Book Display | August 2020

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

Islamic Interpretive Tradition and Gender Justice

Author: Nevin Reda and Yasmin AminPublisher: McGill-Queen's Univ. Press (Canada)Year: 2020Discipline: Islamic Studies, Women's and Gender StudiesRegion:

Street Sounds: Listening to Everyday Life in Modern Egypt

Author: Ziad FahmyPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: AnthropologyRegion: Egypt

Sharia, Justice and Legal Order: Egyptian and Islamic Law: Selected Essays

Author: Rudolph PetersPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Islamic LawRegion:

The Journeys of a Taymiyyan Sufi: Sufism through the Eyes of ʿImād al-Dīn Aḥmad al-Wāsiṭī

Author: Arjan PostPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Sufism, HistoryRegion:

Arabic Shadow Theatre 1300-1900: A Handbook

Author: Li GuoPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Performing Arts, HistoryRegion:

Modern Sufis and the State: The Politics of Islam in South Asia and Beyond

Editor: Edited by Katherine Pratt Ewing and Rosemary R. CorbettPublisher: Columbia Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: Sufism, HistoryRegion:

The Arab Lefts: Histories and Legacies, 1950s–1970s

Author: Laure GuirguisPublisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Political ScienceRegion:

Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature

Author: Hannah BoastPublisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Political ScienceRegion:

Islam, Christianity and the Realms of the Miraculous: A Comparative Exploration

Author: Ian Richard NettonPublisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Religious StudiesRegion:

Conflict on Mount Lebanon: The Druze, the Maronites and Collective Memory

Author: Makram RabahPublisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Political ScienceRegion: Lebanon

Modern Hadith Studies: Continuing Debates and New Approaches

Author: Belal Abu-Alabbas, Christopher Melchert, Michael DannPublisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Islamic LawRegion:

Pakistan: A Kaleidoscope of Islam

Author: Mariam Abou ZahabPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: AnthropologyRegion: Pakistan