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The Islamic World

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  • Stranger to Historyby Aatish Taseer

    The Text Publishing Company 2009; US$ 34.95

    As a child, all Aatish Taseer had of his father was a photograph. Raised by his Sikh mother in Delhi, his Muslim Pakistani father remained a distant figure. At twenty-one Aatish crossed the border to meet him. Part memoir, part travelogue, stylish and troubling, this is Aatish's journey, from Istanbul to Lahore, in search of his history. more...

  • Crusade 2.0by John Feffer

    City Lights Publishers 2012; US$ 15.95

    Why anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise in the US and Europe, and what can be done to stop it. 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...

  • Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islamby Delia Cortese; Simonetta Calderini

    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...

  • The Thistle and the Droneby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments... more...

  • Destiny Disruptedby Tamim Ansary

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95

    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 Venture of Islam, Volume 1by Marshall G. S. Hodgson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century. This work grew out of... more...

  • Among the Believersby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Naipaul's controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as "the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time." From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Israel-Arab Readerby Walter Laqueur; Barry Rubin

    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...