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  • The Future of the Arab Nation (RLE: The Arab Nation)by Khair El-Din Haseeb

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    What is the place of the Arab states as a new world order emerges? How can the Arab world respond positively to change as the new Europe emerges, political relationships are restructured, and the information revolution transforms the global economy? To what extent are the Arab states in danger of falling prey to increasing disunity and fragmentation?... more...

  • The Historical Formation of the Arab Nation (RLE: The Arab Nation)by A A Duri

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book is a comprehensive examination of the historical process of social formation that gave rise to the communal consciousness of the Arab nation and determined its sense of identity. It aims to provide a historical context for the assessment of prevailing concepts and suggests hypotheses for the development of modern Arab consciousness. The... more...

  • The Patrolby Ryan Flavelle

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available

    In 2008, Ryan Flavelle, a reservist in the Canadian Army and a student at the University of Calgary, volunteered to serve in Afghanistan. For seven months, twenty-four-year-old Flavelle, a signaller attached to the Princess Patricia?s Canadian Light Infantry, endured the extreme heat, the long hours and the occasional absurdity of life as a Canadian... more...

  • The Classical Heritage in Islamby Franz Rosenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The influence of classical antiquity on the religious disciplines, theology, mysticism and law of Islam cannot be overestimated. This work demonstrates the significance of the classical heritage by drawing together a great range of literary renderings, paraphrases, commentaries and imitations, as well as independent Islamic elaborations. Professor... more...

  • Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of Afghanistanby Khaled M.Abou El Fadl; Said Arjomand; Nathan Brown; Jerrold D. Green; Donald Horowitz

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    In January 2003, RAND called together a group of renowned experts with knowledge in the fields of Islamic law, constitution writing, and democracy, and with specific country and regional expertise. Keeping in mind the realities of Afghanistan's current situation and drawing from the experiences of other countries, the group identified practical ideas,... more...

  • Afghanistan, Arms and Conflict: Post-9//11 Security and Insurgencyby Michael Vinay Bhatia; Mark Sedra

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive assessment of small arms and security-related issues in post-9/11 Afghanistan. It includes case studies which reveal the findings of in-depth field research on hitherto neglected regions of the country, and provides a distinctive balance of thematic analysis, conceptual models and empirical research.... more...

  • Soldiers of Godby Robert D. Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.99

    First time in paperback, with a new Introduction and final chapter World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among the mujahidin?the ?soldiers of god??whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders. In Soldiers... more...

  • Varieties of Muslim Experienceby Lawrence Rosen

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    In Varieties of Muslim Experience , anthropologist Lawrence Rosen explores aspects of Arab Muslim life that are, at first glance, perplexing to Westerners. He ranges over such diverse topics as why Arabs eschew portraiture, why a Muslim scientist might be attracted to fundamentalism, and why the Prophet must be protected from blasphemous cartoons.... more...

  • Afghanistanby Chris Johnson; Jolyon Leslie

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 26.95

    Drawing on long experience of living and working in Afghanistan, Chris Johnson and Jolyon Leslie examine what the changes of recent years have meant in terms of Afghans' sense of their own identity and hopes for the future. more...

  • The Venture of Islam, Volume 1by Marshall G. S. Hodgson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century. This work grew out of... more...