Book Display – Winter 2016

The following list of books includes titles published in English between January and February 2016 which span a range of disciplines in the broad field of Islamic Studies. Meant to showcase current research by both established and emerging scholars, the Maydan Book Displays will surely be of interest to graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are searching for compelling sources to enrich their studies, as well as university professors and course instructors looking to add fresh material to their syllabi. Check back monthly for updates.

The Shias of Pakistan: An Assertive and Beleaguered Minority

Author: Andreas T. RieckPublisher: HurstYear: 2016Discipline: History, PoliticsRegion: South Asia

Muslim Minority-State Relations: Violence, Integration, and Policy

Editor: Robert MasonPublisher: Palgrave MacmillanYear: 2016Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia

The Religious Roots of the Syrian Conflict: The Remaking of the Fertile Crescent

Author: Mark TomassPublisher: Palgrave MacmillanYear: 2016Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Middle East

Everyday Piety: Islam and Economy in Jordan

Author: Sarah A. TobinPublisher: Cornell University PressYear: 2016Discipline: AnthropologyRegion: Middle East

Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World

Author: Katherine ZoepfPublisher: Penguin Random HouseYear: 2016Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Middle East

The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan

Author: Rafia ZakariaPublisher: Penguin Random HouseYear: 2016Discipline: HistoryRegion: South Asia

The Muslim Question in Europe: Political Controversies and Public Philosophies

Author: Peter O'BrienPublisher: Temple University PressYear: 2016Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Europe

Shari'a and Muslim Minorities: The Wasati and Salafi Approaches to Fiqh al-Aqalliyat al-Muslima

Author: Uriya ShavitPublisher: Oxford University PressYear: 2016Discipline: Law, Religious StudiesRegion: Global

Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance Without Liberalism

Author: Jeremy MenchikPublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2016Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Southeast Asia

Islamic NGOs in Bangladesh: Development, Piety and Neoliberal Governmentality

Author: Mohammad Musfequs SalehinPublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2016Discipline: PoliticsRegion: South Asia

Sexual Ethics and Islam (Expanded and Revised Edition)

Author: Kecia AliPublisher: OneworldYear: 2016Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: Global

Law and Legality in the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey

Editor: Kent F. Schull, M. Safa Saracoglu and Robert ZensPublisher: Indiana University PressYear: 2016Discipline: Law, HistoryRegion: Middle East

Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War

Author: Robin Yassin-Kassab, Leila Al-ShamiPublisher: Pluto PressYear: 2016Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Middle East

Muslim Tatar Minorities in the Baltic Sea Region

Editor: Ingvar Svanberg and David WesterlundPublisher: BrillYear: 2016Discipline: HistoryRegion: Europe

Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity: A Comparative Study of Jalal al-Din Rumi and Meister Eckhart

Author: Saeed Zarrabi-ZadePublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2016Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: Middle East

Ibn al-'Arabi and Islamic Intellectual Culture: From Mysticism to Philosophy

Author: Caner DagliPublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2016Discipline: Religious Studies, HistoryRegion: Middle East

Islamic Traditions of Refuge in the Crises of Iraq and Syria

Author: Tahir ZamanPublisher: Palgrave MacmillanYear: 2016Discipline: Religious Studies, PoliticsRegion: Middle East

How the Workers Became Muslims: Immigration, Culture, and Hegemonic Transformation in Europe

Author: Ferruh YilmazPublisher: University of Michigan PressYear: 2016Discipline: History, Cultural StudiesRegion: Europe

Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Author: Jonathan BenthallPublisher: Manchester University PressYear: 2016Discipline: Anthropology, Religious StudiesRegion: Global

Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East

Author: Vedi R. HadizPublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2016Discipline: Political Science, SociologyRegion: Southeast Asia

Islamism: What It Means for the Middle East and the World

Author: Tarek OsmanPublisher: Yale University PressYear: 2016Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Middle East

The Qur'an and Its Readers Worldwide: Contemporary Commentaries and Translations

Editor: Suha Taji-FaroukiPublisher: Oxford University PressYear: 2016Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: Global

For Humanity or For the Umma? Aid and Islam in Transnational Muslim NGOs

Author: Marie Juul PetersenPublisher: HurstYear: 2016Discipline: SociologyRegion: Global

From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt: Religion, Identity and Politics After the Arab Conquest

Author: Maged S.A. MikhailPublisher: I.B. TaurisYear: 2016Discipline: HistoryRegion: North Africa

Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library

Author: Konrad HirschlerPublisher: Edinburgh University PressYear: 2016Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East

Love Is My Savior: The Arabic Poems of Rumi

Editor: Translated and edited by Nesreen Akhtarkhavari and Anthony A. LeePublisher: Michigan State University PressYear: 2016Discipline: Literature, Religious StudiesRegion: Middle East