Suggested Course Texts:
Middle East Studies

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New in Middle East Studies

New in paperback
The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher
Translated and edited by Douglas Scott Brookes

New in paperback
Islamism in the Shadow of al-Qaeda
By François Burgat

New in paperback
Israeli Culture between the Two Intifadas
By Yaron Peleg

New in paperback
North Africa
By Phillip C. Naylor

New in paperback
A Young Palestinian's Diary, 1941-1945
Translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Kimberly Katz

Anthropology

Bedouin Life in the Egyptian Wilderness
By Joseph J. Hobbs

So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico
By Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp

Women and Men in Late Eighteenth-Century Egypt
By Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot

Architecture

Deconstructing the American Mosque
By Akel Ismail Kahera

Imagining the Turkish House
By Carel Bertram

Biography/Autobiography

Asmahan's Secrets
By Sherifa Zuhur

Daughter of Damascus
By Siham Tergeman

Doctor Mary in Arabia
By Mary Bruins Allison

Israel's Years of Bogus Grandeur
By Nissim Rejwan

The Last Jews in Baghdad
By Nissim Rejwan

Outsider in the Promised Land
By Nissim Rejwan

Remembering Childhood in the Middle East
Collected and edited by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Return to Childhood
By Leila Abouzeid

The Sheltered Quarter
By Hamza Bogary

Film and Media Studies

Asmahan's Secrets
By Sherifa Zuhur

Danger Pay
By Carol Spencer Mitchell

"Evil" Arabs in American Popular Film
By Tim Jon Semmerling

Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen
By Yosefa Loshitzky

Geography

Pyramids and Nightclubs
By L. L. Wynn

The Sinai
By Ned Greenwood

Water in the Middle East
By Hussein A. Amery and Aaron Wolf

History of Science

Science in Medieval Islam
By Howard R. Turner

Science in the Medieval World
By Sa`id al-Andalusi

Language and Linguistics

Modern Hebrew for Beginners
By Esther Raizen

Modern Hebrew for Intermediate Students
By Esther Raizen

Literature and Literary Criticism

Children of the Waters
By Ibtihal Salem

The Director and Other Stories from Morocco
By Leila Abouzeid

Folktales from Syria
Collected by Samir Tahhan

Fortune Told in Blood
By Davud Ghaffarzadegan

Giving Voice to Stones
By Barbara McKean Parmenter

In a Persian Mirror
By M.R. Ghanoonparvar

I've Learned Some Things
By Ataol Behramoğlu

No Rattling of Sabers
Translation and introduction by Esther Raizen

Orpheus
By Nazli Eray

Passage to Dusk
By Rashid al-Daif

Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies
By Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Satan's Stones
By Moniru Ravanipur

The Sheltered Quarter
By Hamza Bogary

Siraaj
By Radwa Ashour

They Die Strangers
By Mohammad Abdul-Wali

The Waiting List
By Daisy Al-Amir

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman
By Mohja Kahf

Whatever Happened to Antara?
By Walid Ikhlassi

Women on a Journey
By Haifa Zangana

Year of the Elephant
By Leila Abouzeid

Music/Performing Arts

Asmahan's Secrets
By Sherifa Zuhur

The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual
By Shemeem Burney Abbas

Men and Popular Music in Algeria
By Marc Schade-Poulsen

"A Trade like Any Other"
By Karin van Nieuwkerk

Politics and History

The Black Death in Egypt and England
By Stuart J. Borsch

Danger Pay
By Carol Spencer Mitchell

The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism
By Michael Provence

Islam's Political Culture
By Nasim Ahmad Jawed

Israeli and Palestinian Postcards
By Tim Jon Semmerling

Nationalist Voices in Jordan
By Betty S. Anderson

Palestinians Born in Exile
By Juliane Hammer

Reading Palestine
By Ami Ayalon

Saddam's War of Words
By Jerry Mark Long

Talk of Darkness
By Fatna El Bouih

Religion

"Believing Women" in Islam
By Asma Barlas

Chapters on Marriage and Divorce
Translated with introduction and notes by Susan A. Spectorsky

Deconstructing the American Mosque
By Akel Ismail Kahera

The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual
By Shemeem Burney Abbas

Islam
By Emory C. Bogle

Islamism and Modernism
By Farhang Rajaee

The Last Jews in Baghdad
By Nissim Rejwan

Realm of the Saint
By Vincent J. Cornell

The Word of Islam
Edited by John Alden Williams

Women and Gender Studies

Asmahan's Secrets
By Sherifa Zuhur

"Believing Women" in Islam
By Asma Barlas

Daughter of Damascus
By Siham Tergeman

The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual
By Shemeem Burney Abbas

The Kin Who Count
By Margaret L. Meriwether

Planning the Family in Egypt
By Kamran Asdar Ali

Talk of Darkness
By Fatna El Bouih

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman
By Mohja Kahf

Women and Men in Late Eighteenth-Century Egypt
By Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot

Women on a Journey
By Haifa Zangana

Year of the Elephant
By Leila Abouzeid

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