Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

Senior Commissioning Editor for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

Rachel Bridgewater, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies Senior Commissioning Editor

Rachel Bridgewater

Islamic & Middle Eastern History

Commissioning Editor for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

Emma House, Commissioning Editor for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

Emma House

Islamic Art & Architecture; Politics; the Modern Middle East; Arabic Literature; Arabic Language

Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

Our Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies books span art and architecture, history, language and linguistics, literature, politics and religion. We publish textbooks, research monographs, reference works and cutting-edge series across our subject areas, and reach an international readership.

Area studies: our scholarship takes a global approach, encompassing Asia, MENA and the wider world. Browse our series on Modern Turkey, the Ottoman Empire and the Maghreb to find out more.

Art & Architecture: we publish full-colour, beautifully illustrated books, as seen in our Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art series

Diaspora & Minorities: in the age of migration, our scholarship sheds light on the experiences of minorities and diasporas worldwide in series such as Edinburgh Studies on Diasporas and Transnationalism and Alternative Histories

Gender: our series Critiquing Gender & Islam studies transnational, intersectional and queer perspectives on gender and sexuality in the wider Middle East and its diaspora

History: spanning the classical to the contemporary period, we focus on cutting-edge research including in major series such as The Edinburgh History of the Islamic Empires and Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and Culture

Language & Linguistics: textbooks and vocabularies help Arabic language students with their studies

Literature: series on Classical and Modern Arabic Literature showcase the best new work in the area

Politics & International Relations: our books keep you up-to-date with the dynamic situation in the Middle East, with a focus on political activism, social movements and revolutions in our Disruptions series

Religion: from studying Islam in a Globalised Muslim World, to providing in-depth examinations of religious texts, figures and developments in our Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Scripture and Theology series, religion is a central area of our publishing

We are always happy to hear from new authors and receive feedback from our customers, so please get in touch. We hope that you enjoy browsing our Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies catalogue online.

New books and old favourites

  1. Ottoman Historical Documents
    Ottoman Historical Documents
    The Institutions of an Empire
    V.L. Ménage

    From £24.99

    January 2021
  2. Da'wa
    A Global History of Islamic Missionary Thought and Practice
    Matthew J. Kuiper

    From £24.99

    March 2021
  3. Islam in Modern Turkey
    Islam in Modern Turkey
    Kim Shively

    From £24.99

    February 2021
  4. Urdu Vocabulary
    Urdu Vocabulary
    A Workbook for Intermediate and Advanced Students
    Gregory Maxwell Bruce

    From £24.99

    June 2021
  5. How to Write in Arabic
    How to Write in Arabic
    Developing Your Academic Writing Style
    El Mustapha Lahlali

    From £24.99

    February 2021
  6. Erdoğan
    The Making of an Autocrat
    M. Hakan Yavuz

    From £19.99

    May 2021
  7. How ISIS Fights
    How ISIS Fights
    Military Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt
    Omar Ashour

    From £14.99

    February 2021
  8. Iran and Saudi Arabia
    Iran and Saudi Arabia
    Taming a Chaotic Conflict
    Ibrahim Fraihat

    From £20.99

    February 2020
  9. Migrating Texts
    Migrating Texts
    Circulating Translations around the Ottoman Mediterranean

    Open Access

    February 2021
  10. Researching the Middle East
    Researching the Middle East
    Cultural, Conceptual, Theoretical and Practical Issues

    From £24.99

    March 2021
  11. The Making of Islamic Art
    The Making of Islamic Art
    Studies in Honour of Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom

    From £95.00

    May 2021
  12. The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition
    The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition
    Heroes and Villains
    Hannah-Lena Hagemann

    From £85.00

    June 2021
  13. Arab Animation
    Arab Animation
    Images of Identity
    Omar Sayfo

    From £85.00

    June 2021
  14. Transcendent God, Rational World
    Transcendent God, Rational World
    A Maturidi Theology
    Ramon Harvey

    Open Access

    June 2021
  15. Age of Rogues
    Age of Rogues
    Rebels, Revolutionaries and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires

    From £78.00

    June 2021