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  • 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...

  • Islam and the Westby Bernard Lewis

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 13.99

    Bernard Lewis brings together in this volume eleven essays that open doors to the innermost domains of Islam. Lewis ranges far and wide in these essays. He includes long pieces, such as his capsule history of the interaction--in war and peace, in commerce and culture--between Europe and its Islamic neighbors, and shorter ones, such as his deft study... more...

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

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • The Caliphate Questionby Sean Oliver-Dee

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    The Caliphate Question examines British governmental files from the early to mid-twentieth century to examine the past approach of British policy-makers to questions of Islamic governance, particularly in relation to the office of the Caliph. In so doing it draws out pointers and questions that will help present-day policy-makers to create effective... more...

  • The Islamic Middle Eastby Charles Lindholm

    Wiley 2008; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Challenges of the Muslim Worldby William W. Cooper; Piyu Yue

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 146.99

    Highlights the underlying forces in future economic and social behaviour in Muslim countries that range from prices of gasoline to terrorism and related activities. This volume suggests an approach that deals with the high illiteracy rates and inadequate education facilities in many Muslim countries. more...

  • Stalemate: An Anatomy of Conflicts between Democracies, Islamists, and Muslim Autocratsby Erik Claessen

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 64.00

    In order to properly understand the nature of the conflicts that currently plague the Middle East?and have for so many decades?it is essential to grasp the fundamental differences between Muslim autocracies, radical Islamist movements, and democracies. Recognizing how the countries and governments involved differ in terms of their political, social,... more...

  • Rock the Casbahby Robin Wright

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 17.00

    A decade after the 9/11 attacks, this groundbreaking book takes readers deep into rebellions against both autocrats and extremists that are redefining politics, culture, and security threats across the Islamic world. The awakening involves hundreds of millions of people. And the political transformations? and tectonic changes?are only beginning. ... more...

  • Cultures in Conflictby Bernard Lewis

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 9.99

    With elegance and erudition, Lewis explores the climactic year 1492 as a clash of civilizations--a clash not only of the New World and the Old, but also of Christendom and Islam, of Europe and the rest. In the same year that Columbus set sail across the Atlantic, he reminds us, the Spanish monarchy captured Granada, the last Muslim stronghold on the... more...