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Sufism and Surrealism

Adonis

February 2016 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 248pp

At first glance Sufism and Surrealism appear to be as far removed from one another as is possible. Adonis, however, draws convincing parallels between the two, contesting that God, in the traditional sense does not exist in Surrealism […]

Sexuality in Islam

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, […]

Imam in Paris

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 […]

Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil

Fatema Mernissi

June 2011 | £14.99 | 224pp

Does Islam as a religion oppress women? Is Islam against democracy? In this classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression is not due to Islam because this religion celebrates women’s power. Women’s oppression, she […]

The Arab Rediscovery of Europe

The Arab Rediscovery of Europe

Ibrahim Abu-Lughod

February 2011 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 192pp

Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt in 1798 exposed the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire to a Europe vastly different from the one known to the Arabs of the Middle Ages. At the start of the nineteenth century, Arabs […]

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The Origins of the Druze People and Religion

Philip K. Hitti

July 2007 | £9.99 | $12.95 | 128pp

The Druze, who can be traced back to eleventh-century Levant, have long intrigued scholars of the Middle East. Their obscure origins and blending of beliefs from Ismaili Shi‘ism, animism, Greek philosophy, Jewish and Christian mysticism, Iranian Gnosticism and […]

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