Book Display – January 2020

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in January 2020 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 Gospel According to Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817-1898)

Author: Christian W. Troll, Charles M. Ramsey and Mahboob Basharat MughalPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: History, Religious StudiesRegion:

Utopia and Civilisation in the Arab Nahda

Author: Peter HillPublisher: Cambridge Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: History, Politics, EconomicsRegion:

Indonesia's Islamic Revolution

Author: Kevin W. FoggPublisher: Cambridge Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: History, Politics Region: Indonesia

The Wonders of Creation and the Singularities of Painting: A Study of the Ilkhanid London Qazvīnī

Author: Stefano CarboniPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Art, HistoryRegion:

Sharia in the Russian Empire: The Reach and Limits of Islamic Law in Central Eurasia, 1550-1917

Author: Paolo Sartori, Danielle RossPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Islam, History, LawRegion:

Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine

Author: Dana El KurdPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Politics, History, PalestineRegion:

Negotiating Cultural Diversity in Afghanistan

Author: Omar SadrPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2020Discipline: Social Sciences, PoliticsRegion: Afghanistan

Defending Muḥammad in Modernity

Author: SherAli TareenPublisher: Univ. of Notre Dame PressYear: 2020Discipline: Philosophy, HistoryRegion:

Politics of Rightful Killing: Civil Society, Gender, and Sexuality in Weblogistan

Author: Sima ShakhsariPublisher: Cornell Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: Human RightsRegion: Iran

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

Author: Marina RustowPublisher: Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion: Egypt

On the Muslim Question

Author: Anne NortonPublisher: Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: Philosophy, Contemporary PoliticsRegion: