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The Islamic World

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  • A History of Medieval Islamby John Joseph Saunders

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This is an introduction to the history of the Muslim East from the rise of Islam to the Mongol conquests. It explains and indicates the main trends of Islamic historical evolution during the Middle Ages, and will help the non-Orientalist to understand something of the relationship between Islam and Christendom in those centuries. more...

  • Women in Islamby Anne-Sofie Roald

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    Women in Islam investigates the ongoing debate across the Muslim world and the West on the position of women in Islam. Anne-Sofie Roald focuses on how Islamic perceptions of women and gender change in Western Muslim communities. She shows how Islamic attitudes towards social concerns such as gender relations, female circumcision, and female dress... 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...

  • Texts, documents, and artefactsby C.F. Robinson

    BRILL 2003; US$ 232.00

    A collection of 17 articles by Islamicists and Arabists, on a variety of topics in mediaeval and early modern times. It addresses the Qur'an Shi'ism, Abbasid historiography, the Crusaders, and Mamluk history. more...

  • Muslim Palestineby Andrea Nusse

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    The ideology of Islamic fundamentalists is of central importance in the modern world, but it is often distorted or misunderstood by the international media. This insightful study provides a detailed analysis of the Palestinian Hamas movement's world-view, and shows how the theoretical framework developed by thinkers such as Hassan al-Banna, Sayyis... more...

  • Intellectuals in the Modern Islamic Worldby Stephane A. Dudoignon; Komatsu Hisao; Kosugi Yasushi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Incorporating a rich series of case-studies covering a range of geographical areas, this collection of essays examines the history of modern intellectuals in the Islamic world throughout the twentieth century. The contributors reassess the typology and history of various scholars, providing significant diachronic analysis of the different forms of... more...

  • Poetics of Islamic Historiographyby Boaz Shoshan

    BRILL 2004; US$ 145.00

    This book exposes the mimetic assumption involved in early Islamic historiography, its literary practice and whatever subverts it as reflected in ?abari's History. Four major events in the history of early Islam are then subject to analysis based on literary criticism and are shown to produce a new meaning. more...

  • Political Islam and Violence in Indonesiaby Zachary Abuza

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia presents a penetrating new investigation of religious radicalism in the largest Muslim country in the world. Indonesia is a country long known for its diversity and tolerant brand of Islam. However, since the fall of Suharto, a more intolerant form of Islam has been growing, one whose adherents have carried... more...

  • Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacyby Andrew Peacock

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Tarikhnamah is a history of the world and the oldest surviving work of Persian prose. This book examines it as a political and cultural document and why it became such an influential work in the Islamic world. more...