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Aims & Scope

Mathal/Mashal capitalizes on the power of the Internet to offer scholars unprecedented space, convenience, and expediency to examine central themes that have shaped Islamic and Middle Eastern studiesy. Mathal/Mashal relies on the advice and service of an international board of leading Islamic, Middle Eastern, and Judaic studies scholars from around the world.

The name of the publication, “Mathal-Mashal: A Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies” reflects the founding editors’ desire to encourage multidisciplinary approaches, open channels of communication between Islamicists and area studies scholars, and break barriers between disciplines to augment the critical study of topics broadly related to Islamic and Middle Eastern societies throughout history.

Mathal/Mashal welcomes submissions from scholars in all disciplines and who apply any kind of methodology. Authors are encouraged, but not required/expected to focus on the interaction between disciplines and/or to deal with a topic from within a single discipline. We merely want to publish in the same space scholarly discussions of themes related to the Islamic civilization and the communities within and without it throughout history.