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The Islamic World

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 radical... 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...