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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 58 new and published books in the subject of Middle East Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. New Perspectives on the Qur'an

    The Qur'an in its Historical Context 2

    Edited by Gabriel Said Reynolds

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    This book continues the work of The Qur’an in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’an and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur’an’s own conversation with the religions and literatures...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turks

    Poetry as a Source for Iranian History

    By G.E. Tetley

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    This new view on aspects of the Ghaznavid and Seljuk dynasties concentrates on the relationship of the panegyric poets Farrukhi Sistani (c.995-1032) and Mu'izzi (c.1045-1127) to the Ghaznavid and Seljuk rulers and dignitaries for whom they wrote. Dr Tetley investigates the reliability of the...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistan

    Anomalous Visions of History and Form

    By Wali Ahmadi

    Series: Iranian Studies

    With the unleashing of the "War on Terror" in the aftermath of 9/11, Afghanistan has become prominent in the news. However, we need to appreciate that no substantive understanding of contemporary history, politics and society of this country can be achieved without a thorough analysis of the Afghan...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Dissident Writings of Arab Women

    Voices Against Violence

    By Brinda J. Mehta

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women. The female authors destabilize essentialist framings of Arab identity through a series of reflective...

    Published February 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus

    By Shari Lowin

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a largely overlooked subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written by Muslim and Jewish religious scholars, in which the lover and his sensual experience of the beloved are compared to...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought

    The Radical Unspoken

    By Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Presenting an engaging reflection on the work of prominent modern Iranian literary artists in exchange with contemporary Continental literary criticism and philosophy, this book tracks the idea of silence – through the prism of poetics, dreaming, movement, and the body – across the textual...

    Published July 17th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Heritage of Soviet Oriental Studies

    Edited by Michael Kemper, Stephan Conermann

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book examines the Russian/Soviet intellectual tradition of Oriental and Islamic studies, which comprised a rich body of knowledge especially on Central Asia and the Caucasus. The Soviet Oriental tradition was deeply linked to politics – probably even more than other European ‘Orientalisms’. It...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Remembering Cosmopolitan Egypt

    Literature, culture, and empire

    By Deborah Starr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures

    Remembering Cosmopolitan Egypt examines the link between cosmopolitanism in Egypt, from the nineteenth century through to the mid-twentieth century, and colonialism. While it has been widely noted that such a relationship exists, the nature and impact of this dynamic is often overlooked. Taking a...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Orhan Pamuk, Secularism and Blasphemy

    The Politics of the Turkish Novel

    By Erdag Göknar

    Orhan Pamuk, Secularism and Blasphemy is the first critical study of all of Pamuk’s novels, including the early untranslated work. In 2005 Orhan Pamuk was charged with "insulting Turkishness" under Article 301 of the Turkish penal code. Eighteen months later he was awarded the Nobel Prize. After...

    Published January 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Iran

    Politics, History and Literature

    By Homa Katouzian

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book offers a view of Iran through politics, history and literature, showing how the three angles combine. Iran, being a revolutionary society, experienced two great revolutions within the short span of just seventy years, from the 1900s to the 1970s. Both were massive revolts of the society...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge