Publishing textbooks, handbooks, research monographs and major works, Routledge are at the fore-front of Middle Eastern studies, and the associated sub-disciplines. To find out more browse the selection below and click the links for more information! The most recent addition to the Middle East culture collection is Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World edited by Stephanie Cronin.
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Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress
Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series
In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or...
Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge
Performance, Politics and Piety
Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies
In contrast to many books on Islam that focus on political rhetoric and activism, this book explores Islam's extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic diversity, showing how sound, music and bodily performance offer a window onto the subtleties and humanity of Islamic religious experience. ...
Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge
Imagined Islam and the Notion of Sublime Power
Series: Islamic Studies Series
The history of western notions about Islam is of obvious scholarly as well as popular interest today. This book investigates Christian images of the Muslim Middle East, focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, when the nature of divine as well as human power was under...
Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge
Shiraz, History and Poetry
Series: Iranian Studies
This book presents a cultural history of modern Iran from the point of view of Shiraz, a city famous for its poetry and its traditions of scholarship. Exploring the relationship among history, poetry and politics, the book analyses how Shiraz came to be defined as the country’s cultural capital,...
Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge
Resilience of a Cultural Heritage
Series: Iranian Studies
Despite changes in sovereignty and in religious thought, certain aspects of Iranian culture and identity have persisted since antiquity. Drawing on an exploration of history, religion and literature to define Iranian cultural identity and link the Persian past with more recent cultural and...
Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge