Book Display – July 2020

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

Oilcraft: The Myths of Scarcity and Security That Haunt U.S. Energy Policy

Author: Robert VitalisPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: Economics, EnergyRegion: Middle East

The Optimist: A Social Biography of Tawfiq Zayyad

Author: Tamir SorekPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: Biography, LiteratureRegion: Palestine

Prophets and Prophecy in the Qur'an: Narratives of Divine Intervention in the Story of Humankind

Author: Anthony H. JohnsPublisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion:

Islam and the Devotional Object: Seeing Religion in Egypt and Syria

Author: Richard J. A. McGregorPublisher: Cambridge Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: History, ArcheologyRegion: Syria

Lived Islam: Colloquial Religion in a Cosmopolitan Tradition

Author: A. Kevin ReinhartPublisher: Cambridge Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: AnthropologyRegion:

Islam, Causality, and Freedom: From the Medieval to the Modern Era

Author: Özgür KocaPublisher: Cambridge Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion:

Oil Powers: A History of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance

Author: Victor McFarlandPublisher: Columbia Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: PoliticsRegion: Middle East

The Marketization of Religion

Author: François Gauthier, Tuomas MartikainenPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2020Discipline: EconomicsRegion:

Controversial Histories – Current Views on the Crusades: Engaging the Crusades, Volume Three

Author: Felix Hinz, Johannes Meyer-HammePublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion: Middle East

A History of Interest and Debt: Ancient Civilizations

Author: Murat Ustaoğlu, Ahmet İncekaraPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2020Discipline: EconomicsRegion:

Islam, IS and the Fragmented State: The Challenges of Political Islam in the MENA Region

Author: Anoush Ehteshami, Amjed Rasheed, Juline BeaujouanPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2020Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Middle East

Architectural Excellence in Islamic Societies: Distinction through the Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Author: Ashraf M. Salama, Marwa M. El-AshmouniPublisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis GroupYear: 2020Discipline: ArchitectureRegion:

Graveyard of Clerics: Everyday Activism in Saudi Arabia

Author: Pascal MenoretPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion: Saudi Arabia