Middle East Literature Products

  • The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism

    Reversing the Gaze, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susannah Heschel, Umar Ryad

    Edward Said’s Orientalism, now more than fifty years old, has to be one of the most frequently cited books among academics in a wide range of disciplines, and the most frequently assigned book to undergraduates at colleges. Among the common questions raised in response to Said’s book: Did scholars…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Persian Literature and Modernity

    Production and Reception, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hamid Rezaei Yazdi, Arshavez Mozafari

    Persian Literature and Modernity recasts the history of modern literature in Iran by elucidating the bonds between the classical tradition and modernity and exploring textual, generic and discursive formations through heterodoxical investigations. This is first done through the rehabilitation of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Greek Myth and the Bible

    1st Edition

    By Bruce Louden

    Since the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Gilgamesh epic, we have known that the Bible imports narratives from outside of Israelite culture, refiguring them for its own audience. Only more recently, however, has come the realization that Greek culture is also a prominent source of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • The Individual and the Authority Figure in Egyptian Prose Literature

    1st Edition

    By Yona Sheffer

    The Individual and the Authority Figure in Egyptian Prose Literature explores and analyses political conflicts between individuals and authority figures, as those conflicts are depicted in thirteen Egyptian novels written from 1957 to the last years of Mubarak's presidency. The book discusses the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • The Last of an Age

    The Making and Unmaking of a Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Poet, 1st Edition

    By Sooyong Kim

    In The Last of an Age, Sooyong Kim explores the relationship between social change and the development of an Ottoman literary canon in the course of the sixteenth century by examining the work and reception of a popular poet, Zati (1471–1546). Kim argues that a newly emergent group of bureaucratic…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

  • Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nations

    Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine, 1st Edition

    By Lindsey Moore

    Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nations significantly enhances the interface between postcolonial literary studies and the hitherto under-studied Arab world. Lindsey Moore brings together canonical and less familiar Arab novels and memoirs from the last half century to consider colonial continuities…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature

    A Diaspora, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dario Miccoli

    In the last few years, the fields of Sephardic and Mizrahi Studies have grown significantly, thanks to new publications which take into consideration unexplored aspects of the history, literature and identity of modern Middle Eastern and North African Jews. However, few of these studies abandoned…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Depicting the Late Ottoman Empire in Turkish Autobiographies

    Images of a Past World, 1st Edition

    By Philipp Wirtz

    The period between the 1880s and the 1920s was a time of momentous changes in the Ottoman Empire. It was also an age of literary experiments, of which autobiography forms a part. This book analyses Turkish autobiographical narratives describing the part of their authors’ lives that was spent while…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge
    Life Narratives of the Ottoman Realm: Individual and Empire in the Near East

  • The True Dream

    Indictment of the Shiite clerics of Isfahan, an English translation with facing Persian text, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Sen McGlinn

    The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran’s Constitutional Revolution of 1905-11. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance, corruption and secularity of the Iranian ruling dynasty and clergy, taking Isfahan as…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Milton in the Arab-Muslim World

    1st Edition

    By Islam Issa

    The first full-length study of the reception of John Milton’s (1608-74) writings in the Arab-Muslim world, this book examines the responses of Arab-Muslim readers to Milton’s works, and in particular, to his epic poem: Paradise Lost. It contributes to knowledge of the history, development, and ways…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24
    Routledge

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

    Perceptions of Self and the Other, 1st Edition

    By Aman Y. 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 – 2016-06-30
    Routledge

  • Literature and the Islamic Court

    Cultural life under al-Sahib Ibn 'Abbad, 1st Edition

    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

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