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Max Weiss studies the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the modern Middle East. His research interests include transformations of law and society, religious culture, history of ideas, and the translation of contemporary Arabic literature into English. He is jointly appointed in the Department of Near Eastern Studies.
Professor Weiss is currently writing an interpretive history of Syria in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on questions of law and society, religion/secularism/sectarianism and the interplay of culture and ideology, under contract with Princeton University Press; in addition, he is translating novels by Syrian writers Fawwaz Haddad and Mamdouh Azzam.
1. In the Shadow of Sectarianism: Law, Shi`ism, and the Making of Modern Lebanon
2. Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective (co-edited with Michael Laffan)
3. Translation of Nihad Sirees, The Silence and the Roar
4. Translation of Samar Yazbek, A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution
5. Translation of Hassouna Mosbahi, A Tunisian Tale