Summer 2019 Journal Roundup

Check out our Journal Roundups for the latest articles in Islamic studies. Fifteen iterations have been published and the Summer 2019 edition is now online. The Summer Edition currently has issues from twenty-three journals in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines and will be revised as more journals announce their summer issues.

The journal roundup project covers over ninety English language journals in a variety of disciplines related to Islamic Studies, providing the table of contents for each journal as a tool for researchers, academics, students, and those generally interested in the field of Islamic Studies. We include only articles; book reviews can be found on the journal sites. Please let us know if we have missed any journals or if you have questions at



Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean

Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean

Volume 31 Issue 2

Special Issue: Not the Final Frontier’: The World of Medieval Islands

Editorial by Luca Zavagno, Rebecca Darley, and Jonathan Jarrett


“Going to the Extremes”: The Balearics and Cyprus in the Early Medieval Byzantine Insular System by Luca Zavagno

Sicily: A Frontier in the Centre of the Sea? By Matthew Harpster

Mastic Production in Medieval Chios: Economic Flows and Transitions in an Insular Setting by Nikolas Bakirtzis and Xenophon Moniaros

Nests of Pirates? “Islandness” in the Balearic Islands and La Garde-Freinet by Jonathan Jarrett

The Island Frontier: Socotra, Sri Lanka and the Shape of Commerce in the Late Antique Western Indian Ocean by Rebecca Darley

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

Volume 36 Issue 3

Special Issue: (Mis)Representations of Islam: Politics, Community, and Advocacy

Muslims, Catholics, and the Secular State by Robert Hefner

Smelling Baraka by James Edmonds

Transnational Theological Encounters by Meryem Zaman

Arab Law Quarterly

Arab Law Quarterly

Volume 33 Issue 3

The Effects of the Trade-related Investment Measures Agreement on the Egyptian Economy by Lourna El-Deeb and Ahmed Labeeb

The Protection of Minors in UAE Law as Persons in Need: An Analytical Study by Iyad Mohammad Jadalhaq and Ibrahim Sulaiman al-Qatawnah

Fundamental Legal Treatment of Trafficking in Women on a Lebanese and International Level by Jamal Barafi

Arab Studies Quarterly

Arab Studies Quarterly

Volume 41 Issue 3

Captured by the Quagmire: Iraq’s Lost Generation and the Prospects for Children across the Arab Region Today by Shireen T. Ismael

The Clashing Religions at Turbulent Political Times by Samar Attar

Australian Journal of Islamic Studies

Australian Journal of Islamic Studies

Volume 4 Issue 1

Re-Examining the Story of Banū Qurayẓah Jews in Medina with a Reference to the Account of Ibn Isḥāq by Sadik Kirazli

No Looking Back: Islam and Identity in Contemporary Australian Art by Sam Bowker

An Assessment of Arberry’s Translation of Emphasis in Qur’anic Dialogue by Lama Edris

Reviving Avicenna’s Hermeneutics: Muḥammad ‘Abduh on the Qur’an as a Source of Scientific Knowledge by Mohammad Abu Shareea

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 46 Issue 3

A ‘Nation in Exile’: The Renewed Diaspora of Syrian Armenian Repatriates by Marisa Della Gatta

Corruption Protection: Fractionalization and the Corruption of Anti-corruption Efforts in Iraq after 2003 by Sarwar Mohammed Abdullah

Reza Shah’s Journey into Exile by Shaul Bakhash

Syria, Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. and Qatar: The ‘Sectarianization’ of the Syrian Conflict and Undermining of Democratization in the Region by Line Khatib

Equal Partners? The Information Research Department, SAVAK and the Dissemination of Anti-communist Propaganda in Iran, 1956–68 by Darius Wainwright

Talismans and Figural Representation in Islam: A Cultural History of Images and Magic by Negar Zeilabi

