Publications

  • Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature

    Lara Harb
    Book

    What makes language beautiful? Arabic Poetics offers an answer to what this pertinent question looked like at the height of the Islamic civilization. In this novel argument, Lara Harb suggests that literary quality depended on the ability of linguistic expression to produce an experience of discovery and wonder in the listener. Analyzing...

  • Barren Women: Religion and Medicine in the Medieval Middle East

    Sara Verskin
    Book

    Sara Verskin, Ph.D. 2017

    Barren Women is the first scholarly book to explore the ramifications of being infertile in the medieval Arab-Islamic world. Through an examination of legal texts, medical treatises, and works of religious preaching, Sara Verskin illuminates how attitudes toward mixed-gender interactions; legal theories...

  • Chinese Travelers to the Early Turkish Republic

    Giray Fidan
    Book

    By the end of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th century, China was in turmoil, facing an existential crisis. Chinese politicians and intellectuals were trying to find a way out of it and were looking for role models abroad. The late Ottoman Empire and the early Turkish Republic were obvious choices.

    The Chinese interest...

  • Collective Liability in Islam: The ‘Aqila and Blood Money Payments

    Nurit Tsafrir
    Book

    Nurit Tsafrir, Ph.D. 1993

    Offering the first close study of the ʿAqila, a group collectively liable for blood money payments on behalf of a member who committed an accidental homicide, Nurit Tsafrir analyses the group's transformation from a pre-Islamic custom to an institution of the Shari'a, and its further evolution through medieval...

  • Damascus Life 1480–1500: A Report of a Local Notary

    Boaz Shoshan
    Book

    Boaz Shoshan, Ph.D. 1978

    In Damascus Life 1480-1500: A Report of a Local Notary Boaz Shoshan offers a microhistory of the largest Syrian city at the end of the Mamluk period and on the eve of the Ottoman conquest. Mainly based on a partly preserved diary, the earliest available of its kind and written by Ibn Ṭawq, a local...

  • The Discourses: Reflections on History, Sufism, Theology, and Literature

    Al-Hasan al-Yusi; Justin K. Stearns
    Book

    Edited and translated by Justin K. Stearns, Ph.D. 2007

    Al-Ḥasan al-Yūsī was arguably the most influential and well-known Moroccan intellectual figure of his generation. In 1084/1685, at the age of roughly fifty-four, and after a long and distinguished career, this Amazigh scholar from the Middle Atlas began writing a collection of short...

  • Iran's Reconstruction Jihad: Rural Development and Regime Consolidation after 1979

    Eric Lob
    Book

    Eric Lob, Ph.D. 2013

    Based on over one hundred and thirty interviews with government officials, revolutionary activists, war veterans, and development experts, this is the first full length study in English to examine the significant yet understudied organization and ministry, Reconstruction Jihad, as a basis for understanding the...

  • Living Tangier: Migration, Race, and Illegality in a Moroccan City

    Abdelmajid Hannoum
    Book

    Abdelmajid Hannoum, Ph.D. 1996

    Since the early 1990s, new migratory patterns have been emerging in the southern Mediterranean. Here, a large number of West Africans and young Moroccans, including minors, make daily attempts to cross to Europe. The Moroccan city of Tangier, because of its proximity to Spain, is one of the main gateways...

  • The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue

    Marina Rustow
    Book

    The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909–1171) survived in an unexpected place: the storage room, or geniza, of a synagogue in Cairo, recycled as scrap paper and deposited there by medieval Jews. Marina Rustow tells the story of this extraordinary find, inviting us to reconsider the longstanding but mistaken consensus that before 1500 the...

  • A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa

    M’hamed Oualdi
    Book

    In June 1887, a man known as General Husayn, a manumitted slave turned dignitary in the Ottoman province of Tunis, passed away in Florence after a life crossing empires. As a youth, Husayn was brought from Circassia to Turkey, where he was sold as a slave. In Tunis, he ascended to the rank of general before French conquest forced his exile to...

  • Women and Gender in the Qur'an

    Celene Ibrahim
    Book

    Celene Ibrahim, B.A. 2008

    First book to explore the entire cast of Qur'anic female figures Provides structural analysis of select Qur'anic surahs involving women figures Offers extensive analysis of sex and sexuality as depicted in the Qur'an Conducts the first comprehensive study of female speech in the Qur'an Supplies thorough...
  • Aivali: A Story of Greeks and Turks in 1922

    Soloup; Tom Papademetriou
    Book

    Translated by Tom Papademetriou, Ph.D. 2001.

    A journey in time … a previous refugee crisis in the Mediterranean … the momentous historical events of 1922 seen through the eyes of third and fourth-generation descendants of those who lived and died through them.

    This graphic novel dramatically tells the story of Greeks and Turks...

  • Ancient South Arabia through History: Kingdoms, Tribes, and Traders

    George Hatke; Ronald Ruzicka
    Book

    Edited by George Hatke, Ph.D. 2011.

    South Arabia, an area encompassing all of today’s Yemen and neighboring regions in Saudi Arabia and Oman, is one of the least-known parts of the Near East. However, it is primarily due to its remoteness, coupled with the difficulty of access, that South Arabia remains under-researched, for this region...

  • The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule, 1516–1800

    Jane Hathaway
    Book

    Jane Hathaway, Ph.D. 1992

    The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule assesses the effects of Ottoman rule on the Arab Lands of Egypt, Greater Syria, Iraq, and Yemen between 1516 and 1800.

    Drawing attention to the important history of these regions, the book challenges outmoded perceptions of this period as a demoralizing prelude...

  • Documentary Geniza Research in the Twenty-First Century

    Jessica Goldberg; Eve Krakowski
    Book

    Special issue of Jewish History 32, nos. 2–4 (2019).

    Contents

    Introduction: A Handbook for Documentary Geniza Research in the Twenty-First Century....

  • Formations of Belief: Historical Approaches to Religion and the Secular.

    Philip Nord; Katja Guenther; Max Weiss
    Book

    For decades, scholars and public intellectuals have been predicting the demise of religion in the face of secularization. Yet religion is undergoing an unprecedented resurgence in modern life―and secularization no longer appears so inevitable. Formations of Belief brings together many of today's leading historians to shed critical...

  • Friends of the Emir: Non-Muslim State Officials in Premodern Islamic Thought

    Luke B. Yarbrough
    Book

    Luke Yarbrough, Ph.D. 2012.

    The caliphs and sultans who once ruled the Muslim world were often assisted by powerful Jewish, Christian, Zoroastrian, and other non-Muslim state officials, whose employment occasioned energetic discussions among Muslim scholars and rulers. This book reveals those discussions for the first time in all their...

  • In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi'ism between Pakistan and the Middle East

    Simon W. Fuchs
    Book

    Simon Fuchs, Ph.D. 2015.

    Centering Pakistan in a story of transnational Islam stretching from South Asia to the Middle East, Simon Wolfgang Fuchs offers the first in-depth ethnographic history of the intellectual production of Shi'is and their religious competitors in this “Land of the Pure." The notion of Pakistan as the pinnacle of...

  • Islamic Law of the Sea: Freedom of Navigation and Passage Rights in Islamic Thought

    Hassan Khalilieh
    Book

    Hassan Khalilieh, Ph.D. 1995.

    The doctrine of modern law of the sea is commonly believed to have developed from Renaissance Europe. Often ignored though is the role of Islamic law of the sea and customary practices at that time. In this book, Hassan S. Khalilieh highlights Islamic legal doctrine regarding freedom of the seas and its...

  • Islamic Maps

    Yossef Rapoport
    Book

    Yossef Rapoprt, Ph.D. 2002.

    Spanning the Islamic world, from ninth-century Baghdad to nineteenth-century Iran, this book tells the story of Islamic cartography and the key Muslim map-makers who shaped the art over the centuries. Muslim geographers like al-Khwārazmī and al-Idrīsī developed distinctive styles, often based on geometrical...

  • Modern Things on Trial: Islam’s Global and Material Reformation in the Age of Rida, 1865–1935

    Leor Halevi
    Book

    Leor Halevi, B.A. 1994

    In cities awakening to global exchange under European imperial rule, Muslims encountered all sorts of strange and wonderful new things—synthetic toothbrushes, toilet paper, telegraphs, railways, gramophones, brimmed hats, tailored pants, and lottery tickets. The passage of these goods across cultural frontiers...

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  • Ottoman Land Reform in the Province of Baghdad

    Keiko Kiyotaki
    Book

    Keiko Kiyotaki is an Associate Research Scholar in the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

    In Ottoman Land Reform in the Province of Baghdad, Keiko Kiyotaki traces the Ottoman reforms of tax farming and land tenure and establishes that their effects were the key ingredients of agricultural progress. These modernizing reforms...

  • Practicing Islam in Egypt: Print Media and Islamic Revival

    Aaron Rock-Singer
    Book

    Aaron Rock-Singer, Ph.D. 2015

    Following the ideological disappointment of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, an Islamic revival arose in Egypt. Yet, far from a mechanical reaction to the decline of secular nationalism, this religious shift was the product of impassioned competition among Muslim Brothers, Salafis and state institutions and their...

  • The Rebel and the Imam in Early Islam: Explorations in Muslim Historiography

    Najam Haider
    Book

    Najam Haider, Ph.D. 2007.

    Engaging with contemporary debates about the sources that shape our understanding of the early Muslim world, Najam Haider proposes a new model for Muslim historical writing that draws on Late Antique historiography to challenge the imposition of modern notions of history on a pre-modern society. Haider...

  • Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law

    Khaled Abou El Fadl; Ahmad Atif Ahmad; Said Fares Hassan
    Book

    Edited by Khaled Abou El Fadl, Ph.D. 1999.

    This handbook is a detailed reference source comprising original articles covering the origins, history, theory and practice of Islamic law. The handbook starts out by dealing with the question of what type of law is Islamic law and includes a critical analysis of the pedagogical approaches to...

  • Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah: A Scholarly Edition of 'Uthman ibn Ibrahim al-Nabulusi's Text

    ʻUthmān Nābulusī; Luke B. Yarbrough
    Book

    Edited by Luke Yarbrough, Ph.D. 2012.

    Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah is a scholarly, Arabic-only edition of a text by 'Uthmān ibn Ibrāhīm al-Nābulusī, which is also available in English translation from the Library of Arabic Literature as The Sword of Ambition. In this work addressed to the...

  • Temporary Migration, Transformation and Development: Evidence from Europe and Asia

    Pirkko Pitkänen; Mustafa Aksakal; et al.
    Book

    Edited by Mustafa Aksakal, Ph.D. 2003.

    In a world grappling with refugee crisis, political unrest and economies on the verge of collapse, temporary migration has become an increasingly common phenomenon.

    This volume presents a comprehensive picture of the transformative and development potential of temporary transnational...

  • Treasures of Knowledge: An Inventory of the Ottoman Palace Library (1502/3–1503/4)

    Gulru Necipoglu; Cemal Kafadar; Cornell H. Fleischer
    Book

    Edited by Cornell H. Fleischer, Ph.D. 1982

    The subject of this two-volume publication is an inventory of manuscripts in the book treasury of the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II from his royal librarian ʿAtufi in the year 908 (1502–3) and transcribed in a clean copy in 909 (1503–4). This unicum...

  • A Vision of Yemen: The Travels of a European Orientalist and His Native Guide: A Translation of Hayyim Habshush's Travelogue

    Alan Verskin
    Book

    Translated by Alan Verskin, Ph.D. 2010.

    In 1869, Hayyim Habshush, a Yemeni Jew, accompanied the European orientalist Joseph Halévy on his archaeological tour of Yemen. Twenty years later, Habshush wrote A Vision of Yemen, a memoir of their travels, that provides a vivid account of daily life, religion, and politics. More than a...

  • West-Eastern Divan

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Translated from the German and annotated by Eric Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    In 1814, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe read the poems of the great fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz in a newly published translation by Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. For Goethe, the book was a revelation. He felt a deep connection with Hafiz and Persian poetic...

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

    Max Weiss; Jens Henssen
    Book

    In the wake of the Arab uprisings, the Middle East descended into a frenzy of political turmoil and unprecedented human tragedy which reinforced regrettable stereotypes about the moribund state of Arab intellectual and cultural life. This volume sheds important light on diverse facets of the post-war Arab world and its vibrant intellectual,...

  • Armenian Mediterranean: Words and Worlds in Motion

    Kathryn Babayan; Michael Pifer
    Book

    Edited by Kathryn Babayan, Ph.D. 1993.

    This book rethinks the Armenian people as significant actors in the context of Mediterranean and global history. Spanning a millennium of cross-cultural interaction and exchange across the Mediterranean world, essays move between connected histories, frontier studies, comparative literature, and...

  • The Arts of Iran in Istanbul and Anatolia: Seven Essays

    Olga M. Davidson; Marianna Shreve Simpson
    Book

    Edited by Olga M. Davidson, Ph.D. 1983

    Many spectacular works of classical Persian art—miniature paintings as well as architectural decorations—survive to the present day, safeguarded in Istanbul and beyond. But the fragmentation of these works over time calls for careful historical research in reconstructing the history of the art. The...

  • Ascension to Death

    Mamdouh Azzam; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    Ascension to Death is a heartbreaking love story set against the backdrop of a conservative Druze region of southern Syria. It recounts the story of an orphan girl named Salma who falls in love with a boy from her village but is forced into an arranged marriage. Salma’s fate is controlled by her...

  • Authority and Control in the Countryside: From Antiquity to Islam in the Mediterranean and Near East (6th–10th Century)

    Alain Delattre; Marie Legendre; Petra Sijpesteijn
    Book

    Edited by Petra Sijpesteijn, Ph.D. 2004.

    Authority and Control in the Countryside looks at the economic, religious, political and cultural instruments that local and regional powers in the late antique to early medieval Mediterranean and Near East used to manage their rural hinterlands. Measures of direct control – land...

  • The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq

    Dunya Mikhail
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss and Dunya Mikhail.

    Since 2014, Daesh (ISIS) has been brutalizing the Yazidi people of northern Iraq: sowing destruction, killing those who won’t convert to Islam, and enslaving young girls and women.

    The Beekeeper, by the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, tells the harrowing stories of...

  • Between Christ and Caliph: Law, Marriage, and Christian Community in Early Islam

    Lev E. Weitz
    Book

    Lev Weitz, Ph.D. 2013.

    In the conventional historical narrative, the medieval Middle East was composed of autonomous religious traditions, each with distinct doctrines, rituals, and institutions. Outside the world of theology, however, and beyond the walls of the mosque or the church, the multireligious social order of the medieval...

  • The Chief Eunuch of the Ottoman Harem: From African Slave to Power Broker

    Jane Hathaway
    Book

    Jane Hathaway, Ph.D. 1992.

    Eunuchs were a common feature of pre- and early modern societies that are now poorly understood. Here, Jane Hathaway offers an in-depth study of the chief of the African eunuchs who guarded the harem of the Ottoman Empire. A wide range of primary sources are used to analyze the Chief Eunuch's origins in East...

  • Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

    Samuel Helfont
    Book

    Samuel Helfont, Ph.D. 2015.

    One of the first books to examine Iraqi state and Ba'th Party Archives, and the first book on this subject to use Ba'th Party records Provides a new explanation for Saddam Hussein's instrumentalizing of Islam in the 1990s and 2000s Offers a new explanation for the rise of religious insurgencies in post-2003...
  • İslâm, İktisat, Ordu ve Reform: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’nda İlk İktisat Eseri ve Tarihsel Bağlamı (Risâle-i Tedbîr-i ‘Umrân-ı Mülkî)

    Deniz T. Kılınçoğlu
    Book

    Deniz T. Kılınçoğlu, Ph.D. 2012.

    Deniz T. Kılınçoğlu, İslâm, İktisat, Ordu ve Reform isimli bu çalışmasında, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’nda kaleme alınmış ilk modern iktisat eseri olan Risâle-i Tedbîr-i ‘Umrân-ı Mülkî’yi tarihsel ve düşünsel bağlamı içinde ele alıyor. Kitabın ilk kısmında, Risâle üzerine kapsamlı...

  • Islam in Pakistan: A History

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    The first book to explore the modern history of Islam in South Asia

    The first modern state to be founded in the name of Islam, Pakistan was the largest Muslim country in the world at the time of its establishment in 1947. Today it is the second-most populous, after Indonesia. Islam in Pakistan is the first comprehensive book to...

  • The Lighthouse and the Observatory: Islam, Science, and Empire in Late Ottoman Egypt

    Daniel A. Stolz
    Book

    Daniel Stolz, Ph.D. 2013.

    An observatory and a lighthouse form the nexus of this major new investigation of science, religion, and the state in late Ottoman Egypt. Astronomy, imperial bureaucrats, traditionally educated Muslim scholars, and reformist Islamic publications, such as The Lighthouse, are linked to examine the making of...

  • Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

    Yossef Rapoport; Emilie Savage-Smith
    Book

    Yossef Rapoport, Ph.D. 2002.

    About a millennium ago, in Cairo, an unknown author completed a large and richly illustrated book. In the course of thirty-five chapters, this book guided the reader on a journey from the outermost cosmos and planets to Earth and its lands, islands, features, and inhabitants. This treatise, known as The...

  • Michel Foucault in Iran

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
    Book

    Special issue of Iran-Nāmag (vol. 3, no. 2, Summer 2018)

    Contents

    English Verso

    Foucault and Iran Reconsidered: Revolt, Religion, and Neoliberalism -- Michiel Leezenberg

    French Secular Thought: Foucault and Political Spirituality -- Brian Turner

    Risking...

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  • No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

    Yoav Di-Capua
    Book

    Yoav Di-Capua, Ph.D. 2004.

    It is a curious and relatively little-known fact that for two decades—from the end of World War II until the late 1960s—existentialism’s most fertile ground outside of Europe was in the Middle East, and Jean-Paul Sartre was the Arab intelligentsia’s uncontested champion. In the Arab world, neither before nor...

  • Rural Economy and Tribal Society in Islamic Egypt: A Study of al-Nābulusī’s 'Villages of the Fayyum'

    Yossef Rapoport
    Book

    Yossef, Rapoport, Ph.D. 2002.

    Winner of the 2019 Middle East Medievalists biennial Book Prize, which recognizes significant contributions to the study of the medieval Middle East. Authors must be current members in good standing of Middle East Medievalists to be considered. 

    This study of a unique and unparalleled thirteenth-...

  • Sceptics of Islam: Revisionist Religion, Agnosticism and Disbelief in the Modern Arab World

    Ralph M. Coury
    Book

    Edited by Ralph M. Coury, Ph.D. 1984

    Arab debates about the critical relationship between religion and modernity began in the early nineteenth century. Such debates are now integral to the struggle for power between a variety of political groups and their opponents, and are vital to understanding the modern Middle East. This unique...

  • States of Passion

    Nihad Sirees; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    A hapless Aleppo bureaucrat is stranded in the middle of the deserted countryside as a violent storm sets in. When he seeks refuge in an isolated old mansion, inhabited by an aged gentleman and his sinister servant, he begins to uncover a captivating tale of family secrets, lost passions, and shady dealings....

  • Sufism in Central Asia: New Perspectives on Sufi Traditions, 15th–21st Centuries

    Devin DeWeese; Jo-Ann Gross
    Book

    Sufism in Central Asia: New Perspectives on Sufi Traditions, 15th-21st Centuries brings together ten original studies on historical aspects of Sufism in this region. A central question, of ongoing significance, underlies each contribution: what is the relationship between Sufism as it was manifested in this region prior to the Russian...

  • To Live Like a Moor: Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain

    Olivia Remie Constable; Robin Vose
    Book

    Olivia Remy Constable, Ph.D. 1989.

    What do clothing, bathing, or dining habits reveal about one's personal religious beliefs? Nothing, of course, unless such outward bodily concerns are perceived to hold some sort of spiritual significance. Such was the case in the multireligious world of medieval Spain, where the ways in which...

  • Une histoire sociale et culturelle du politique en Algérie et au Maghreb: études offertes à Omar Carlier

    Morgan Corriou; M'hamed Oualdi
    Book

    “En explorant cinémas et boutiques, cimetières, rues et places publiques, c'est à une autre histoire de la socialisation politique au Maghreb qu'invitent les vingt-huit disciples et amis réunis dans ce livre pour rendre un hommage collectif à Omar Carlier. Historien de l'Algérie et homme de terrain, Omar Carlier a profondément renouvelé l'...

  • The Villages of the Fayyum: A Thirteenth-Century Register of Rural, Islamic Egypt

    Yossef Rapoport
    Book

    Yossef Rapoport, Ph.D. 2002.

    Richly annotated and with a detailed introduction, this volume offers the first academic edition and translation of a first-hand account of the Egyptian countryside, offering a key insight into the rural economy of medieval Islam.

    Medieval Islamic society was overwhelmingly a society of peasants, and...

  • What is Shiʻi islam?: An Introduction

    Mohammad-Ali Amir-Moezzi; Christian Jambet; Kenneth Casler; Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Translated by Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    For the public at large Shi’ism often implies a host of confused representations, suggesting more often than not obscurantism, intolerance, political violence and other ignominies running hot or cold in response to world events. In fact for many people, Shi’ism stands for "radical Islam", or –...

  • Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

    ʻAbd alWahhāb Shaʻrānī; Adam Abdelhamid Sabra
    Book

    Translated by Adam Sabra, Ph.D. 1998.

    This mirror for princes sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt

    This guide to political behavior and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual guides, on how to interact and negotiate with powerful secular officials,...

  • Bayna al-fīʻl al-siyāsī wa-al-baḥth al-tārīkhī

    ʻUthmān Bannānī; Abderrahmane El Moudden
    Book

    Edited by Abderrahmane El Moudden, Ph.D. 1992.

