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  • The Qur'an and Modern Arabic Literary Criticism

    From Taha to Nasr

    by Mohammad Salama

    series Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought
    In The Qur'an and Modern Arabic Literary Criticism, Mohammad Salama navigates the labyrinthine semantics that underlie this sacred text and inform contemporary scholarship. The book presents reflections on Quranic exegesis by explaining - and distinguishing between - interpretation and explication. While the book focuses on Quranic and literary scholarship in twentieth-century Egypt from Taha ... Read more

    $50.26 AUD

  • Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

    by Hilary Mantel

    From the two-time Man Booker Prize winner author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror & the Light, a prescient and haunting novel of life in Saudi Arabia.Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, a maker of maps, but when her husband's work takes her to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map the Kingdom's areas of internal darkness. The regime is corrupt and harsh, the ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Kite Runner: Study Guide

    The Kite Runner, Study Review Guide, Khaled Hosseini

    by Total Class Notes

    series Total Class Notes Study Guides
    Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The guide includes:· A short summary of the entire novel· The major themes and their relationship to the storyline· A character guide with brief details on each role· Bullet-point chapter ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Strange Times, My Dear

    The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature

    by Nahid Mozaffari and 1 more

    When Arcade Publishing originally contracted this extraordinary collection of poetry and literature, the Department of the Treasury was attempting to censor the publication of works from countries on America’s “enemies list.” Arcade, along with the PEN American Center, the Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, and the Association of American University ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights

    Volume 3

    by Robert Irwin and 2 more

    series The Arabian Nights #3
    Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights

    Volume 2

    by Robert Irwin and 2 more

    Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Lost Wisdom

    Rethinking Modernity in Iran

    by Abbas Milani

    In the essays collected here, Abbas Milani uses an impressive array of cross-disciplinary Western and Iranian theories and texts to investigate the crucial question of modernity in Iran today. He offers a wealth of new insights into the thousand-year-old conflict in Iran between the search for modernity and the forces of religious obscurantism. The essays trace the roots of Shiite Islamic ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Persian Language, Literature and Culture

    New Leaves, Fresh Looks

    by Kamran Talattof

    series Iranian Studies
    Critical approaches to the study of topics related to Persian literature and Iranian culture have evolved in recent decades. The essays included in this volume collectively demonstrate the most recent creative approaches to the study of the Persian language, literature, and culture, and the way these methodologies have progressed academic debate.Topics covered include; culture, cognition, history, ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD

  • 3rd Grade History: The Egyptian Civilization

    Egyptian Books for Kids

    by Baby Professor

    series Children's Ancient History Books
    Learn about the Egyptian civilization like you're actually there! That's the magic of carefully selected images that appropriately depict life way back then. Pictures tell a thousand stories therefore making learning a fun and visual experience. This book is the perfect companion of those text-heavy books used at school. Grab a copy of this interactive book today! ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • The Fall of the Imam

    by Nawal El Saadawi and 2 more

    Bint Allah knows herself only as the Daughter of God. Born in a stifling male-dominated state, ruled by the Imam and his coterie of ministers, she dreams of one day reaching the top of a distant hill visible through the bars of the orphanage window.But Bint Allah’s ambitions do not escape the attention of the Imam, who never feels secure no matter how well he protects himself. When the Imam ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • Hittites, Kassites and Mitanni | Children's Middle Eastern History Books

    by Baby Professor

    In this Middle Eastern History Book, we're going to take a look at the three power Empires that ruled centuries ago. Learning about them would help establish a model for living. Lessons will be picked from the pages of this book along with facts and other valuable information. Soon, you'll be having historical discussions fueled by this child-friendly educational resource. Grab a copy today! ... Read more

    $5.60 AUD

  • West of the Jordan

    A Novel

    by Laila Halaby

    series Bluestreak #19
    This is a brilliant and revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American, who speaks with both voices and understands both worlds. Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, Laila Halaby immerses her readers in the lives, friendships, and loves of girls struggling with national, ethnic, and sexual identities. Mawal is the stable one, living steeped in the ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • Missing Soluch

    A Novel

    by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi and 1 more

    Perhaps the most important work in modern Iranian literature, this starkly beautiful novel examines the trials of an impoverished woman and her children living in a remote village in Iran, after the unexplained disappearance of her husband, Soluch.Lyrical yet unsparing, the novel examines her life as she contends with the political corruption, authoritarianism, and poverty of the village. It ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • Have Colourful Dreams, Sir

    by Masoud Shakarami

    The revered Persian poets and philosophers of the 13th and 14th century, (such as Saadi and Hafez) wrote lyrical poems called Ghazals, that recounted tales of love in all its splendour and tragedy. The love described differed from western notions of love. Ghazals spoke of separation and pain that demanded complete surrender and total sacrifice.Have Colourful Dreams, Sir is a contemporary ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Penguin Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature

    by Robert Irwin

    Spanning the fifth century to the sixteenth, and ranging from Afghanistan to Spain, this unique collection provides a profound insight into the sheer vitality and depth of Classical Arabic literature. From the earliest surviving fragments of The Thousand and One Nights to the elegant beauty and profound power of the Qur'an - believed by the Islamic faith to contain the actual words of Allah - it ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • DAVID OF SASSUN

