Book Display | September 2020

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

Women, Writing and the Iraqi Ba‘thist State: Contending Discourses of Resistance and Collaboration, 1968-2003

Author: Hawraa Al-HassanPublisher: Edinburgh Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Literature, Political ScienceRegion: Iraq

Egypt's Occupation: Colonial Economism and the Crises of Capitalism

Author: Aaron G. JakesPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: EconomicsRegion: Egypt

The Dangers of Poetry: Culture, Politics, and Revolution in Iraq

Author: Kevin M. JonesPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: LiteratureRegion: Iraq

The Power of Deserts: Climate Change, the Middle East, and the Promise of a Post-Oil Era

Author: Dan RabinowitzPublisher: Stanford Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: Climate ScienceRegion: Middle East

Robert Lachmann’s Letters to Henry George Farmer

Author: Israel J. KatzPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion:

Critical Muslim 31: Climate

Author: Ziauddin SardarPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Climate ScienceRegion:

Critical Muslim 32 : Music

Editor: Ziauddin SardarPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: MusicRegion:

Keys to the Arcana: Shahrastani's Esoteric Commentary on the Qur'an

Author: Toby MayerPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Islamic StudiesRegion:

Islamic Ethics and the Trusteeship Paradigm: Taha Abderrahmane’s Philosophy in Comparative Perspectives

Author: Mohammed Hashas and Mutaz al-KhatibPublisher: Brill (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Islamic StudiesRegion:

In Darfur: An Account of the Sultanate and Its People

Author: Muḥammad al-TūnisīPublisher: New York Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion: Sudan