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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 35.00

    This text provides an in-depth analysis of the politics and organization of Muslim autocracies, radical Islamist movements, and democracies, explaining their influence on the never-ending conflicts in the Middle East. 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...

  • 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...