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The Islamic World

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  • 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...

  • Muslim Palestineby Andrea Nusse

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    This detailed study provides an insightful analysis of the Palestinian Hamas movement's world-view, and explains the fundamentalist position on recent events, such as the Gulf War and the Hebron massacre. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    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. more...

  • Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacyby Andrew Peacock

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Using newly discovered manuscripts, this study sheds much new light not just on mediaeval Islamic history and the development of Islamic historiography but also on manuscripts and the transmission of their texts. 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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  • Varieties of Muslim Experienceby Lawrence Rosen

    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...

  • 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...