New Books Network

Afshin Matin-Asgari, “Both Eastern and Western: An Intellectual History of Iranian Modernity” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
Following the Iranian Revolution of 1978—79, public and scholarly interest in Iran have skyrocketed, with a plethora of attempts seeking to understand and explain the events which led up to that moment. However, navigating the terrain of Iran’s modern historical trajectory has proven to be a daunting task which has... Read More
Claire Chambers, “Making Sense of Contemporary British Muslim Novels” (Palgrave, 2019)
After the Rushdie affair in 1989 there was an important shift in the public life of British Muslims. Their image came under closer scrutiny which led to new social policies and self-perceptions. This moment also served as a significant pivot in the narrative and representational patterns in British Muslim literature. Claire... Read More
Deborah Eden Tull, “Relational Mindfulness” (Wisdom Publications, 2018)
Deborah Eden Tull’s new book Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet (Wisdom Publications, 2018) is a guidebook on how to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships — with self, one another, and our planet in an age of global... Read More
Lior Sternfeld, “Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran” (Stanford UP, 2019)
Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran (Stanford University Press, 2019) by Lior Sternfeld presents the first systematic study of the rich and variegated history of Jews in twentieth-century Iran. Lior begins his intervention by identifying a “lachrymose historical narrative” that has predominated modern Jewish history and framed... Read More
Claudia Moscovici, “Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Histories, Novels, and Films” (Hamilton, 2019)
Claudia Moscovici’s recent book, Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Histories, Novels, and Films (Hamilton Books, 2019), is intended for educators and politicians to draw attention to and educate people about the Never Again Education Act. Moscovici: “Nearly eighty years have passed since the Holocaust. There have been hundreds... Read More
Christine D. Baker, “Medieval Islamic Sectarianism” (Amsterdam UP, 2019)
How do contemporary events shape the ways in which we read, understand, and interpret historical processes of identity formation? How can we resist framing conflicts of the past through frameworks of the present? What role does historical memory play in the forming and framing of group identity? In her book... Read More
Andrew Roberts, “Leadership in War: Lessons From Those Who Made History” (Allen Lane, 2019)
Andrew Roberts is one of our most distinguished biographers and historians, and the author of the magisterial work, Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2018). Today we talk to Andrew about his most recent work, Leadership in War: Lessons From Those Who Made History (Allen Lane, 2019). With chapters on such individuals... Read More