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  • Journey into Americaby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In 2007, the Brookings Institution Press published Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization. In that critically acclaimed book, Akbar Ahmed led a group of U.S. university students on a listening tour of the Islamic world, seeking to understand the experiences and perceptions of ordinary Muslims and their attitudes toward the West. Ahmed follows... more...

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

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 140.00

    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, 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...

  • 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...

  • The Myth of the Clash of Civilizationsby Chiara Bottici; Benoît Challand

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    While globalization unifies the world, divisions re-emerge within it in the form of a spectacular separation between Islam and the West. How can it be that Huntington?s contested idea of a clash of civilizations became such a powerful political myth through which so many people look at the world? Bottici and Challand disentangle such a process... 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...

  • Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesiaby Michael Francis Laffan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on previously unavailable archival material, this book argues that Indonesian nationalism rested on Islamic ecumenism heightened by colonial rule and the pilgrimage. The award winning author Laffan contrasts the latter experience with life in Cairo, where some Southeast Asians were drawn to both reformism and nationalism. After demonstrating... more...