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The Islamic World

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  • Cultures in Conflictby Bernard Lewis

    Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 9.99

    Hailed as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies" in The New York Times Book Review, Bernard Lewis stands at the height of his field. "To read Mr. Lewis," wrote Fouad Ajami in The Wall Street Journal, "is to be taken through a treacherous terrain by the coolest and most reassuring of guides. You are in the hands of the Islamic... more...

  • Destiny Disruptedby Tamim Ansary

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 16.99

    We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years. In Destiny Disrupted , Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and... more...

  • The First Dynasty of Islamby G. R Hawting

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    Gerald Hawting's book has long been acknowledged as the standard introductory survey of this complex period in Arab and Islamic history. Now it is once more made available, with the addition of a new introduction by the author which examines recent significant contributions to scholarship in the field. It is certain to be welcomed by students and academics... more...

  • The Flight of the Intellectualsby Paul Berman

    Melville House 2010; US$ 26.00

    Twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini called for the assassination of Salman Rushdie?and writers around the world instinctively rallied to Rushdie?s defense. Today, according to writer Paul Berman, ?Rushdie has metastasized into an entire social class??an ever-growing group of sharp-tongued critics of Islamist extremism, especially critics from Muslim... 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...

  • Islamby Philip K. Hitti

    University of Minnesota Press 1970; US$ 67.50

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  • Islam and the Westby Bernard Lewis

    Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 13.99

    Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies," Bernard Lewis has been for half a century one of the West's foremost scholars of Islamic history and culture, the author of over two dozen books, most notably The Arabs in History, The Emergence of Modern Turkey, The Political Language of Islam, and The... more...

  • The Islamic Middle Eastby Charles Lindholm

    Wiley 2008; US$ 51.95

    The Islamic Middle East is a rare, thought-provoking account of the origins, nature, and evolution of Islam that provides a historical perspective vital to understanding the contemporary Middle East. more...

  • Living Islamby Magnus Marsden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Marsden's 2005 book is a powerful contribution to the understanding of religion in the Muslim societies of southern Asia and beyond. more...

  • Medieval Islamic Civilizationby Josef W. Meri

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 425.00

    Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the seventh and sixteenth century. This important two-volume work contains over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars and experts in fields such as Arabic languages, Arabic literature, architecture,... more...