  • Before Orthodoxy: The Satanic Verses in Early Islam

    Shahab Ahmed
    Book

    Shahab Ahmed, Ph.D. 1999.

    One of the most controversial episodes in the life of the Prophet Muhammad concerns an incident in which he allegedly mistook words suggested by Satan as divine revelation. Known as the Satanic verses, these praises to the pagan deities contradict the Islamic belief that Allah is one and absolute. Muslims today...

  • The Biopolitics of Embryos and Alphabets: A Reproductive History of the Nonhuman

    Ruth A. Miller
    Book

    Ruth Miller, Ph.D. 2003.

    Proposes a new feminist theory of nonhuman biopolitics Argues that gender and sexuality are essential in understanding nostalgia as a political force Reconceptualizes the politics of reproduction Decenters the brain as the sole site of political thought

    Biopolitics and posthumanism have been passé theories in...

  • The Black Rose of Halfeti

    Nazli Eray; Robert Finn
    Book

    Translated by Robert Finn, Ph.D. 1978.

    A novel of magical realism that encompasses love, aging, and the role of memory, The Black Rose of Halfeti takes readers on a journey through the landscapes of Turkey.

  • Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture

    Eve Krakowski
    Book

    Much of what we know about life in the medieval Islamic Middle East comes from texts written to impart religious ideals or to chronicle the movements of great men. How did women participate in the societies these texts describe? What about non-Muslims, whose own religious traditions descended partly from pre-Islamic late antiquity?

    ...

  • On Companionship and Belief: An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 43-45

    Samer F. Traboulsi; Toby Mayer; Ian Richard Netton
    Book

    Edited by Samer Traboulsi, Ph.D. 2005.

    The Ikhwan al-Safa' (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa 'il...

  • Empress of the East: How a European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire

    Leslie Peirce
    Book

    Leslie Peirce, Ph.D. 1988.

    In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of a Christian slave girl, Roxelana, who was abducted by slave traders from her Ruthenian homeland and brought to the harem of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent in Istanbul. Suleyman became besotted with her and foreswore all...

  • Impossible Exodus: Iraqi Jews in Israel

    Orit Bashkin
    Book

    Orit Baskin, Ph.D. 2005.

    Co-Winner of the 2018 Nikki Keddie Book Award, sponsored by the Middle East Studies Association.

    Between 1949 and 1951, 123,000 Iraqi Jews immigrated to the newly established Israeli state. Lacking the resources to absorb them all, the Israeli government resettled them in maabarot, or transit...

  • Islam and Its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

    Carol Bakhos; Michael Cook
    Book

    This volume has its origins in a conference held at the UCLA G. E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies in October 2013 and brings together scholars from various disciplines and fields to consider Islamic revelation, with particular focus on the Qur'an. The collection provides a wide-ranging survey of the development and current state...

  • Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts

    Intisar Rabb; Abigail Krasner Balbale
    Book

    Edited by Intisar Rabb, Ph.D. 2009.

    "The papers in this volume largely arise out of proceedings from a conference organized in honor of Professor Roy Mottahedeh upon the occasion of his retirement."

    This book presents an in-depth exploration of the administration of justice during Islam’s founding period, 632–1250 CE. Inspired...

  • Kemalist Turkey and the Middle East

    Amit Bein
    Book

    Amit Bein, Ph.D. 2006.

    To better understand the lasting legacy of international relations in the post-Ottoman Middle East, we must first re-examine Turkey's engagement with the region during the interwar period. Long assumed to be a period of deliberate disengagement and ruptured ties between Turkey and its neighbours, Amit Bein instead...

  • Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings

    Cemal Emden; Burcu Kütükçüoğlu; Nafiz Akşehirlioğlu; Victoria Rowe Holbrook
    Book

    Translation by Victoria Rowe Holbrook, Ph.D. 1985

    This visual tour of every one of Le Corbusier's buildings across the world represents the most comprehensive photographic archive of the architect's work. In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden set out to document every building designed by the master architect Le Corbusier. Traveling through...

  • Legal Documents as Sources for the History of Muslim Societies: Studies in Honour of Rudolph Peters

    Maaike van Berkel; Léon Buskens; Petra Sijpesteijn
    Book

    Edited by  Petra Sijpesteijn, Ph.D. 2004.

    This volume is a tribute to the work of legal and social historian and Arabist Rudolph Peters (University of Amsterdam). Presenting case studies from different periods and areas of the Muslim world, the book examines the use of legal documents for the study of the history of Muslim societies....

  • Middle Powers and Regional Powers

    Şuhnaz Yılmaz
    Book

    Şuhnaz Yılmaz, Ph.D. 2000

    Online resource.

    The terms “middle powers” and “regional powers” are increasingly used by politicians, pundits, and scholars, even though both words remain vague and their meanings are contentious. Middle powers often refer to states that occupy a middle-level position in the international power...

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  • Philosophy and the Intellectual Life in Shīʻah Islam

    Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad; Sajjad H. Rizvi
    Book

    Edited by Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad, Ph.D. 2000.

    Contains a series of studies into the philosophical trends and thinkers associated with the Shīʻī tradition from a symposium held September 2-4, 2015, at the Warburg Institute in London, England. The volume offers insight into the rich intellectual history in Shīʻah Islam of examining...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 18

    NES; Antonis Hadjikyriacou
    Journal

    Special Issue title: Insularity in the Ottoman World

    Guest editor: Antonis Hadjikyriacou

    Islands have no single obvious attribute, geographic or otherwise. Insularity, then, should not be taken literally, i.e. isolation. Rather, it addresses the question of what it means to be, and be perceived as, an...

  • Rethinking Political Islam

    Shadi Hamid; William F. McCants
    Book

    Edited by William F. McCants, Ph.D. 2006.

     

    Shows an in-depth understanding of the ideology and goals of Islamist movements Features the original field research of leading specialists who interviewed Islamist leaders and activists in 12 countries across the Middle East and Asia Provides a nuanced and thorough analysis of...
  • Russian-Turkmen Encounters: The Caspian Frontier before the Great Game

    Peter Poullada
    Book

    Peter Poullada, B.A. 1975.

    In the mid-eighteenth century the Russian tsar sent two expeditions across the Caspian Sea in response to an extraordinary plea for assistance from the recently subjugated Kalmyk Khan. The official journals of these expeditions, here translated into English for the first time, record the encounters of Captains...

  • Salāmat-i Qurān az taḥrīf: bāzʹkhvānī-i sitīzahʹhā-yi dīrīn darʹbārah-ʼi taḥrīf yā ʻadam-i taḥrīf-i Qurʼān = Early Debates on the Integrity of the Qurʼān: A Brief Survey

  • Tārīkh al-ʻIrāq al-wabāʼī fī al-ʻahd al-ʻUthmānī al-akhīr, 1850-1918: dirāsah fī ḍawʼ wathāʼiq wa-arshīfāt al-khārijīyah wa-al-ṣiḥḥah al-Amrīkīyah wa-al-Barīṭānīyah wa-arshīfāt duwalīyah ukhrá = Epidemic History of the Late Ottoman Iraq 1850–1918: A Study

  • Universal Science: An Introduction to Islamic Metaphysics

    Mahdī Hā'irī Yazdī; Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad
    Book

    Edited by Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad, Ph.D. 2000.

    The Universal Science (ʿIlm-i kullī) by Mahdī Ḥāʾirī Yazdī, is a concise, but authoritative, outline of the fundamental discussions in Islamic metaphysics. For many years used as a textbook in Iran, this short text offers English readers a readily accessible, lucid, and yet deeply learned,...

  • Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco

    Jessica M. Marglin
    Book

    Jessica Marglin, Ph.D. 2012.

    A previously untold story of Jewish-Muslim relations in modern Morocco, showing how law facilitated Jews’ integration into the broader Moroccan society in which they lived

    Morocco went through immense upheaval in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through the experiences of a single...

  • Arabic Historical Tradition and the Early Islamic Conquests: Folklore, Tribal Lore, Holy War

    Boaz Shoshan
    Book

    Boaz Shoshan, Ph.D. 1978

    The early Arab conquests pose a considerable challenge to modern-day historians. The earliest historical written tradition emerges only after the second half of the eighth century- over one hundred years removed from the events it contends to describe, and was undoubtedly influenced by the motives and...

  • The Arabic Print Revolution: Cultural Production and Mass Readership

    Ami Ayalon
    Book

    Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980

    In a brief historic moment, printing presses, publishing ventures, a periodical press, circulation networks, and a mass readership came into being all at once in the Middle East, where none had previously existed, with ramifications in every sphere of the community's life. Among other outcomes, this significant...

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

    Max Weiss; Jens Hanssen
    Book

    What is the relationship between thought and practice in the domains of language, literature and politics? Is thought the only standard by which to measure intellectual history? How did Arab intellectuals change and affect political, social, cultural and economic developments from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries? This volume offers a...

  • Counsel for Kings: Wisdom and Politics in Tenth-century Iran

    Louise Marlow
    Book

    Louise Marlow, Ph.D. 1987

    A textual and contextual study of an early Arabic mirror for princes

    Mirrors for princes form a substantial and important genre in many pre-modern literatures. Their ostensible purpose is to advise the king; at the same time they assert that the king, if he is truly virtuous, will appreciate being...

  • Dismantling the Ottoman Empire: Britain, America and the Armenian question

    Nevzat Uyanık
    Book

    Nevzat Uyanık, Ph.D. 2012.

    “Prior to World War I, American involvement in Armenian affairs was limited to missionary and educational interests. This was contrary to Britain, which had played a key role in the diplomatic arena since the Treaty of Berlin in 1878, when the Armenian question had become a subject of great power...

  • Field Notes: The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States

    Zachary Lockman
    Book

    Zachary Lockman, B.A. 1974.

    Field Notes reconstructs the origins and trajectory of area studies in the United States, focusing on Middle East studies from the 1920s to the 1980s. Drawing on extensive archival research, Zachary Lockman shows how the Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Ford foundations played key roles in conceiving, funding, and...

  • Flourishing Thought: Democracy in an Age of Data Hoards

    Ruth A. Miller
    Book

    Ruth A. Miller, Ph.D. 2003.

    Insightful reinterpretation of data-gathering, surveillance, cloning, and reproductive tissue and their implications for democratic politics.

    Challenging the posthumanist canon that celebrates the preeminence of matter, Ruth Miller, in Flourishing Thought contends that what nonhuman...

  • Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
    Book

    A groundbreaking reassessment of Foucault’s writings on one of the greatest political upheavals of our time

    Were the thirteen essays Michel Foucault wrote in 1978–1979 endorsing the Iranian Revolution an aberration of his earlier work or an inevitable pitfall of his stance on Enlightenment rationality, as critics have long alleged?...

  • Harem Ghosts: What One Cemetery Can Tell Us About the Ottoman Empire

    D. S. Brookes; A. Ziyrek
    Book
    “Since 1840 countless visitors to Turkey’s metropolis have passed this beautiful building and its garden graveyard without, it seems to me, realizing the gems of architecture and culture that await discovery within its dignified walls. Now, over a century and a half after the tomb arose on the heights above the Golden Horn, we have a guide that...
  • Ibn al-'Arabi and Islamic Intellectual Culture: From Mysticism to Philosophy

    Caner K. Dagli
    Book

    Caner K. Dagli, Ph.D. 2006.

    Ibn al-'Arabi (d. 1240) was one of the towering figures of Islamic intellectual history, and among Sufis still bears the title of al-shaykh al-akbar, or "the greatest master."

    Ibn al-'Arabi and Islamic Intellectual Culture traces the history of the concept of "oneness of being" (wahdat al-wujud) in...

  • Ike's Gamble: America's Rise to Dominance in the Middle East

    Michael Doran
    Book

    Michael S. Doran, Ph.D. 1997.

    In 1956 President Nasser of Egypt moved to take possession of the Suez Canal, thereby bringing the Middle East to the brink of war. The British and the French, who operated the canal, joined with Israel in a plan to retake it by force. Despite the special relationship between England and America, Dwight...

  • Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History

    Mona Hassan
    Book
    Mona F. Hassan, Ph.D. 2009.

    "In the United States and Europe, the word 'caliphate' has conjured historically romantic and increasingly pernicious associations. Yet the caliphate’s significance in Islamic history and Muslim culture remains poorly understood. This book explores the myriad meanings of the caliphate for Muslims around the world...

  • Majmūʻah-ʼi falsafī-i Marvī : nuskhahʹbargardān-i dastnivīs-i shumārah-ʼi 19, Kitābkhānah-ʼi Marvī-i Tihrān = A Safavid anthology of classical Arabic philosophy : MS Tehran: Madrasah-i Marwī 19 (facsimile edition)

  • Medieval Textual Cultures: Agents of Transmission, Translation and Transformation

    Faith Wallis; Robert Wisnovsky
    Book

    Edited by Robert Wisnovsky, Ph.D. 1994.

    Understanding how medieval textual cultures engaged with the heritage of antiquity (transmission and translation) depends on recognizing that reception is a creative cultural act (transformation). These essays focus on the people, societies and institutions who were doing the transmitting,...

  • Modern Iran: A History in Documents

    Negin Nabavi
    Book

    Covering the period from the early nineteenth century to the present day, Modern Iran: A History in Documents brings   together primary sources in translation that shed light on aspects of the political, social, cultural, and intellectual history of   modern Iran. It makes use of a combination of documents that include newspapers and the...

  • Muhacirnâme: Poetry’s Voice for the Karamanlidhes Refugees

    E. Balta; A. S. Alpan; D. S. Sayers
    Book

    Translated by David Selim Sayers, Ph.D. 2014.

     “In the midst of the daily toil for food and shelter, the struggle for survival and their daily bread, in indescribably harsh conditions, the Turkish-speaking Anatolian refugees penned poetry whose inner depths portray it all. The death of loved ones during the flight from their native...

  • Newsletter Volume 10, No. 1, 2016

  • Newsletter Volume 9, No. 2, 2016

  • Princeton Geniza Lab - Newsletter No. 1

    Lab Geniza
    Miscellaneous
  • Princeton Papers - Issue 17

  • Râna: Between Two Worlds

    Osman Necmi Gürmen; Victoria Rowe Holbrook
    Book

    Translated by Victoria Rowe Holbrook, Ph.D. 1985

    As the midfiwe announces the birth of a girl at the home of a government minister, a bomb exploding at the Istanbul mosque where the Sultan is attending the congregational prayer resounds over the Bosphorus.

    Rana will grow up amidst the frenzied politics of the fall of the Ottoman...

  • Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
    Book

    Set in the tumultuous aftermath of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Remembering Akbar weaves together the stories of a group of characters who share a crowded death row cell in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. A teeming world is evoked vividly through the relationships, memories, and inner lives of these political prisoners, many of whom...

  • The Saudi Kingdom: Between the Jihadi Hammer and the Iranian Anvil

    A. Shihabi; B. Haykel
    Book

    Ali S. Shihabi, B.A. Politics, Certificate in Near Eastern Studies, 1981.

    "The Saudi Kingdom  presents a candid and insightful analysis of Saudi Arabia’s political instability in light of the mounting domestic and international challenges facing the country today. Directly addressing Saudi Arabia’s inert monarchical ruling system, its...

  • The Silent Qurʼan & the Speaking Qurʼan: Scriptural Sources of Islam between History and Fervor

    Mohammad-Ali Amir-Moezzi; Hasan Ansari; Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Translated by Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    Two major events occurred in the early centuries of Islam that determined its historical and spiritual development in the centuries that followed: the formation of the sacred scriptures, namely the Qur'an and the Hadith, and the chronic violence that surrounded the succession of the Prophet,...

  • The Sword of Ambition: Bureaucratic Rivalry in Medieval Egypt

    ʻUthmān Nābulusī; Luke B. Yarbrough
    Book

    Translated by Luke Yarbrough, Ph.D. 2012.

    Patronage, power, and competition in the Sultan’s court. The Sword of Ambition opens a new window onto interreligious rivalry among elites in medieval Egypt. Written by the unemployed bureaucrat 'Uthmān ibn Ibrāhīm al-Nābulusī, it contains a wealth of little-known historical anecdotes,...

  • The War on Error: Israel, Islam, and the Middle East

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

    In 'The War on Error', historian and political analyst Martin Kramer presents a series of case studies, some based on pathfinding research and others on provocative analysis, that correct misinformation clouding the public's understanding of the Middle East. He also offers a forensic exploration of how...

  • What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic

    S. Ahmed
    Book

    Shahab Ahmed, Ph.D. 1999.

    What is Islam? How do we grasp a human and historical phenomenon characterized by such variety and contradiction? What is "Islamic" about Islamic philosophy or Islamic art? Should we speak of Islam or of islams? Should we distinguish the Islamic (the religious) from the Islamicate (the cultural)? Or should we...

  • Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation

    R. D. Crews
    Book
    “Rugged, remote, riven by tribal rivalries and religious violence, Afghanistan seems to many a country frozen in time and forsaken by the world. Afghan Modern presents a bold challenge to these misperceptions, revealing how Afghans, over the course of their history, have engaged and connected with a wider world and come to share in our...
  • Ally: My Journey across the American-Israeli Divide

    Michael B. Oren
    Book

    Michael Oren, Ph.D. 1986.

    Michael Oren served as the Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. An American by birth and a historian by training, Oren arrived at his diplomatic post just as Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton assumed office. During Oren's tenure in office, Israel and America grappled...

  • Amour chrétien, amour musulman

    Adrien Leites
    Book

    Adrien Leites, Ph.D. 1997.

    Dans le débat contemporain sur l’amour, les références chrétiennes sont courantes, bien que souvent confuses. L’islam est absent du débat, ou assimilé au christianisme. Cette dernière tendance touche le « dialogue interreligieux », qui se nourrit de l’usage quasi-exclusif de sources normatives. En alternative...

  • The Believer: How an Introvert with a Passion for Religion and Soccer Became Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Leader of the Islamic State

  • Constellations of the Caucasus: Empires, Peoples, and Faiths

    Michael A. Reynolds
    Book

    Edited by Michael A. Reynolds, Ph.D. 2003.

    "The Caucasus has fascinated humanity for millennia. A natural crossroads and perpetual borderland, the Caucasus has often been described as the meeting place of East and West, Europe and Asia, Christendom and Islam. The Caucasus Mountains are home to a bewildering diversity of languages and...

  • Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World

    Petra Sijpesteijn; Alexander T. Schubert
    Book

    Edited by Petra Sijpesteijn, Ph.D. 2004.

    Historians have long lamented the lack of contemporary documentary sources for the Islamic middle ages and the inhibiting effect this has had on our understanding of this critically important period. Although the field is richly served by surviving evidence, much of it is hard to locate,...

  • Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law

    Intisar Rabb
    Book

    Intisar A. Rabb, Ph.D. 2009.

    This book considers an important and largely neglected area of Islamic law by exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved criminal cases that could not be proven beyond a doubt. Intisar A. Rabb calls into question a controversial popular notion about Islamic law today, which is that Islamic law is a...

  • Economics and Capitalism in the Ottoman Empire

    Deniz T. Kilinçoğlu
    Book

    Deniz T. Kılınçoğlu, Ph.D. 2012.

    “Is it possible to generate "capitalist spirit" in a society, where cultural, economic and political conditions did not unfold into an industrial revolution, and consequently into an advanced industrial-capitalist formation? This is exactly what some prominent public intellectuals in the late Ottoman...

  • The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1453 to 1774: The Ottoman Empire

    Molly Greene
    Book

    Molly Greene, Ph.D. 1993.

    “The period of Ottoman rule in Greek history has undergone a dramatic reassessment in recent years. Long reviled as four hundred years of unrelieved slavery and barbarity ('the Turkish yoke'), a new generation of scholars, based mainly but not exclusively in Greece, is rejecting this view in favor of a more...

  • From Paper State to Caliphate: The Ideology of the Islamic State

    Cole Bunzel
    Book

    Cole Bunzel, Ph.D. 2018.

    While the Islamic State dominates headlines through its brutal tactics and pervasive propaganda, there is little awareness of the unique ideology driving the group's strategy. Drawing from private correspondence, statements, speeches, and Islamic theology, Cole Bunzel unpacks the ideology of the Islamic State in...

  • Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam

    Ibn al-ʻArabī; Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad
    Book

    Edited by Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad, Ph.D. 2000.

  • Gender Hierarchy in the Qur'ān: Medieval Interpretations, Modern Responses

    Karen Bauer
    Book

    Karen A. Bauer, Ph.D. 2008.

    “This book explores how medieval and modern Muslim religious scholars ('ulamā') interpret gender roles in Qur'ānic verses on legal testimony, marriage, and human creation. Citing these verses, medieval scholars developed increasingly complex laws and interpretations upholding a male-dominated gender hierarchy...

  • Inheritance

    David S. Powers
    Book

    David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979

    There is arguably no field of Islamic law that reflects the situation in the Hijaz during the lifetime of Muhammad as well as the law of inheritance, which is treated at length and in exquisite detail in the Qurʾan. Shortly after the hijra to Medina in 622, six verses regulating different aspects of...

  • The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State

    William McCants
    Book

    William F. McCants, Ph.D. 2006. 

    “The Islamic State is one of the most lethal and successful jihadist groups in modern history, surpassing even al-Qaeda. Thousands of its followers have marched across Syria and Iraq, subjugating millions, enslaving women, beheading captives, and daring anyone to stop them. Thousands more have spread...

  • Islamic Law and the Crisis of the Reconquista: The Debate on the Status of Muslim Communities in Christendom

    A. Verskin
    Book

    Alan Verskin, Ph.D. 2010. 

    “The Reconquista left unprecedentedly large numbers of Muslims living under Christian rule. Since Islamic religious and legal institutions had been developed by scholars who lived under Muslim rule and who assumed this condition as a given, how Muslims should proceed in the absence of such rule became the...

  • Jarmān ʻAyyāsh al-muʼarrikh wa al-munāḍil = Germain Ayache, l'historien et le militant

    Abderrahmane El Moudden; ʻAbd alʻAzīz al-Fāydah
    Book

    Edited by Abderrahmane El Moudden, Ph.D. 1992.

  • La nationalité dans le monde arabe des années 1830 aux années 1960. Négocier les appartenances et le droit

    M'hamed Oualdi; Noureddine Amara
    Book

    La nationalité est devenue une clé d’accès à des droits sociaux, économiques et politiques: marchés du travail, élections, possibilité de se déplacer dans le monde… Du fait de cette centralité dans nos vies contemporaines, la nationalité a surtout suscité pour le monde arabe des études juridiques, de sociologie voire de sciences politiques...

  • The Levant: A Fractured Mosaic

    W. W. Harris
    Book
  • Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR

    Adeeb Khalid
    Book

    Honorable mention, Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities)

    In Making Uzbekistan, Adeeb Khalid chronicles the tumultuous history of Central Asia in the age of the Russian revolution. Traumatic upheavals—war, economic collapse, famine—transformed...

  • Manāqib al-Sādah al-Bakrīyah: Majmūʻat nuṣūṣ = The Merits of the Bakri Lords: An Anthology.

    Mustafa Mughazy; Adam Abdelhamid Sabra
    Book

    Edited by Adam A. Sabra, Ph.D. 1998.

    Contents

    Al-Kawkab al-durrī fī manāqib al-ustādh al-Bakrī / taʼlīf Muḥammad Abū al-Surūr al-Ṣiddīqī al-Bakrī al-Shāfiʻī -- Kitāb Qalāʼid al-minan wa-farāʼid al-zaman / taʼlīf Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn -- Kitāb Nismat al-nafaḥāt al-miskīyah fī dhikr al-baʻḍ min...

  • Mukātabāt-i dūstānah-i Ustād Duktur Sayyid Ḥusayn Mudarrisī va Rasūl Jaʻfariyān: Īmaylʹhā-yi dūstānah mīyān-i sālʹhā-yi 2004 tā 2014 = Friendly Correspondence, Professor Seyyed Hossein Moddarresi Tabatabaee and Rasoul Jafarian: Friendly Emails

  • Natural Disasters in the Ottoman Empire: Plague, Famine, and Other Misfortunes

    Yaron Ayalon
    Book

    Yaron, Ayalon, Ph.D. 2009.

    This book explores the history of natural disasters in the Ottoman Empire and the responses to them on the state, communal, and individual levels. Yaron Ayalon argues that religious boundaries between Muslims and non-Muslims were far less significant in Ottoman society than commonly believed. Furthermore, the...

  • New Thinking in Islam: The Jihad for Democracy, Freedom and Women’s Rights

    Katajun Amirpur; Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Translated from the German by Eric Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    In Rethinking Islam, Katajun Amirpur argues that the West’s impression of Islam as a backward-looking faith, resistant to post-Enlightenment thinking, is misleading and—due to its effects on political discourse—damaging. Introducing readers to key thinkers and activists—such...

  • Newsletter Volume 8, No. 2, 2015

  • Newsletter Volume 8, No. 3, 2015

  • Newsletter Volume 9, No. 1, 2015

  • Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia

    Nadav Samin
    Book

    Nadav Samin, Ph.D. 2013.

    Why do tribal genealogies matter in modern-day Saudi Arabia? What compels the strivers and climbers of the new Saudi Arabia to want to prove their authentic descent from one or another prestigious Arabian tribe? Of Sand or Soil looks at how genealogy and tribal belonging have informed the lives of past...

  • “Ottomans and Jews in the Literary Imagination of the Other, From the Fifteenth through the Twentieth Century”

  • The Politics of "Quietist" Salafism

    Jacob Olidort
    Book

    Jacob Olidort, Ph.D. 2015.

    Ultraconservative Muslims, or Salafis, have had a tremendous impact on politics in the Middle East over the past decade. Violent Salafis like al-Qaida have fomented revolution in the region and Salafi political parties such as the Al-Nour Party in Egypt have helped determine the destiny of the Arab Spring...

  • Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings: The Peck Shahnama

    Marianna Shreve Simpson; Louise Marlow
    Book

    Louise Marlow, Ph.D. 1987.

    Received First Place Publication Award from The Association of Art Museum Curators.

    Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings presents the first comprehensive examination of a beautifully decorated yet relatively unknown manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings), created in 1589-90 in the flourishing...

  • Render unto the Sultan: Power, Authority, and the Greek Orthodox Church in the Early Ottoman Centuries

    Tom Papademetriou
    Book

    Tom Papademetriou, Ph.D. 2001.

    “The received wisdom about the nature of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Ottoman Empire is that Sultan Mehmed II reestablished the Patriarchate of Constantinople as both a political and a religious authority to govern the post-Byzantine Greek community. However, relations between the Church hierarchy and...

  • Saudi Arabia in Transition: Insights on Social, Political, Economic and Religious Change

    Bernard Haykel; Thomas Hegghammer; Stephane Lacroix
    Book

    Making sense of Saudi Arabia is crucially important today. The kingdom's western province contains the heart of Islam, and it is the United States' closest Arab ally and the largest producer of oil in the world. However, the country is undergoing rapid change: its aged leadership is ceding power to a new generation, and its society, dominated...

  • Society, Law, and Culture in the Middle East: “Modernities” in the Making

    Ehud R. Toledano; D. Ze’evi
    Book

    Edited by Ehud Toledano, Ph.D. 1979. 

    Society, Law, and Culture in the Middle East: “Modernities” in the Making is an edited volume that seeks to deepen and broaden our understanding of various forms of change in Middle Eastern and North African societies during the Ottoman period. It offers an in-depth analysis of reforms and...
  • "Turkey's Forgotten Political Opposition: The Demise of Kadirbeyoğlu Zeki Bey."

    A. E. Balistreri
    Journal Article

    This article encourages a reevaluation of the role of Anatolian Muslim merchants and notability in the Turkish nationalist movement after World War I. It offers the political career of Gümüşhane merchant Kadirbeyoğlu Zeki Bey (1884–1952) as one step toward such a reevaluation. Zeki is known to historians of Turkey for his seemingly unusual...

  • Turkish-American Relations, 1800–1952: Between the Stars, Stripes and the Crescent

    Şuhnaz Yılmaz
    Book

    Şuhnaz Yılmaz, Ph.D. 2000.

    This book aims to take the reader on a journey along the intricate web of Turkish-American relations. It critically examines the process, during which the relations evolved from those of strangers into an occasionally troubled, yet resilient alliance. Through the extensive use of Turkish, American and British...

  • Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective

    Michael Cook
    Book
    "Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam,...
  • Blood Ties: Religion, Violence and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908

    Ipek K. Yosmaoglu
    Book

    The region that is today Macedonia was long the heart of the Ottoman Empire in Europe. It was home to a complex mix of peoples and faiths who had for hundreds of years lived together in relative peace. To be sure, these people were no strangers to coercive violence and various forms of depredations visited upon them by bandits and state agents...

  • Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter

    Jonathan M. Gribetz
    Book
    "As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict persists, aspiring peacemakers continue to search for the precise territorial dividing line that will satisfy both Israeli and Palestinian nationalist demands. The prevailing view assumes that this struggle is nothing more than a dispute over real estate. Defining Neighbors boldly challenges this view, shedding...
  • Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789–2009

    F. M. Göçek
    Book
    “While much of the international community regards the forced deportation of Armenian subjects of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, where approximately 800,000 to 1.5 million Armenians perished, as genocide, the Turkish state still officially denies it.

    In Denial of Violence, Fatma Müge Göçek seeks to decipher the roots of this...
  • An Eleventh-Century Egyptian Guide to the Universe: The Book of Curiosities

    Emilie Savage-Smith; Yossef Rapoport
    Book

    Acquired by the Bodleian Library in 2002, the Book of Curiosities is now recognized as one of the most important discoveries in the history of cartography in recent decades. This eleventh-century Arabic treatise, composed in Egypt under the Fatimid caliphs, is a detailed account of the heavens and the Earth, illustrated by an...

  • Islamic Cultures, Islamic Contexts: Essays in Honor of Professor Patricia Crone

    Asad Q. Ahmed; Behnam Sadeghi; et al.
    Book

    This volume brings together articles on various aspects of the intellectual and social
    histories of Islamicate societies and of the traditions and contexts that contributed to their
    formation and evolution. Written by leading scholars who span three generations and
    who cover such diverse fields as Late Antique Studies,...

  • Jews, Christians and Muslims in Medieval and Early Modern Times: A Festschrift in Honor of Mark R. Cohen

    Marina Rustow; Arnold E. Franklin; Roxani E. Margariti; Uriel Simonsohn
    Book

    Editors: Arnold E. Franklin, Ph.D. 2001; Roxani Eleni Margariti, Ph.D. 2002; Uriel Simonsohn, Ph.D. 2008; and Marina Rustow, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East.

    "This volume brings together articles on the cultural, religious, social and commercial interactions among Jews, Christians and Muslims in the...

  • Newsletter Volume 7, 2014

    NES
    Miscellaneous
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  • No Tapping around Philology: A Festschrift in Honor of Wheeler McIntosh Thackston Jr.’s 70th Birthday

    Alireza Korangy; Daniel J. Sheffield
    Book

    This volume is a collection of twenty-three articles dedicated to one of the most distinguished philologists and linguists in Near Eastern Studies and one of the most prolific teachers and translators of Near Eastern languages and literatures, Wheeler McIntosh Thackston, Jr. (Harvard University), on the occasion of his seventieth birthday....

  • The Reader in al-Jahiz: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

    Thomas Hefter
    Book
    “The 9th-century essayist, theologian and encyclopaedist ‘Amr b. Baḥr al-Jāḥiẓ has long been acknowledged as a master of early Arabic prose writing. Many of his most engaging writings were clearly intended for a broad readership but were presented as letters to individuals. Despite the importance and quantity of these letters, surprisingly little...
  • Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari‘ah in the Modern Age

    Khaled Abou El Fadl
    Book

    In light of recent concern over Shari’ah, such as proposed laws to prohibit it in the United States and conflict over the role it should play in the new Egyptian constitution, many people are confused about the meaning of Shari‘ah in Islam and its role in the world today. In Reasoning with God, renowned Islamic scholar Khaled Abou El...

  • Religion and Trade: Cross-cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000–1900

    Francesca Trivellato; Leor Halevi; Cátia Antunes
    Book

    Edited by Leor Halevi, B.A. 1994

    Written by an international group of highly respected scholars and experts in the field The essays advance our knowledge considerably, bringing to light little-known events in the field of cross-cultural trade Engages with debates in a variety of academic disciplines including economic history, religious...
  • Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

    Petra Sijpesteijn
    Book
    Accessible history of the formation of Islam and the first hundred years of Muslim rule in Egypt Examines a corpus of previously unknown Arabic papyrus letters Illustrated with 35 black and white plates

    Shaping a Muslim State provides a synthetic study of the political, social, and economic processes which formed early Islamic...

  • Shi‘i Islam: An Introduction

    Najam Haider
    Book

    During the formative period of Islam, in the first centuries after Muhammad's death, different ideas and beliefs abounded. It was during this period of roughly three centuries that two particular intellectual traditions emerged, Sunnism and Shi'ism. Sunni Muslims endorsed the historical caliphate, while Shi'i Muslims, supporters of 'Ali, cousin...

  • The Space Between Us

    Zūyā Piīrzād; Amy Motlagh
    Book

    Love, family and religion clash in Pirzad's follow up to the internationally acclaimed Things We Left Unsaid

    In a small town on the edge of the Caspian Sea, Edmond Lazarian and his best friend Tahereh pass their days playing together, drifting between the delights of beachcombing and the joys of the sherbet shop. Although Edmond is...

  • State, Faith, and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Lands

    Frederick Anscombe
    Book

    Current standard narratives of Ottoman, Balkan, and Middle East history overemphasize the role of nationalism in the transformation of the region. Challenging these accounts, this book argues that religious affiliation was in fact the most influential shaper of communal identity in the Ottoman era, that religion molded the relationship between...

  • The Ẓāhirī Madhhab (3rd/9th–10th/16th Century): A Textualist Theory of Islamic Law

    Amr Osman
    Book

    In this book, Amr Osman seeks to expand and re-interpret what we know about the history and doctrine of the Ẓāhirī madhhab. Based on an extensive prosopographical survey, he concludes that the founder, Dāwūd al-Ẓāhirī, was closer in profile and doctrine to the Ahl al-Ra’y than to the Ahl al-Ḥadīth. Furthermore, Ibn...

  • Zayd

    David S. Powers
    Book

    David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979

    Although Muḥammad had no natural sons who reached the age of maturity, Islamic sources report that he adopted a man named Zayd shortly before receiving his first revelation. This "son of Muḥammad" was the Prophet's heir for the next fifteen or twenty years. He was the first adult male to become a Muslim and...

  • Aims, Methods and Contexts of Qurʼanic Exegesis (2nd/8th–9th/15th Centuries)

    Karen Bauer
    Book

    Medieval interpretations of the Qur'an often serve as points of reference for Muslim thought; yet Qur'an commentaries were shaped not only by the Qur'an itself, but also by their authors' ideological viewpoints, their theories of interpretation, their methods, and the conventions of the genre. This volume is the first to focus solely on the...

  • Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

    George Hatke
    Book

    Aksum and Nubia assembles and analyzes the textual and archaeological evidence of interaction between Nubia and the Ethiopian kingdom of Aksum, focusing primarily on the fourth century CE. Although ancient Nubia and Ethiopia have been the subject of a growing number of studies in recent years, little attention has been given to contact between...

  • Al-Maghrib wa-al-zaman al-rāhin: muʻṭayāt wa-muqārabāt: aʻmāl al-liqāʼ al-munʻaqid bi-al-Maʻhad al-Malakī lil-Baḥth fī Tārīkh al-Maghrib, bi-tārīkh 14 Yūlīyūz 2007 = Le Maroc et le temps presént: actes du colloque tenu à l'IRRHM, le 14 juillet 2007

  • The Emperor Tea Garden

    Nazli Eray; Robert Finn
    Book

    In Eray’s world of fantasy and fun, there are few boundaries between reality and imagination. There is a roadside tea garden where spirits gather by night to carry on flirtations until they fade into the dawn, and there is a tavern in Bartin where men make their lost illusions of love come alive by thinking of them. The narrator exchanges...

  • Ferdowsi's Shāhnāma: Millennial Perspectives

    Olga M. Davidson; Marianna Shreve Simpson
    Book

    Edited by Olga M. Davidson, Ph.D. 1983

    Ferdowsi's Shahnama: Millennial Perspectives celebrates the ongoing reception, over the last thousand years, of a masterpiece of classical Persian poetry. The epic of the Shahnama or Book of Kings glorifies the spectacular achievements of Iranian civilization...

  • Fountainhead of Jihad: The Haqqani Nexus, 1973-2012

    Vahid Brown; Don Rassler
    Book

    Drawing on a wealth of previously unstudied primary sources in several languages, Vahid Brown and Don Rassler map the anatomy of a group frequently described as the most lethal actor in the Afghan insurgency. The Haqqani network has for decades operated at the centre of a transnational nexus of Islamist militancy, lending support to the...

  • The Guidebook for Gullible Jurists and Mendicants to the Conditions for Befriending Emirs and the Abbreviated Guidebook for Gullible Jurists and Mendicants to the Conditions for Befriending Emirs

  • Islamic Legal Thought: A Compendium of Muslim Jurists

    Oussama Arabi; David S. Powers; Susan A. Spectorsky
    Book

    Edited by David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979

    In Islamic Legal Thought: A Compendium of Muslim Jurists, twenty-three scholars each contribute a chapter on a distinguished Muslim jurist. The volume is organized chronologically and it includes jurists who represent the formative, classical and modern periods of Islamic legal thought....

  • A Jew’s Best Friend? The Image of the Dog throughout Jewish History

    Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman; Rakefet Zalashik
    Book

    The dog has captured the Jewish imagination from antiquity to the contemporary period, with the image of the dog often used to characterize and demean Jewish populations in medieval Christendom. In the interwar period, dogs were still considered goyishe nakhes (‘a gentile pleasure’) and virtually unheard of in the Jewish homes of the shtetl....

  • Law and Empire: Ideas, Practices, Actors

    Jeroen Duindam; Jill Harries; Caroline Humfress; Nimrod Hurvitz
    Book

    Law and Empire provides a comparative view of legal practices in Asia and Europe, from Antiquity to the eighteenth century. It relates the main principles of legal thinking in Chinese, Islamic, and European contexts to practices of lawmaking and adjudication. In particular, it shows how legal procedure and legal thinking could be used...

  • Law and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought: Studies in Honor of Professor Hossein Modarressi

    Michael A. Cook; Najam Haider; Intisar Rabb; Asma Sayeed
    Book

    "Bringing together essays on topics related to Islamic law, this book is composed of articles by prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. The authors cover a wide swath of issues, ranging from a detailed examination of Shi'i traditions governing legal interpretations about everyday affairs like prayer to the intellectual exchanges...

  • The Logic of Law Making in Islam: Women and Prayer in the Legal Tradition

    Behnam Sadeghi
    Book

    This pioneering study examines the process of reasoning in Islamic law. Some of the key questions addressed here include whether sacred law operates differently from secular law, why laws change or stay the same, and how different cultural and historical settings impact the development of legal rulings. In order to explore these questions, the...

  • Newsletter Volume 6, 2013

    NES
    Miscellaneous
  • Oppressed in the Land? Fatwās on Muslims Living under Non-Muslim Rule from the Middle Ages to the Present

    A. Verskin
    Book
    Does Islamic law allow Muslims to live under the rule of non-Muslims? Does it matter who the non-Muslims are? Does it matter how Muslims are treated? How does minority status influence the practice of Islamic forms of worship, charity, familial relationships, and community organization? What relationship should exist between Muslim communities who...
  • The Silence and the Roar

    Nihad Sirees; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    With The Silence and the Roar, Nihad Sirees writes a powerful, life-affirming and Kafkaesque novel about a censored writer trying to live a normal life under a Middle Eastern dictatorship, Syria.

    Fathi, a writer no longer permitted to write, makes his way...

  • Snarl: In Defense of Stalled Traffic and Faulty Networks

    Ruth A. Miller
    Book

    It is possible to imagine a theory of democracy and a constitutional history independent of human subjectivity.

    Ruth A. Miller excavates a centuries-old history of nonhuman and nonbiological constitutional engagement and outlines a robust mechanical democracy that challenges existing theories of liberal and human political participation...

  • This Noble House: Jewish Descendants of King David in the Medieval Islamic East

    Arnold E. Franklin
    Book

    This Noble House explores the preoccupation with biblical genealogy that emerged among Jews in the Islamic Near East between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. Arnold Franklin looks to Jewish society's fascination with Davidic ancestry, examining the profusion of claims to the lineage that had already begun to appear by the year 1000, the...

  • Tıflî Hikâyeleri

    David S. Sayers
    Book

    The Tıflî stories are a corpus of prose fiction produced in the Ottoman Empire from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries and often regarded as the main precursor of the Ottoman novel. At a time when Ottoman high literature consisted almost exclusively of epic or mystical poetry, the Tıflî stories depicted the mundane adventures of everyday...

  • "Turkish - US Relations." Journal of Balkan & Near Eastern Studies Special Issue

  • Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam

    Asma Sayeed
    Book

    Asma Sayeed's book explores the history of women as religious scholars from the first decades of Islam through the early Ottoman period (seventh to the seventeenth centuries). Focusing on women's engagement with ḥadīth, this book analyzes dramatic chronological patterns in women's ḥadīth participation in terms of developments in Muslim social,...

  • The Arabs: A Short History

    H. Halm
    Book
    This new edition of Heinz Halm’s The Arabs: A Short History (Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener, 2012) includes 150 pages of primary sources selected, edited, and in some cases translated by NES graduate students Luke Yarbrough and Oded Zinger. This new Appendix of primary sources enhances the text’s value for instructors as well as for general readers...
  • Asymetry of Interest? Turkish-Iranian Relations since 1979

    Elliot Hen-Tov
    Book

    This book examines the political and economic relations between Turkey and Iran since the Iranian Revolution in 1979. It shows that contrary to the expectation that the revolution would usher in an era of ideological hostility between the two neighbors, relations were primarily framed in an imbalanced manner irrespective of ideology. On the...

  • Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled: An Annotated English Translation of Nāṣir-i Khusraw's Kitāb-i Jāmiʻ al-Ḥikmatayn

    Nāṣir-i Khusraw; Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Translated by Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    This is the first English translation of the final philosophical work of the great eleventh-century Ismaili thinker, poet, and Fatimid emissary, Nāṣir-i Khusraw. Appointed from Cairo by command of the Fatimid Imam-caliph al-Mustansir to serve first as a dā'ī, and then as the hujjat, for the...

  • Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies

    K. Richardson
    Book
    This book outlines the complex significance of bodies in the late medieval central Arab Islamic lands.

    "Did you know that blue eyes, baldness, bad breath and boils were all considered bodily 'blights' by Medieval Arabs, as were cross eyes, lameness and deafness? What assumptions about bodies influenced this particular vision of physical...

  • Dīvān-i dū sarāyandah az qarn-i nuhum : Qāz̤ī ʻĪsá Sāvajī va Shaykh Najm al-Dīn Masʻūd

    Amineh Mahallati; Idris Bitlisi
    Book

    This volume is an annotated edition of a work by Idris Bitlisi, an Ottoman Kurdish religious scholar and administrator from Bitlis who began his career in the court of the Aq Qoyunlu (Ak Koyunlu), a dynasty which ruled Iran in the 15th century. After the dynasty was overthrown by the Safavid Isma'il I, he moved to the land of the Ottomans and...

  • Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

    Max Weiss; Michael Laffan
    Book
    "Fear is ubiquitous but slippery. It has been defined as a purely biological reality, derided as an excuse for cowardice, attacked as a force for social control, and even denigrated as an unnatural condition that has no place in the disenchanted world of enlightened modernity. In these times of institutionalized insecurity and global terror,...
  • Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

    William F. McCants
    Book

    From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, Founding Gods, Inventing Nations traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary sources, some of which are translated here for the first time, and focusing on the dynamic influence of the Greek, Roman...

  • The History of the Maritime Wars of the Turks

    Katip Çelebi; S. Soucek
    Book
    This book encompasses the entire scope of the Ottoman Empire’s expansion from the conquest of Constantinople to that of Crete. It is also the story of Hayrettin Barbarossa, the great corsair whom Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent appointed commander of the imperial navy. The author, Kâtip Çelebi (1609–57), was the quintessential Ottoman...
  • Hisṭoryah ṿe-ideʾologyah be-reshit ha-Islam = History and Ideology in Early Islam

  • The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

    Gregory Johnsen
    Book

    A gripping account of how al-Qaeda in Yemen rebounded from an initial defeat to once again threaten the United States.

    Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine war of drones and suicide bombers in an unforgiving corner of Arabia.

    The Last Refuge...

  • Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book
    "Among traditionally educated scholars in the Islamic world there is much disagreement on the crises that afflict modern Muslim societies and how best to deal with them, and the debates have grown more urgent since 9/11. Through an analysis of the work of Muhammad Rashid Rida and Yusuf al-Qaradawi in the Arab Middle East and a number of scholars...
  • Nasser's Gamble: How Intervention in Yemen Caused the Six-Day War and the Decline of Egyptian Power

    Jesse Ferris
    Book

    Winner of the 2013 Reuven Chaikin Prize, University of Haifa

    One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    Nasser's Gamble draws on declassified documents from six countries and original material in Arabic, German, Hebrew, and Russian to present a new understanding of Egypt's disastrous five-year intervention in Yemen,...

  • New Babylonians: A History of Jews in Modern Iraq

    Orit Bashkin
    Book

    Although Iraqi Jews saw themselves as Iraqi patriots, their community—which had existed in Iraq for more than 2,500 years—was displaced following the establishment of the state of Israel. New Babylonians chronicles the lives of these Jews, their urban Arab culture, and their hopes for a democratic nation-state. It studies their ideas...

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  • The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book
    "The first encyclopedia of Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, this comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible reference provides the context needed for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond. With more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries written by an international team of specialists,...
  • Silent House

    Orhan Pamuk; Robert Finn
    Book

    “In a crumbling mansion in a gentrified former fishing village on the Turkish coast, the widow Fatma awaits the annual visit of her grandchildren: Faruk, a dissipated historian; his sensitive leftist sister, Nilgün; and Metin, a high schooler drawn to the fast life of the nouveaux riche. Bedridden, Fatma is attended by her faithful servant...

  • A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution

    Samar Yazbek; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    A well-known novelist and journalist from the coastal city of Jableh, Samar Yazbek witnessed the beginning four months of the uprising first-hand and actively participated in a variety of public actions and budding social movements. Throughout this period she kept a diary of personal reflections on, and...

  • African communities in Asia and the Mediterranean

    Ehud R. Toledano
    Book

    Edited by Ehud R. Toledano, Ph.D. 1979

    The undeniable presence of the past and its cultural vestiges in the daily lives of displaced populations has been a noticeable feature of diasporas across the globe. The world of spirits and the need to keep in constant touch with them have been part and parcel of almost all pre-modern cultural...

  • Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book
    "When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first president of Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science—and by the personality cult Atatürk created around himself—would reign supreme as the new religion. This book provides the first in-depth look at the intellectual life of...
  • The Baboons of Hada: Selected Poems

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    The Baboons of Hada introduces thirty years of Eric Ormsby’s precise and generous poetry. Opening with an exuberant bestiary of spiders and starfish, penguins, snakes and contemplative baboons, the collection moves on to explore a world of intricate wonders and memories: the grandeur of noses, the...

  • Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

    A. Motlagh
    Book
    Burying the Beloved traces the relationship between the law and literature in Iran to reveal the profound ambiguities at the heart of Iranian ideas of modernity regarding women's rights and social status. The book reveals how novels mediate legal reforms and examines how authors have used realism to challenge and re-imagine notions of "the real."...
  • A Common Justice: The Legal Allegiances of Christians and Jews under Early Islam

    Uriel I. Simonsohn
    Book

    "In A Common Justice Uriel I. Simonsohn examines the legislative response of Christian and Jewish religious elites to the problem posed by the appeal of their coreligionists to judicial authorities outside their communities. Focusing on the late seventh to early eleventh centuries in the region between Iraq in the east and present-day...

  • The Concise Arabic-English Lexicon of Verbs in Context = al-Muʻjam al-wajīz lil-afʻāl al-ʻArabīyah fī al-siyāq, ʻArabī/Injilīzī

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn; Dalal Yassin Abo Seoud; Kamar Mostafa Abdou
    Book

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn, Ph.D. 1977

    This classic learning aid, popular with teachers and students alike, has now been fully revised and substantially expanded for a complete new edition. With a fully vocalized Arabic text in clear, legible type, this invaluable lexicon now contains more than 3,500 Arabic verbs from 1,450 verb roots....

  • The Deliverance: Logic

    Asad Q. Ahmed
    Book

     This book offers for the first time a complete scholarly translation, commentary, and glossary in a modern European language of the logic section of Ibn Sina's (d. 1037 CE) very important compendium al-Najat (The Deliverance). The original, written in Arabic, is the product of the middle period of the most renowned Muslim philosopher...

  • The Development of Islamic Law and Society in the Maghrib: Qāḍīs, Muftīs and Family Law

    David S. Powers
    Book

    David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979

    The first eleven essays in this collection treat the application of Islamic law in qadi courts in the Maghrib in the period between 1100 and 1500 CE. Based on preserved legal documents and the expert opinions of Muslim jurists (Muftis), the essays examine family law cases involving legal minority,...

  • Dirāsat al-majālāt al-ijtimāʻīyah al-muhammashah wa-tārīkh al-Maghrib = Études subalternes et histoire du Maroc

    Abderrahmane El Moudden; Khalīl al-Saʻdānī; Muḥammad Yāsir al-Hilālī; Muḥammad Jādūr
    Book
  • Esclaves et maîtres: les Mamelouks des beys de Tunis du XVIIe siècle aux années 1880

    M'hamed Oualdi
    Book

    "Des esclaves convertis à l'islam devenant maîtres de musulmans : c'est à travers ce paradoxe que furent pendant longtemps perçus les mamelouks appelés à exercer de hautes charges administratives et militaires dans le monde arabe, de leur émergence dans l'entourage des califes omeyyades puis abbassides au VIIe siècle jusqu'à leur disparition...

  • Fine Incisions: Essays on Poetry and Place

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    Fine Incisions is a collection of twenty-four gracious, intelligent and occasionally fractious essays, wide-ranging in their interests and rigorous in their analyses. Ormsby’s reverence for language is luminously clear as he examines his international travels, the work of James Merrill, the state of...

  • Infectious Ideas: Contagion in Premodern Islamic and Christian Thought in the Western Mediterranean

    Justin K. Stearns
    Book

    Infectious Ideas is a comparative analysis of how Muslim and Christian scholars explained the transmission of disease in the premodern Mediterranean world.

    How did religious communities respond to and make sense of epidemic disease? To answer this, historian Justin K. Stearns looks at how Muslim and Christian communities conceived of...

  • The Islamic Scholarly Tradition: Studies in History, Law, and Thought in Honor of Professor Michael Allan Cook

    Asad Q. Ahmed; Michael Bonner; Behnam Sadeghi
    Book

    The volume contains highly original articles on Islamic history, law, and thought, each either proposing new hypotheses or readjusting existing ones. The contributions range from studies in the formulation of the pre-Islamic Arabian calendar to notes on the "blood-money group" in Islamic law, and to transformations in Arabic logic in the post-...

  • Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History: Authority, Diaspora, Tradition

    Ra'anan S. Boustan; Oren Kosansky; Marina Rustow
    Book

    A collection of essays written by scholars invited to the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003–2004.

    Over the past several decades, the field of Jewish studies has expanded to encompass an unprecedented range of research topics, historical periods, geographic regions, and...

  • Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment=Kitāb al-maḥabba wa'l-shawq wa'l-uns wa'l-riḍā: Book XXXVI of the Revival of the Religious Sciences, Iḥyāʼ ʻulūm al-dīn

    Ghazzālī; orms
    Book

    Translated with an introduction & notes by Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    The Book of Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment is the thirty-sixth chapter of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences. This was the first treatise which established not merely the possibility but the necessity for the love...

  • The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone

    Janet Klein
    Book

    At the turn of the twentieth century, the Ottoman state identified multiple threats in its eastern regions. In an attempt to control remote Kurdish populations, Ottoman authorities organized them into a tribal militia and gave them the task of subduing a perceived Armenian threat. Following the story of this militia, Klein explores the...

  • Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources

    Olivia Remie Constable
    Book

    For some historians, medieval Iberian society was one marked by peaceful coexistence and cross-cultural fertilization; others have sketched a harsher picture of Muslims and Christians engaged in an ongoing contest for political, religious, and economic advantage culminating in the fall of Muslim Granada and the expulsion of the Jews in the late...

  • The New Cultural Climate in Turkey: Living in a Shop Window

    Nurdan Gürbilek; Victoria Rowe Holbrook
    Book

    Translated by Victoria Rowe Holbrook, Ph.D. 1985

    The New Cultural Climate in Turkey is a beautifully written collection of essays by a leading Turkish intellectual. It presents a compelling analysis of cultural politics in Turkey, arguing that the dominant clichéd dualities of East/West and secular/sacred mask a reality of...

  • One Hundred and One Nights

    B. Buchholz
    Book

    "After 13 years in America, Abu Saheeh has returned to his native Iraq, a nation transformed by the American military presence. Alone in a new city, he has exactly what he wants: freedom from his past. Then he meets Layla, a whimsical fourteen-year-old girl who enchants him with her love of American pop culture. Enchanted by Layla's stories and...

  • The Origins of the Sh‘īa: Identity, Ritual, and Sacred Space in Eighth-Century Kūfa

    Najam Haider
    Book

    The Sunnī-Shi'a schism is often framed as a dispute over the identity of the successor to Muhammad. In reality, however, this fracture only materialized a century later in the important southern Iraqi city of Kūfa (present-day Najaf). This book explores the birth and development of Shī'i identity. Through a critical analysis of legal texts,...

  • Ottoman Ulema, Turkish Republic: Agents of Change and Guardians of Tradition

    Amit Bein
    Book

    To better understand the diverse inheritance of Islamic movements in present-day Turkey, we must take a closer look at the religious establishment, the ulema, during the first half of the twentieth century. During the closing years of the Ottoman Empire and the early decades of the Republic of Turkey, the spread of secularist and anti-religious...

  • Patronage and Poetry in the Islamic World: Social Mobility and Status in the Medieval Middle East and Central Asia

    Jocelyn Sharlet
    Book

    Arabic and Persian panegyric poetry was one of the most important genres of literature in the medieval Middle East and Central Asia. Jocelyn Sharlet argues that panegyric poetry is important not only because it provides a commentary on society and culture in the medieval Middle East, but also because panegyric writing was one of the key means...

  • Preachin' the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House

    Daniel Beaumont
    Book
    The first biography of legendary Delta bluesman Son House Ventures beyond the usual analysis of House as driven by religious guilt for playing "the Devil's music" Provides uniquely subtle commentary on the influence of blues on American culture

    In June of 1964, three young, white blues fans set out from New York City in a Volkswagen, heading...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 16

  • Proper Signposts for the Camp: The Reception of Classical Authorities in the Ǧihādī Manual al-ʻUmda fī Iʻdād al-ʻUdda*

    Simon Wolfgang Fuchs
    Book

    This book is an attempt to explore how jihadi authors make use of the Sunni tradition in order to bolster their case. Such a discussion is a desideratum even in Islamic studies since oftentimes radical authors are chastised a priori for their untenable misrepresentation of religion. Similarly, their arguments are tossed aside as a...

  • A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire

    F. M. Göçek; R. G. Suny; N. M. Naimark
    Book
    One hundred years after the deportations and mass murder of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and other peoples in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the history of the Armenian genocide is a victim of historical distortion, state-sponsored falsification, and deep divisions between Armenians and Turks. Working together for the first time,...
  • Reading the Islamic City: Discursive Practices and Legal Judgment

    A. I. Kahera
    Book
    Reading the Islamic City offers insights into the implications the practices of the Maliki school of Islamic law have for the inhabitants of the Islamic city, the madinah. The problematic term madinah fundamentally indicates a phenomenon of building, dwelling, and urban settlement patterns that evolved after the 7th century CE in the Maghrib (...
  • Religion in Diktatur und Demokratie: zur Bedeutung religiöser Werte, Praktiken und Institutionen in politischen Transformationsprozessen*

    Simon Wolfgang Fuchs; Stephanie Garling
    Book

    "Politik und Religion ist wieder Thema wissenschaftlicher Agenda. Mit dem Zuwachs an Diskursen geht auch deren Ausdifferenzierung einher. Ein Teilbereich dieser Auseinandersetzungen beinhaltet die Analyse des Verhältnisses von Demokratie und Religion. Dieser Sammelband untersucht diesbezüglich drei Loslösungsprozesse und verfolgt zum einen die...

  • The Rhetoric of Biography: Narrating Lives in Persianate Societies

    Louise Marlow
    Book

    This volume presents articles on the topics of biography and autobiography in a range of sources produced within Iran and the larger Persianate world. In the context of a growing scholarly literature devoted to these subjects, especially in the Arabic literary tradition, the volume presents studies that explore still neglected areas, including...

  • Seven Stories of Threatening Speech: Women's Suffrage Meets Machine Code

    Ruth A. Miller
    Book

    Treating language as a type of machine code opens new avenues for the study of history and politics.

    Ruth A. Miller demonstrates the potential of taking nonhuman linguistic activity—such as the running of machine code—as an analytical model. Via a lively discussion of 19th-century pro- and antisuffragists, Miller tells a new...

  • Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908–1918

    Michael A. Reynolds
    Book
    Co-Winner of the 2011 American Historical Association George Louis Beer Prize for the best work on any phase of European international history since the year 1895!   The break-up of the Ottoman empire and the disintegration of the Russian empire were watershed events in modern history. The unravelling of these empires was both cause and...
  • Starting with Food: Culinary Approaches to Ottoman History

    Amy Singer
    Book

    Food is a marker of identity, culture, and class, and it denotes power, routine, leisure, and celebration. Despite its importance to every aspect of historical research, this topic has not been sufficiently explored in Ottoman history. This volume places the study of food in the mainstream of Ottoman history by analizing major issues--origins,...

  • Tashayyuʻ va valā-yi Ahl-i Bayt dar adab-i qadīm-i Fārsī: jung-i ʻAbd al-Karīm Maddāḥ, muvarrakh 849

    Amineh Mahallati
    Book

    This volume is an annotated edition of a 9th/15th-century literary anthology of Persian poetry on the affection and love for the House of Prophet Muhammad in pre-Safavid Iran. The book is edited on the basis of a unique manuscript dated 849/1445. It contains 81 panegyrics in praise of the Prophet Muhammad and his House, many by poets who are...

  • Transformation of Turkey: Reinterpreting State and Society from the Empire to the Republic

    F. M. Göçek
    Book
    In 1923, the Modern Turkish Republic rose from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, proclaiming a new era in the Middle East. However, many of the contemporary issues affecting Turkish state and society today have their roots not only in the in the history of the republic, but in the historical and political memory of the state's imperial history....
  • A Tunisian Tale

    Hassouna Mosbahi; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    After ne’er-do-wells spread rumors about a widowed mother’s weak moral character among the people of a slum on the outskirts of Tunis that festers with migrants who have come to the metropolis from the heartland in search of a better life, her twenty-year-old son takes matters into his own hands and commits an...

  • Untold Histories of the Middle East: Recovering Voices from the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Amy Singer; Christoph K. Neumann; Selçuk Aksin Somel
    Book

    Much traditional historiography consciously and unconsciously glosses over certain discourses, narratives, and practices. This book examines silences or omissions in Middle Eastern history at the turn of the twenty-first century, to give a fuller account of the society, culture and politics.

    With a particular focus on the Ottoman Empire...

  • Vehicles of Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Textual Culture

    Robert Wisnovsky; Faith Wallis; J. Fumo; C. Fraenkel
    Book

    This volume contains case studies that examine how medieval cultures (western European, Arab/Islamic and Jewish) adopted ideas from the past and from each other in fields such as philosophy, literature, religion, and medicine.

    In this volume the McGill University Research Group on Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in...

  • Afghanistan on the Threshold of the 21st Century: Three Essays on Culture and Society

    P. Centlivres; M. Centlivres-Demont
    Book
    “Two prominent anthropologists describe their long “journey” with the Afghan people, a journey that lasted thirty years and was punctuated by the events that caused Afghanistan’s transformation from the monarchic state of Zaher Shah to Daoud’s republic, from the communist dictatorship to the Taliban terror and then to the uncertainties of the...
  • Beyond Dominant Paradigms in Ottoman and Middle Eastern/North African Studies: A Tribute to Rifa‘at Abou-El-Haj

    Donald Quataert; Baki Tezcan
    Book

    Rifa‘at Abou-El-Haj (Ph.D., Princeton, 1963) started teaching at California State University, Long Beach, in 1964, and moved to the State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, in 1992. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, as well as two books, The 1703 Rebellion and the Structure of Ottoman Politics (1984;...

  • Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants: A Maritime History of the Early Modern Mediterranean

    M. Greene
    Book
    A new international maritime order was forged in the early modern age, yet until now histories of the period have dealt almost exclusively with the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants shifts attention to the Mediterranean, providing a major history of an important but neglected sphere of the early modern maritime world...
  • Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

    Norman A. Stillman; Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman; Yaron Ayalon; al. et
    Book

    The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World covers an area of Jewish history, religion, and culture which until now has lacked its own cohesive, discrete reference work. The Encyclopedia fills the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods....

  • Histories of the Middle East: Studies in Middle Eastern Society, Economy and Law in Honor of A.L. Udovitch

    Eleni Roxani. Margariti; Adam Sabra; Petra Sijpesteijn
    Book

    For four decades Abraham L. Udovitch has been a leading scholar of the medieval Islamic world, its economic institutions, social structures, and legal theory and practice. In pursuing his quest to understand and explain the complex phenomena that these broad rubrics entail, he has published widely, collaborated internationally with other...

  • Ibn Taymiyya and His Times

    Shahab Ahmed; Yossef Rapoport
    Book
    Written by leading authorities in the field Examines one of the most controversial thinkers in Islamic history

    Taqi al-Din Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) is one of the most controversial thinkers in Islamic history. Today he is revered by what is called the Wahhabi movement and championed by Salafi groups who demand a return to the pristine golden...

  • Ijtimāʻīyāt: guzīdah ī az maqālāt dar masāʼil-i maẕhabī va ijtimāʻī

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Since 2007, five volumes of the collection of Modarressi's early (pre-1979) Persian articles have been published. These include volumes entitled Ijtima'iyat, Qummiyat, Sanadiyat, Kitabiyat, and Tarikhiyat. Having access to these reprints is most welcome given the fact that most of the articles...

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

    Max Weiss
    Book
    "Contrary to the conventional wisdom that sectarianism is intrinsically linked to violence, bloodshed, or social disharmony, Max Weiss uncovers the complex roots of Shi’i sectarianism in twentieth-century Lebanon.   The template for conflicted relations between the Lebanese state and Shi’i society arose under French Mandate rule through a...
  • Islam in the Middle Ages: The Origins and Shaping of Classical Islamic Civilization

    Jacob Lassner; Michael Bonner
    Book

    In the Middle Ages, a varied and vibrant Islamic culture flourished in all its aspects, from religious institutions to legal and scientific endeavors. Lassner, Reisman, and Bonner detail how all three montheist traditions are linked to the same sacred history. They trace the most current scholarship on the Arabian background to Islam, the...

  • The New Cambridge History of Islam

    Michael Cook
    Book
    Winner of the 2011 Waldo G. Leland Prize for the “most outstanding reference tool in the field of history” published between May 1, 2006, and April 30, 2011!   "The New Cambridge History of Islam offers a comprehensive history spanning fourteen centuries of Islamic civilization, from its beginnings in the oases and deserts of seventh-century...
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  • The Second Ottoman Empire: Political and Social Transformation in the Early Modern World

    Baki Tezcan
    Book

    Although scholars have begun to revise the traditional view that the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries marked a decline in the fortunes of the Ottoman Empire, Baki Tezcan’s book proposes a radical new approach to this period. While he concurs that decline did take place in certain areas, he constructs a new framework by foregrounding the...

  • Veiled Voices

    Brigid Maher; Karen Bauer
    Film

    A documentary by Brigid Maher; [Tiny Leaps Productions & School of Communication at American University present]; produced and directed by Brigid Maher; co-produced [and written] by Karen Bauer].

    "Women across the Middle East are trying to reclaim their role as leaders in Islam. Veiled voices goes in-depth into the world of three...

  • Violent Modernity: France in Algeria

    Abdelmajid Hannoum
    Book

    In Violent Modernity: France in Algeria, Abdelmajid Hannoum examines the advent of political modernity in Algeria and shows how colonial modernity was not only a project imposed by violence but also a violent project in and of itself, involving massive destruction and significant transformation of the population of Algeria. The author...

