Contemporary Iranian Art

Hamid Keshmirshekan

December 2013 | £45.00 | $69.95 | 352pp

Complex, innovative and thought-provoking, Iranian art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries offers fresh insight into a culture and society that have been much misunderstood in the West and elsewhere. In this new, comprehensive study, Hamid Keshmirshekan considers […]

Sex and Punishment

Eric Berkowitz

March 2013 | £10.99 | 476pp

Sex and Punishment tells the story of the struggle throughout millennia to regulate the most powerful engine of human behaviour: sex. From the savage impalement of an Ancient Mesopotamian adulteress to the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde for ‘gross […]

Understanding the Qur’an Today

Mahmoud Hussein

March 2013 | £10.00 | 176pp

In Islam, there is a long tradition of interpretation regarding the meaning and significance of Divine revelation, reflecting a plurality of views. Mahmoud Hussein argues that whereas God transcends time, His Word is inscribed within time. It is […]

London’s Overthrow

China Miéville

August 2012 | £7.99 | 96pp

London’s Overthrow is a potent polemic describing the capital in a time of austerity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Award-winning author and essayist China Miéville cuts through the hyperbole of our politicians to present a view […]

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 […]

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