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Neoliberal Turkey and its Discontents: Economic Policy and the Environment Under Erdogan

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Adaman, F, Akulut, B. & Arsel, M. (eds.) (2017). Neoliberal Turkey and its Discontents: Economic Policy and the Environment Under Erdogan. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. 288pp. $99.00 (hardcover), ISBN: 9781784538729

The Thousand and One Borders of Iran: Travel and Identity

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Adelkhah, F. (2016). The Thousand and One Borders of Iran: Travel and identity. London and New York: Routledge. pp.321, $145.00. ISBN: 9781138919716

Armies and Insurgencies in the Arab Spring

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Albrecht, H. and Croissant, C. (2016). Armies and Insurgencies in the Arab Spring. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 320pp. $65.00, ISBN-13: 978-0812248548

A Brief Introduction to Qur'anic Exegesis

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Ali, A. S. (2017). A Brief Introduction to Qur'anic Exegesis. London and Washington: The International Institute of Islamic Thought. 188pp. $12.95, ISBN: 9781565646889

Risible Rhymes

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Al-Sanhuri, M. M. and Davies, H. (Translator). (2016). Risible Rhymes. New York, NY: New York University Press. 128 pp. $30.00, ISBN: 9781479877928

Iran: A Modern History

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Amanat, A. (2017). Iran: A Modern History. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 1000pp. $40.00 (hardcover), ISBN: 9780300112542

Iran: What Everyone needs to Know ®

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Axworthy, M. (2017). Iran: What Everyone needs to Know ®. London and New York: Oxford University Press. 224 pp. $16.95, ISBN: 978-0190232962

Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo.

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Baldwin, J. (2017). Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo. UK: Edinburgh University Press. 248pp. $110.00, ISBN: 9781474403092 

Conversations on Fethullah Gülen and the Hizmet Movement: Dreaming for a Better World

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Barnes, P. and Baum, G. (eds.). (2016). Conversations on Fethullah Gülen and the Hizmet Movement: Dreaming for a Better World. New York, NY: Lexington Books. ISBN: 9781498522717. $75.00

Chronicles of the Egyptian Revolution and its Aftermath: 2011-2016.

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Bassiouni, M. C. (2017). Chronicles of the Egyptian Revolution and its Aftermath: 2011-2016. US and UK: Cambridge University Press. 450pp. (paperback). $34.99, ISBN: 9781107589919

Islamic History and Law: From the 4th to the 11th Century and Beyond. (1st ed.)

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Bsoul, L. A. (2016). Islamic History and Law: From the 4th to the 11th Century and Beyond. (1st ed.).UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 214 pp. $99.00, ISBN: 9781137580900.

Party-Society Relations in the Republic of Cyprus: Political and societal strategies

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Charalambous, G. and Christophorou, C. (Eds.). (2016). Party-Society Relations in the Republic of Cyprus: Political and societal strategies. London and New York. ISBN-13: 9781138936324. $ 145.00

The Near East: A Cultural History.

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Cotterell, A. (2017). The Near East: A cultural History. London, U.K.: Hurst Publishers. 288pp. $29.95 (hardcover), ISBN: 9781849047968 

Gramsci on Tahrir: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Egypt

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De Smet, B. (2016). Gramsci on Tahrir: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Egypt. London, UK: Pluto Press. 264p. $115.00 9hardcover) $16.56 (paperback). ISBN-13: 978-0745335575

Committed to Disillusion: Activist Writers in Egypt from the 1950s to the 1980s

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DiMeo, D. (2016). Committed to Disillusion: Activist Writers in Egypt from the 1950s to the 1980s. Cairo, Egypt: The American University in Cairo Press. 272 pp. $49.50, ISBN: 9789774167614.

Unholyland: The Trilogy

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Dun A. A. (2016). Unholyland: The Trilogy. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books. 502p. $20.00, ISBN-13: 978-1566560627

Turkey as a Mediator: Stories of Success and Failure

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Eralp, D. U. (Ed). (2016). Turkey as a Mediator: Stories of Success and Failure. Lanham, Boulder, New York and London: Lexington Books. pp140. $80.00, ISBN: 9780739193631.