  • Advanced Turkish

    Jessica Tiregol Mentesoglu
    Software

    Advanced Turkish DVD-ROM is comprehensive multimedia language courseware. This DVD-ROM package is the equivalent of a textbook and workbook, with audio and video.

    It can be used either by independent learners or by students in a traditional or self-instructional classroom setting, and covers material equivalent...

  • Al-Jabartī’s History of Egypt: Edited and with an introduction by Jane Hathaway

    Abd alRahman Al-Jabartī; Jane Hathaway
    Book

    The multi-volume chronicle of the Cairo scholar Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti (1753-1825), known in Arabic as caja-’ib al-atha-r fi- al-tara-jim wa-al-akhba-r, which translates roughly as The Most Wondrous Achievements: Biographies and Reports of Events, is the single most important primary source for the history of Egypt over nearly four...

  • The Arab Lands in the Ottoman Era

    Jane Hathaway
    Book

    This second volume in the series Minnesota Studies in Early Modern History brings together eleven original studies in the history of the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire. One of world history’s largest, longest-lived, and most influential empires, the Ottoman Empire controlled the Balkans, Anatolia, and most of the Middle East throughout...

  • Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centres: Art, Architecture, and Worship

    Akel Ismail kahera
    Book

    The design principles necessary to create functional and dynamic contemporary mosques can be hard to grasp for those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith. Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers provides an easy-to-use and practical set of guidelines for mosque design, illustrated with 300 line drawings.

    Case studies of...

  • Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

    Yoav Di-Capua
    Book

    This groundbreaking study illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. The first comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern intellectual tradition, Gatekeepers of the Past examines a system of knowledge that replaced the intellectual and...

  • Intiqāl al-afkār wa-al-taqnīyāt fī al-Maghārib wa-al-ʻālam al-mutawassiṭī = Transmission des idées et des techniques au Maghreb et en Méditerranée

  • The Iranian Revolution Turns Thirty

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi; et al.
    Book

    Special issue of Radical History Review (No. 105, Fall 2009).

    Contents

    Editors' Introduction -- Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi; Mansour Bonakdarian; Nasrin Rahimieh; Ahmad Sadri; Ervand Abrahamian

    Features

    The Crowd in the Iranian Revolution -- Ervand Abrahamian

    ...

  • Kitābiyāt: majmūʻah-i maqālāt dar zamīnah-ʾi kitābshināsī

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Since 2007, five volumes of the collection of Modarressi's early (pre-1979) Persian articles have been published. These include volumes entitled Ijtima'iyat, Qummiyat, Sanadiyat, Kitabiyat, and Tarikhiyat. Having access to these reprints is most welcome given the fact that most of the articles...

  • Law in Crisis: The Ecstatic Subject of Natural Disaster

    Ruth A. Miller
    Book

    Taking natural disaster as the political and legal norm is uncommon. Taking a person who has become unstable and irrational during a disaster as the starting point for legal analysis is equally uncommon. Nonetheless, in Law in Crisis Ruth Miller makes the unsettling case that the law demands an ecstatic subject and that natural...

  • Muḥammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Making of the Last Prophet

    David S. Powers
    Book

    David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979

    The Islamic claim to supersede Judaism and Christianity is embodied in the theological assertion that the office of prophecy is hereditary but that the line of descent ends with Muhammad, who is the seal, or last, of the prophets.

    While Muhammad had no natural sons who reached the age of maturity, he...

  • Newsletter Volume 2, No. 1, 2009

  • Newsletter Volume 2, No. 2, 2009

  • A Potential Kurdistan: The Quest for Statehood

  • Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin Laden

    Roxanne L. Euben; Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    This anthology of key primary texts provides an unmatched introduction to Islamist political thought from the early twentieth century to the present, and serves as an invaluable guide through the storm of polemic, fear, and confusion that swirls around Islamism today. Roxanne Euben and Muhammad Qasim Zaman gather a broad selection of texts from...

  • Rebuilding a Partnership: Turkish-American Relations for a New Era: A Turkish Perspective

  • Tā̄rīkhiyāt: Majmūʻah-i Maqālāt va Taḥqīqāt-i Tārīkhī / Ḥusayn Mudarrisī

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Since 2007, five volumes of the collection of Modarressi's early (pre-1979) Persian articles have been published. These include volumes entitled Ijtima'iyat, Qummiyat, Sanadiyat, Kitabiyat, and Tarikhiyat. Having access to these reprints is most welcome given the fact that most of the articles...

  • Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Islam and Modernity*

    Samuel R. Helfont
    Book

    Yusuf al-Qaradawi is one of the most influential Islamic scholars living in the Middle East today. Though classically trained in Islamic studies at al-Azhar, his religious and political thought has been heavily influenced by modernity. Using the ideas of prominent philosophers such as Kant and Hegel, as well as of contemporary social scientists...

  • The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule, 1516–1800

    Jane Hathaway; Karl K. Barbir
    Book

    In this seminal study, Jane Hathaway presents a wide-ranging reassessment of the effects of Ottoman rule on the Arab Lands of Egypt, Greater Syria, Iraq and Yemen - the first of its kind in over forty years.

    Challenging outmoded perceptions of this period as a demoralizing prelude to the rise of Arab nationalism and Arab nation-states...

  • Arts and Crafts in the Muslim World: Proceedings of the International Congress on Islamic Arts and Crafts, Isfahan, 04-09 October, 2002

    Nazeh Taleb Maarouf; Semiramis Çavuşoğlu
    Book

    This book contains the papers that were presented at the Isfahan International Congress on Islamic Arts and Crafts. The papers are on various subjects including  Islamic architecture, the art of calligraphy, arts and cultural dialogue, Islamic paintings and miniature, the influence of Islamic arts and crafts on European art, traditional...

  • Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi: Islam in Modern South Asia

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    Ashraf `Ali Thanawi (1863-1943) was one of the most prominent religious scholars in Islamic history. Author of over a thousand books on different aspects of Islam, his work sought to defend the Islamic scholarly tradition and to articulate its authority in an age of momentous religious and political change. In this authoritative biography,...

  • B as in Beirut

    Iman Humaydan Younes; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    The four interlocking narratives that make up this extraordinary novel belong to four women who live in the same apartment building in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war.

    There is Lilian with her two children, desperate to emigrate, with or without her husband. Warda cannot recover from the loss of her...

  • Blood Test: A Novel

    Abbas Beydoun; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    King Fahd Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies translation of Arabic literature 2007 award winner

    Widely known throughout the Arab world as a leading poet, journalist, and literary critic, Abbas Beydoun’s writing is infused with the politics and culture of his native Lebanon. In Blood Test,...

  • A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book
    "At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman Empire straddled three continents and encompassed extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity among the estimated thirty million people living within its borders. It was perhaps the most cosmopolitan state in the world—and possibly the most volatile. A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire now...
  • Charity in Islamic Societies

    Amy Singer
    Book

    Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Best Book Award 2010

    Muslim beliefs have inspired charitable giving for over fourteen centuries, yet Islamic history has rarely been examined from this perspective. In Charity in Islamic Societies, Amy Singer explains the basic...

  • Dreaming Across Boundaries: The Interpretation of Dreams in Islamic Lands

    Louise Marlow
    Book

    Descriptions of dreams abound in the literatures of the Near East and North Africa. The Prophet Muhammad endowed them with a theological dimension, saying that after him “true dreams” would be the only channel for prophecy. Dreams were often used to support conflicting theological and political arguments, and the local chronicles contain many...

  • The Erotics of Corruption: Law, Scandal, and Political Perversion

    Ruth A. Miller
    Book

    A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.

    In this provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period, Ruth A. Miller argues that narratives of political corruption rely upon an explicitly pornographic rhetoric and have been instrumental in carving out...

  • Ghazali: The Revival of Islam

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    This fascinating work profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058–1111), the foremost Islamic scholar and mystic of the medieval period. Attracting the patronage of the vizier Nizam al-Mulk early in his career, he was appointed head of the Nizamiyyah College at Baghdad, and attracted audiences from across the Islamic...

  • Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate

    Marina Rustow
    Book

    “In a book with a bold new view of medieval Jewish history, written in a style accessible to nonspecialists and students as well as to scholars in the field, Marina Rustow changes our understanding of the origins and nature of heresy itself. Scholars have long believed that the Rabbanites and Qaraites, the two major Jewish groups under Islamic...

  • Islam and Dissent in Postrevolutionary Iran: Abdolkarim Soroush, Religious Politics and Democratic Reform

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
    Book

    The Iranian revolution of 1979 overhauled not only the foundations of Iranian society, religion and politics, but also our understanding of the role of religion in modern government. Here Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi takes us on an enlightening journey, showing that the revolution unintentionally opened up the public sphere to competing...

  • Islamicate Sexualities: Translations across Temporal Geographies of Desire

    Kathryn Babayan; Afsaneh Najmabadi
    Book

    Islamicate Sexualities: Translations across Temporal Geographies of Desire explores different genealogies of sexuality and questions some of the theoretical emphases and epistemic assumptions affecting current histories of sexuality. Concerned with the dynamic interplay between cultural constructions of gender and sexuality, the...

  • The Other Iraq: Pluralism and Culture in Hashemite Iraq

    Orit Bashkin
    Book

    The Other Iraq challenges the notion that Iraq has always been a totalitarian, artificial state, torn by sectarian violence. Chronicling the rise of the Iraqi public sphere from 1921 to 1958, this enlightening work reveals that the Iraqi intellectual field was always more democratic and pluralistic than historians have tended to...

  • The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War

    Mustafa Aksakal
    Book

    Why did the Ottoman Empire enter the First World War in late October 1914, months after the war's devastations had become clear? Were its leaders 'simple-minded,' 'below-average' individuals, as the doyen of Turkish diplomatic history has argued? Or, as others have claimed, did the Ottomans enter the war because War Minister Enver Pasha,...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 15

  • Sanadīyāt: majmūʻah-i maqālāt dar bārah-ʾi asnād-i tārīkhī

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Since 2007, five volumes of the collection of Modarressi's early (pre-1979) Persian articles have been published. These include volumes entitled Ijtima'iyat, Qummiyat, Sanadiyat, Kitabiyat, and Tarikhiyat. Having access to these reprints is most welcome given the fact that most of the articles...

  • Shabakāt al-tawāṣul fī al-Maghārib wa-al-ʻālam al-mutawassiṭī

    ʻAbd alRaḥī Bin Ḥāddah; Abderrahmane El Moudden; Muḥammad alAzhar al-Gharbī
    Book
  • Aden and the Indian Ocean Trade: 150 Years in the Life of a Medieval Arabian Port

    Eleni Roxani Margariti
    Book

    Positioned at the crossroads of the maritime routes linking the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Yemeni port of Aden grew to be one of the medieval world's greatest commercial hubs. Approaching Aden's history between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries through the prism of overseas trade and commercial culture, Roxani Eleni...

  • As if Silent and Absent: Bonds of Enslavement in the Islamic Middle East

    Ehud R. Toledano
    Book

    Ehud R. Toledano, Ph.D. 1979

    This groundbreaking book reconceptualizes slavery through the voices of enslaved persons themselves, voices that have remained silent in the narratives of conventional history. Focusing in particular on the Islamic Middle East from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, Ehud R. Toledano examines...

  • Building State and Security in Afghanistan

    Wolfgang Danspeckgruber; Robert Finn
    Book

    Bridging the pragmatic and the theoretical, leading scholars and policy analysts delve into the critical issues facing Afghanistan today. Their exploration of questions relating to security and peacekeeping, the rule of law, institutional design, mobilization of the economy, and relations within the region provides a crucial resource for...

  • The Charismatic Community: Shi'ite Identity in Early Islam

    Maria Massi Dakake
    Book

    Looks at the emergence of Shiism as a distinct communal identity within Islam.

    The Charismatic Community examines the rise and development of Shiite religious identity in early Islamic history, analyzing the complex historical and intellectual processes that shaped the sense of individual and communal religious vocation. The...

  • Cracks in the Foundation: Leadership Schisms in Al-Qaʹida from 1989–2006.

    Vahid Brown
    Book

    “From its beginnings in the wake of the anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan, al-Qa’ida has been at war with itself. In disputes that have largely been invisible to the broader public, its leadership has been in a constant battle over what al-Qa’ida should be, what strategy it should pursue, even who its real enemies are. Very early in al-Qa’ida’s...

  • Feeding People, Feeding Power: Imarets in the Ottoman Empire

    Nina Ergin; Christoph K. Neumann; Amy Singer
    Book

    Imarets have long been recognized as one signature institution of the Ottoman Empire. These public kitchens were typically located in mosque complexes or multi-structured complexes, which included some or all of the following buildings: mosque, medrese, mekteb, tomb, caravansaray, sufi tekke (or tekye) , hospital, bath, market, and other...

  • Identity and Identity Formation in the Ottoman World: A Volume of Essays in Honor of Norman Itzkowitz

    Baki Tezcan; Karl K. Barbir
    Book

    Identity and Identity Formation in the Ottoman World is a collection of articles authored by the students and colleagues of Norman Itzkowitz. The contributors include Engin Deniz Akarli, Karl K. Barbir, Cornell H. Fleischer, Jane Hathaway, Cemal Kafadar, Metin Kunt, Rudi Paul Lindner, Heath W. Lowry, Scott Redford, Vamik D. Volkan, and...

  • The Limits of Bodily Integrity: Abortion, Adultery, and Rape Legislation in Comparative Perspective

    Ruth A. Miller
    Book

    This volume argues that legislation on abortion, adultery, and rape has been central to the formation of the modern citizen. The author draws on rights literature, biopolitical scholarship, and a gender-studies perspective as a foundation for rethinking the sovereign relationship. In approaching the politicization of reproductive space from...

  • Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society

    Yossef Rapoport
    Book

    High rates of divorce, often taken to be a modern and western phenomenon, were also typical of medieval Islamic societies. By pitting these high rates of divorce against the Islamic ideal of marriage,Yossef Rapoport radically challenges usual assumptions about the legal inferiority of Muslim women and their economic dependence on men. He argues...

  • Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society

    Leor Halevi
    Book

    Leor Halevi, B.A. 1994

    Winner of MESA’s 2007 Albert Hourani Award

    Winner of the American Academy of Religion 2008 Award for Excellence in the category of Analytical-Descriptive studies

    Winner of Phi Beta Kappa Society’s 2008 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

    In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making...

  • New Essays on Zionism

    Michael B. Oren; David Hazoni; Yoram Hazoni
    Book

    A selection of articles addressing those fundamental questions that define the agenda for the Jewish state in the 21st century. Among the authors one can find key figures in the Israeli public dialogue, such as Ruth Gavison, Yoram Hazony, Michael Oren, Amnom Rubinstein, and Natan Sharansky.

    The first volume of its kind, New Essays on...

  • Newsletter Vol. 1, 2007

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  • Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon: The Fairouz and Rahbani Nation

    Christopher Reed Stone
    Book

    Based on an award-winning thesis, this volume is a pioneering study of musical theatre and popular culture and its relation to the production of identity in Lebanon in the second half of the twentieth century.

    In the aftermath of the departure of the French from Lebanon and the civil violence of 1958, the Rahbani brothers (Asi and...

  • Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present

    Michael B. Oren
    Book

    Power, Faith, and Fantasytells the remarkable story of America's 230-year relationship with the Middle East. Drawing on a vast range of government documents, personal correspondence, and the memoirs of merchants, missionaries, and travelers, Michael B. Oren narrates the unknown story of how the United States has interacted with this...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 14

  • Qummīyāt: majmūʻah-ʾi maqālāt dar bārah-ʾi Qum

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Since 2007, five volumes of the collection of Modarressi's early (pre-1979) Persian articles have been published. These include volumes entitled Ijtima'iyat, Qummiyat, Sanadiyat, Kitabiyat, and Tarikhiyat. Having access to these reprints is most welcome given the fact that most of the articles...

  • Sand Devil: A Negev Trilogy

    Michael B. Oren
    Book

    The heat of the Negev desert is captured in this collection of three novels by author-diplomat-historian Michael Oren. In House of Bondage, an escaped murderer holds a young woman hostage. “In The Maestro of Yerucham”, a Russian violinist finds a girl he believes to be the heir to his talents. In Sand Devil, the adolescent son of a...

  • Schooling Islam: The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education

    Robert W. Hefner; Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    Since the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996, the public has grappled with the relationship between Islamic education and radical Islam. Media reports tend to paint madrasas — religious schools dedicated to Islamic learning — as medieval institutions opposed to all that is Western and as breeding grounds for terrorists. Others have claimed that...

  • The Shiites: A Short History: Translated from the German by Allison Brown

  • Time’s Covenent: Selected Poems

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, PhD 1981

    Bringing together all of the poems from Eric Ormsby’s five previous collections alongside a healthy selection of previously unpublished poems, this volume collects the work of one of the most important poets writing today in Canada — or elsewhere. Beautifully crafted, both complex and delicate, intelligent,...

  • The War Curriculum in Iranian Schoolbooks

    Arnon Groiss; Nethanel (Navid) Toobian
    Book
  • Ẕayl-i nafsat al-maṣdūr

    Abū alRijāʼ Qummī; Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Admiralty and Maritime Laws in the Mediterranean Sea (ca. 800-1050): The Kitāb Akriyat al-Sufun vis-à-vis the Nomos Rhodion Nautikos

    Hassan Khalilieh
    Book

    This is a comparative study dealing with the maritime practices which prevailed in the Byzantine and Islamic worlds around the Mediterranean from 7-10 centuries C.E. and consists of seven chapters. The first chapter describes the physical and legal significance of the ship, computation of capacity, and the importance of naming commercial...

  • Between Revolution and State: The Path to Fatimid Statehood: Qadi Al-Nuʻman and the Construction of Fatimid Legitimacy

    Sumaiya Hamdani
    Book

    This book examines the most important writings of a tenth century Islamic theologian and jurist who was one of the most original thinkers of his period. It argues that Qadi al-Nu'man's works constituted new and vital genres in Ismaili Shi'i literature, an emergence necessitated by the Fatimids' transition from revolutionary movement to...

  • Diplomacy and Displacement: Reconsidering the Turco-Greek Exchange of Populations, 1922–1934

    Onur Yıldırım
    Book

    This study presents a comprehensive, balanced and factually grounded narrative of the Turco-Greek Exchange of Populations as a historic event that has been the subject of much distortion in the historiographical traditions of nationalist lore in Greece and Turkey, as well as in scholarly publications of various sorts elsewhere over the span of...

  • Dispensing Justice in Islam: Qadis and Their Judgements

    Muhammad Khalid Masud; Rudolph Peters; David S. Powers
    Book

    Edited by David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979

    Dispensing Justice is designed to serve as a sourcebook of Islamic legal practice and qadi court records from the rise of Islam to modern times, drawing upon court records and qadi judgments, in addition to literary sources. In the first chapter, we survey the state of the field, sketching...

  • Fatwas of Condemnation: Islam and The Limits of Dissent

    Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad
    Book

    Fatwas of condemnation : Islam and the limits of dissent examines a particularly rich and relatively untapped source for Islamic intellectual history, namely the genre of legal writing represented by the compendia of Islamic legal response to examine the limits of dissent in Islam. Not confining himself to a particular period of history, but...

  • For God or Country: Mahdists and Nationalists in Sudan, 1900–1956: A Case Study of Sudan under British Rule

    Joseph Evan LeBaron
    Book

    Joseph Evan LeBaron, Ph.D. 1980

    This study explores the relationship between economic development and political evolution during a decisive period of modern Sudanese history. During the first half of the 20th century, Mahdists competed with nationalists in shaping politics and forcing independence from the British in 1956. The...

  • From al-Andalus to Khurasan: Documents from the Medieval Muslim World

    Petra Sijpesteijn
    Book

    As in many areas of pre-modern history, the study of medieval Islamic history has been critically hindered by the lack of available evidence. Unlike many parallel fields, however, the shortage of contemporary documentary evidence for medieval Islam has less to do with the survival of documents and archives as with their accessibility.

    ...
  • Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practice

    Michael Bonner
    Book

    What is jihad? Does it mean violence, as many non-Muslims assume? Or does it mean peace, as some Muslims insist? Because jihad is closely associated with the early spread of Islam, today’s debate about the origin and meaning of jihad is nothing less than a struggle over Islam itself. In Jihad in Islamic History, Michael Bonner provides...

  • Le développement du soufisme en Égypte à l'époque mamelouke = Taṭawwur al-taṣawwuf fī Miṣr fī al-ʻaṣr al-Mamlūkī = The Development of Sufism in Mamluk Egypt

    Richard McGregor; Adam Abdelhamid Sabra; Mireille Loubet
    Book

    This collection brings together the work of eighteen scholars, all specialists in medieval sufism. Written in French, English and Arabic, the articles focus on Egypt of the Mamluk period (c. 1250-1517). With approaches varying from the historical to the tophographical, from the poetic to the theological, this volume offers a wealth of insight...

  • Mamluks and Ottomans: Studies in Honour of Michael Winter

    David Wasserstein; Ami Ayalon
    Book

    Edited by Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980

    Focusing on Near Eastern history in Mamluk and Ottoman times, this book, dedicated to Michael Winter, stresses elements of variety and continuity in the history of the Near East, an area of study which has traditionally attracted little attention from Islamists.

    Ranging over the period from the...

  • Middle East Historiographies: Narrating the Twentieth Century

    Israel Gershoni; Amy Singer; Hakan Erdem
    Book

    This collection of ten essays focuses on the way major schools and individuals have narrated histories of the Middle East. The distinguished contributors explore the historiography of economic and intellectual history, nationalism, fundamentalism, colonialism, the media, slavery, and gender. In doing so, they engage with some of the most...

  • Militant Ideology Atlas

    William F. McCants
    Book

    The Militant Ideology Atlas identifies the most influential thinkers in the Jihadi Movement and delineates the movement’s key ideological vulnerabilities. It situates the Jihadi Movement within the various Muslim constituencies that Jihadi leaders seek to influence and persuade.  Each constituency is responsive to leaders in the broader...

  • The Modern Middle East: A Sourcebook for History

    Camron Michael Amin; Benjamin C. Fortna; Elizabeth Frierson
    Book
    Valuable tool for increasing understanding of the history and culture of the Middle East Draws upon latest international expertise

    The Modern Middle East presents a wide-ranging and varied collection of translated sources covering the period from 1700 to the present. These sources include official and private archives, the periodical...

  • Murder in Marrakesh: Émile Mauchamp and the French Colonial Adventure

    Jonathan G. Katz
    Book

    In the years leading up to World War I, the Great Powers of Europe jostled one another for control over Morocco, the last sovereign nation in North Africa. France beat out its rivals and added Morocco to its vast colonial holdings through the use of diplomatic intrigue and undisguised force. But greed and ambition alone do not explain the...

  • Orpheus

    Nazli Eray; Robert Finn
    Book

    The first English translation of a novel by popular Turkish writer Nazlı Eray.

    The myth of Orpheus has inspired revisions and retellings from writers and artists around the world—from poet Rainer Maria Rilke, to novelist Salman Rushdie, to filmmakers Jean Cocteau and Marcel Camus. In this version, celebrated Turkish author Nazlı Eray...

  • Osmanlı'dan Cumhuriyet'e Zihniyet, Siyaset ve Tarih

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    Collection of articles previously published in Zaman newspaper.

  • The Ottoman Balkans, 1750–1830

    Frederick Anscombe
    Book

    Table of Contents

    Map of the Ottoman Balkans ca. 1800

    Frederick F. Anscombe, “Introduction”

    Antonis Anastasopoulos, “Crisis and State Intervention in Late Eighteenth-Century Karaferye (mod. Veroia)”

    Michael R. Hickok, “Homicide in Ottoman Bosnia”

    Virginia H. Aksan, “Whose Territory and...

  • Poet and Hero in the Persian Book of Kings

    Olga M. Davidson
    Book

    Olga M. Davidson, Ph.D. 1983

    A milestone in Persian Classical literature, Ferdowsi’s Book of Kings evokes a long span of Iranian history and myths following a chronicle of its kings from the creation of the world to the conquest of Iran by the armies of the Moslem Arabs in the latter half of the seventh century. Drawing on comprehensive...

  • Reaching for Power: The Shiʻa in the Modern Arab World

    Yitzhak Nakash
    Book

    As the world focuses on the conflict in Iraq, the most important political players in that country today are not the Sunni insurgents. Instead, they are Iraq’s Shi’I majority — part of the Middle East’s ninety million Shi’I Muslims who hold the key to the future of the region and the relations between Muslim and Western societies. So contends...

  • Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law

    Khaled Abou El Fadl
    Book

    Khaled Abou El Fadl's book represents the first systematic examination of the idea and treatment of political resistance and rebellion in Islamic law. Pre-modern jurists produced an extensive and sophisticated discourse on the legality of rebellion and the treatment due to rebels under Islamic law. The book examines the emergence and...

  • al-ʻUthmānīyūn fī al-Maghārib min khilāl al-arshīfāt al-maḥallīyah wa-al-mutawassiṭīyah = Ottomans au Maghreb à travers les archives locales et meéditerranéennes

  • Beauty and Love

    Şeyh Galip; Victoria Rowe Holbrook
    Book

    Translated from the Ottoman Turkish with an introduction and key by Victoria Rowe Holbrook, Ph.D. 1985

    The girl Beauty and the boy Love are betrothed to each other as children. But Beauty violates the custom of the tribe by falling in love with him, and Love must undergo the trials of a journey to the Land of the Heart to prove himself...

  • Beshir Agha: Chief Eunuch of the Ottoman Imperial Harem

    Jane Hathaway
    Book

    This book explores the life of el-Hajj Beshir Agha (ca. 1657-1746), the most powerful Chief Harem Eunuch in the history of the Ottoman Empire Enslaved in his native Ethiopia as a boy, then castrated in Egypt, el-Hajj Beshir became one of hundreds of East African eunuchs who inhabited the imperial palace's enormous harem. Rising through the...

  • A Culture of Sufism: Naqshbandīs in the Ottoman World, 1450–1700

    Dina Le Gall
    Book

    Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.

    A Culture of Sufism opens a window to a new understanding of one of the most prolific and enduring of all the Sufi brotherhoods, the Naqshbandiyya, as it spread from its birthplace in central Asia to Iran, Anatolia...

  • The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists

    Khaled Abou El Fadl
    Book

    Despite President George W. Bush's assurances that Islam is a peaceful religion and that all good Muslims hunger for democracy, confusion persists and far too many Westerners remain convinced that Muslims and terrorists are synonymous. In the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the recent bombings...

  • Hüsn ü Aşk

    Şeyh Galip; Victoria Rowe Holbrook
    Book

    Edited by Victoria Rowe Holbrook, Ph.D. 1985

    The girl Hüsn and the boy Aşk are betrothed to each other as children. But Hüsn violates the custom of the tribe by falling in love with him, and Aşk must undergo the trials of a journey to Diyar-i-Kalp, the Land of the Heart, to prove himself worthy—a journey to realization of both his and...

  • Intermediate Turkish

    Jessica Tiregol Mentesoglu
    Software

    Intermediate Turkish DVD-ROM is comprehensive multimedia language courseware. This DVD-ROM package is the equivalent of a textbook and workbook, with audio and video.

    It can be used either by independent learners or by students in a traditional or self-instructional classroom setting, and covers material...

  • Islam, Democracy and the State in Algeria: Lessons for the Western Mediterranean and Beyond

    Michael Bonner; Megan Reif; Mark Tessler
    Book

    Modern Algeria has been, in many ways, a harbinger of events and trends that have affected the Arab and Muslim worlds. The country's bold experiment in democratization broke down in the early 1990s, largely over the question of whether the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) should be permitted to come to power following its victories in local,...

  • Legislating Authority: Sin and Crime in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

    Ruth A. Miller
    Book

    Legislation Authority addresses issues of law, state violence, and state authority within the Ottoman and Turkish context.

    Contents

    Historical context -- Legal context -- 1840 to 1850 : crime and the bureaucracy -- 1851 to 1858 : the disappearance of the victim -- 1859 to 1876 : crimes against the state...

  • Minorities in the Ottoman Empire

    Molly Greene
    Book

    The Ottoman Empire was a multi-ethnic, multi-religious state encompassing most of the modern Middle East, and for much of its 600-year existence it managed to rule effectively its diverse peoples. The essays of this work move beyond the traditional state- and community-centered approaches and instead seek to explore the unknown terrain that...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 12

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 13

  • The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books

    Khaled Abou El Fadl
    Book

    Khaled Abou El Fadl is a classically-trained Islamic jurist, an American lawyer and law professor, and one of the most important Islamic thinkers today. In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening insights into the contemporary realities of the current state of Islam...

  • The Turks in World History

    C. V. Findley
    Book
    “Beginning in Inner Asia two thousand years ago, the Turks have migrated and expanded to form today's Turkish Republic, five post-Soviet republics, other societies across Eurasia, and a global diaspora. For the first time in a single, accessible volume, this book traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state....
  • Urban Generations: Post-colonial Cities

    David Richards; Taoufik Agoumy; Taeib Belghazi
    Book
  • Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times

    Michael Bonner
    Book

    The Byzantine Empire was the Islamic commonwealth’s first and most stubborn adversary. For many centuries it loomed large in Islamic diplomacy, military operations and commerce, as well as in Islamic representations of the world in general. Moreover, the ways in which early Muslims and Byzantines perceived one another ” both polemically and...

  • Daybreak at the Straits and Other Poems

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

  • The History of an Islamic School of Law: The Early Spread of Hanafism

    Nurit Tsafrir
    Book

    The Hanafi school of law is one of the oldest legal schools of Islam, coming into existence in the eighth century in Iraq, and surviving up to the present. So closely is the early development of the Hanafi school interwoven with non-legal spheres, such as the political, social, and theological, that the study of it is essential to a proper...

  • Islam and the Challenge of Democracy

    Khaled Abou El Fadl; Joshua Cohen; Deborah Chasman
    Book

    The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate...

  • İsmail Bey Gaspıralı İçin*

    Hakan Kırımlı; Dündar Akarca; et al.
    Book

    “İsmail Bey Gaspıralı hakkında hazırlanmış en geniş makaleler derlemesi olan kitap Kırım Türkleri Kültür ve Yardımlaşma Derneği Genel Merkezi Yayınlarından çıktı.

    Kitabın başeditörlüğünü Hakan Kırımlı, editörlüğünü Bülent Tanatar, Dündar Akarca, İbrahim Köremezli yaptılar.

    700 sayfalık bu muazzam başvuru kitabı Gaspıralıyı...

  • Jews, Christians, war and peace in Egyptian school textbooks

    Arnon Groiss
    Book

    This report surveys 103 Egyptian textbooks for use in state schools and 16 textbooks for use in the religious Azharite school system; the majority of the books were published in 2002.

    Table of Contents

    Executive summary
    Introduction
    The Egyptian educational system
    The general attitude to...

  • Madrasah: Ḥinukh, dat u-medinah ba-Mizraḥ ha-Tikhon: Ḳovets meḥḳarim li-khevod Mikhaʾel Ṿinṭer

  • Papyrology and the History of Early Islamic Egypt

    Petra Sijpesteijn; Lennart Sundelin
    Book

    Tens of thousands of documents dating form the late Byzantine and early Islamic periods have been found in Egypt. These texts, written on papyrus and a variety of other materials, in Greek, Coptic Egyptian, and Arabic, offer a unique, but underutilized resource for the study of a society experiencing a profound transformation, this volume...

  • Poetics of Islamic Historiography: Deconstructing Ṭabarī's History

    Boaz Shoshan
    Book

    Boaz Shoshan, Ph.D. 1978

    Offering a new approach to the study of Ṭabarī's History, the most comprehensive historical work written by a classical Muslim historian, this book applies concepts developed by critical theorists and suggests a reading of historiographical material that is not primarily concerned with reconstructing...

  • Reading Palestine: Printing and Literacy, 1900–1948

    Ami Ayalon
    Book

    Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980

    Prior to the twentieth century, Arab society in Palestine was predominantly illiterate, with most social and political activities conducted through oral communication. There were no printing presses, no book or periodical production, and no written signs in public places. But a groundswell of change rapidly raised...

  • Saints syriaques

    Jean Maurice Fiey; Lawrence I. Conrad
    Book

    Edited by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

    A reference work, in French, of saintly figures who played a role in the history and consciousness of the Syriac-speaking church in the East. Details about them are scattered in calendrical, hagiographical, martyro-logical, historical, and other works, and the author has now collected this...

  • Structures sociales et femme rurale au Maroc

    Moussa Kerzazi; Taoufik Agoumy
    Book
  • Studies in the Origins of Early Islamic Culture and Tradition

    Michael Cook
    Book

    In contrast to the gradual formation of the high cultures of most of the world, the process by which Islamic civilisation emerged and took on its classical form between the 7th and 9th centuries was unusually sudden. The studies collected here are concerned with aspects of this remarkable development. Their topics are varied, including the...

  • Violence in the Middle East: From the Political Struggle to Self-Sacrifice

    H. Bozarslan
    Book
    “Violence has been a central political issue in many Middle Eastern countries during the past two decades, either episodically (Syria, Iran), or continually (Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine). This groundbreaking new study sheds light on the dynamics of this phenomenon by going beyond factors usually cited as the...
  • War and Peace, Israel and the West, in Egyptian Schoolbooks

  • Writers and Rulers: Perspectives on Their Relationship from Abbasid to Safavid Times

    Beatrice Gruendler; Louise Marlow
    Book

    Literature in the pre-modern Near East was an important conduit for the conveyance of didactic, ethical, and ideological concerns to rulers and other political leaders, and at the same time it served to secure the subsistence, status, and protection of authors. To counterbalance the greater power of their royal patrons, writers frequently...

  • Al-Safar fī al-ʻālam al-ʻArabī al-Islāmī: al-tawāṣul wa-al-ḥadāthah = Voyage dans le monde arabo-musulman: échange et modernité

  • Al-ʻUthmānīyūn wa-al-ʻālam al-mutawassiṭī: muqārabāt jadīdah = Ottomans et le monde méditerranéen: nouvelles approches

  • Avicenna's Metaphysics in Context

    Robert Wisnovsky
    Book

    An analysis of the sources and evolution of the metaphysics of Abu Ali ibn Sina (d. 1037 AD) - known in the West by his Latinized name Avicenna - this book focuses on the answers Avicenna and his predecessors gave to two fundamental questions: what is the soul and how does it cause the body? and what is God and how does He cause the world? To...

  • A Brief History of the Human Race

    Michael Cook
    Book

    A global account of how and why human history unfolded as it did from the rise of agriculture to the fall of the Twin Towers. Why has human history been crowded into the last few thousand years? Why has it happened at all? Could it have happened in a radically different way? What should we make of the disproportionate role of the West in...

  • Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of Afghanistan

    Khaled Abou El Fadl; et al.; Cheryl Benard; Nina Hachigian
    Book

    In January 2003, RAND called together a group of renowned experts with knowledge in the fields of Islamic law, constitution writing, and democracy, and with specific country and regional expertise. Their task was to identify ways in which the constitution of Afghanistan could help put the country on the path to a strong, stable democracy...

  • Forbidding Wrong in Islam: An Introduction

    Michael Cook
    Book

    Michael Cook's classic study, Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought (Cambridge, 2001), reflected upon the Islamic injunction to forbid wrongdoing. This book is a short, accessible survey of the same material. Using Islamic history to illustrate his argument, Cook unravels the complexities of the subject by...

  • Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World: Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

    Olivia Remie Constable
    Book

    The Greek pandocheion, the Arabic funduq, and Latin fondaco were hostelries for medieval Mediterranean travellers that evolved into centers of trade between Muslim and Christian regions. Olivia Remie Constable traces the evolution of this family of institutions from the pandocheion in Late Antiquity to the arrival of European merchants in...

  • İsmail Bey Gaspıralı ve Ziya Gökalp Sempozyumları-Bildiriler*

    Dündar Akarca
    Book

    *This work was published before Akarca entered Princeton as a graduate student.

  • Jews, Israel and Peace in the Palestinian Authority Textbooks: The New Textbooks for Grades 3 and 8

    Arnon Groiss
    Book

    Following the two surveys by CMIP of school textbooks published by the Palestinian Authority in 2000 and 2001, for grades 1, 2, 6, 7, and (as to one textbook) for grade 11, this latest report examines a newer set of some 35 books in various subjects published by the Authority in 2002, mainly for grades 3 and 8. As in the earlier surveys, the...

  • The Levant: A Fractured Mosaic

    W. W. Harris
    Book
  • Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab

    Leslie Peirce
    Book

    M. Fuat Koprulu Prize, Turkish Studies Association, 2002–2003

    Albert Hourani Book Award, Middle East Studies Association of North America

    In this skillful analysis, Leslie Peirce delves into the life of a sixteenth-century Middle Eastern community, bringing to light the ways that women and men used their local law court to solve...

  • Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts

    Michael Bonner; Mine Ener; Amy Singer
    Book

    Addresses the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies have confronted poverty and the poor.

    Offering insights and analysis in a field that has only recently come into existence, this book explores the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies—from the rise of Islam in the seventh century...

  • Reunion: A Novel

    Michael B. Oren
    Book

    When the surviving members of the 133rd Infantry Battalion come together for a reunion in the village of Saint-Vith, Belgium, their commemoration of the anniversary of the 1944 Battle of the Bulge finds the effects of war still linger. A first novel.

    Reviews

    Compelling,…impressive,…it’s hard to imagine anyone...

  • Revival and Reform in Islam: The Legacy of Muhammad al-Shawkani

    Bernard Haykel
    Book
    "This intellectual biography of Muhammad al-Shawkani, one of the founding fathers of modern Islamic reformism, is also a study of an important transitional period in Yemeni history which saw the shift from traditional Shi'ism to Sunni reformism. The transition propelled political, religious and social change. While Shawkani espoused a socio-...
  • A Tale of Two Factions: Myth, Memory, and Identity in Ottoman Egypt and Yemen

    Jane Hathaway
    Book

    Winner of The Ohio Academy of History Publication Award

    Reevaluates the foundation myths of two rival factions in Egypt during the Ottoman era.

    This revisionist study reevaluates the origins and foundation myths of the Faqaris and Qasimis, two rival factions that divided Egyptian society during...

  • Tradition and Survival: A Bibliographic Survey of Early Shi’ite Literature

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Featuring over 250 key thinkers both major and less well-known, and spanning three centuries, this is a comprehensive survey of early Shi'ite literature, and the first of its kind. For each figure, the author offers a summary of their life and achievements, before outlining their literary and scholarly contributions to the canon, and...

  • The West, Christians, and Jews in Saudi Arabian Schoolbooks

    Arnon Groiss
    Book

    Analyzes the results of an examination of 93 Saudi textbooks on various subjects for grades 1-10, mostly from the years 1999-2002. In all of these, Islam is presented as the only true religion, while all other religions are false. Consequently, Christians and Jews are denounced as infidels and enemies of Islam and Muslims. It is forbidden to...

  • The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Muslim World

  • Coffee, a Bibliography: A Guide to the Literature on Coffee

    Richard Von Hünersdorff; Holger G. Hasenkamp; Ralph S. Hattox
    Book

    Introduction written by Ralph S. Hattox, Ph.D. 1982

  • Constructing Ottoman Beneficence: An Imperial Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem

    Amy Singer
    Book

    Presents the political, social, and cultural context behind Ottoman charity.

    Ottoman charitable endowments (waqf) constituted an enduring monument to imperial beneficence and were important instruments of policy. One type of endowment, the public soup kitchen (imaret) served travelers, scholars, pious...

  • Deconstructing the American Mosque: Space, Gender, and Aesthetics

    Akel Ismail kahera
    Book

    From the avant-garde design of the Islamic Cultural Center in New York City to the simplicity of the Dar al-Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, New Mexico, the American mosque takes many forms of visual and architectural expression. The absence of a single, authoritative model and the plurality of design nuances reflect the heterogeneity of the American...

  • The Earliest Biographies of the Prophet and Their Authors

    Josef Horovitz; Lawrence I. Conrad
    Book

    Edited by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

    This volume comprises a new edition of The Earliest Biographies of the Prophet and Their Authors, a pioneering study on early Arab-Islamic historiography by the German Orientalist Josef Horovitz (1874-1931). The first comprehensive work of modern European scholarship on the early accounts of...

  • The Formation of Hanbalism: Piety into Power

    Nimrod Hurvitz
    Book

    Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d. 855) was the eponymous founder of a school of law, and an influential intellectual who led the Baghdadi masses during the Inquisition. Owing to his status as a jurist, to the religious ideas he propounded and to his model way of life, he is perceived as one of the pivotal figures in the history of Islam and a revered hero...

  • Iran ṿe-ʻIraḳ: Mishṭarim mahapkhaniyim be-metsar

    Ami Ayalon
    Book

    Edited by Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980

  • Law, Society, and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300–1500

    David S. Powers
    Book

    David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979

    David Powers analyzes the application of Islamic law through six cases which took place during the period 1300 to 1500 in the Maghrib. The source for these disputes are fatwas issued by the muftis, which Powers uses to situate each case in its historical context and to interpret the principles of law. He...

  • Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak ve Günlükleri

    Nilüfer Hatemi
    Book
    "Bir ulusun yıkılış ve kurtuluş günlüğü... Modern Türkiye'nin kurucularından Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak'ın kaleminden, "imparatorluğun en uzun bir yılı"nın (1911-1921) öyküsü...   Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak'ın, 1 Ocak 1911'den vefatından bir hafta öncesine, 2 Nisan 1950'ye kadar titizlikle ve askeri bir disiplinle tuttuğu günlükleri ilk kez gün ışığına...
  • Mystics, Monarchs, and Messiahs: Cultural Landscapes of Early Modern Iran

    Kathryn Babayan
    Book

    Focusing on idealists and visionaries who believed that Justice could reign in our world, this book explores the desire to experience utopia on earth. Reluctant to await another existence—another form, or eternal life following death and resurrection—individuals with ghuluww, or exaggeration, emerged at the advent of Islam, expecting...

  • The Place of Tolerance in Islam

    Khaled Abou El Fadl; Joshua Cohen; Ian Lague
    Book

    Khaled Abou El Fadl, a prominent critic of Islamic puritanism, leads off this lively debate by arguing that Islam is a deeply tolerant religion. Injunctions to violence against nonbelievers stem from misreadings of the Qur’an, he claims, and even jihad, or so-called holy war, has no basis in Qur’anic text or Muslim theology but instead grew out...

  • Planet Earth: Poems Selected and New

    P. K. Page; Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Edited, and with an introduction by Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    Shortlisted: 2003—Griffin Prize for Poetry (Canada); Commended: 2003—Globe Top 100; Commended: 2008—New England Book Festival

    The title of this book is taken from Page’s poem, ‘Planet Earth’, which was chosen by the United Nations in 2000 for their celebratory...

  • Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    Michael B. Oren
    Book

    Winner of the 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History

    In Israel and the West it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War, or simply as "the Setback." Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon...

  • Slave of Desire: Sex, Love, and Death in The 1001 Nights

    Daniel Beaumont
    Book

    Slave of Desire explores the medieval Arabic work The Thousand and One Nights, drawing on the ideas of Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj Zizek for its literary criticism. While psychoanalytic thought provides an important theoretical frame, the analyses also make reference to the ideas of such thinkers as Hegel, Kant, and Descartes to reveal the...

