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Welcome to our virtual exhibit!

We have been growing our Middle Eastern Studies list and are excited to bring it directly to your screen! Enjoy browsing our titles on the page, and peek into our Middle Eastern Studies catalog to discover more. From Arabic poetry to Islamic studies, we have the book for you.

From the desk of Stephen Little, Acquisitions Editor:

Dear friends and colleagues,

It’s with mixed feelings that I write this in preparation for the 2020 online Middle East Studies Association annual meeting. On the one hand, I've always enjoyed attending conferences in person on behalf of the UND Press, both for the intellectual richness and for the collegial fellowship that I find there. On the other hand, I applaud the prudence and decisiveness of the MESA organizers for making the right call and helping to preserve our health and wellbeing during this time of risk. Hopefully we will all see each other again next year!

This year, I'm particularly excited to introduce SherAli Tareen’s Defending Muḥammad in Modernity, an in-depth exploration of the dynamic interrelationship between the Barelvi and Deobandi movements. And coming next March is Marda Dunsky’s Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience, a vivid overview of contemporary Palestinian society in the venues envisioned for a future Palestinian state. As these and other books on our list indicate, Middle Eastern studies, far from being isolated in the Ivory Tower, is increasingly relevant for understanding the polemics shaping our present world.

If you are working on a project that you think might be of interest to us, I encourage you to drop me a line at The Notre Dame Press is proud to be at the forefront of research that is relevant to us and to our age: We are especially interested in work that addresses the lived experience of real individuals, and which promotes substantive change for the better. I look forward to hearing from you.

Stay healthy, my friends!

To receive your 40% discount, enter 14MESA20 at checkout and you’ll see the prices update.

In addition to the discount, you’ll receive free shipping in the domestic U.S.* This offer is only available through October 21, 2020, so be sure to take advantage of it while it lasts!

*Free shipping valid on US media mail rate. Expedited and international shipping available for an additional fee.

First Look at Upcoming Books

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New Books

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Other Featured Titles

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This virtual exhibit is part of the Enriching Scholarly Communication and Connections through Notre Dame Press project and has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this post do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at

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