Book Display – October 2019

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


The Repose of the Spirits: A Sufi Commentary on the Divine Names

Author: Ahmad Sam'anPublisher: SUNY PressYear: 2019Discipline: Religion, PhilosophyRegion: Middle East, Iran

Nine Celebrated Ascetics

Author: Meis Al-KaisiPublisher: EquinoxYear: 2019Discipline: History, LiteratureRegion: Middle East

Andalus and Sefarad: On Philosophy and Its History in Islamic Spain

Author: Sarah StroumsaPublisher: Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2019Discipline: HistoryRegion: Spain

Turkey's Necropolitical Laboratory: Democracy, Violence and Resistance

Author: Banu BarguPublisher: Edinburgh University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Turkey

Seeking Legitimacy: Why Arab Autocracies Adopt Women's Rights

Author: Aili Mari TrippPublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Women's Rights, Political ScienceRegion: Middle East

Being Young, Male and Saudi: Identity and Politics in a Globalized Kingdom

Author: Mark C. ThompsonPublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Social Sciences, Gender StudiesRegion: Middle East

Turkey between Democracy and Authoritarianism

Author: Yeşim Arat & Şevket PamukPublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Turkey

The Rebel and the Imam in Early Islam

Author: Najam HaiderPublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2019Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East

Tax Law and Social Norms in Mandatory Palestine and Israel

Author: Assaf LikhovskiPublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Palestine and Israel

Refugee Encounters at the Turkish-Syrian Border

Author: Şule CanPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2019Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Turkey / Syria

Sport, Politics and Society In the Middle East

Author: Danyel Reiche and Tamir SorekPublisher: Oxford University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Political Science Region: Middle East

The Jews of the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Reeva Spector SimonPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2019Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East