Book Display – September 2019

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in September 2019 which span a range of disciplines in the broad field of Islamic and Middle East 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 or subscribe to our newsletter.


Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison

Author: Ahmet T. KuruPublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Middle East Studies, Political Science Region: Middle East

Thus Spake the Dervish: Sufism, Language, and the Religious Margins in Central Asia, 1400-1900

Author: Alexandre PapasPublisher: BrillYear: 2019Discipline: HistoryRegion: Centrail Asia

Food Insecurity and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Habib Ayeb & Ray BushPublisher: Anthem PressYear: 2019Discipline: Political EconomyRegion: North Africa

A History of Jordan

Author: Phillip RobinsPublisher: University of Oxford PressYear: 2019Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East

Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Author: Sam Harris & Maajid NawazPublisher: Harvard University PressYear: 2019Discipline: DebateRegion: Global

The Caliphate of Man: Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought

Author: Andrew F. MarchPublisher: Harvard University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Political Science Region: Middle East & North Africa

A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region After the Uprisings

Author: David Ottaway and Marina OttawayPublisher: Oxford University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Political Science, Middle East StudiesRegion: Middle East & North Africa

Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Author: Alex Dika SeggermanPublisher: University of North Carolina PressYear: 2019Discipline: Art HistoryRegion: North Africa

The Shahnameh: The Persian Epic as World Literature

Author: Hamid DabashiPublisher: Columbia University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Art HistoryRegion: Middle East, Central Asia

The Jihadist Preachers of the End Times: ISIS Apocalyptic Propaganda

Author: Bronislav OstřanskýPublisher: Edinburgh University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Political Science, Middle East StudiesRegion: Middle East