Book Display – December 2019

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in December 2019 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.


What is 'Islamic' Art?

Author: Wendy M. K. ShawPublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Art Region:

Alfarabi's Book of Dialectic (Kitāb al-Jadal)

Author: David M. DiPasqualePublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Philosophy Region:

Promoting Democracy, Reinforcing Authoritarianism: US and European Policy in Jordan

Author: Benjamin SchuetzePublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Politics, Middle EastRegion: Middle East

Seeking Legitimacy: Why Arab Autocracies Adopt Women's Rights

Author: Aili Mari TrippPublisher: Cambridge University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Politics, Middle East, Women's RightsRegion: Middle East

Theory and Practice in the Music of the Islamic World

Author: Rachel Harris, Martin StokesPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2019Discipline: Art, Music, HistoryRegion:

Sufi Political Thought

Author: Milad MilaniqPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2019Discipline: Politics, PhilosophyRegion:

Presidentialism in Turkey: Instability and Change

Author: Serap GurPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2019Discipline: History, PoliticsRegion: Turkey

Sacrificial Limbs: Masculinity, Disability, and Political Violence in Turkey

Author: Salih Can Aciksoz Publisher: University of California PressYear: 2019Discipline: Politics, Conflicts, GenderRegion: Turkey

Music of a Thousand Years: A New History of Persian Musical Traditions

Author: Ann E. LucasPublisher: University of California PressYear: 2019Discipline: Art, Music, HistoryRegion: Iran

Palestine on the Air: Adding nuance to the Palestine-Israel issue

Author: Karma R. ChávezPublisher: University of Illinois PressYear: 2019Discipline: Politics, MediaRegion: Palestine

Egypt's Beer: Stella, Identity, and the Modern State

Author: Omar D. FodaPublisher: University of Texas PressYear: 2019Discipline: History, Middle East StudiesRegion: Egypt

Axis of Hope: Iranian Women's Rights Activism across Borders

Author: Catherine Z. SamehPublisher: University of Washington PressYear: 2019Discipline: Iran, Women's RightsRegion: Iran

The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity

Author: Darryl LiPublisher: Stanford Universitty PressYear: 2019Discipline: PoliticsRegion: