel."-Robert Springborg, author of Mubarak's

Egypt: Fragmentation of the Political Order

"Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the decisions of the Egyptian military after 2011, and the enduring weight of these actions."-Middle East Institute $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-17063-5 $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17062-8 2018  336 pages

$40.00 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-18762-6 2018 392 pages

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