Fall 2016 catalog cover

In addition to the new hardcover and ebook releases, the Penn Press fall 2016 list includes many first-time paperbacks, among them books by Maurizio Albahari, Elisheva Baumgarten, Doron Ben-Atar and Richard Brown, George Demacopoulos, Lynne Enterline, Kathleen Donegan, Daniel Richter, and E. R. Truitt.


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 Sep 2016, eb Sep 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 (eb Jun 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)

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

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

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 Jun 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 Jun 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)

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

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

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 Landscapes and Gardens, 1650-1950 (hc Oct 2016)

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)

Le Sueur/Bourdieu, Uncivil War: Intellectuals and Identity Politics During the Decolonization of Algeria (hc 2001)

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 Jun 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)

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