Lebanon Adrift

Samir Khalaf

May 2012 | £18.99 | $27.95 | 296pp

Lebanon today is at a fateful crossroads in its eventful socio-cultural and political history. Imperiled by unsettling transformations, from postwar reconstruction and rehabilitation to the forces of postmodernity and globalism, it remains adrift. In this landmark study, Samir […]

Legends of the Caucasus

David Hunt

March 2012 | £16.99 | $24.95 | 376pp

The Caucasus has an extremely rich folk literature, almost unknown among English speakers, which includes myths, legends, magical tales and proverbs. The one hundred legends included in this volume reflect the cultures of fourteen ethnic groups – their […]

Sexuality in Islam

Abdelwahab Bouhdiba

January 2012 | £16.99 | $24.95 | 304pp

In this classic work, Abdelwahab Bouhdiba asserts that Islam is a lyrical view of life in which sexuality enjoys a privileged status. Drawing on both Arabic and Western sources and seeking to integrate the religious and the sexual, […]

Arab Youth

Edited by Samir Khalaf and Roseanne Saad Khalaf

January 2012 | £17.99 | $24.95 | 416pp

In 2011, Arab youth took to the streets in their thousands to demand their freedom. Although it is too early to speculate on the ultimate outcome of the uprisings, one auspicious feature stands out: they reveal the genesis […]

An Imam in Paris

Daniel L. Newman

September 2011 | £16.99 | $24.95 | 416pp

In the 1820s, Rifa‘a Rafi‘ al-Tahtawi, a young Muslim cleric, was a leading member of the first Egyptian educational mission to Paris, where he remained for five years, documenting his observations of European culture. His account, Takhlis al-Ibriz […]

Serpent of the Nile

Wendy Buonaventura

June 2010 | £14.99 | 224pp

This newly updated and beautifully illustrated classic is a celebration of the female dancers of the Arab world, and their impact on the West. Serpent of the Nile traces the origins of Arabic dance, which survived despite religious […]

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