The Sultan’s Sex Potions

Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī

A Critical Edition, Translated and Introduced by Daniel L. Newman

January 2014 | £17.99 | 280pp

Arabic erotic literature has a long and rich history, which goes back as far as the ninth century. Far from being the pursuit of prurient pornographers, eroticism and sexuality received considerable attention from scholars. The Sultan’s Sex Potions […]

A to Z of Arabic-English-Arabic Translation

Ronak Husni

Daniel L. Newman

May 2013 | £18.99 | $27.95 | 314pp

The A to Z highlights common pitfalls faced by translators working on both Arabic–English and English–Arabic texts. Each translation problem is carefully contextualized and illustrated with examples drawn from contemporary literature and the media. Using a comparative analysis […]

The Literary Heritage of the Arabs

Edited by Suheil Bushrui and James M. Malarkey

September 2012 | £35.00 | $54.95 | 496pp

The Literary Heritage of the Arabs samples some of the finest literature produced by Arab writers in the last 1,500 years. The selection of poetry and prose spans many genres and styles, conveying the full range of Arab […]

The Calligrapher’s Garden

April 2012 | £10.00 | $14.95 | 130pp

Hassan Massoudy’s elegant calligraphy depicts the four seasons of the garden. From the icy palettes of winter and the fading hues of autumn to delicate spring growth and the dazzling sunshine and blooms of summer, he captures in […]

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 […]

A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories

Edited by Sabry Hafez and Catherine Cobham

August 2011 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 224pp

This reader consists of the full Arabic texts of eleven short stories by established Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian writers. The earliest story, written in 1929, is by the Egyptian Maḥmūd Ṭāhir Lāshīn; and the most recent, written […]

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