Book Display – March 2020

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


Revolution and Disenchantment: Arab Marxism and the Binds of Emancipation

Author: Fadi A. BardawilPublisher: Duke University PressYear: 2020Discipline: Political ScienceRegion:

My Shadow Is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora

Author: Katherine Whitney and Leila EmeryPublisher: Univ. of Texas PressYear: 2020Discipline: U.S.Region: Iran

Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi

Author: Gökçe GünelPublisher: Duke University PressYear: 2020Discipline: Climate and EnviornmentRegion: Middle East

The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment

Author: Alexander BevilacquaPublisher: Harvard Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: History, Middle East, PhilosophyRegion: Middle East

The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt

Author: Omnia El ShakryPublisher: Omnia El Shakry Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: Physcology, EgpytRegion: North Africa

The Making of the Medieval Middle East: Religion, Society, and Simple Believers

Author: Jack TannousPublisher: Princeton Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East

State, Religion and Muslims

Author: Melek Saral and Şerif Onur BahçecikPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Law, IslamRegion:

The Second Canonization of the Qurʾān (324/936)

Author: Shady NasserPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Islam, Religous StudiesRegion:

Learning Arabic in Renaissance Europe (1505-1624)

Author: Robert JonesPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: LanguageRegion: Europe

Keys to the Sciences

Author: Gholamreza Dadkhah and Reza PourjavadyPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: ScienceRegion:

The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad

Author: Thomas HegghammerPublisher: Cambridge Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Politics, HistoryRegion:

The Arab Business Code

Author: Judith HornokPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2020Discipline: BusinessRegion:

Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the End of Empire

Author: Lale CanPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion: Central Asia

Allah: God in the Qur’an

Author: Gabriel Said ReynoldsPublisher: Yale Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: Religous StudiesRegion: