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  • The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asiaby Cemil Aydin

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the Westby Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab-Islamic world's overall impact on the Reformation and the Renaissance. more...

  • The Myth of the Clash of Civilizationsby Chiara Bottici; Benoît Challand

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book re-examines the issue of the Clash of Civilizations between Islam and the West through the concept of myth. Examining how such beliefs spread in both a Western and a Muslim context, the book argues that it has become a strong political tool. 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...

  • Reinterpreting Islamic Historiographyby Tayeb El-Hibri

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 47.00

    A brilliant reassessment which will reopen the debate on the veracity of sources in early Islamic history. more...

  • Living Islamby Magnus Marsden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 38.00

    Marsden's 2005 book is a powerful contribution to the understanding of religion in the Muslim societies of southern Asia and beyond. more...

  • Children of Jihadby Jared Cohen

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    Defying foreign government orders and interviewing terrorists face to face, a young American tours hostile lands to learn about Middle Eastern youth? and uncovers a subculture that defies every stereotype . In 2004, Jared Cohen embarked on the first of a series of incredible journeys to the Middle East in an effort to understand the spread of... more...

  • Medieval Islamic Civilizationby Josef W. Meri

    Taylor & Francis 2005; US$ 350.00

    Examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the 7th and 16th century. This two-volume work contains 700 alphabetically arranged entries, and provides a portrait of Islamic civilization. It is of use in understanding the roots of Islamic society as well to explore the culture of medieval civilization. more...

  • Islamby Philip K. Hitti

    University of Minnesota Press 1970; US$ 67.50

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  • 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...