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  • Saracens and Franks in 12th - 15th Century European and Near Eastern Literature

    Perceptions of Self and the Other

    By Aman Nadhiri

    Saracens and Franks in 12th - 15th Century European and Near Eastern Literature examines the tension between two competing discourses in the medieval Muslim Mediterranean and medieval Christian Europe: one rooted in the desire to understand the world and one's place in it, and another promoting an…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06 
    Routledge

  • Dissident Writings of Arab Women

    Voices Against Violence

    By Brinda J. Mehta

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-06-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • 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 – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Literature and the Islamic Court

    Cultural life under al-Sahib 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 – 2016-02-15
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • 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 – 2016-02-03
    Routledge
    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 – 2016-02-01
    Routledge
    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 – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

  • The Book of Government or Rules for Kings

    The Siyar al Muluk or Siyasat-nama of Nizam al-Mulk

    By Hubert Darke

    A translation of a classic 11th-century Persian text on behaviour and conduct in government, written between 1086 and 1091 by Nizam al-Mulk, who for over 30 years was Chief Minister of two successive rulers of the Seljuk, who had created an Empire which stretched from India to Egypt.…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • Arabic Grammar and Linguistics

    Edited by Yasir Suleiman

    This book explores aspects of the Arabic Grammatical Tradition and Arabic Linguistics from both a theoretical and descriptive perspective. It also touches on issues of relevance to other disciplines, particularly Qur'anic exegesis and jurisprudence. The links between the fields of language and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    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
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

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