Party Competition in the Middle East: Spatial Competition in the Post-Arab Spring Era by Ali Çarkoğlu, André Krouwel, and Kerem Yıldırım

Iran’s 1907 Constitution and Its Sources: A Critical Comparison by Eric Massie and Janet Afary

The ‘Formal’ Marjaʿ: Shiʿi Clerical Authority and the State in Post-2003 Iraq by Harith Hasan Al-Qarawee

Understanding Arab Civil Society: Functional Validity as the Missing Link by Carmen Geha

Contemporary Islam

Contemporary Islam

Volume 13 Issue 2

Reading and Remembering Saba Mahmood: Islam, Ethics, and the Hermeneutics of Tradition by Robert W. Hefner

The American Prophetic Tradition and Social Justice Activism among Muslims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Caroline Seymour-Jorn, Kristin Sziarto, and Anna Mansson McGinty

Reviving “A Forgotten Sunna:” Hijamah (Cupping Therapy), Prophetic Medicine, and the Re-Islamization of Unani Medicine in Contemporary India by Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth

Digitalizing Islamic Lectures: Islamic Apps and Religious Engagement in Contemporary Indonesia by Moch Fakhruroji

Marriage “Sharia Style”: Everyday Practices of Islamic Morality in England by Julie Billaud

Intellectual History of the Islamicate World

Intellectual History of the Islamicate World

Volume 7 Issue 2-3

Special Issue: Writing in My Own Script: Allographic and Garshunographic Systems in Late Antiquity—Part 1

Introduction by George A. Kiraz and Sabine Schmidtke


Characteristics of Some Turkic Garshuni Texts Preserved in an 18th Century Chaldean Prayer Book by Jonas Karlsson

A Functional Approach to Garshunography: A Case Study of Syro-X and X-Syriac Writing Systems by George A. Kiraz

Some Remarks on the Use of Garšūnī and Other Allographic Writing Systems by the Melkites by Johannes Pahlitzsch

A Syro-Turkic Poem on Divine Economy Ascribed to Khāmīs: Critical Edition by Anton Pritula and Peter Zieme


Dual Script Mixed Code Literary Sources from the Cairo Genizah by Meira Polliack

Script-switching between Hebrew and Arabic Scripts in Documents from the Cairo Genizah by Esther-Miriam Wagner

International Journal of Islamic Architecture

International Journal of Islamic Architecture

Volume 8 Issue 2

Editorial Essay

Confining Contingency by Farhan Karim

Design in Theory Articles

One House of Worship with Many Roofs: Imposing Architecture to Mediate Sunni, Alevi, and Gülenist Islam in Turkey by Angela Andersen

Housing Others: Design and Identity in a Bedouin Village by Noam Shoked

Staging Baghdad as a Problem of Development by Huma Gupta

Architecture of Exclusion: The Savujbulagh-i Mukri Garrison, Border-Making, and the Transformation of the Ottoman-Qajar Frontier by Nader Sayadi

Reconstructing the Muslim Self in Diaspora: Socio-Spatial Practices in Urban European Mosques by Elisabeth Becker

Design in Practice Article

The Rome Mosque and Islamic Centre: A Case of Diasporic Architecture in the Globalized Mediterranean by Theodore Van Loan and Eva-Maria Troelenberg

International Journal of Middle East Studies

International Journal of Middle East Studies

Volume 51 Issue 3


“The Fault of Our Grandfathers”: Yemen’s Third-Generation Migrants Seeking Refuge from Displacement by Nathalie Peutz

The Sound and Meaning of God’s Word: Affirmation in an Old Cairo Qurʾan Lesson by Nermeen Mouftah


Gender Anxieties in the Iranian Zūrkhānah by H.E. Chehabi

Documenting Community in the Late Ottoman Empire by Henry Clements

Shiny Things and Sovereign Legalities: Expropriation of Dynastic Property in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic by Ceyda Karamursel