The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

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Gasiorowski, M. and Yom, S. L. (eds.) (2016). The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 578 pp. $52.00, ISBN: 9780813349947

Guardians of the Arab State: When Militaries Intervene in Politics, from Iraq to Mauritania

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Gaub, F. (2017). Guardians of the Arab State: When Militaries Intervene in Politics, from Iraq to Mauritania. London and New York. 224pp. $45.00 (hardcover), ISBN: 9780190697617

Religious Secularity: A Theological Challenge to the Islamic State

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Ghobadzadeh, N. (2017). Religious Secularity: A Theological Challenge to the Islamic State. London and New York: Oxford University Press. 288pp. $31.95, ISBN: 9780190664893

In the Warlords' Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and Their Fight Against the Taliban

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Green, D. R. (2017). In the Warlords' Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and Their Fight Against the Taliban. Annapolis and Maryland: Naval Institute Press. 304pp. $29.95, ISBN: 978-1612518152

The Limits of Westernization: A Cultural History of America in Turkey

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Gürel, P. E. (2017). The Limits of Westernization: A Cultural History of America in Turkey. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. 288pp. $60.00, ISBN: 9780231182027

The New Chronology of the Bronze Age Settlement of Tepe Hissar, Iran

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Gürsan-Salzmann, A. (2016). The New Chronology of the Bronze Age Settlement of Tepe Hissar, Iran. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania press. 408p. $69.95 hardcover, ISBN: 9781934536834

Kirman and the Qajar Empire: Local dimensions of modernity in Iran, 1794-1914

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Gustafson, J. M. (2016). Kirman and the Qajar Empire: Local dimensions of modernity in Iran, 1794-1914. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN: 9781138914568. $145.00

War against the people: Israel, the Palestine and global pacification

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Halper, J. (2015). War against the people: Israel, the Palestine and global pacification. Chicago, IL: Pluto. ISBN: 9780745334301. $25.00

The Theory of Islamic Art: Aesthetic Concept and Epistemic Structure.

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Hanash, I. M. (Translated by Roberts, N.). (2017). The Theory of Islamic Art: Aesthetic Concept and Epistemic Structure. London and Washington: The International Institute of Islamic Thought. 90pp. $8.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9781565646964

War is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon

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Hermez, S. (2017). War is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 280pp. $65.00, ISBN: 9780812248869

Iraqi Migrants in Syria: The Crisis before the Storm

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Hofman, S. (2016). Iraqi Migrants in Syria: The Crisis before the Storm. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. 264 pp. $29.95, ISBN: 9780815634713

North African Societies after the Arab Spring: Between Democracy and Islamic Awakening

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Houssi, L., Melcangi, A., Torelli, S. and Cricco, M. (eds.) (2016). North African Societies after the Arab Spring: Between Democracy and Islamic Awakening. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 255p. $89.00, ISBN: 9781443890151

The History of Turkey.

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Howard, D. A. (2016). The History of Turkey. (2nd edition). California and Colorado: Greenwood. 283 pp. $63.00, ISBN: 9781440834660

The Weight of Paradise

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Humaydan, I. (Translated by Hartman, M) (2016). The Weight of Paradise. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books. 244 pp. $15.00, ISBN-13: 978-1566560559.

Having and Belonging: Homes and Museums in Israel

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Jaffe-Schagen, J. (2016). Having and Belonging: Homes and Museums in Israel. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. 252 pp. $95.00, ISBN: 978-1-78533-134-3

Muslim Americans: Debating the notions of American and un-American

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Kabir, N. A. (2017). Muslim Americans: Debating the notions of American and un-American. London and New York: Routledge. 244pp. $160.00 (hardcover), ISBN: 9781138699250

The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

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Kamrava, M. (2017). The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus. Oxford and London: Oxford University Press. 256pp. $39.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9780190673604

From Independence to Revolution: Egypt's Islamists and the Contest for Power

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Kennedy, G. (2017). From Independence to Revolution: Egypt's Islamists and the Contest for Power. London: Hurst & Company. 264pp. $29.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9781849047050

The Shell: Memoirs of a Hidden Observer

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Khalifa, M. (2016). The Shell: Memoirs of a Hidden Observer. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books. 260pp. $15.00, ISBN: 9781566560221

Moments of Silence: Authenticity in the Cultural Expressions of the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988

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Khakpour, A., Vatanabadi S, and Khorrami, M. M. (Eds.) (2016). Moments of Silence: Authenticity in the Cultural Expressions of the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988. New York, NY: New York University Press. 304 pp. $30.00, ISBN-13: 978-1479805099

Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran

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Khosravi, S. (2017). Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 288pp. $55.00, ISBN: 9780812248876

The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World

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Kraidy, M. M. (2016). The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World. Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England: Harvard University Press. 304p. $39.95, ISBN: 9780674737082

Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism

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Kilcullen, D. (2016). Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism. New York and Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. 312pp. $17.93 (paperback), ISBN: 9780190692261

Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State

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Kurt, M. (2017). Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State. London, UK: Pluto Press. 216pp. $88.36, ISBN: 9780745399348

Prostitution in the Eastern Mediterranean World: The Economics of Sex in the Late Antique and Medieval Middle East.

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Leiser, G. (2017). Prostitution in the Eastern Mediterranean World: The Economics of Sex in the Late Antique and Medieval Middle East. London and New York: I.B Tauris. 352 pp. $52.50, ISBN: 9781784536527

Designing Peace: Cyprus and Institutional Innovations in Divided Societies

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Loizides, N. (2016). Designing Peace: Cyprus and Institutional Innovations in Divided Societies. Philadelephia: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 258. $75.00, ISBN: 9780812247756

Ask What You Can Do For Your (New) Country: How Host States Use Diasporas

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Marinova, N. K. (2017). Ask What You Can Do For Your (New) Country: How Host States Use Diasporas. New York and U.K.: Oxford University Press. 360pp. $74.00, ISBN: 9780190623418

The Modern History of Iraq

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Marr, P. (2016). The Modern History of Iraq. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 500pp. $47.00, ISBN: 9780813350066

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is

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McHugo, J. (2017). A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is. London, UK: Saqi. 352pp. $23.44 (hardcover), ISBN: 9780863561634

Gifts for the Gods: Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies and the British

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McKnight, L. M. and Atherton-Woolham, S. (Eds.) (2016). Gifts for the Gods: Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies and the British. UK: Liverpool University Press. 140p. $34.95, ISBN-13: 978-1781382554

Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on stage

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Meftahi, I. (2016). Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on stage. London and New York: Routledge. pp200. $145.00, ISBN: 9781138804043

Creating Consent in Ba'thist Syria

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Meininghaus, E. (2016). Creating Consent in Ba'thist Syria. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. 256p. $110.00, ISBN: 9781784531157

Representations of Islam in the News: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

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Mertens, S. and de Smaele, H. (2016). Representations of Islam in the News: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. Lanham, Boulder, New York and London: Lexington Books. 296p. $95.00, ISBN-13: 978-1498509879

The Field of Blood: The Battle for Aleppo and the Remaking of the Medieval Middle East.