  • The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    From the cleric-led Iranian revolution to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, many people have been surprised by what they see as the modern reemergence of an antimodern phenomenon. This book helps account for the increasingly visible public role of traditionally educated Muslim religious scholars (the `ulama) across contemporary Muslim...

  • And God Knows the Soldiers: The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses

    Khaled Abou El Fadl
    Book

    This is a substantially expanded edition of the author's seminal work "The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses: A Contemporary Case Study". Beginning with the case study of a Muslim basketball player who refused to stand up while the American national anthem was playing, the author documents the disintegration of the Islamic...

  • Araby

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    Araby is a new collection of poems on the adventures, dreams, hopes, and imaginings of two singular characters: Jaham, the "Father of Clouds," a semi-nomadic poet and auto mechanic, and his inseparable sidekick Bald Adham, also a virtuoso mechanic as well as pillar of Muslim piety. With sly linguistic...

  • Aspects of Avicenna

    Robert Wisnovsky
    Book

    The philosopher and physician Abū ‘Alī al-Husayn ibn ‘Abdallâh ibn Sīnā (d. 1037 CE), known in the West by his Latinized name Avicenna, was one of the most influential thinkers of the Islamic and European Middle Ages. Yet for a great number of scholars today Avicenna’s thought remains inaccessible. Because he wrote almost all his works in...

  • Colonial Histories, Post-colonial Memories: The Legend of the Kahina, a North African Heroine

    Abdelmajid Hannoum
    Book

    No other North African legend had been adopted, transformed, and used by as many social groups as that of the Kahina myth. In this book, Abdelmajid Hannoum examines the role the myth played in what may be called an ideological conquest. Since its inception in the 9th century, the Kahina legend has provided the ideological armature for use in...

  • Conference of the Books: The Search for Beauty in Islam

    Khaled Abou El Fadl
    Book

    Based on actual cases, these original essays present an honest and critical evaluation of the problems and challenges that confront Muslims in the Contemporary world. Using the Muslim experience in the United States as a lens, the author examines what he identifies as a pervasive alienation suffered by Muslims over their place in history,...

  • Facsimiles of Time: Essays on Poetry and Translation

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    Eric Ormsby is a poet who writes prose that is both graceful and hard-headed. With an outspoken contempt for cant and literary persiflage, Ormsby ranges over a surprising array of writers and literatures. Each essay involves a new and sometimes startling viewpoint, whether on Hart Crane’s homosexuality and its...

  • Ivory towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

    On campuses throughout the United States, thousands of professors study and teach the Middle East. They fill the pages of journals, the shelves of libraries, and the minds of students with their paradigms, theories, and predictions. In Middle East crises, the media seek their opinions. Their enterprise is...

  • Jews, Israel and Peace in Palestinian School Textbooks: A Survey of the Textbooks Published by the Palestinian National Authority in the Years 2000–2001

    Arnon Groiss; Yohanan Manor
    Book

    In the academic years 2000–2001 and 2001–2002, the Palestinian National Authority introduced 55 new textbooks and two teachers' guides for grades 1,2,6,7 and 11. This book discusses the results of a comprehensive survey of these textbooks to determine how they relate to peace, tolerance, recognition and reconciliation. The findings show that...

  • Jews, Zionism and Israel in Syrian School Textbooks

    Arnon Groiss; Yohanan Manor
    Book

    In Syria, all schools, including those of the private sector and UNRWA are under the supervision of the Ministry of Education which imposes on them all one curriculum and a single list of textbooks. The Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace undertook a survey of 68 textbooks for grades 1 to 12. In all the 68 textbooks not a single positive...

  • Medieval Trade in the Mediterranean World: Illustrative Documents

    Robert S. Lopez; Irving W. Raymond
    Book

    This collection of merchant documents is essential reading for any student of economic developments in the Middle Ages who wishes to go beyond the level of textbook summaries. Different aspects of economic life in the Mediterranean world are delineated in the light of a rich variety of articles and other contemporary writings, drawn from Muslim...

  • Preparation for a Revolution: The Young Turks, 1902–1908

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    This book will completely transform the standard interpretation of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908, a watershed event in the late Ottoman Empire and a key to the emergence of the modern nation-states in the Middle East and Balkans.

    Preparation for a Revolution is the first book on the Young Turk Revolution to draw on both...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 10 & 11

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 8

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 9

  • Rebellion, Repression, Reinvention: Mutiny in Comparative Perspective

    Jane Hathaway
    Book

    This is the first book to address the topic of mutiny in and of itself, or to present mutiny in a comparative framework. The fourteen contributors, a mixture of military, social, and political historians, examine instances of mutiny that occurred from ancient to modern times and on nearly every continent. Their findings call into question...

  • Speaking in God's Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women

    Khaled Abou El Fadl
    Book

    Drawing on both religious and secular sources, this challenging book argues that divinely ordained law is frequently misinterpreted by Muslim authorities at the expense of certain groups, including women. Khaled Abou El Fadl cites a series of injustices in Islamic society and ultimately proposes a return to the original ethics at the heart of...

  • Women and Modern Medicine

    Lawrence I. Conrad; Anne Hardy
    Book

    Edited by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

    Modernising scientific medicine emerged in the nineteenth century as an increasingly powerful agent of change in a context of complex social developments. Women's lives and expectations in particular underwent a transformation in the years after 1870 as education, employment opportunities and...

  • The Arab-African and Islamic Worlds: Interdisciplinary Studies

    Kevin Lacey; Ralph M. Coury
    Book

    Edited by Ralph M. Coury, Ph.D. 1984

    The chapters of this book offer a broad overview of the culturally rich, complex, and rapidly changing world of Arab-Islamic North Africa. The authors are scholars and professors who represent a wide range of nationalities, specializations, methodologies, and points of view. Fields of interest...

  • Asupah le-toldot ha-Shoʼah = Majmūʻah taʻlīmīyah ḥawla tārīkh al-kīrithah

    ʻIrit Abramsḳi-Blai; Dov Rabinovits
    Book

    Edited by ʻIrit Avramsḳi-Blai, Ph.D. 1982

  • The Book of Strangers: Mediaeval Arabic Graffiti on the Theme of Nostalgia, Attributed to Abu ’l-Faraj Al-Iṣfahānī

  • Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought

    Michael Cook
    Book

    Winner of the Albert Hourani Award (2001) Winner of the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize (2001)

    Winner of the British-Kuwait Friendship Society prize (2001)

    What duty do we have to stop others from doing wrong? The question is intelligible in almost any culture, but few seek to answer it in a rigorous fashion. The most...

  • Contagion: Perspectives from Pre-modern Societies

    Lawrence I. Conrad; Dominik Wujastyk
    Book

    Edited by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

    Contagion - even today the word conjures up fear of disease and plague and has the power to terrify. The nine essays gathered here examine what pre-modern societies thought about the spread of disease and how it could be controlled: to what extent were concepts familiar to modern epidemiology...

  • Discourse on Gender/Gendered Discourse in the Middle East

    Boaz Shoshan
    Book

    Boaz Shoshan, Ph.D. 1978

    In this book, Shoshan asserts that in contemporary Middle Eastern countries the field of struggle that cultures constitute provides the ground for contesting and transforming the hegemonic patriarchal discourse and recently began to give voice, especially in women's literature, to feminist critique. Examining...

  • The History of Islamic Theology: From Muhammad to the Present: Translated from the German by Thomas Thornton

  • The Koran, a Very Short Introduction

    Michael Cook
    Book

    The Koran has constituted a remarkably resilient core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam. He gives vivid accounts of...

  • The Military Costume of the Ottoman Empire

    Tamer El-Leithy
    Book

    A stunning collection of annotated plates of thirty military ranks and roles in the early nineteenth-century Imperial Ottoman army

    English writings on the Ottoman Empire grew in the seventeenth century, following the establishment of official commercial relations between London and the Sublime Porte in 1580 and a permanent English...

  • Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam: Mamluk Egypt, 1250–1517

    Adam Abdelhamid Sabra
    Book

    By focusing on Mamluk Cairo, Adam Sabra explores the attitude of medieval Muslims to poverty and the experience of being poor in an Islamic society. He also considers the role of pious endowments (waqfs) in sustaining the poor. In this way the book affords fascinating insights into a world far removed from elite society, hitherto the focus of...

  • A Shared World: Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern Mediterranean

    Molly Greene
    Book

    Here Molly Greene moves beyond the hostile “Christian” versus “Muslim” divide that has colored many historical interpretations of the early modern Mediterranean, and reveals a society with a far richer set of cultural and social dynamics. She focuses on Crete, which the Ottoman Empire wrested from Venetian control in 1669. Historians of Europe...

  • Toldot ha-ʻitonut ha-ʻArvit = History of the Arab Press

    Ami Ayalon
    Book

    Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980

  • Beauty in Arabic Culture

    D. Behrens-Abouseif
    Book
  • Comparative Literature and Classical Persian Poetics: Seven Essays

    Olga M. Davidson
    Book

    Olga M. Davison, Ph.D. 1983

    This work, a collection of seven essays, centers on classical Persian poetics, primarily the epic art of Ferdowsi's Shâhnâma. It combines traditional literary approaches with new comparative methods, especially those developed by Albert B. Lord in his ethnographic fieldwork on living oral traditions and by...

  • Egypt 1976–1997

    Ami Ayalon
    Book

    Edited by Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980

    Computer File: Bibliographic data 1 CD-ROM + 1 Installation guide

    Articles relating to Egypt, extracted from Middle East Contemporary Survey, volumes 1–21.

  • The Jewish Discovery of Islam: Studies in Honor of Bernard Lewis

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Edited by Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

    “Jewish scholars," writes Bernard Lewis, "were among the first who attempted to present Islam to European readers as Muslims themselves see it and to stress, to recognize, and indeed sometimes to romanticize the merits and achievements of Muslim civilization in its great days." Lewis's premise is...

  • Kabul under Siege: Fayz Muhammad’s Account of the 1929 Uprising: Translated, abridged, re-worked, and annotated by R.D. McChesney

  • The Modern Louisiana Maneuvers

    James L. Yarrison
    Book

    James L. Yarrison, Ph.D. 1982

    The modern Louisiana Maneuvers (LAM) were neither maneuvers per se, nor were they held in Louisiana. The original Louisiana Maneuvers were pre-World War II General Headquarters exercises initiated by General George C. Marshall t o prepare the Army for World War II. They featured the field-testing of new...

  • Pan-Arabism before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question

    Michael Doran
    Book

    This book aims to alter profoundly the accepted version of the history of post-World War II Egyptian foreign policy. To this end, Doran convincingly demonstrates the absence of any true pan-Arab front from the very beginning of the Arab League. Reconsidering Cairo's policy decisions during the critical years from 1944 to 1948, he proves that...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 7

  • The Revolt of African Slaves in Iraq in the 3rd/9th Century: With a new introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; translated from French by Léon King

  • Slavery in the Islamic Middle East

    Shaun E. Marmon
    Book

    Slavery, recognized and regulated by Islamic law, was an integral part of Muslim societies in the Middle East well into modern times. Recruited from the "Abode of War" by means of trade or warfare, slaves began their lives in the Islamic world as deracinated outsiders, described by Muslim jurists as being in a state like death, awaiting...

  • Fadlallah: ha-matspen shel Ḥizballah = Fadallah: The compass of Hizbullah

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

  • In the Vicinity of the Righteous: Ziyāra and the Veneration of Muslim Saints in Late Medieval Egypt

    Christopher S. Taylor
    Book

    This first in-depth scholarly study of the institution of ziyāra (visiting tombs), and its central role in the cult of Muslim saints in late medieval Egypt (1200-1500 A.D.), makes an original contribution to the social history of religion. It explores the range of meanings that saints held for the contemporary imagination through richly...

  • Islam, Judaism and Christianity: Theological and Historical Affiliations: Translated from German by Allison Brown

  • Islamic Maritime Law: An Introduction

    Hassan Khalilieh
    Book

    This volume examines Islamic maritime law and the actual practice of Muslim sailors during the classical period. It contains seven chapters. The first surveys the important terminology of maritime life. The second chapter examines the interrelationship of shipowners, crew, and passengers. The third chapter deals with maritime commercial laws;...

  • The Making of an Egyptian Arab Nationalist: The Early Years of Azzam Pasha, 1893–1936

    Ralph M. Coury
    Book

    Ralph M. Coury, Ph.D. 1984

    Examines the early years of Abd al-Rahman Azzam Pasha, the first Secretary-General of the Arab League from 1945 to 1952 and addresses the development of his nationalism through a richly textured study of Azzam's early years, including his student activism, his resistance during the war, and his emergence as an...

  • Muḥamad ṿeha-ḥ'alifut: ha-Mizraḥ ha-Tikhon ha-Muslemi meha-meʼah ha-shishit ʻad ha-meʼah ha-aḥat-ʻeśreh

    Hugh Kennedy; Boaz Shoshan
    Book

    Edited by Boaz Shoshan, Ph.D. 1978

    Translation of The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates

  • Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East

    Ehud R. Toledano
    Book

    Ehud R. Toledano, Ph.D. 1979

    In the Ottoman Empire, many members of the ruling elite were legally slaves of the sultan and therefore could, technically, be ordered to surrender their labor, their property, or their lives at any moment. Nevertheless, slavery provided a means of social mobility, conferring status and political power...

  • Women without Men: A Novella

    Shahrnush Parsipur; Kamran Talattof; Jocelyn Sharlet
    Book

    This novella interweaves the stories of five women who set out to escape the restrictions of family and social life in contemporary Iran. Through murder, suicide and even rape, as well as love, contemplation and spiritual transformation, they succeed, only to face new challenges.

  • The Authoritative and the Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses: A Contemporary Case Study

  • Faces of Lebanon: Sects, Wars, and Global Extensions

  • For a Modest God: New and Selected Poems

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    Reviews

    Ormsby's work has earned the prestigious Ingraham Merrill Prize and Canada's QSpell Award for poetry. The present work adds to the impressive body of poems available in his earlier Coastlines (ECW, 1992) and Bavarian Shrine and Other Poems (ECW, 1990) and...

  • Hierarchy and Egalitarianism in Islamic Thought

    Louise Marlow
    Book

    By analyzing a wide range of Arab and Persian literature, Louise Marlow demonstrates that Islam's initial orientation was markedly egalitarian, but the social aspect of this egalitarianism was soon undermined in the aftermath of Islam's political success. Although the memory of its early promise never entirely receded, social egalitarianism was...

  • The Islamism Debate

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Edited by Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

    Islamism is the doctrine of state in Iran and Sudan, and the ideology of opposition across the Middle East. Is Islamism driven by religious fervor, social protest, or nationalist xenophobia? Is the rise of Islamism a threat to stability, tolerance, and order? Or is it the first step towards reform...

  • The Maghrib in Question: Essays in History and Historiography

    Michel Le Gall; Kenneth Perkins
    Book

    A wealth of historical writing dealing with the Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) has been published during the roughly forty years since European colonial control ended in the region. This book provides a “state of the field” survey of this postcolonial Maghribi historiography.

    The book contains thirteen essays by leading...

  • Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources

    Olivia Remie Constable
    Book

    For nearly eight centuries, the Iberian Peninsula was remarkable for its political, religious, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity. In Medieval Iberia Olivia Remie Constable brings together nearly one hundred original sources that testify to the peninsula's rich and sometimes volatile mix of Christians, Muslims, and Jews. The documents...

  • The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, 1870–1914

    Frederick Anscombe
    Book

    What caused the decline of the Ottoman empire in the Persian Gulf? Why has history credited only London, not Istanbul, with bringing about the birth of the modern Gulf States? Using the Ottoman imperial archives, as well as European and Arab sources, Anscombe explains how the combination of poor communication, scarce resources, and misplaced...

  • Pinḳas ha-ḳehilot. Luv; Tunisyah: entsiḳlopedyah shel ha-yishuvim ha-Yehudiyim le-min hiṿasdam ṿe-ʻad le-aḥar Shoʼat Milḥemet ha-ʻOlam ha-Sheniyah

  • The Politics of Households in Ottoman Egypt: The Rise of the Qazdaglis

    Jane Hathaway
    Book

    In a lucidly argued revisionist study of military society in Ottoman Egypt, Jane Hathaway contends that the basic framework within which this elite operated was the household, a conglomerate of patron-client ties. Using Turkish and Arabic archival sources, the author focuses on the Qazdagli household, a military group that came to dominate...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 6

  • Religion and Politics under the Early ʻAbbāsids: The Emergence of the Proto-Sunnī Elite

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    The main concern of this book is the religious policies of the early ‘Abbāsid caliphs. It focuses on the religious trends which went into the making of Sunnī Islam, and traces the emergence of the nascent Sunnī elite in relation to the ‘Abbāsids.
    Various aspects of the caliphs' evolving relationship with the religious scholars are...

  • Shi’a Islam: From Religion to Revolution: Translated from the German by Allison Brown

  • Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival: The Politics of Ideas in the Middle East

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

    Over the past decade, the political ground beneath the Middle East has shifted. Arab nationalism the political orthodoxy for most of this century has lost its grip on the imagination and allegiance of a new generation. At the same time, Islam as an ideology has spread across the region, and "Islamists" bid...

  • Aristocratic Violence and Holy War: Studies in the Jihad and the Arab-Byzantine Frontier

  • Central Asia: Foundations of Change

    R. D. McChesney
    Book
    “Since the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan in 1989 and the subsequent break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, Central Asia has been undergoing considerable political, social, and economic change. In a Leon B. Poullada Memorial Lecture delivered at Princeton University in 1993, R. D. McChesney examined the historical roots of a number of...
  • Dreams, Sufism, and Sainthood: The Visionary Career of Muhammad al-Zawâwî

    Jonathan G. Katz
    Book

    Based on Muhammad al-Zawâwî's extraordinary diary of 109 dream conversations with the Prophet Muhammad, this study provides a rare, intimate view of 15th-century North African Muslim life.
    The study reconstructs Zawâwî's lifestory over a critical ten-year period and examines his career as a sufi in the historical context of North Africa...

  • The Heritage of Central Asia from Antiquity to the Turkish Expansion

  • Islamic Legal Interpretation: Muftis and Their Fatwas

    Muhammad Khalid Masud; Brinkley Messick; David S. Powers
    Book

    Edited by Brinkley Messick, M.A. 1974, and David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979

    For more than a millennium, fatwas have guided and shaped Muslim understandings of Islamic law. The whole world knows of Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa in the Salman Rushdie case, yet this key institution in Muslim society has not been the subject of a major examination...

  • Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam

  • Law and Society in Islam

    D. Stewart; B. Johansen; Amy Singer
    Book

    This work covers a number of significant themes explaining the practice of Islamic law. The first article treats taqiyyah (literally, “caution”), the concealment of one’s religion when to reveal it would incur danger, which is based on a Koranic passage. The author provides not only a legal and religious analysis of taqiyyah,...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 4

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 5

  • Qaṣāʼid = Poems

    Khālid Fayṣal; Alison Lerrick
    Book

    Translated by Alison Lerrick, Ph.D. 1984

  • Studies in Early Islamic History

    Martin Hinds; Jere Bacharach; Lawrence I. Conrad; Patricia Crone
    Book

    Edited by Lawrence I. Conrad. Ph.D. 1981

    These essays, plus an important contribution to the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Islam, by one of the foremost scholars and a leading historian of early Islamic times, have now been collected and republished for the benefit of a wider audience. The nine studies here reprinted...

  • Türkiye için bir Mevduat Sigorta Sistemi Önerisi

    Şuhnaz Yılmaz; Rıza Kadılar
    Book
  • The World of Ibn Ṭufayl: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān

    Lawrence I. Conrad
    Book

    Edited by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

    The World of Ibn Ṭufayl" consists of ten essays by scholars in different fields in Arab-Islamic studies on Ibn Ṭufayl's “Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān,” one of the most extraordinary works of medieval Arabic literature, and a text with important dimensions in social and intellectual history, literature,...

  • Afghanistan: From Holy War to Civil War

    O. Roy
    Book
    Afghanistan: From Holy War to Civil War assesses the impact of the Afghan mujahidin movement as a case study of the success and limits of the Islamic political framework. The Afghan mujahidin movement is portrayed in all its specificity and in the broader context of its links to world Islamic fundamentalism.

      Olivier Roy combines intimate...

  • Al-Bawādī al-Maghribīyah qabla al-istiʻmār: Qabāʼil Īnāwan wa-al-Makhzan bayna al-qarn al-sādis ʻashar wa-al-tāsiʻ ʻashar

  • The Bedouins and the Desert: Aspects of Nomadic Life in the Arab East

    Jibrāʾīl Sulaymān Jabbūr; Lawrence I. Conrad; Suhayl J. Jabbūr
    Book

    Translated and edited by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

    An extensively illustrated account of traditional bedouin life in the Arab east that extends from desert wildlife and lore on the camel to marriage customs and the history of the enigmatic tribe of Slayb.

    Contents

    List of Illustrations
    List...

  • Demografyah u-foliṭiḳah bi-medinot ʻArav

    Ami Ayalon; Gad Gilbar
    Book

    Edited by Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980

    Demography and politics in the Arab States.

  • Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society

    Shaun E. Marmon
    Book

    In this thought-provoking interdisciplinary work, Shaun Marmon describes how eunuchs, as a category of people who embodied ambiguity, both defined and mediated critical thresholds of moral and physical space in the household, in the palace and in the tomb of pre-modern Islamic society. The author's central focus is on the sacred society of...

  • Le Maghreb à l'époque Ottomane = Maghārib fī al-ʻahd al-ʻUthmānī

  • The Middle East Economy: Decline and Recovery: Selected Essays

  • The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

    Ami Ayalon
    Book

    Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980

    Named an Outstanding Academic Book for 1995 by Choice

    Newspapers and the practice of journalism began in the Middle East in the nineteenth century and evolved during a period of accelerated sociopolitical and cultural change. Inspired by a foreign model, the Arab press developed...

