Book Display – November 2019

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


The Qur'an and its Concepts: Disciplinary Perspectives

Author: Ulrika MartenssonPublisher: EquinoxYear: 2019Discipline: Religion, LawRegion:

The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue

Author: Marina RustowPublisher: Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2019Discipline: HistoryRegion:

The Movement and the Middle East: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left

Author: Michael R. FischbachPublisher: Stanford University PressYear: 2019Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Middle East, Palestine

The Kizilbash-Alevis in Ottoman Anatolia: Sufism, Politics and Community

Author: Ayfer Karakaya-StumpPublisher: Edinburgh University PressYear: 2019Discipline: HistoryRegion: Turkey

Female Religious Authority in Shi'i Islam: Past and Present

Author: Mirjam Künkler, Devin J. StewartPublisher: Edinburgh University PressYear: 2019Discipline: Religion, Women's RightsRegion:

Reforming Modernity: Ethics and the New Human in the Philosophy of Abdurrahman Taha

Author: Wael B. HallaqPublisher: Columbia Univsersity PressYear: 2019Discipline: Philosophy, ReligionRegion:

Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire

Author: Penny SinanoglouPublisher: University of Chicago PressYear: 2019Discipline: History, PoliticsRegion: Palestine

Acting Egyptian: Theater, Identity, and Political Culture in Cairo, 1869–1930

Author: Carmen M. K. GitrePublisher: University of Texas PressYear: 2019Discipline: History, ArtsRegion: Egypt