New Directions in Sports Studies


Introduction: Is There a Middle Eastern Sport? By Tamir Sorek

Sports and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Murat C. Yıldız

“We Are mansaf, You Are mulūkhīya”: Symbols and Meanings of Football in Jordan by Dag Tuastad

Hegemonic Discourses Clash in the Stadium: Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization in Turkey by John Konuk Blasing

Football Femininities: Lessons from the Gulf by Charlotte Lysa

Sport, Bodily Habitus, and the Subject(s) of the Middle East by Paul A. Silverstein

Israel Affairs

Israel Affairs

Volume 25 Issue 4

Comparing the Image of the Arab in the Palmah Generation Literature to the Enemy Image in Soviet Literature by Helena Rimon and Ron Schleifer

Silencing and Silence in Negev Bedouin Students’ Narrative Discourse by Adnan Gribiea, Smadar Ben-Asher, and Irit Kupferberg

Mizrahi Perceptions of Their TV Portrayal in Israel by Nissim Katz and Hillel Nossek

Photographic Portrayal of Israel in the Italian Leftwing Press, 1947-67 by Dario Migliucci

Changing Borders in a Changing Region: The Civilian Dimension and Security Predicament along the Syrian-Israeli Border by Nir Boms and Karolina Zielińska

Keys for Peace in the Middle East: Interview with Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Risk Aversion and the Character of the Individual’s Place of Residence by Tchai Tavor

Israeli Political Attitudes and Income in the 2006–2015 Elections by Zoya Nissanov

Jewish Sport Associations in Poland before World War II by Joanna Banbula

Jerusalem Quarterly

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 78

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage


Pilgrims and Pilgrimage by Jacob Norris

“Guardians” of the Road: Abu Ghush Family in the Jerusalem Mountains during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by Mustafa Abbasi

Jerusalem as a Christian Sacrament by Thomas Hummel

Holy Cities in Conflict: Jerusalem in a Broader Context by Mick Dumper

Why Do Palestinians Burn Jewish Holy Sites? The Fraught History of Joseph’s Tomb by Alex Shams

Like a Seal on Your Arm: The Tradition of Tattooing among Jerusalem Pilgrims by Marie-Armelle Beaulieu

Letter from Jerusalem

Pilgrimage: Shaper of Jerusalem by George Hintlian


Beyond Jerusalem Syndrome: Religious Mania and Miracle Cures in British Mandate Palestine by Chris Wilson

Diaries of an Ottoman Spymaster?: Treason, Slander, and the Afterlife of Memoir in Empire’s Long Shadow by Chloe Bordewich

Journal of Asian and African Studies

Journal of Asian and African Studies

Volume 54 Issue 5

Understanding Hegemony of Caste in Political Islam and Sufism in Sindh, Pakistan by Ghulam Hussain

Journal of Islamic Manuscripts

Journal of Islamic Manuscripts

Volume 10 Issue 2

The Mughal Manuscript of the Ḥamza-nāma in the Context of Oral Storytelling and Performance: Correction, Comprehension, Reconstruction and Narrative Cycles by Zahra Faridany-Akhavan

Al-Ṣiqillī or al-Ṣaqalī / Sicily or Tunisia? Ink Recipes from the Western Regions of Islamic Lands by Arianna D’Ottone Rambach

Manuscripts of al-Muṭarrizī’s Works in Tashkent by Akram Khabibullaev

Inks as Instruments of Writing: Ibn al-Ǧazarī’s Book on the Art of Penmanship by Lucia Raggetti

Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies

Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies

Volume 15 Issue 2

Dancing Queens: Queer Desire in Golden Era Egyptian Cinema by Mejdulene B. Shomali

Love, Lebanese Style: Toward an Either/And Analytic Framework of Kinship by Sabiha Allouche

A Question of Personal Status: The Lebanese Women’s Movement and Civil Marriage Reform by Nelia Hyndman-Rizk

Girl Guides, Athletes, and Educators: Women and the National Body in Late Colonial Algeria by Jakob Krais

The Journal of North African Studies

The Journal of North African Studies

Volume 24 Issue 4

Special Issue: Revolutionary Diplomats? Impacts of the Arab Spring on the Formulation and Implementation of North African Foreign Policies

Article Commentary

Saudi Arabia Reasserts Itself in the Maghrib by Anne Wolf


Revolutionary Diplomats? Introduction to the Study of North African Foreign Policies within the Context of the Arab Spring by Peter J. Schraeder, Brian Endless, Michael J. Schumacher, and Kirstie Lynn Dobbs

Democratisation and the Evolution of the Foreign Policy Content of North African Constitutions by Tofigh Maboudi

Military Influence in Foreign Policy-Making: Changing Dynamics in North African Regimes by Zoltan Barany

Aspiring to the ‘Gatekeeper Role’ in the Realm of Foreign Policy? The North African Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Arab Spring Era by Peter J. Schraeder

Differentiation and Diffusion: Shifting Public Opinion Attitudes toward Foreign Policy in North Africa by Lindsay J. Benstead

Islamist Parties and Foreign Policy in North Africa: Bridging Ideology and Pragmatism by Quinn Mecham

Evolving Role of North African Civil Society Actors in the Foreign Policymaking Process: Youth, Women’s, Labour and Human Rights Organisations by Kirstie Lynn Dobbs and Peter J. Schraeder

The Evolving Impact of Violent Non-state Actors on North African Foreign Policies during the Arab Spring: Insurgent Groups, Terrorists and Foreign Fighters by Michael J. Schumacher and Peter J. Schraeder

Journal of Ottoman Studies

Journal of Ottoman Studies

Issue 54

Detection of Haydar al-Harawī’s Sharh al-Kashhāf Dedicated to Mehmed I and the Data Presented in This Work in the Literature, Biography and History by M. Taha Boyalik

Surpassing Timur: Superiority Claims of the Aqquyunlus over the Ottomans by Vural Genç

Two Paths to Power: Sokolluzade Hasan Paşa and Hadım Yusuf Paşa and Their Art Patronage in Early-Seventeenth-Century Baghdad by Meli̇s Taner

Habsburg–Ottoman Communication in the Mid-17th Century –The Death of Imperial Courier Johann Dietz. A Case Study by János Szabados

Unusual Foundations in the Ottoman Empire: Non-Muslim Waqfs and Also Those for “Poor Muslims” by Kenan Yildız

Last Fortress in Ottoman Hungary: End of Ottoman Domination in Timişoara (1716) by Beki̇r Gökpinar

New Fiscal Actors to Control Provincial Expenditures at the End of the 18th Century by L. Sevi̇nç Küçükoğlu

Food Safety in the Ottoman Empire: The Problem of Adulterated Olive Oil in the Context of Public Health and International Trade by Oya Gözel-Durmaz

The Ottoman Empire as Seen through the Lens of Israeli Textbooks for History by Seli̇m Tezcan and Alper Saribaş

Medieval Encounters

Medieval Encounters

Volume 25 Issue 3

Religious Innovation under Fatimid Rule: Jewish and Muslim Rites in Eleventh-Century Jerusalem by Daniella Talmon-Heller and Miriam Frenkel

The Camels of Charles the Bald by Samuel Ottewill-Soulsby

The Middle East Journal

The Middle East Journal

Volume 73 Issue 2

The First Intifada, Settler Colonialism, and 21st Century Prospects for Collective Resistance by Nadia Naser-Najjab and Ghassan Khatib

Palestinian Women Teachers in East Jerusalem: Layers of Discrimination in the Labor Market by Rawan Asali Nuseibeh

Smokescreen Diplomacy: Excluding the Palestinians by Self-Rule by Jørgen Jensehaugen

A Political-Economic History of Jordan’s General Intelligence Directorate: Authoritarian State-Building and Fiscal Crisis by Pete W. Moore