  • The Western Medical Tradition: 800 B.C.–1800 A.D.

    Lawrence I. Conrad; et al.
    Book

    Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

    The influence of Greek medical practices dating back to the fifth century B.C. has had an immeasurable impact on the development of medicine in the West over the subsequent centuries. This text is designed to cover the history of Western medicine from Classical Antiquity to 1800. As one guiding thread it...

  • The Young Turks in Opposition

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    In 1908, the revolution of the Young Turks deposed the dictatorship of Sultan Abdulhamid II and established a constitutional regime that became the major ruling power in the Ottoman empire. But the seeds of this revolution went back much farther: to 1889, when the secret Young Turk organization the Committee of Union and Progress was formed. M...

  • Adawāt al-rabṭ fī al-ʻArabīyah al-muʻāṣirah = The Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn; Nārīmān Nāʼilī Warrāqī
    Book

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn, Ph.D. 1977

    Most Arabic textbooks concentrate on morphology and syntax, but while these provide the indispensable structural base, students still find there is a wide gap between their theoretical knowledge and their practical ability to write connected prose. This unique textbook concentrates on the connectors (...

  • Aspects of Ottoman History: Papers from CIEPO IX, Jerusalem

    Amy Singer; Amnon Cohen
    Book

    “The Ninth Congress of the Comité International des Études Préottomanes et Ottomanes (CIEPO) convened in Jerusalem at the end of July 1990. It focused principally on three topics: the Ottoman city; the foreign relations of the Ottomans; and local and regional sources for Ottoman history. Scholars attended from more than a dozen countries and...

  • The Early Arabic Historical Tradition: A Source-critical Study

    Albrecht Noth; Lawrence I. Conrad; Michael Bonner
    Book

    In collaboration with Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981; translated from the German by Michael Bonner, Ph.D. 1987

    Contents

    I. The Salient Themes of Early Historical Tradition. Primary Themes. Ridda. Futuh. Fitna. Administration. Sirat al-khulafa. Ansab. Iran. Secondary Themes. Gharat. Dating According to the Hijra...

  • Palestinian Peasants and Ottoman Officials: Rural Administration around sixteenth-century Jerusalem

    Amy Singer
    Book

    In a unique study of rural administration in the Ottoman empire, Amy Singer explores the relationship between Palestinian peasants and Ottoman officials in mid-sixteenth-century Jerusalem. Using court records, the author describes the mechanisms of tax collection and other aspects of local administration. The book emphasizes the interactive...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 3

  • The Shiʻis of Iraq

    Yitzhak Nakash
    Book

    The Shi’is of Iraq provides a comprehensive history of Iraq’s majority group and its turbulent relations with the ruling Sunni minority. Yitzhak Nakash challenges the widely held belief that Shi’i society and politics in Iraq are a reflection of Iranian Shi’ism, pointing to the strong Arab attributes of Iraqi Shi’ism. He contends that behind...

  • Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula, 900–1500

    Olivia Remie Constable
    Book

    Olivia Remy Constable, Ph.D. 1989.

    This volume surveys Iberian international trade from the tenth to the fifteenth century, with particular emphasis on commerce in the Muslim period and on changes brought by Christian conquest of much of Muslim Spain in the thirteenth century. From the tenth to the thirteenth century, markets in the...

  • The Unreadable Shores of Love: Turkish Modernity and Mystic Romance

    Victoria Rowe Holbrook
    Book

    Victoria Rowe Holbrook, Ph.D. 1985

    When the Ottoman Turkish Empire was divided into modern states after World War I, in Turkey a change of alphabet and radical linguistic reform aimed to free modern Turkish literature from intellectual ties to the East. Holbrook recuperates Ottoman debates on the existential status of language and...

  • Crisis and Consolidation in the Formative Period of Shiʻite Islam: Abū Jaʻfar ibn Qiba al-Rāzī and His Contribution to Imāmite Shīʻite Thought

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    The years 260–329/874–941, known among the Shî’ites as the period of Minor Occultation, comprised undoubtedly the most difficult and critical period in the history of Imâmite Shî'ism. The death of the eleventh Imam, with no apparent successor, resulted in internal conflicts, many desertions and conversions, and the emergence of numerous...

  • Cultural Processes in Muslim and Arab Societies: Medieval and Early Modern Periods

    Israel Gershoni; Ehud R. Toledano
    Book

    Edited by Ehud R. Toledano, Ph.D. 1979

    Thematic issue of Poetics Today 14, nr. 2 (summer 1993).

  • The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire

    Leslie Peirce
    Book

    Leslie Peirce, Ph.D. 1988.

    Winner of the M. Fuat Köprülü Book Prize of the Turkish Studies Association

    Examines the sources of royal women's power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition Argues that the exercise of political power was tied to definitions of sexuality

    ...

  • Popular Culture in Medieval Cairo

    Boaz Shoshan
    Book

    Boaz Shoshan, Ph.D. 1978

    This is the first book-length study of popular culture in a medieval Islamic city. Dr. Shoshan draws together a wealth of Arabic sources to explore popular religion against the background of the growing influence of Sufism, an important biography of Muhammad that was suppressed by the learned, and the origins...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 2

  • Coastlines

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    Nominee, 1993 A.M. Klein Poetry Award, QSPELL. In this collection of poems by the prize-winning author of Bavarian Shrine and Other Poems, Eric Ormsby lives up to the reputation he has gained as a ''stubbornly unfashionable poet of high achievement'' (Montreal Gazette). Coastlines exemplifies the most...

  • Origins of the Second Arab-Israel War: Egypt, Israel, and the Great Powers, 1952–56

    Michael B. Oren
    Book

    Michael Oren, Ph.D. 1986.

    This book represents the first scholarly examination of the origins of the 1956 Sinai campaign between Egypt and Israel. Utilising a wide range of primary sources, the study analyses the reasons for the breakdown of the Armistice Agreement between Egypt and Israel and the failure of efforts to mediate a peace...

  • Princeton Papers - Issue 1

  • The Concise Arabic-English Lexicon of Verbs in Context = al-Muʻjam al-wajīz lil-afʻāl al-ʻArabīyah fī al-siyāq ʻArabī/Injlīzī

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn; Kamar Mostafa Abdou
    Book

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn, Ph.D. 1977

  • Middle Eastern Lives: The Practice of Biography and Self-narrative

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Edited by Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

    A dialogue on the role of biography and the interpretation of self-narrative in the Middle East. The dearth of intimate source materials, the discrepancy between public and private personae of Muslim intellectuals and the sense of propriety challenge this genre.

  • Al-Ḥisbah fī al-Islām

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn
    Book

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn, Ph.D. 1977

  • Bavarian Shrine and Other Poems

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    The poems in this collection, representing work from the decade 1980-1990, range from evocations of common objects, a sea shell or a twisted nail, to explorations of an inner world of memory and imagination. Throughout the collection, there is a tension between things in their unique coherence and the...

  • Proceedings / IIIrd Congress on the Social and Economic History of Turkey, Princeton University, 24-26 August 1983

    International Congress o Turkey; Heath W. Lowry; Ralph S. Hattox
    Book

    Edited by Ralph S. Hattox, Ph.D. 1982

  • State and Society in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Egypt

    Ehud R. Toledano
    Book

    Ehud R. Toledano, Ph.D. 1979

    Previous studies of nineteenth-century Egypt have often been premature in identifying the existence of an independent nation state. In a way which will permanently affect our view of Egyptian history, this book argues that in the mid-nineteenth-century period Egypt was still an Ottoman province, with a...

  • The Empire in Transition: The Empire in Transition: The Caliphates of Sulayman, 'Umar, and Yazid A.D. 715–724/A.H. 97–105

    Ṭabarī; David S. Powers
    Book

    Translated and annotated by David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979

    In this volume, which covers the caliphates of Sulayman, 'Umar II, and Yazid II, al-Tabari provides vivid and detailed accounts of the events spanning the period from 97-105/715-724. We listen to the stirring speeches of Qutaybah b. Muslim, in which he urges his followers to...

  • The Formation and Perception of the Modern Arab World: Studies

    Marwan R. Buheiry; Lawrence I. Conrad
    Book

    Edited by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

    This volume presents a selection of twenty-seven studies by the late Marwan R. Buheiry, whose premature death in 1986 deprived Arab scholarship of one of its most original and stimulating thinkers.

    An avid student of political power, economics, and the arts, he was keenly aware of the...

  • Hezbollah's Vision of the West

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

    The foreign hostages in Lebanon are living reminders of the challenge posed to the West by Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed movement of fundamentalist Lebanese Shi’ites. Hezbollah has conducted its operational campaign with a great measure of strategic and tactical savvy. Yet its ideologues understand and...

  • Kendi Mektuplarında Enver Paşa

    Enver Paşa; Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    On dönem Osmanlı tarihinde oynadığı belirleyici rolü tartışmasız olan Osmanlı İttihad ve Terakki Cemiyeti (Fırkası)’nın yapısı incelendiğinde; farklı alanlarda, değişik liderle karşılaşılıyor. İşte bunlardan biri olan Enver Paşanın 1911–1913 yıllarına ait mektuplarından derlenmiş olan bu kitap son dönem Osmanlı Tarihine kısa da olsa bir bakış...

  • Moses Maimonides and His Time

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Edited by Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    A collection of Essays on the Philosophy of Moses Maimonides.

  • The Evolution of a Sufi Institution in Mamluk Egypt: The Khanqah

    Leonor Fernandes
    Book

    Leonor Fernandes, Ph.D. 1980

  • Middle East Contemporary Survey

    Ami Ayalon
    Book

    Vols. 12-18 (1988-1994) edited by Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980

  • Al-Asās fī al-lughah al-ʻArabīyah

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn; ʻAbd alAzīz Nabawī
    Book

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn, Ph.D. 1977

  • Handlist of Arabic Manuscripts (New Series) in the Princeton University Library

    Rudolf Mach; Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    This catalogue describes over 2,000 Arabic manuscripts acquired by the Princeton University Library since the 1950s, providing information on an important collection of Arabic works, many of which were previously unknown or unrecorded.

  • The Historical Formation of the Arab Nation

    ʻAbd alʻAzīz Dūrī; Lawrence I. Conrad
    Book

    Translated by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

    Translation of: al-Takwīn al-Tārīkhī lil-ummah al-ʻArabīyah.

    This book is a comprehensive examination of the historical process of social formation that gave rise to the communal consciousness of the Arab nation and determined its sense of identity. It aims to provide a...

  • Jāmi‘ al-tavārīkh-i Ḥasanī: bakhsh-i Taymūriyān pas az Taymūr

    Tāj alDīn Ha Yazdī; Hossein Modarressi; Īraj Afshār
    Book
  • Language and Change in the Arab Middle East: The Evolution of Modern Political Discourse

    Ami Ayalon
    Book

    Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980

    Middle Eastern society experienced sudden and profound change in the 19th century under the impact of European expansion and influence. But as Western ideas about politics, technology, and culture began to infiltrate Arab society, the old language proved to be an inadequate vehicle for transmitting these alien...

  • Saudi Business and Labor Law: Its Interpretation and Application

    Alison Lerrick; Q. J. Mian
    Book

    Alison Lerrick, Ph.D. 1984

  • Shiʻism, Resistance, and Revolution

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Edited by Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

    Table of Contents

    Preface -- Introduction -- Shi'ism, Islam, and the West -- The Shi'a in Islamic History -- Western Studies of Shi'a Islam -- Iran: Shi'ism and Revolution -- Shi'ism as Interpreted by Khomeini: An Ideology of Revolutionary Violence -- Mahmud Taleqani and...

  • Bir Siyasal Örgüt Olarak Osmanlı İttihad ve Terakki Cemiyeti ve Jön Türklük (1889–1902)

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    Araştırmalarında ilk elden kaynakları kullanmaya önem veren Şükrü Hanioğlu’nun titiz arşiv çalışmasıyla ortaya çıkardığı kapsamlı inceleme, Jön Türkler hakkında bilinenlerin dışında yepyeni bilgiler sunuyor. Hanioğlu, çalışmasının bu ilk cildini, en anlamlı bölünme anı olarak gördüğü, 1902 İttihat ve Terakki Kongresi’nde bitiriyor.

  • Bureaucrat and Intellectual in the Ottoman Empire: The Historian Mustafa Ali (1541–1600)

    Cornell H. Fleischer
    Book

    Cornell H. Fleischer, PhD 1982

    Mustafa Ali was the foremost historian of the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire. Most modern scholars of the Ottoman period have focused on economic and institutional issues, but this study uses Ali and his works as the basis for analyzing the nature of intellectual and social life in a formative period of...

  • Islam Assembled: The Advent of the Muslim Congresses

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

    Late in the 19th century, Muslims, separated by distance, language, and history, first thought to make their world whole by assembling in congress. "Islam Assembled" traces the roots of political activism in Islam as it took form in these gatherings. From the first fitful initiatives undertaken by a handful...

  • Risālat Iblīs ilá ikhwānihi al-manāḥīs

    Ḥākim Abī Saʻd al-Bayhaqī; Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Studies in Qurʾan and Ḥadīth: The Formation of the Islamic Law of Inheritance

  • Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East

    Ralph S. Hattox
    Book

    Ralph S. Hattox, Ph.D. 1982

    Drawing on the accounts of early European travelers, original Arabic sources on jurisprudence and etiquette, and treatises on coffee from the period, the author recounts the colorful early history of the spread of coffee and the influence of coffeehouses in the medieval Near East. Detailed descriptions of the...

  • Economic Survey of Syria during the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries

    Muḥsin Dhīb Yūsuf
    Book

    Muḥsin Dhīb Yūsuf, Ph.D. 1982

  • Let's Chat in Arabic = Yalla-ndardish bi-lʻarabi: A Practical Introduction to the Spoken Arabic of Cairo

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn; Mona Kamel
    Book

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn, Ph.D. 1977

  • Mavo le-toldot ha-Imperyah ha-Otʹomanit = An Introduction to the History of the Ottoman Empire

  • Meḥaʾah u-mahpekhah ba-Islam ha-Shiʻi = Protest and Revolution in Shiʻi Islam

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Edited by Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

  • Qumʹnāmah: majmūʻah-ʾi maqālāt va mutūn dar bārah-ʾi Qum

  • Riwāyāt min taghrībat Banī Hilāl: wa-ḥurūb Āl Ḍaygham

    Alison Lerrick
    Book

    Alison Lerrick, Ph.D. 1984

  • The Early Turkish Novel: 1872–1900

    Robert Finn
    Book

    Robert Finn, Ph.D. 1978.

    This study is an investigation of novels in Turkish of the end of the nineteenth century. After 1850, the impact of European economic and political influences in the Ottoman Empire led to the adoption of European cultural modes as well. It evokes the society of late Ottoman Istanbul from a study of the novels of...

  • An Introduction to Shīʻī Law: A Bibliographical Study

  • Theodicy in Islamic Thought: The Dispute over al-Ghazālī’s “Best of All Possible Worlds”

    Eric L. Ormsby
    Book

    Eric L. Ormsby, Ph.D. 1981

    The first detailed study of Islamic theodicy, the book points out distinctively Islamic formulations and solutions of the problem of the best of all possible worlds” and shows where they coincide with Western versions, such as that of Leibniz.

  • Aegean Crossroads: Greek Island Embroideries in the Textile Museum

    James Trilling
    Book

    Ralph S. Hattox, PhD 1982

  • Dawr al-Shāmīyīn al-muhājirīn ilá Miṣr fī al-nahḍah al-adabīyah al-ḥadīthah

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn
    Book

    Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn, Ph.D. 1977

  • Kharāj in Islamic Law

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Mishtar ṿe-opozitsyah be-Mitsrayim bi-teḳufat Sadat = Regime and opposition in Egypt under Sadat

  • Muhammad

    Michael Cook
    Book

    Just over a sixth of the world's population subscribes to the Muslim belief that 'there is no god but God, and Muhammad is his Messenger'. Michael Cook gives an incisive account of the man who inspired this faith, drawing on the traditional Muslim sources to describe Muhammad's life and teaching. He also attempts to stand back from this...

  • The Rise of Historical Writing among the Arabs

    ʻAbd alʻAzīz Dūrī; Lawrence I. Conrad; Fred M. Donner
    Book

    Edited and translated by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981; introduction by Fred M. Donner, Ph.D. 1975.

    This is the first translation of a classic work (Bath fī nashʾat ʻilm al-tārīkh ʻinda al-ʻArab) by the eminent Arab historian A. A. Dūrī. Published in...

  • Bargī az tārīkh-i Qazvīn: tārīkhchahʹī az āstānah-ʾi Shāhzādah Ḥusayn va dūdmān-i sādāt Marʻashī-i Qazvīn

  • The Ottoman Slave Trade and Its suppression: 1840–1890

    Ehud R. Toledano
    Book

    Ehud R. Toledano, Ph.D. 1979

    This book is a historical account of the slave trading system of the Ottoman Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century and of the attempts, which were eventually successful, to suppress it.

  • Saudi Business and Labor Law: Its Interpretation and Application

    Alison Lerrick; Q. J. Mian
    Book

    Alison Lerrick, Ph.D. 1984

  • Bir Siyasal Düşünür Olarak Doktor Abdullah Cevdet ve Dönemi

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    “Çalışma, bir düşünürün düşüncelerini incelemeyi amaçlarken, düşüncenin içinde oluştuğu bağlamdan soyutlanamayacağını da göstermekte ve düşünce-bağlam etkileşimini başarıyla sergilemektedir. Dolayısıyla, çalışmayı okuyanlar, Dr. Abdullah Cevdet Bey'in yaşamı ve düşüncesi dışında, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nun son dönemini de yakından tanımak...

  • Early Muslim Dogma: A Source-critical Study

    Michael Cook
    Book

    The key sources for the reconstruction of the early history of Muslim dogma are a group of texts ascribed to authors of the late first century of the Hijra. These texts bear on two major doctrinal controversies, the Murji'ite and the Qadarite, raising issues related on the one hand to the judgement of the events of the First Civil War, and on...

  • Ottoman Rule in Damascus, 1708–1758

    Karl K. Barbir
    Book

    Karl Barbir, Ph.D. 1977.

    On the basis of new evidence from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul, Karl Barbir challenges the current interpretation of Ottoman rule in Damascus during the eighteenth century. He argues that the prevailing themes of decline and stagnation — usually applied to the entire century — in fact apply only to the...

  • Political Islam

    Martin S. Kramer
    Book

    Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

  • Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

    Patricia Crone; Michael Cook
    Book

    This is a controversial study of the origins of Islamic civilisation, first published in 1977. By examining non-Muslim sources, the authors point out the intimate link between the Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam. As a serious, scholarly attempt to open up a new, exploratory path of Islamic history, the book has already...

  • Naẓarāt fī al-Siyāsah al-Dawlīya: Maqālāt Taḥlīlīyah fī al-Siyāsah al-Dawlīyah

  • Fihrist-i nuskhahʹhā-yi khaṭṭī-i Kitābkhānah-ʾi Madrasah-ʾi Riẕavīyah-ʾi Qum

  • A History of the Ottoman Empire to 1730: Chapters from the Cambridge History of Islam and the New Cambridge Modern History

    V. J. Parry; et al.; Michael Cook
    Book

    Contents

    List of maps
    Publisher's preface
    Introduction M. A. Cook
    1. The rise of the Ottoman Empire H. İnalcik
    2. The reigns of Bāyezīd II and Selīm I, 1451–1520 V. J. Parry
    3. The reign of Sulaimān the Magnificent, 1520–66 V. J. Parry
    4. The successors of Sulaimān, 1566–1617 V. J. Parry...

  • Khulāṣat al-buldān

    Ṣafī alDīn Mu Qumī; Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • The Middle East Crisis: UN Search for asettlement [sic]

    Farouk A. Dablan
    Book

    Farouk A. Dablan, Ph.D. 1979

  • Rāhnamā-yi jughrāfīyā-yi tarīkhī-yi Qum, majmūʻah-ʼi mutūn va asnād

  • Turbat-i pākān: āsār va bināhā-yi qadīm-i maḥdūdah-ʹi kunūnī-i Dār al-Muʹminīn-i Qum

  • Mivḥar pirsumim she-hitḳablu be-sifriyat ha-Makhon be-nośe irgune ha-Fedayun = A Selection of Publications on Palestinien [sic] Fidayeen Organizations Received at the Shilah Center Library

  • Kitābʹshināsī-i āsār-i marbūṭ bih Qum

  • "Misāl"hā-yi ṣudūr-i Ṣafavī: barʹrasī-i kūtāhī dar bārah-ʾi yak nawʻ az asnād-i dīvānī-i dawrah-ʾi Ṣafavī

  • Taẕkirah-ʾi mashāyikh-i Qum

    Nūr alDīn ʻ Qumī; Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Farmānʹhā-yi Turkamānān-i Qarāqūyūnlū va ʼĀq Qūyūnlū

  • Population Pressure in Rural Anatolia, 1450–1600

  • Qum dar qarn-i nuhum Hijrī, 801–900

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Studies in the Economic History of the Middle East: from the Rise of Islam to the Present Day

    Michael Cook
    Book

    Papers submitted to a conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, in the University of London in July 1967

  • Middle East Focus: The Persian Gulf

    T. C. Young
    Conference Proceedings
  • Mitsrayim be-fetaḥ ha-ʻidan ha-moderni: Parshanut meḥudeshet = Egypt on the Threshold of the Modern Age

  • The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East: Papers of the [1st–3rd, 6th] Workshop on Late Antiquity and Early Islam

    Averil Cameron; Lawrence I. Conrad
    Book

    Edited by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

    1. Problems in the literary source material -- 2. Land use and settlement patterns -- 3. States, resources and armies -- 6. Elites old and new in the Byzantine and early Islamic Near East