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- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 139.30
Throws light on the silent and shadowy figures of women under the Fatimids. The contribution of these women is explored first within the context of Isma'ili and Fatimid genealogical history, and then within the courts in their roles as mothers, courtesans, wives and daughters, and as workers and servants. more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 18.00
An essential resource?completely revised and updated for the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Israel In print for forty years , The Israel-Arab Reader is a thorough and up-to-date guide to the continuing crisis in the Middle East. It covers the full spectrum of the Israel-Arab conflict?including a new chapter recounting the Gaza withdrawal,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 26.00
In Varieties of Muslim Experience , anthropologist Lawrence Rosen explores aspects of Arab Muslim life that are, at first glance, perplexing to Westerners. He ranges over such diverse topics as why Arabs eschew portraiture, why a Muslim scientist might be attracted to fundamentalism, and why the Prophet must be protected from blasphemous cartoons.... more...