Book Display – October 2017

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in October 2017, as well as a few titles published in September, 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.

Islam After Liberalism

Editor: Faisal Devji and Zaheer KazmiPublisher: HurstYear: 2017Discipline: Philosophy, Sociology, PoliticsRegion: Global

Tribes and Politics in Yemen: A History of the Houthi Conflict

Author: Marieke BrandtPublisher: HurstYear: 2017Discipline: History, PoliticsRegion: Middle East

Awhad al-Din Kirmani and the Controversy of the Sufi Gaze

Author: Lloyd RidgeonPublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2017Discipline: Religious Studies, HistoryRegion: Middle East

Islamic Law: Cases, Authorities and Worldview

Author: Ahmad Atif AhmadPublisher: BloomsburyYear: 2017Discipline: LawRegion: Global

Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism

Author: Alexander KnyshPublisher: Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Religious Studies, HistoryRegion: Global

The Ahmadiyya in the Gold Coast: Muslim Cosmopolitans in the British Empire

Author: John H. HansonPublisher: Indiana Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Africa

Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition: Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

Author: Samuel EnglandPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Literature, HistoryRegion: Middle East, Europe

Introduction to Islam

Author: Tariq RamadanPublisher: Oxford Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Religious Studies, HistoryRegion: Global

Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab

Author: Kristian PetersenPublisher: Oxford Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Religious Studies, HistoryRegion: Asia

Iran: A Modern History

Author: Abbas AmanatPublisher: Yale Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East

Digital World War: Islamists vs. Extremists and the Fight for Cyber Supremacy

Author: Haroon K. UllahPublisher: Yale Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Global

By the Pen and What They Write: Writing in Islamic Art and Culture

Editor: Sheila Blair and Jonathan BloomPublisher: Yale Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Art HistoryRegion: Middle East

Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran

Editor: David J. Roxburgh and Mary McWilliamsPublisher: Yale Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Art HistoryRegion: Middle East

Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire, and Infrastructure

Author: Peter H. ChristensenPublisher: Yale Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Art HistoryRegion: Middle East, Europe

From Belonging to Belief: Modern Secularisms and the Construction of Religion in Kyrgyzstan

Author: Julie McBrienPublisher: Univ. of Pittsburgh PressYear: 2017Discipline: AnthropologyRegion: Central Asia

Opposition to Philosophy in Safavid Iran

Author: Ata Anzali and S.M. Hadi GeramiPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: History, PhilosophyRegion: Middle East

The 'Abbasid and Carolingian Empires: Comparative Studies in Civilizational Formation

Editor: D.G. TorPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East, Europe

A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Vol. 2: The African-American Islamic Renaissance, 1920-1975

Author: Patrick D. BowenPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: History, Religious StudiesRegion: North America

Uyghur Texts in Context: Life in Shinjang Documented from Public Spaces

Author: Frederick de JongPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: History, PoliticsRegion: Asia

Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory

Editor: Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad MiriPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: SociologyRegion: Middle East

Islamic Leadership in the European Lands of the Former Ottoman and Russian Empires

Editor: Egdunas Racius and Antonina ZhelyazkovaPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: History, AnthropologyRegion: Europe

Living the Good Life: Consumption in the Qing and Ottoman Empires fo the Eighteenth Century

Editor: Elif Akcetin and Suraiya FaroqhiPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East, Asia

Affect, Emotion, and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires: New Studies in Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Art and Culture

Editor: Kishwar RizviPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: Art HistoryRegion: Middle East, South Asia

Female Islamic Education Movements: The Re-Democratisation of Islamic Knowledge

Author: Masooda BanoPublisher: Cambridge Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: AnthropologyRegion: South Asia, Africa, Middle East