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  • 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...

  • Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagementby Douglas Johnston

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 49.95

    This book describes how the United States can integrate religious considerations into its foreign policy, moving towards a new leadership paradigm that effectively counters the challenge of Islamist extremism. more...

  • Interkulturelles Denken oder Achse des Bösenby Hamid R Yousefi; Ina Braun

    Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 34.25

    Die Arbeit hat zum Ziel, die Entstehung und Entwicklung des Islambildes im christlichen Abendland unter diskurshistorischen Aspekten zu betrachten. Es geht darum dieses Bild in seinem gegenwärtigen Zustand gemäß den Erkenntnissen und Methoden der interkulturellen Philosophie und der Angewandten Toleranz auf seine Stimmigkeit und seine Tauglichkeit... more...

  • 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...

  • Remaking Muslim Politicsby Robert W. Hefner

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    There is a struggle for the hearts and minds of Muslims unfolding across the Islamic world. The conflict pits Muslims who support pluralism and democracy against others who insist such institutions are antithetical to Islam. With some 1.3 billion people worldwide professing Islam, the outcome of this contest is sure to be one of the defining political... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    While globalization unifies the world, divisions re-emerge within it in the form of a spectacular separation between Islam and the West. How can it be that Huntington?s contested idea of a clash of civilizations became such a powerful political myth through which so many people look at the world? Bottici and Challand disentangle such a process... more...

  • The Armies of the Caliphsby Hugh Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    The Armies of the Caliphs is the first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, and reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics. Through a thorough examination of recruitment, payment, weaponry and fortifications in the armies, The Armies of the Caliphs offers the most comprehensive view... more...

  • New Politics of Islamby Naveed S. Sheikh

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This is a timely study of the international relations of Islamic states, dealing both with the evolving theory of pan-Islamism from classical to post-caliphal times and the foreign-policy practice of contemporary states, especially Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, from the colonial period to the global aftermath of September 11. With a concise but... more...

  • The First Dynasty of Islamby G. R Hawting

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    Gerald Hawting's book has long been acknowledged as the standard introductory survey of this complex period in Arab and Islamic history. Now it is once more made available, with the addition of a new introduction by the author which examines recent significant contributions to scholarship in the field. It is certain to be welcomed by students and academics... more...

  • Self and Sovereigntyby Ayesha Jalal

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 56.95

    Self and Sovereignty surveys the role of individual Muslim men and women within India and Pakistan from 1850 through to decolonisation and the partition period. Commencing in colonial times, this book explores and interprets the historical processes through which the perception of the Muslim individual and the community of Islam has been reconfigured... more...