Two new titles from Stanford University Press: "Ninette of Sin Street" & "The Merchants of Oran: A Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire"

The Merchants of Oran weaves together the history of a Mediterranean port city with the lives of Oran's Jewish mercantile elite during the transition to French colonial rule. Through the life of Jacob Lasry and other influential Jewish merchants, Joshua Schreier tells the story of how this diverse and fiercely divided group both responded to, and in turn influenced, French colonialism in Algeria.

New Book - Tamta's Word: the life and encounters of a medieval noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia (Cambridge, 2017)

Dear Colleagues, 
 
I am delighted to announce that my new book Tamta's Word: the life and encounters of a medieval noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia is now out from CUP.
 
It is also available at Amazon in hardback and kindle
 
This book tells the compelling story of a Christian noblewoman named Tamta in the thirt

New Book Announcement: "Spain Unmoored: Migration, Conversion, and the Politics of Islam"

Hello, I’m writing to announce my recently published book, Spain Unmoored: Migration, Conversion, and the Politics of Islam (2017, Indiana University Press, Public Cultures of the Middle East series). It may be of particular interest to those working on or teaching about contemporary debates about Islam and Gender in Europe.

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New Book Announcement: "Spain Unmoored: Migration, Conversion, and the Politics of Islam"

Hello, I’m writing to let SAE members know about my recently published book, Spain Unmoored: Migration, Conversion, and the Politics of Islam (2017, Indiana University Press, New Anthropologies of Europe series). It might be of interest to those working on or teaching about Islam, migration, race, historical memory, gender, and urban anthropology in Europe.

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