Max Weiss

Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies
Phone: 
609-258-0725
Email Address: 
maxweiss@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
121 Dickinson Hall
Office Hours: 
Wednesday:
11:00 am-1:00 pm

 

Max Weiss studies the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the modern Middle East, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of History.

He is the author of In the Shadow of Sectarianism: Law, Shi`ism, and the Making of Modern Lebanon (Harvard UP, 2010); co-editor (with Jens Hanssen) of Arabic Thought Beyond the Liberal Age: Towards an Intellectual History of the Nahda (Cambridge UP, 2016), and Arabic Thought Against the Authoritarian Age: Towards an Intellectual History of the Present (Cambridge UP, 2018); and translator, most recently, of Dunya Mikhail, The Beekeeper (New York, 2018), and Nihad Sirees, States of Passion (London, 2018). He earned a Ph.D. in Modern Middle East History from Stanford University, held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton University and the Harvard Society of Fellows, and his research has been supported by the Fulbright-Hays Commission, the Social Science Research Council, and the Carnegie Corporation. Currently he is writing about the intellectual and cultural history of modern Syria, and translating several works of modern and contemporary Arabic literature.

Selected Publications

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Arabic Thought against the Authoritarian Age: Towards an Intellectual History of the Present

Cambridge University Press,2018

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Arabic Thought beyond the Liberal Age: Towards an Intellectual History of the Nahda

Cambridge University Press, 2017

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Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective (Publications in Partnership with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University (4)

Princeton University Press, 2012

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In the Shadow of Sectarianism: Law, Shi`ism, and the Making of Modern Lebanon

Harvard University Press, 2010