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NEWTONs You Might Have Missed

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With a new semester on the horizon, NEWTON is about to kick into high gear once again. Below are a few amazing posts that you might have missed the first time around. If you wish to recommend a book to be reviewed or if you have just published a book or a peer-reviewed article, please email us at

Mohamed Daadaoui, Moroccan Monarchy and the Islamist Challenge: Maintaining Makhzen Power

Ziad Fahmy, Ordinary Egyptians: Creating the Modern Nation through Popular Culture

Belén Fernández, The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work

Amal N. Ghazal, Islamic Reform and Arab Nationalism: Expanding the Crescent from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean (1880s-1930s)

Mervat F. Hatem, Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: The Life and Works of `A’sha Taymur

Alan Mikhail, Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History

Farzaneh Milani, Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement

Steven Salaita, Israel’s Dead Soul

Zakia Salime, Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco

Paul Sedra, From Mission to Modernity: Evangelicals, Reformers and Education in Nineteenth Century Egypt

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