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The South Asian Diaspora in Australia
A review of Camels, Ships, Trains: Translation Across the ‘Indian Archipelago’ 1860-1930, by Samia Khatun. Samia Khatun’s remarkable PhD dissertation,...
Construction of Islamic Iran in Abbasid Historiography
A review of The Arab-Sasanian Narrative in the Early Islamic Historiographical Tradition, by Scott Savran. Many Arabic and Persian histories penned du...
Ambiguity in Arabic Philosophy of Language
A review of A Linguistic Frame of Mind: ar-Rāġib al-Iṣfahānī and What It Meant to Be Ambiguous, by Alexander Key. Despite medieval Arabic culture’s “o...
Euthanasia, Islam & Christianity
A review of Islam, Euthanasia and Western Christianity: Drawing on Western Christian Thinking to Develop an Expanded Western Sunni Muslim Perspective ...
Sacred Biography & the Making of Bengali Islam
A review of Sacred Biography, Translation and Conversion: The Nabivamsa of Saiyid Sultan and the Making of Bengali Islam, 1600-Present, by Ayesha A. I...
Ottoman Legal & Social History: A New Look
A review of Les acteurs de la justice à Amid et dans la province du Diyarbekir d’après les sicil provinciaux du 18e siècle (Agents of...
Eve of the Qurʾan, Eve of the Bible
A review of Imagining the Primal Woman: Islamic Selves of Eve, by Catherine Bronson. Imagining the Primal Woman explores the disjuncture between the E...
Elite Identities in the Deccan Sultanates
A review of Society, Space, and the State in the Deccan Sultanates, 1565-1636, by Roy S. Fischel. Roy Fischel defines the main goal of his...
Islam on Dissertation Reviews
Under the stewardship of Matthew Melvin-Koushki, one of our Managing Editors, Islamic Studies has developed into one of the most popular series on Dis...
Turcoman Colonization of the Ottoman “Wild West”
A review of Imperial Expansion, Colonization, and Conversion to Islam in the Islamic World’s ‘Wild West’: The Formation of the Muslim Community in Ott...
Jihad & Passionate Politics in Indonesia
A review of After Jihad: A Biographical Approach to Passionate Politics in Indonesia, by M. Najib Azca. Drawing from his own experience as a former......
The Memory of al-Qadisiyyah & Its Uses
A review of Qādisiyyah, Then and Now: A Case Study of History and Memory, Religion, and Nationalism in Middle Eastern Discourse, by D Gershon Lewental...