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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
The expert essays in this volume deal with critically important topics concerning Islam and politics in both the pre-modern and modern periods, such as the nature of government, the relationship between politics and theology, Shi'i conceptions of statecraft, notions of public duty, and the compatibility of Islam and democratic governance. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 54.50
The contributors analyse the mutual impact of colonial and postcolonial governance on the development, organisation and mobilisation of Islam paying special attention to the ongoing battles over the codification of Islamic education, religious authority, law and practice while outlining the similarities and differences, the continuities and ruptures... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2012; US$ 80.00
Many encounters between people of different religions are marked by an initial sense of incompetence, ignorance and fear-- of getting it wrong, of causing offence, of ulterior motives. Such fears are here explored honestly, in stories of actual situations and relationships often unexpected, sometimes funny, invariably profound. Friendship is presented... more...
- Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 32.99
In the first century of Islam, most of the former Christian Roman Empire, from Syria to Spain, was brought under Muslim control in a conquest of unprecedented proportions. Confronted by the world of Islam, countless medieval Christians experienced a profound ambivalence, awed by its opulence, they were also troubled by its rival claims to the spiritual... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 10.83
In 1932, the eminent British scholar of Islam, Sir Hamilton Gibb, wrote: "The nobility and broad tolerance of this religion [Islam], which accepted all the real religions of the world as God-inspired, will always be a glorious heritage for mankind. No other society has such a record of success in uniting, in an equality of status, of opportunity,... more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
In the face of Islam?s own internal struggles, it is not easy to see who we should support and how. This report provides detailed descriptions of subgroups, their stands on various issues, and what those stands may mean for the West. Since the outcomes can matter greatly to international community, that community might wish to influence them by providing... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 42.00
Yohanan Friedmann uses the Quranic and classical sources to explain Islamic attittudes to interfaith relations. While they were usually tolerant, coercion was employed occasionally against marginal elements. Friedmann's erudite study sheds light not only on medieval attitudes, but also on the approach of some radical Islamic movements today. more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 134.00
Anthropologists and scholars of literature mostly from the US and Europe, but also one each from Turkey and Brazil, explore the public role of Islam in contemporary world politics. They look at the diverse invocations of Islam as ideas and practices in civic debate and public life by religious scholars, self-ascribed religious authorities, secular more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 89.99
Since its inception, Islam and its civilization have been in continuous relationships with other religions. The essays collected here examine the many texts that have come down to us about these cultures and their religions, from Muslim theologians and jurists. more...
- UPF 2003; US$ 59.95
?Lamia Shehadeh gathers so many loose threads, provides definitive answers, and offers bold analysis . . . from her deconstruction of significant Islamic texts and intelligent critique of these works. So far studies on Muslim women have oscillated between the apologetic and the titillating. more...