Book Display | October 2020

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in October 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 Knowledge and the Making of Modern Egypt

Author: Kalmbach, Hilary Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Islamic Studies Region: Egypt

Jihadists of North Africa and the Sahel

Author: Alexander Thurston Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Conflict Studies Region: North Africa

Oriental Languages and Civilisations

Editor: Barbara Michalak-Pikulska, Tomasz Majtczak, and Marek PielaPublisher: Columbia Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion: Asia

Female Religious Authority in Shi'i Islam: Past and Present

Author: Mirjam Künkler, Devin J. StewartPublisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Islamic Studies, Women's StudiesRegion:

Aging in the Modern Arabic Novel

Author: Samira AghacyPublisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: LiteratureRegion:

Henrietta Liston's Travels: The Turkish Journals, 1812-1820

Author: Patrick Hart, Valerie Kennedy, Dora PetherbridgePublisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: AnthropologyRegion: Turkey

Women and Gender in the Qur'an

Author: Celene IbrahimPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Gender StudiesRegion: Islamic Studies

Print and the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, and Urban Life in Colonial India

Author: Megan Eaton RobbPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion: India

Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe

Author: Diana DarkePublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: Architecture, HistoryRegion:

Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Nile GreenPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: Discipline: Political ScienceRegion:

Islam on Campus: Contested Identities and the Cultures of Higher Education in Britain

Author: Alison Scott-Baumann, Mathew Guest, Shuruq Naguib, Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, and Aisha PhoenixPublisher: Oxford Univ. Press (UK)Year: 2020Discipline: AnthropologyRegion:

Imperial Mecca: Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj

Author: Michael Christopher LowPublisher: Columbia Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: HistoryRegion:

Arabian Romantic: Poems on Bedouin Life and Love

Author: ʿAbdallāh ibn SbayyilPublisher: New York Univ. PressYear: 2020Discipline: PoetryRegion: