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

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    How should the United States deal with the jihadist challenge and other religious imperatives that permeate today's geopolitical landscape? Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement argues that what is required is a longer-term strategy of cultural engagement, backed by a deeper understanding of how... more...

  • Remaking Muslim Politicsby Robert W. Hefner

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 to... more...

  • The Caliphate Questionby Sean Oliver-Dee

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    The Caliphate Question examines British governmental files from the early to mid-twentieth century to examine the past approach of British policy-makers to questions of Islamic governance, particularly in relation to the office of the Caliph. In so doing it draws out pointers and questions that will help present-day policy-makers to create effective... more...

  • Challenges of the Muslim Worldby William W. Cooper; Piyu Yue

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 140.00

    Highlights the underlying forces in future economic and social behaviour in Muslim countries that range from prices of gasoline to terrorism and related activities. This volume suggests an approach that deals with the high illiteracy rates and inadequate education facilities in many Muslim countries. more...

  • Crusade 2.0by John Feffer

    City Lights Publishers 2012; US$ 15.95

    Why anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise in the US and Europe, and what can be done to stop it. more...