Book Display – December 2017

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in December 2017, as well as some from November 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.

The World in a Book: Al-Nuwayri and the Islamic Encyclopedic Tradition

Author: Elias MuhannaPublisher: Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: History, LiteratureRegion: Middle East, North Africa

Securitized Citizens: Canadian Muslims' Experiences of Race Relations and Identity Formation Post-9/11

Author: Baljit NagraPublisher: Univ. of Toronto PressYear: 2017Discipline: Political Science, SociologyRegion: North America

An Islamic Worldview from Turkey: Religion in a Modern, Secular and Democratic State

Author: Valk et al.Publisher: Palgrave MacmillanYear: 2017Discipline: Politics, Religious StudiesRegion: Middle East

To Live Like a Moor: Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Author: Olivia Remie ConstablePublisher: Univ. of Pennsylvania PressYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Europe

The New Political Islam: Human Rights, Democracy, and Justice

Author: Emmanuel KaragiannisPublisher: Univ. of Pennsylvania PressYear: 2017Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Europe, Middle East

Living Sharia: Law and Practice in Malaysia

Author: Timothy P. DanielsPublisher: Univ. of Washington PressYear: 2017Discipline: AnthropologyRegion: Southeast Asia

Pan-Islamic Connections: Transnational Networks Between South Asia and the Gulf

Editor: Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence LouerPublisher: Oxford Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Middle East, South Asia

Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991

Author: Eren TasarPublisher: Oxford Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: History, PoliticsRegion: Central Asia

Sufi Hermeneutics: The Qur'an Commentary of Rashid al-Din Maybudi

Author: Annabel KeelerPublisher: Oxford Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: Middle East

Al-Qaeda 2.0: A Critical Reader

Editor: Donald HolbrookePublisher: Oxford Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Global

Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism

Author: Mohammad Hassan KhalilPublisher: Cambridge Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: Global

Religion and Extremism: Rejecting Diversity

Author: Douglass PrattPublisher: BloomsburyYear: 2017Discipline: Religious Studies, PoliticsRegion: Global

Islam in Nationhood in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Surviving Empires

Author: Xavier BougarelPublisher: BloomsburyYear: 2017Discipline: History, PoliticsRegion: Europe

The Practice of Islam in America: An Introduction

Editor: Edward E. Curtis IVPublisher: NYU PressYear: 2017Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: North America

In the Presence of Power: Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

Editor: Pomerantz and VitzPublisher: NYU PressYear: 2017Discipline: History, LiteratureRegion: Middle East

John of Damascus and Islam

Author: Peter SchadlerPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: Middle East

Theology and Society in the Second and Third Centuries of the Hijra: Vol. 3

Author: Joeff van EssPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: History, Religious StudiesRegion: Middle East

Unveiling the French Republic: National Identity, Secularism, and Islam in Contemporary France

Author: Per-Erik NilssonPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Europe

The Codification of Islamic Criminal Law in the Sudan

Author: Olaf KondgenPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: Law, HistoryRegion: North Africa

Al-Maqrizi's Collection of Opuscules

Author: Frederic BaudenPublisher: BrillYear: 2017Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East