    NATIONAL EPOS OF ARMENIA

    by F.B. Collins (Translator)

    This volume is an essential reading for all who love literature, especially for those who would like to familiar themselves with the essence of the Armenian literature. The David of Sassoun (Sasountsi David - Սասունցի Դավիթ) heroic tail will bring back the nostalgic feelings associated with revisiting the Armenian classic literature. ... Read more

    $6.13 AUD

  • Strange Vistas

    Perspectives on the Utopian

    by Justyna Galant and 1 more

    series Mediated Fictions
    The volume demonstrates the scope of utopian thinking and the enduring significance of past utopian fictions and historical events as potentially contributing to a more comprehensive understanding of the contemporary reality. The essays examine the concept of utopia in a variety of contexts, such as philosophy, translation, music, social and political issues, like workers’ movements and ideology, ... Read more

    $78.75 AUD

  • Bookless in Baghdad

    Reflections on Writing and Writers

    by Shashi Tharoor

    Shashi Tharoor is once again at his provocative best. In the title essay, we learn the steep price paid by some Iraqis just to obtain a book; what does it mean when selling books, essentially selling culture, out of one’s own library is the only way to put bread on the table? Later, Tharoor reminisces about growing up with books in India and the central position of classics like the Mahabharata in ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Tale of Genji

    by Murasaki Shikibu

    The Tale of GenjiCHAPTER ITHE CHAMBER OF KIRIIn the reign of a certain Emperor, whose name is unknown to us, there was, among the Niogo and Kôyi of the Imperial Court, one who, though she was not of high birth, enjoyed the full tide of Royal favor. Hence her superiors, each one of whom had always been thinking—"I shall be the one," gazed upon her disdainfully with malignant eyes, and her equals ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Gilgamesh

    The Life of a Poem

    by Michael Schmidt

    Reflections on a lost poem and its rediscovery by contemporary poetsGilgamesh is the most ancient long poem known to exist. It is also the newest classic in the canon of world literature. Lost for centuries to the sands of the Middle East but found again in the 1850s, it tells the story of a great king, his heroism, and his eventual defeat. It is a story of monsters, gods, and cataclysms, and of ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Complete Works of Kahlil Gibran

    All poems and short stories

    by Kahlil Gibran and 1 more

    series Global Classics
    Kahlil Gibran is one of the most popular poets of all time. His words have the power to move emotions, inspire creativity, and transform lives. He produced some of the world’s most remarkable poems and philosophical essays throughout his almost thirty-year career. This enriching collection of his works includes more than 150 of his stories, prose poems, verse, parables, and autobiographical essays ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD

  • Exploring the Qur'an

    Context and Impact

    by Muhammad Abdel Haleem

    The teachings, style and impact of the Qur'an have always been matters of controversy, among both Muslims and non-Muslims. But in a modern context of intercultural sensitivity, what the Qur'an says and means are perhaps more urgent questions than ever before. This major new book by one of the world's finest Islamic scholars responds to that urgency. Building on his earlier groundbreaking work, the ... Read more

    $48.61 AUD

  • Islam on the Street

    Religion in Modern Arabic Literature

    by Muhsin al-Musawi

    Islam on the Street deals with the popular side of Islam, as described not only in tracts and manuals written by Sufi shaykhs and Islamist thinkers from among the more militant groups in Islam, but also in writings by other, more secular thinkers who have also influenced public opinion. A scholar of Arabic literature, Muhsin al-Musawi explains the growing rift that has occurred between the secular ... Read more

    $60.38 AUD

  • ORTADOĞU’NUN NÂKIS AHENGİ

    Ortadoğu Makaleleri-I

    by Hüseyin Öztürk

    Ortadoğu siyaseti 1900'lü yıllardan beri uluslararası ilişkilerin en hareketli ve en kırılgan unsurlarından biridir. Syces-Picot antlaşması, Balfour deklarasyon gibi Avrupalı düzenlemelerle bölgede suni şekilde bir yapı oluşturulmuştur. Ancak dekolonizasyon dönemiyle birlikte bölgede kendine özgü bir uyum meydana gelmiştir. Ancak bu uyumu pozitif manada algılamamak gerekir. Zira Ortadoğu'da ... Read more

    $4.61 AUD