Book Display – January 2018

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in January 2018, as well as some from December 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.

Shari'a Scripts: A Historical Anthropology

Author: Brinkley MessickPublisher: Columbia Univ. PressYear: 2018Discipline: Anthropology, HistoryRegion: Middle East

Sea of the Caliphs: The Mediterranean in the Medieval Islamic World

Author: Christophe PicardPublisher: Harvard Univ. PressYear: 2018Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East, Europe

African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Author: Michael A. GomezPublisher: Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2018Discipline: HistoryRegion: Africa

Liberal Religion: Progressive Versions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Author: Emanuel de KadtPublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2018Discipline: Religious Studies, SociologyRegion: Global

Resistance, Power and Conceptions of Political Order in Islamist Organizations: Comparing Hezbollah and Hamas

Author: Maren KossPublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2018Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Middle East

Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture

Author: Meena Sharify-Funk, William Rory Dickson, Merin Shobhana XavierPublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2017Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: Global

The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction and Idolatry

Author: Ondrej Beranek and Pavel TupekPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. PressYear: 2018Discipline: Religious Studies, HistoryRegion: Middle East, North Africa, South Asia

Muslims in Eastern Europe

Author: Egdunas RaciusPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. PressYear: 2018Discipline: History, PoliticsRegion: Europe

Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Editor: Yonatan Mendel and Abeer Al-NajjarPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. PressYear: 2018Discipline: Politics, SociologyRegion: Middle East

Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Author: Irfan AhmadPublisher: Univ. of North Carolina PressYear: 2017Discipline: Religious Studies, AnthropologyRegion: Global

Earthen Architecture in Muslim Cultures: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives

Editor: Stephane PradinesPublisher: BrillYear: 2018Discipline: History, AnthropologyRegion: Global

The Wiley Blackweel History of Islam

Editor: Armando SalvatorePublisher: WileyYear: 2018Discipline: HistoryRegion: Global

Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts

Editor: Intisar A. Rabb and Abigail Krasner BalbablePublisher: Harvard Univ. PressYear: 2017Discipline: Law, HistoryRegion: Middle East

Islamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism in Australia

Author: Randa Abdel-FattahPublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2018Discipline: SociologyRegion: Australia

Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought

Author: Huseyin YilmazPublisher: Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2018Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East

Lives of Muslims in India: Politics, Exclusion and Violence (2nd Edition)

Editor: Abdul ShabanPublisher: RoutledgeYear: 2018Discipline: PoliticsRegion: South Asia

Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us About the World

Author: Isa BlumiPublisher: Univ. of California PressYear: 2018Discipline: History, PoliticsRegion: Middle East