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The Repose of the Spirits
The Repose of the Spirits (April 2019)
A Sufi Commentary on the Divine Names
Ahmad Sam'ani - Author
William C. Chittick - Translated and with an introduction by

 
 
The First Zionist Congress
The First Zionist Congress (March 2019)
An Annotated Translation of the Proceedings
Michael J. Reimer - Translated and with an introduction by

 
 
Cultural Journeys into the Arab World
Cultural Journeys into the Arab World (September 2018)
A Literary Anthology
Dalya Cohen-Mor - Edited and with an introduction by

A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.

Cultural Journeys into the Arab World provides a fascinating window into Arab culture and society through the voices of its own writers and poets. Organized thematically, the anthology features more than fifty texts, including poems, essays, stories, novels, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, and life histories, by leading male...(Read More)
 
 
Repentance and the Return to God
Repentance and the Return to God (September 2018)
Tawba in Early Sufism
Atif Khalil - Author

The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.

This book offers the first extensive treatment in a European language of tawba in Islam. Conventionally translated as “repentance,” tawba includes the broader sense of returning to God. Khalil examines this wider notion in the early period of Sufism with a particular focus on the formative years of the tradition between Muḥ...(Read More)
 
 
A Queer Way Out
A Queer Way Out (June 2018)
The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel
Hila Amit - Author

Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.

The very language of Zionism prizes the concept of immigration to Israel (aliyah, literally ascending) while stigmatizing emigration from Israel (yerida, descending). In A Queer Way Out, Hila Amit explores the as-yet-untold story of queer Israeli emigrants. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Berlin, London, a...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project
Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project (May 2018)
Ideology, Politics, and Civil Disobedience
Moshe Hellinger - Author
Isaac Hershkowitz - Author
Bernard Susser - Author

An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel’s religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.

The Jewish settlements in disputed territories are among the most contentious issues in Israeli and international politics. This book delves into the ideological and rabbinic discourses of the religious Zionists who founded the settlement movement and lead it to this day. Based on Hebrew primary sources seldom availab...(Read More)
 
 
Water and Power in Past Societies
Water and Power in Past Societies (May 2018)
Emily Holt - Editor

Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.

Water, an essential resource in all cultures, is at the heart of human power structures. Utilizing a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors to Water and Power in Past Societies provide a broad introduction to the archaeology of water-related power structures. The studies here...(Read More)
 
 
The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The Afterlife of al-Andalus (November 2017)
Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives
Christina Civantos - Author

The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the Arab and Hispanic worlds.

Around the globe, concerns about interfaith relations have led to efforts to find earlier models in Muslim Iberia (al-Andalus). This book examines how Muslim Iberia operates as an icon or symbol of identity in twentieth and twenty-first century narrative, drama, television, and film from the...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Nation, and Refuge
Race, Nation, and Refuge (October 2017)
The Rhetoric of Race in Asian American Citizenship Cases
Doug Coulson - Author

Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.

From 1870 to 1940, racial eligibility for naturalization in the United States was limited to “free white persons” and “aliens of African nativity and persons of African descent,” and many interpreted these restrictions to reflect a policy of Asian exclusion based on the conclusion that...(Read More)
 
 
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition (September 2017)
Elizabeth R. Alexandrin - Author

Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.
In this original study, Elizabeth R. Alexandrin examines the complex relationships that can be inscribed between medieval Ismā‘īlī thought as an intellectual tradition with a devotional practice of reliance on the imām, and as a politico-esoteric system that redefined governance during the Fā...(Read More)
 
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