Middle East Literature Products

  • Literature and the Islamic Court

    Cultural life under al-?a?ib Ibn ?Abbad

    By Erez Naaman

    Courts were the most important frameworks for the production, performance, and evaluation of literature in medieval Islamic civilization. Patrons vying for prestige attracted to their courts literary people who sought their financial support. The most successful courts assembled outstanding…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Jewish Women Writers in the Soviet Union

    By Rina Lapidus

    This book presents the lives and works of eleven Jewish women authors who lived in the Soviet Union, and who wrote and published their works in Russian. The works include poems, novels, memoirs and other writing. The book provides an overview of the life of each author, an overview of each author’s…

    Paperback – 2016-02-06 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity

    A Comparative Study of Jalal al-Din Rumi and Meister Eckhart

    By Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh

    Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity offers a comparative study of the works of the Sufi-poet Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) and the practical teachings of the German Dominican, Meister Eckhart (c1260-1327/8). Rumi has remained an influential figure in Islamic mystical discourse since the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 
    Routledge Sufi Series

  • Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal Delhi

    Building an Ark

    By Prashant Keshavmurthy

    Writing in the eighteenth century, the Persian-language litterateurs of late Mughal Delhi were aware that they could no longer take for granted the relations of Persian with Islamic imperial power, relations that had enabled Persian literary life to flourish in India since the tenth century C.E.…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 
    Iranian Studies

  • Perspectives on Persian Painting

    Illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah

    By Dr Barbara Brend

    This is a detailed study of the illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah, in which twenty discourses are followed by a brief parable, and four romances. Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) lived the greater part of adventurous life in Delhi; he composed in Persian, and also in Hindi. From the point of view of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 

  • Advanced Arabic Literary Reader

    For Students of Modern Standard Arabic

    By Jonas M. Elbousty, Muhammad Aziz

    Advanced Arabic Literary Reader is a truly representative collection of literary extracts from across the Arabic-speaking world. Extracts from each country in the Arab world have been carefully selected, with a balance of both male and female writers and prominent and emerging voices, providing a…

    Paperback – 2015-11-17

  • Turkish Language, Literature, and History

    Travelers' Tales, Sultans, and Scholars Since the Eighth Century

    Edited by Bill Hickman, Gary Leiser

    The twenty two essays collected in Turkish Language, Literature and History offer insights into Turkish culture in the widest sense. Written by leaders in their fields from North America, Europe and Turkey, these essays cover a broad range of topics, focusing on various aspects of Turkish language,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19
    Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  • Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought

    The Radical Unspoken

    By Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turks

    Poetry as a Source for Iranian History

    By G.E. Tetley

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
    Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  • Arab Cultural Studies

    History, Politics and the Popular

    Edited by Anastasia Valassopoulos

    This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and cyber-cultures, both local and imported, enjoy a central role in Arab cultural life, and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27

  • Persian Language, Literature and Culture

    New Leaves, Fresh Looks

    Edited by Kamran Talattof

    Critical approaches to the study of topics related to Persian literature and Iranian culture have evolved in recent decades. The essays included in this volume collectively demonstrate the most recent creative approaches to the study of the Persian language, literature, and culture, and the way…

    Hardback – 2015-03-17
    Iranian Studies

  • Jewish Travellers

    Edited by Elkan Nathan Adler

    First published in 1930. The wandering Jew is a very real character in the great drama of history. He has travelled as nomad and settler, as fugitive and conqueror, as exile and colonist and as merchant and scholar. Of necessity bilingual and therefore the master of many languages, the Jew was the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

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