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Morton, N. (2017). The Field of Blood: The Battle for Aleppo and the Remaking of the Medieval Middle East. New York City, NY: Basic Books. 256pp. $30.00 (paperback), ISBN: 9780465096695

Islamism: A New Totalitarianism

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Mozaffari, M. (2017). Islamism: A New Totalitarianism. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers. 345pp. $32.50 (paperback), ISBN: 9781626376557

A Spectre Is Haunting Arabia: How the Germans Brought Their Communism to Yemen

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Müller, M. M. (2016). A Spectre Is Haunting Arabia: How the Germans Brought Their Communism to Yemen. Germany: Transcript, pp.440, $40. ISBN: 9783837632255

Seizing Jerusalem: The Architecture of Unilateral Unification

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Nitzan-Shifan, A. (2017). Seizing Jerusalem: The Architecture of Unilateral Unification. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. 376pp. $39.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9780816694280

Online Activism in the Middle East: Political Power and Authoritarian Governments from Egypt to Kuwait

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Nordenson, J. (2017) Online Activism in the Middle East: Political Power and Authoritarian Governments from Egypt to Kuwait. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. 336pp. $110.00, ISBN: 9781784537784

Political Conflict and Exclusion in Jerusalem: the provision of education and social services

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Nuseibeh, R. A. (2016). Political Conflict and Exclusion in Jerusalem: the provision of education and social services. London and New York: Routledge. pp.153, $145.00. ISBN: 9781138848733

Redefining the Muslim Community: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in the Thought of Alfarabi.

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Orwin, A. (2017). Redefining the Muslim Community: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in the Thought of Alfarabi. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 264pp. $59.95, ISBN: 9780812249040

A Life in Middle East Studies

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Owen, R. (2016). A Life in Middle East Studies. George Mason University: Tadween Publishing. 196pp. $18.99, ISBN: 9781939067234

Hizb UT-Tahrir: The Untold History of the Liberation Party

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Pankhurst, R. (2016). Hizb UT-Tahrir: The Untold History of the Liberation Party. London: Hurst and Company. 240 pp. $21.37, ISBN: 9781849044035

Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed

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Parsa, M. (2016): Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press. 416 pp. $45.00, ISBN: 9780674545045.

Kennedy and the Middle East: The Cold War, Israel and Saudi Arabia

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Perra, A. (2017). Kennedy and the Middle East: The Cold War, Israel and Saudi Arabia. London and New Yoek: I.B. Tauris. 272pp. $99.00, ISBN: 9781784538590

Western Muslims and Conflicts Abroad: Conflicts Spillovers to Diasporas

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Pupcenoks, J. (2017). Western Muslims and Conflicts Abroad: Conflicts Spillovers to Diasporas. New York and London: Routledge. 244pp. $148.00, ISBN: 9781138915527

The Excellence of Arabs

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Qutaybah, I. (Edited by Montgomery. J.). (Translated by Savant, S. B., and Webb, P.). (2017). The Excellence of Arabs. New York, NY: New York University Press. 400pp. $40.00 (hardcover), ISBN: 9781479809578

Light in the Heavens: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad

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Qutbuddin, T., Al-Qadi, A. (eds.) (2016). Light in the Heavens: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. New York, NY: New York University Press. 192 pp. $30.00, ISBN: 9781479871469

Introduction to Islam

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Ramadan, T. (2017). Introduction to Islam. New York and Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. 288pp. $18.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9780190467487

Blogs & Literature & Activism: Popular Egyptian Blogs and Literature in Touch

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Ramsay, G. (2017). Blogs & Literature & Activism: Popular Egyptian Blogs and Literature in Touch. Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag. 148pp. $42.00 (paperback), ISBN: 9783447107563

Youth Encounter Programs in Israel: Pedagogy, Identity, and Social Change

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Ross, K. (2017). Youth Encounter Programs in Israel: Pedagogy, Identity, and Social Change. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. 256pp. $29.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9780815635406

In Search of the Lost Orient: An Interview

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Roy, O. (Translated by Delogu, C. J.). (Interviewed by Schlegel J. L.). (2017). In Search of the Lost Orient: An Interview. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. 272pp. $35.00 (hardcover), ISBN: 9780231179348

The Jarring Road to Democratic Inclusion: A comparative Assessment of State-Society Engagements in Israel and Turkey

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Sarfati, Y. and Rubin, A. (eds.) (2016). The Jarring Road to Democratic Inclusion: A comparative Assessment of State-Society Engagements in Israel and Turkey. Lanham, Boulder, New York and London: Lexington Books. 256 pp. $90.00, ISBN: 9781498525077.

