Book Display – January 2017

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in January 2017 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.

Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World: Critical Perspectives on Islam and Modernity

Editor: Lutfi SunarPublisher: Oxford Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Sociology, HistoryRegion: Global

Ottoman Puritanism and Its Discontents: Ahmad al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis

Author: Mustapha SheikhPublisher: Oxford Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: History, Religious StudiesRegion: Middle East

Guardians of God: Inside the Religious Mind of the Pakistani Taliban

Author: Mona Kanwal SheikhPublisher: Oxford Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: PoliticsRegion: South Asia

Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History

Author: Mona HassanPublisher: Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Global

Muslim Women and Power: Political and Civic Engagement in West European Societies

Author: Daniele Joly and Khursheed WadiaPublisher: Palgrave MacmillanYear: 2017Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Europe

Religion and Regulation in Indonesia

Author: Ismatu RopiPublisher: Palgrave MacmillanYear: 2017Discipline: SociologyRegion: Southeast Asia

Comic Performance in Pakistan: The Bhand

Author: Claire PammentPublisher: Palgrave MacmillanYear: 2017Discipline: Arts, HistoryRegion: South Asia

Jihad in Premodern Sufi Writings

Author: Harry S. NealePublisher: Palgrave MacmillanYear: 2017Discipline: History, Religious StudiesRegion: Middle East

Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

Author: Abd al-Wahhab ibn Ahmad ibn Ali al-SharaniEditor: Translated by Adam SabraPublisher: Yale Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East

A History of Islam in Indonesia: Unity in Diversity

Author: Carool KerstenPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Southeast Asia

Salafism After the Arab Awakening: Contending with People's Power

Editor: Francesco Cavatorta and Fabio MeronePublisher: HurstYear: 2017Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Middle East, North Africa

Scent from the Garden of Paradise: Musk and the Medieval Islamic World

Author: Anya H. KingPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia

Constructing Political Islam as the New Other: America and Its Post-War on Terror Politics

Author: Corinna MullinPublisher: I.B. TaurisYear: 2017Discipline: PoliticsRegion: North America, Global

Hadhramaut and its Diaspora: Yemeni Politics, Identity and Migration

Author: Noel BrehonyPublisher: I.B. TaurisYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East

Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean

Editor: Nukhet VarlikPublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East, North Africa

The Erasure of Arab Political Identity: Colonialism and Violence

Author: Salam HawaPublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2017Discipline: History, Political ScienceRegion: Middle East

Scholars and Sultans in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Author: Abdurrahman AtcilPublisher: Univ. of Cambridge PressYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East

Ibadi Texts from the 2nd/8th Century

Editor: Abdulrahman al-Salimi and Wilferd MadelungPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: History, Religious StudiesRegion: Middle East

Set of Yearbooks of the Index Islamicus, 1906-2015 (32 vols.)

Editor: J.D. Pearson et al.Publisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: Global

A Dictionary of Calligraphy and Related Arts

Author: Hamid Reza GhelichkhaniEditor: Shervin FarridnejadPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: Art HistoryRegion: Central Asia

Sacred Fury: Understanding Religious Violence (Third Edition)

Author: Charles SelengutPublisher: Rowman & LittlefieldYear: 2017Discipline: Sociology, Religious StudiesRegion: Global

Institutional Origins of Islamist Political Mobilization

Author: Quinn MechamPublisher: Cambridge Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Middle East, Africa

Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran

Author: Nahid SiamdoustPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Anthropology, PoliticsRegion: Middle East

The Mosques of Egypt

Author: Bernard O'KanePublisher: American Univ. in Cairo PressYear: 2017Discipline: Art HistoryRegion: North Africa

Sharia Dynamics: Islamic Law and Sociopolitical Processes

Editor: Timothy DanielsPublisher: Palgrave MacmillanYear: 2017Discipline: Law, AnthropologyRegion: Global

Mainstreaming Islam in Indonesia: Television, Identity, and the Middle Class

Author: Inaya RakhmaniPublisher: Palgrave MacmillanYear: 2017Discipline: Communication, SociologyRegion: Southeast Asia