The Politics of Development and Security in Iran’s Border Provinces by Eric Lob and Nader Habibi

Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 55 Issue 5

Imagining Modernity: The Language and Genealogy of Modernity in Nineteenth-century Arabic by Wael Abu-ʿUksa

Ottoman Apprentices and Their Experiences by Nalan Turna

Photographs of Ataturk in the Early Republican Press: How His Image Was Used to Visualize Events? By Idil Cetin

The Exile of Husayn b. Ali, Ex-sharif of Mecca and Ex-king of the Hijaz, in Cyprus (1925–1930) by Martin Strohmeier

Changing Israeli Perceptions of the Relations with the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Wake of the June 1967 War: From Coexistence to Open Hostility by Alexander Bligh

Mission Impossible: William Rogers (Secretary of State, 1969–1973) and the Attempt to Reach a Peace Accord between Israel and Egypt by Moshe Gat

The Development of Kuwaiti Islamists’ Political Ideology: The Administration of the Kuwaiti Supreme Committee and the Free Kuwait Campaign during the Second Gulf Crisis 1990–91 by Ali A. Alkandari

Framing the Fall of Sinjar: Kurdish Media’s Coverage of the Yazidi Genocide by Hawre Hasan Hama

Determinants of Arab Public Opinion on the Caliphate: Islamist Elites, Religiosity and Socioeconomic Conditions by Amir Abdul Reda

The Council of Expediency: Crisis and Statecraft in Iran and Beyond by Maziyar Ghiabi

Politics and Religion

Politics and Religion

Volume 12 Issue 3

Symposium: Political Secularism and Religious Difference in Western Europe, The Middle East, and North Africa

Introduction: Political Secularism and Religious Difference in Western Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa by Jeffrey Haynes and Erin Wilson

Secular–Religious Competition and the Exclusion of Islam from the Public Sphere: Islamic Welfare in Western Europe by Matthias Kortmann

Patterns of Political Secularism in Italy and Turkey: The Vatican and the Diyanet to the Test of Politics by Luca Ozzano and Chiara Maritato

The Normative Power of Secularism. Tunisian Ennahda’s Discourse on Religion, Politics, and the State (2011–2016) by Hanna Pfeifer

The Sacred as Secular: State Control and Mosques Neutrality in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia by Teije H. Donker

The Secular-Religious Competition Perspective in Comparative Perspective by Jonathan Fox

Politics, Religion & Ideology

Politics, Religion & Ideology

Volume 20 Issue 2
Unforced Errors: ISIS, the Baath Party, and the Reconciliation of the Religious and the Secular by Megan K. McBride
Turkish Studies

Turkish Studies

Volume 20 Issue 4

Special Issue: EU-Induced Policy Change in Turkey’s Environment and Energy Policy

Introduction: Special Issue on EU-Induced Policy Change in Turkey’s Environment and Energy Policy by Alexander Bürgin and Kai Oppermann


Policy Learning: An Understudied Mechanism of EU Influence on Turkish Domestic Politics by Alexander Bürgin

Price and Prejudice: The Politics of Carbon Market Establishment in Turkey by Ethemcan Turhan and Arif Cem Gündoğan

Climate Governance in Turkey: A Forward-Looking Perspective by Zerrin Savaşan

Turkey’s Nuclear Energy Policy in the Context of Environment: A Case of Europeanization? By S. Duygu Sever

The Urbanization Policy of Turkey: An Uneasy Symbiosis of Unimplemented Policy with Centralized Pragmatic Interventions by Savaş Zafer Şahin

The Multi-Level Policy Learning of Environmental Policy: Insights from Izmir by Koray Velibeyoğlu and Onur Mengi

What Did the Turkish Climate Movement Learn from a Global Policy Failure? Frame Shift after the Copenhagen Climate Summit by Barış Gençer Baykan