Rethinking Reform in Higher Education: From Islamization to Integration of Knowledge

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Sardar, Z. and Henzell-Thomas J. (2017). Rethinking Reform in Higher Education: From Islamization to Integration of Knowledge. London and Washington: The International Institute of Islamic Thought. 226pp. $14.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9781565649774

No Place for Grief: Martyrs, Prisoners, and Mourning in Contemporary Palestine

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Segal, L. B. (2016). No Place for Grief: Martyrs, Prisoners, and Mourning in Contemporary Palestine. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania. 224p. $49.95, ISBN-13: 978-0812248210

Ijtihad and Renewal

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Shabbar, S. (Translated by Roberts, N.). (2017). Ijtihad and Renewal. London and Washington: The International Institute of Islamic Thought. 156pp. $11.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9781565649750

Imagining Iran: The Tragedy of Subaltern nationalism

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Sharifi, M. (2013). Imagining Iran: The Tragedy of Subaltern nationalism. Lanham and Plymouth: Lexington Books. 374pp. $120.00, ISBN: 9780739179444

Women Judges in the Muslim World: A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice

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Sonneveld, N. & Lindbekk, M. (eds.) (2017). Women Judges in the Muslim World: A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice. Leiden and Boston: Brill. 324pp. $149.00, ISBN: 9789004306912

The Kurdish Question Revisited

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London & New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 720pp. $29.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0190687182

European Women in Persian Houses: Western Images in Safavid and Qajar Iran

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Tanavoli, P. (2016). European Women in Persian Houses: Western Images in Safavid and Qajar Iran. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. 248p, $95.00, ISBN: 9781784535070

Cross Veneration in the Medieval Islamic World: Christian Identity and Practice Under Muslim Rule

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Tieszen, C. (2017). Cross Veneration in the Medieval Islamic World: Christian Identity and Practice Under Muslim Rule. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. 224pp. $95.00, ISBN: 9781784536626

American Arabists in the Cold War Middle East, 1946–75: From Orientalism to Professionalism

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Thomas, T. F. (2016). American Arabists in the Cold War Middle East, 1946–75: From Orientalism to Professionalism. London: Anthem Press. 300pp. $115.00, ISBN: 9781783085088

Youth Activism in Egypt: Islamism, Political Protest and Revolution

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Tohamy, A. (2016). Youth Activism in Egypt: Islamism, Political Protest and Revolution. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. 304 pp. $110.00, ISBN: 9781780769219.

Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle East: Actors, Ideas, and Interests

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Tugdar, E. E., and Al, S. (eds.) (2018). Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle East: Actors, Ideas, and Interests. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 235pp. $129.00 (hardcover), ISBN: 9783319537146

Dismantling the Ottoman Empire: Britain, America and the Armenian question

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Uyanik, N. (2016). Dismantling the Ottoman Empire: Britain, America and the Armenian question. London and New York: Routledge. pp.191, $145.00. ISBN: 97811138914025.

The New Turkey and its Discontents

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Waldman, S. A. and Caliskan, E. (2017). The New Turkey and its Discontents. London and New York: Oxford University Press. 216pp. $27.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9780190668372

Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of Religious Freedom in Turkey

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Walton, J. F. (2017). Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of Religious Freedom in Turkey. London and New York: Oxford University Press. 272pp. $105.00, ISBN: 9780190658977

A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS

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Worth, R. F. (2016). A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 272p. $26.00, ISBN-13: 978-0374252946

An unlikely audience: Al Jazeera Struggle in America

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Youmans, W. (2017). An unlikely audience: Al Jazeera Struggle in America. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 256pp. $29.95 (hardcover), ISBN: 9780190655723

The Dialectical Forge: Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law

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Young, W. E., (2017). The Dialectical Forge: Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing. 643pp. $129.00 (hardcover), ISBN: 9783319255200