Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ)

A publication of the Association of Arab-American University Graduates, Arab Studies Quarterly is the largest circulating journal in English devoted to the Arab world.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, Fall

Books Received 2004-2005
ISLAM AND GENERAL SURVEYS Barazangi, Nimat Hafez. Woman's Identity and the Qur'an: A New Reading. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2005. Hardcover $59.95. Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck and Barbara Freyer Stowasser. Islamic Law and Challenges...
Conflicting Accounts on the Fear of Strangers: Muslim and Arab Perceptions of Europeans in Medieval Geographical Literature
IN HIS CLASSICAL JOURNEY THROUGHOUT the ancient world, Ibn Batutah, a fourteenth-century Moroccan traveler, had wished to travel from the middle Volga city of Bulghar to the "Land of Darkness." The distance as he figured was about forty days. But then...
Internal Violence: State's Role and Society's Responses
INTRODUCTION THIS ARTICLE FOCUSES ON the argument whether Middle Eastern Arab society is a violent, feudal one. The topic--violence in Arab society--is part of an Orientalist approach that dehumanizes the Arab world, presenting it as fractious,...
"To Flee from All Languages": The Gap between Language and Experience in the Works of Modern Arab Poets
So here I am, in the middle of the way having had twenty years--Twenty years largely wasted ... Trying to use words, and every attempt Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure.... ... And so each venture Is a new...