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The Penn Press list for spring 2017 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area, here.

 

Complete Catalog: Middle Eastern, African, and Asian Studies

Titles from the Penn Press catalog, grouped by subject.

Abramson, Ethnic Identity in Tang China (hc 2007, eb 2011)

Afshari, Human Rights in Iran: The Abuse of Cultural Relativism (hc 2001, pb 2011, eb 2011)

Albrecht/Croissant, Armies and Insurgencies in the Arab Spring (hc 2016, eb 2016)

Allsen, The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History (hc 2006, eb 2011)

Alter, Amritsar to Lahore: A Journey Across the India-Pakistan Border (pb 2000)

Alter, Asian Medicine and Globalization (hc 2005, eb 2013)

An-Na'im, Human Rights Under African Constitutions: Realizing the Promise for Ourselves (hc 2002, eb 2013)

An-Na'im, African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (hc 2006, eb 2010)

Anderson/Stansfield, Crisis in Kirkuk: The Ethnopolitics of Conflict and Compromise (hc 2009, eb 2011)

App, The Birth of Orientalism (hc 2010, pb 2015, eb 2011)

Appadurai/Korom, Gender, Genre, and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions (pb 1991, eb 2015)

Argenti-Pillen, Masking Terror: How Women Contain Violence in Southern Sri Lanka (hc 2002, eb 2013)

Atkinson, The Roots of Ethnicity: The Origins of the Acholi of Uganda Before 1800 (hc 1994, eb 2015)

Babb/Wadley, Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia (hc 1995, eb 2016)

Baldeck, Touching the Mekong (hc 2003)

Baldeck, Himalaya: Land of the Snow Lion (hc 2008)

Baruah, India Against Itself: Assam and the Politics of Nationality (hc 1999)

Besteman, Unraveling Somalia: Race, Class, and the Legacy of Slavery (pb 1999, eb 2014)

Bienkowski/Millard, Dictionary of the Ancient Near East (pb 2010)

Bornstein, Crossing the Green Line Between the West Bank and Israel (pb 2003)

Breasted/Wilson, Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt (pb 1972)

Breckenridge/van der Veer, Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament: Perspectives on South Asia (pb 1993)

Brown, A Pillared Hall from a Temple at Madura, India, in the Philadelphia Museum of Art (eb Nov 2016)

Buch Segal, No Place for Grief: Martyrs, Prisoners, and Mourning in Contemporary Palestine (hc 2016, eb 2016)

Canby, The "Ur-Nammu" Stela (pb 2006)

Cassanelli, The Shaping of Somali Society: Reconstructing the History of a Pastoral People, 1600-1900 (eb 2016)

Chen, Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages (hc 2012, eb 2012)

Cheng, On the Move for Love: Migrant Entertainers and the U.S. Military in South Korea (hc 2010, pb 2013, eb 2011)

Chon/Thet, Behind the Killing Fields: A Khmer Rouge Leader and One of His Victims (hc 2010, eb 2011)

Compagnon, A Predictable Tragedy: Robert Mugabe and the Collapse of Zimbabwe (hc 2010, pb 2013, eb 2011)

Cook, British Enterprise in Nigeria (eb 2016)

Cooke/Li, The Tongking Gulf Through History (hc 2011, eb 2011)

Danti, The Ilkhanid Heartland: Hasanlu Tepe (Iran) Period I (hc 2004)

Danti/Cifarelli, Hasanlu V: The Late Bronze and Iron I Periods (hc 2013, eb 2013)

deLisle/Goldstein, China's Challenges (pb 2014, eb 2014)

deLisle/Goldstein, The Internet, Social Media, and a Changing China (pb 2016, eb 2016)

Dimick, Memphis: The City of the White Wall (eb Nov 2016)

Drexler, Aceh, Indonesia: Securing the Insecure State (hc 2008, pb 2009)

Du Bois/Gregg, The Negro (pb 2001, eb 2014)

Dusinberre, Gordion Seals and Sealings: Individuals and Society (hc 2005)

Elverskog, Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road (hc 2010, pb 2013, eb 2011)

Ensalaco, Middle Eastern Terrorism: From Black September to September 11 (hc 2007, pb 2010, eb 2012)

Fairbank/Spence, Liang and Lin: Partners in Exploring China's Architectural Past (pb 2009)

Falls, Armageddon, 1918: The Final Palestinian Campaign of World War I (pb 2003)

Fitzgerald, A Sixth-Century Monastery at Beth-Shan (Scythopolis) (hc 1939)

Fogel, The Teleology of the Modern Nation-State: Japan and China (hc 2004)

Friend, Short Stories of Yashpal, Author and Patriot (eb 2016)

Githens/Wood, The Food Resources of Africa (pb 1943)

Gürsan-Salzmann, The New Chronology of the Bronze Age Settlement of Tepe Hissar, Iran (hc 2016, eb 2016)

Hannas, The Writing on the Wall: How Asian Orthography Curbs Creativity (hc 2003, eb 2013)

Heath, Allegory and Philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sînâ): With a Translation of the Book of the Prophet Muhammad's Ascent to Heaven (hc 1992, eb 2010)

Henderson, The Gardens of Suzhou (pb 2012, eb 2012)

Hewamanne, Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone: Gender and Politics in Sri Lanka (pb 2010, eb 2011)

Hiebert/Kurbansakhatov, A Central Asian Village at the Dawn of Civilization: Excavations at Anau, Turkmenistan (hc 2003, eb 2011)

Hodgson, The Secret Order of Assassins: The Struggle of the Early Nizârî Ismâî'lîs Against the Islamic World (pb 2005)

Howard-Hassmann/Lombardo, Reparations to Africa (hc 2008, pb 2011)

Hwang, Korea's Grievous War (hc 2016, eb 2016)

Jacobs, Reorienting the East: Jewish Travelers to the Medieval Muslim World (hc 2014, eb 2014)

James/McGovern, The Late Bronze Egyptian Garrison at Beth Shan: A Study of Levels VII and VIII (hc 1994)

Johnson, The Battle for Algeria: Sovereignty, Health Care, and Humanitarianism (hc 2015, eb 2015)

Jok, War and Slavery in Sudan (hc 2001, pb 2001, eb 2010)

Joseph/Slyomovics, Women and Power in the Middle East (pb 2000, eb 2011)

Kale, Fragments of Empire: Capital, Slavery, and Indian Indentured Labor in the British Caribbean (hc 1998, eb 2010)

Khosravi, Young and Defiant in Tehran (hc 2007, pb 2009, eb 2011)

Khosravi, Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran (hc Feb 2017, eb Feb 2017)

Kieschnick/Shahar, India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought (hc 2013, eb 2013)

Kramer, History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History, 3/e (pb 1988)

Kramer, Sumerian Mythology, r/e (pb 1998)

Kuitert, Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950 (hc Apr 2017)

Kuperman, Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design (hc 2015, eb 2015)

Kushnareva/Michael, The Southern Caucasus in Prehistory: Stages of Cultural and Socioeconomic Development from the Eighth to the Second Millennium B.C. (hc 1997)

Kuzmina/Mair, The Prehistory of the Silk Road (hc 2007, eb 2015)

Lemarchand, The Dynamics of Violence in Central Africa (pb 2009, eb 2012)

Lesch/Lustick, Exile and Return: Predicaments of Palestinians and Jews (hc 2005, pb 2008)

Lofchie, The Political Economy of Tanzania: Decline and Recovery (hc 2014, eb 2014)

Ludden, Contesting the Nation: Religion, Community, and the Politics of Democracy in India (pb 1996)

Lyons/Peters, Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (pb 1985)

MacGaffey/Mukohya, The Real Economy of Zaire: The Contribution of Smuggling and Other Unofficial Activities to National Wealth (pb 1991)

Mahmood, Fighting for Faith and Nation: Dialogues with Sikh Militants (pb 1996, eb 2010)

Marcus, Hasanlu Special Studies, Volume III: Emblems of Identity and Prestige—The Seals and Sealings from Hasanlu, Iran (hc 1996)

Masson/Michael, Altyn-Depe (hc 1988)

McCann, From Poverty to Famine in Northeast Ethiopia: A Rural History, 1900-1935 (eb 2016)

McDaniel/Ransom, From Mulberry Leaves to Silk Scrolls: New Approaches to the Study of Asian Manuscript Traditions (hc 2015)

McGovern, The Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Ages of Central Transjordan: The Baq'ah Valley Project, 1977-1981 (hc 1987)

Messaoudi/Schemla, Unbowed: An Algerian Woman Confronts Islamic Fundamentalism (pb 1998)

Mikell, African Feminism: The Politics of Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa (pb 1997, eb 2010)

Miller, Economy and Settlement in the Near East: Analyses of Ancient Sites and Materials (pb 1990)

Montet/Maxwell-Hyslop, Everyday Life in Egypt in the Days of Ramesses The Great (pb 1980)

Muscarella, The Catalogue of Ivories from Hasanlu, Iran: Hasanlu Special Studies, Volume II (pb 1980)

Mutua, Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Political and Normative Tensions (hc 2008, eb 2013)

Narayan, Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching (pb 1989, eb 2011)

Ness, Where Asia Smiles: An Ethnography of Philippine Tourism (hc 2002, pb 2002)

Newcomb, Women of Fes: Ambiguities of Urban Life in Morocco (pb 2010)

Nordstrom, A Different Kind of War Story (pb 1997)

Nurse/Spear, The Swahili: Reconstructing the History and Language of an African Society, 800-1500 (pb 1985)

O'Leary/McGarry, The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq (hc 2005, pb 2006)

Ochsenschlager, Iraq's Marsh Arabs in the Garden of Eden (hc 2004, eb 2014)

Olszewski/Dibble, The Paleolithic Prehistory of the Zagros-Taurus (hc 1993)

Oren, The Sea Peoples and Their World: A Reassessment (hc 2000, eb 2013)

Orwin, Redefining the Muslim Community: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in the Thought of Alfarabi (hc Apr 2017, eb Apr 2017)

Parish, Hierarchy and Its Discontents: Culture and the Politics of Consciousness in Caste Society (eb 2016)

Peteet, Landscape of Hope and Despair: Palestinian Refugee Camps (hc 2005, pb 2009, eb 2011)

Pettigrew/Gellner, Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal's Civil War (hc 2013, eb 2013)

Pietrusewsky/Douglas, Ban Chiang, a Prehistoric Village Site in Northeast Thailand, Volume 1: The Human Skeletal Remains (hc 2001)

Pinto, Daughters of Parvati: Women and Madness in Contemporary India (hc 2014, eb 2014)

Postel, The Mineral Resources of Africa (pb 1943)

Pritchard, Tell es-Sa'idiyeh: Excavations on the Tell, 1964-1966 (hc 1985)

Pritchard, Winery, Defenses, and Soundings at Gibeon (pb 1964)

Redeker Hepner, Soldiers, Martyrs, Traitors, and Exiles: Political Conflict in Eritrea and the Diaspora (pb 2011)

Rinaldi, Ideas of Chinese Gardens: Western Accounts, 1300-1860 (hc 2015, eb 2015)

Rothman, Tepe Gawra: The Evolution of a Small, Prehistoric Center in Northern Iraq (hc 2001)

Sabloff, Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan (pb 2001)

Sabloff, Mapping Mongolia: Situating Mongolia in the World from Geologic Time to the Present (hc 2011, eb 2011)

Sageman, Understanding Terror Networks (hc 2004, eb 2011)

Sageman, Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century (hc 2008, eb 2011)

Sageman, Misunderstanding Terrorism (hc 2016, eb 2016)

Salguero, Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China (hc 2014, eb 2014)

Salloum/Salloum, Scheherazade's Feasts: Foods of the Medieval Arab World (hc 2013)

Silverman/Wegner, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun: Revolution and Restoration (hc 2006)

Slyomovics, The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village (pb 1998)

Slyomovics, The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco (hc 2005, pb 2005)

Springborg, Family, Power, and Politics in Egypt: Sayed Bey Mare—His Clan, Clients, and Cohorts (eb 2016)

St John, Libya and the United States, Two Centuries of Strife (hc 2002, eb 2013)

Stoller, The Taste of Ethnographic Things: The Senses in Anthropology (pb 1989, eb 2010)

Sumner, Malyan Excavation Reports, Volume III: Early Urban Life in the Land of Anshan, Excavations at Tal-e Malyan in the Highlands of Iran (hc 2003)

ter Haar, How God Became African: African Spirituality and Western Secular Thought (hc 2009)

Thiranagama/Obeyesekere, In My Mother's House: Civil War in Sri Lanka (hc 2011, pb 2013, eb 2011)

Thornton/Cable, The Bronze Age Towers at Bat, Sultanate of Oman: Research by the Bat Archaeological Project, 2007-12 (hc 2016, eb 2016)

Thorp, China in the Early Bronze Age: Shang Civilization (hc 2005, eb 2013)

van der Veer, Nation and Migration: The Politics of Space in the South Asian Diaspora (eb 2016)

Voigt, Hasanlu, Volume I: Hajji Firuz Tepe, Iran—The Neolithic Settlement (hc 1983)

Washington, The Story of the Negro (pb 2005, eb 2011)

Webber, Romancing the Real: Folklore and Ethnographic Representation in North Africa (eb 2016)

Wegner/Wegner, The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia: The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum (hc 2015, eb 2015)

Weiss, Conscientious Objectors in Israel: Citizenship, Sacrifice, Trials of Fealty (hc 2014, eb 2014)

Welch, Protecting Human Rights in Africa: Roles and Strategies of Nongovernmental Organizations (pb 2001)

Williams, Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America's Longest War
(hc 2011, pb 2015, eb 2011)

Williams, Counter Jihad: America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria (hc 2016, eb 2016)

Winter, Hasanlu Special Studies, Volume I: A Decorated Breastplate from Hasanlu, Iran (pb 1980)

Woolley, Ur: The Buildings of the Third Dynasty (hc 1974)

Wyatt, The Blacks of Premodern China (hc 2009, eb 2012)

Yamamuro/Fogel, Manchuria Under Japanese Dominion (hc 2006)

Zeleza/McConnaughay, Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Development in Africa (hc 2004, eb 2011)

Zettler, Subsistence and Settlement in a Marginal Environment: Tell Es-Sweyhat, 1989-1995 (hc 1997)

Zettler/Horne, Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur (hc 1998, pb 1998)

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