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  • The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asiaby Cemil Aydin

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 49.99

    In this rich intellectual history, Cemil Aydin challenges the notion that anti-Westernism in the Muslim world is a political and religious reaction to the liberal and democratic values of the West. Nor is anti-Westernism a natural response to Western imperialism. Instead, by focusing on the agency and achievements of non-Western intellectuals, Aydin... more...

  • After the Prophetby Lesley Hazleton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever.   Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked... more...

  • Die islamische Welt bis 1500by Tilman Nagel

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 27.16

    Die islamische Welt stellt für Europa eine zweifache Herausforderung dar: Sie ist seit dem Mittelalter ein mächtiger Gegner und Rivale, und sie verlangt von dem nach Erkenntnis der Geschichte strebenden Europäer, den eigenen Horizont zu überschreiten. Ihre Entstehung und der Verlauf ihrer Geschichte von den Anfängen bis etwa 1500 stehen im Mittelpunkt... more...

  • Engaging the Muslim Worldby Walter Douglas; Jeanne Neal

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 34.99

    Public diplomacy supports the interests of the United States by advancing American goals outside the traditional arena of government-to-government relations. Since 9/11, with the rise of al Qaeda and other violent organizations that virulently oppose the United States, public diplomacy in Muslim-majority countries has become an instrument to blunt... more...

  • The Politics of Islamic Reassertion (RLE Politics of Islam)by Mohammed Ayoob

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Iranian Revolution has catalysed the preconceptions holding sway in the Western World about the character of Islam and its politics, based as they are on a mixture of imagined cultural superiority and a latent fear of a resurgence similar to the Arab conquests of the seventh and eighth centuries of the long Ottoman domination of Eastern Europe.... more...

  • Why They Don't Hate Usby Mark Levine

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 27.99

    This is a ground-breaking exploration of the roots of the current conflict between the US and the Muslim world. more...

  • Pan-Islamby Jacob M. Landau

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 170.00

    Few ideas have excited such passions over the years as Pan-Islam, and few have been the subject of so many contradictory interpretations. Based on a shared religious sentiment, the politics of Muslim unity and solidarity have had to contend with the impact of both secularism and nationalism. Professor Landau?s study, first published in 1990 as The... more...

  • Is Australia an Asian Country?by Stephen FitzGerald

    Allen & Unwin 1997; US$ 19.95

    The author shows what can be done to change Australia into a society which will hold an honoured place in the region: a small, independent nation contributing as an equal partner to a community of Asian nations. more...

  • The revolution which toppled the Umayyadsby S.S. Agha

    BRILL 2003; US$ 222.00

    This work re-examines the so-called Abbasid revolution, the ethnic character of whose effective constituency has been contested for over eight decades. It also brings to question the authenticity of the Abbasid dynastic claim. more...

  • Short History of Indonesiaby Colin Brown

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 27.22

    A readable, well-informed and comprehensive history of Indonesia and its peoples, from ancient origins to the present day. A new title in the Short Histories of Asia Series, edited by Milton Osborne. more...