Books

Hot Maroc

Hot Maroc

Author/editor: Yassin Adnan translated by France Meyer

Year published: 2020

Hot Maroc is the story of an antihero, Rahhal, an insignificant, cowardly and timid character who, through social networks, settles his accounts with his “intimate enemies”, that is to say any person who has been more successful. than him. His immense ability to harm by the use of a keyboard is...

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 Women and Democracy in Iraq: Gender, Politics and Nation-Building

Women and Democracy in Iraq: Gender, Politics and Nation-Building

Author/editor: Al-Tamimi, H.

Year published: 2019

As the post-invasion reconstruction of Iraq has unfolded, the potential for Iraqi women to participate actively and visibly in the country's political structure has been one of its most notable results. The 2005 Constitution required that no less than 25% of seats in the Iraqi Parliament be filled...

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Hozur-e peyda va penhan-e zan dar mutun-e sufiyyeh (The Absence and Presence of Women in Persian Sufi Texts)

Hozur-e peyda va penhan-e zan dar mutun-e sufiyyeh (The Absence and Presence of Women in Persian Sufi Texts)

Author/editor: Taheri, Z.

Year published: 2019

Hozur-e peyda va penhan -e zan dar mutun -e sufiyyeh (The Absence and Presence of Women in Persian Sufi Texts), published by Nashr-e Sales, Tehran, Iran. In the book, Dr Taheri documents the position of women in Persian mystical literature from the beginning of the Islamic era to 1900. She writes:...

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Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic

Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic

Author/editor: Saikal, A.

Year published: 2019

On the fortieth anniversary of the 1978–79 Iranian revolution, a definitive political picture of the Islamic Republic When Iranians overthrew their monarchy, rejecting a pro-Western shah in favor of an Islamic regime, many observers predicted that revolutionary turmoil would paralyze the country...

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Islam beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics

Islam beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics

Author/editor: Piscatori, J. & Saikal, A.

Year published: 2019

Assuming a central place in Muslim life, the Qur'an speaks of one community of the faith, the umma. This unity of the faithful is recognised as the default aspiration of the believer, and in the modern era, intellectuals and political leaders have often vied both to define, and to lead it. Based on...

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 Emerging Scholarship on the Middle East and Central Asia Moving from the Periphery

Emerging Scholarship on the Middle East and Central Asia Moving from the Periphery

Author/editor: Katlyn Quenzer; Maria Syed and Elisabeth Yarbakhsh

Year published: 2018

Emerging Scholarship on the Middle East and Central Asia: Moving from the Periphery provides fresh analysis and cutting-edge critique of phenomena and events across the region. Working out of diverse disciplinary traditions, the authors call on varied theoretical frameworks in order to challenge...

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Egyptians in Revolt: The Political Economy of Labor and Student Mobilizations

Egyptians in Revolt: The Political Economy of Labor and Student Mobilizations

Author/editor: Ghafar, AA

Year published: 2017

Egyptians in Revolt investigates the political economy of the Egyptian labor and student movements. Using elements of social movement theory within a broad political economy framework, it assesses labor and student mobilizations in four eras of contemporary Egyptian history: the pre-1952 era, the...

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Afghanistan and its Neighbors after the NATO Withdrawal

Afghanistan and its Neighbors after the NATO Withdrawal

Author/editor: Saikal, A & Nourzhanov, K. (eds)

Year published: 2016

The planned reductions in NATO troop numbers in Afghanistan through 2015 and a final withdrawal at the end of 2016 brings up numerous pressing questions about the security and national interests of not just Afghanistan, but of the broader region itself. The problem of a chaotic Afghanistan—or of an...

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Frankenstein à Bagdad

Frankenstein à Bagdad

Author/editor: Saadawi, A, Meyer, F

Year published: 2016

Translated into French by FRANCE MEYER Ahmed Saadawi modern-day Frankenstein novel set in Baghdad won the Arab world's top prize for fiction in 2014. Frankenstein in Baghdad captures the impossibility of justice in the aftermath of decades of war and violence in Iraq. Rather than focusing on...

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Iran at the crossroads

Iran at the crossroads

Author/editor: Saikal, A.

Year published: 2016

In this incisive analysis, Amin Saikal, a leading expert on Iranian politics, traces Iran s transition from pro-Western monarchy to Islamic Republic and explores the choices open to Rouhani s moderate reformist government. The Islamic Republic has endured a difficult journey throughout its...

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