Forthcoming Books

Arabic Language Learning

Musiqa al-Kalimat

Modern Standard Arabic through Popular Songs: Intermediate to Advanced Bahaa Ed-Din Ossama
Illustrations by Hatem Arafa
A new approach to learning Modern Standard Arabic through the songs of Fairouz, Kazem al-Saher, and many others

Archaeology and Ancient Egypt


The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun Miroslav Verner
A comprehensive account of half a century's excavation and investigation at one of Egypt's most enigmatic pyramid sites

Paleopathology of the Ancient Egyptians

An Annotated Bibliography 1995–2015 Updated Edition Lisa Sabbahy
A comprehensive listing of sources for books and articles about disease and pathology in ancient Egypt

Resurrection in Alexandria

The Painted Greco–Roman Tombs of Kom al-Shuqafa Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets
André Pelle
Mervat Seif el-Din
Introduction by Jean-Yves Empereur
Translated by Colin Clement
A highly illustrated study of the uniquely decorated tombs of Greco-Roman tombs in Alexandria with the aid of advanced computer technology

Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis

New Discoveries and Research 2012–2014 Edited by Elena Pischikova
The second of three volumes of reports on the excavations of noblemen’s tombs from a little-known period of ancient Egyptian history

Art and Architecture

Hassan Fathy

An Architectural Life Edited by Leïla el-Wakil
A beautifully illustrated study of the life and times of the legendary Egyptian architect

Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art [Arabic Edition]

روائع تحف الفن الإسلامي في متحف المتروبوليتان للفنون Edited by Mariam D. Ekhtiar
Priscilla B. Soucek
Sheila R. Canby
Navina Najat Haidar
A full-color introduction to the most outstanding pieces in the Metropolitan Museum's superb Islamic collection, in Arabic

Orientalist Lives

Western Artists in the Middle East, 1830–1920 James Parry
The colorful story of the nineteenth-century artists who traveled and painted the Middle East for an eager audience in Europe and America

Coptic and Islamic Studies

Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt

Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta Edited by Gawdat Gabra
Hany N. Takla
The legacies of the Coptic Christian presence in northern Egypt from the fourth century to the present day

The Early Coptic Papacy

The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership in Late Antiquity: The Popes of Egypt, Volume 1 Stephen J. Davis
A new paperback edition of the definitive history of the early Alexandrian patriarchs


Egypt from Alexander to the Copts

An Archaeological and Historical Guide Revised Electronic Edition Edited by Roger S. Bagnall
Dominic W. Rathbone
A guide to Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt, in an updated and revised electronic edition

Farewell Shiraz

An Iranian Memoir of Revolution and Exile Cyrus Kadivar
A poignant memoir of pre-1979 Iran and the human drama behind the fall of the last shah

Marcus Simaika

Father of Coptic Archaeology Samir Simaika
Nevine Henein
Introduced by Donald M. Reid
The compelling life and times of a leading figure of modern Coptic Egyptian history

The Diaries of Waguih Ghali

An Egyptian Writer in the Swinging Sixties Volume 2: 1966–68 Edited by May Hawas
The captivating diaries of an Egyptian political exile, novelist, and libertine intellectual in sixties Europe

Middle East Studies

Gender Justice and Legal Reform in Egypt

Negotiating Muslim Family Law Mulki Al-Sharmani
A rich multidimensional study of Muslim family law reform and gender justice in Egypt

Jerusalem without God

Portrait of a Cruel City Paola Caridi
An intimate portrait of the daily realities of life in contemporary Jerusalem

Medicine and Morality in Egypt

Gender and Sexuality in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries Sherry Sayed Gadelrab
A fascinating study of the creation and recreation of the concept of gender in early modern Egypt

The Food Question in the Middle East

Cairo Papers in Social Science Vol. 34, No. 4 Edited by Malak S. Rouchdy
Iman A. Hamdy
A new collection of essays on food production and distribution in the Arab world and their sociocultural and political implications

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