Book Display – June 2020

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in June 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. [ Curated by Sulaiman Popal with the Maydan team].


Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran

Author: Afshin MarashiPublisher: Univ. of Texas PressYear: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion: Iran

Islam in Post-Communist Eastern Europe: Between Churchification and Securitization

Author: Egdūnas RačiusPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: Europe

Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives: The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, their Arabic Letters, and an American President

Author: Jeffrey EinbodenPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion: North America

Shi’a Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality

Author: Oliver Scharbrodt, Yafa ShanneikPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Identity Politics

Language, Ideology and Sociopolitical Change in the Arabic-speaking World: A Study of the Discourse of Arabic Language Academies

Author: Chaoqun LianPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Language StudiesRegion:

The Kaʿba Orientations: Readings in Islam’s Ancient House

Author: Simon O'MearaPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Architecture, Religious StudiesRegion:

Educating Palestine: Teaching and Learning History under the Mandate

Author: Yoni FurasPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Anthropology, EducationRegion: Palestine

Brokers of Faith, Brokers of Empire: Armenians and the Politics of Reform in the Ottoman Empire

Author: RICHARD E. ANTARAMIANPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Ottoman Empire

Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt

Author: AMR ADLYPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: EconomicsRegion: Middle East

Argentina in the Global Middle East

Author: LILY PEARL BALLOFFETPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: EconomicsRegion: Middle East

Islamic State’s Online Activity and Responses

Author: Maura Conway, Stuart MacdonaldPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2020Discipline: Conflict Studies, Communication StudiesRegion:

Women Rising: In and Beyond the Arab Spring

Author: Rita Stephan, Mounira M. CharradPublisher: New York Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: Conflict Studies, FeminismRegion: Middle East