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  • 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...

  • The Israel-Arab Readerby Walter Laqueur; Barry Rubin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 20.00

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA. more...

  • Children of Jihadby Jared Cohen

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Defying foreign government orders and interviewing terrorists face to face, a young American tours hostile lands to learn about Middle Eastern youth? and uncovers a subculture that defies every stereotype . In 2004, Jared Cohen embarked on the first of a series of incredible journeys to the Middle East in an effort to understand the spread of radical... more...

  • Islam in Malaysian Foreign Policyby Shanti Nair

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    A case study of a multi-ethnic Muslim state and a contribution to the study of the domestic functions of foreign policy. The book also addresses the real and imagined significance of Islam as a force in contemporary global politics. 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...

  • Islam in Indonesian Foreign Policyby Rizal Sukma

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This companion volume to the highly successful Islam in Malaysian Foreign Policy explores the extent to which foreign policy in the world's largest Muslim nation has been influenced by Islamic considerations. more...

  • Russian-Muslim Confrontation in the Caucasusby Gary Hamburg; Thomas Sanders; Ernest Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book presents two extraordinary texts - The Shining of Swords by Al-Qarakhi and a new translation for a contemporary readership of Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murat - illuminating the mountain war between the Muslim peoples of the Caucasus and the imperial Russian army from 1830 to 1859. The authors offer a complete commentary on the various intellectual... more...

  • Islamic Area Studies with Geographical Information Systemsby Atsuyuki Okabe

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In this volume the contributors use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to reassess both historic and contemporary Asian countries and traditionally Islamic areas. This highly illustrated and comprehensive work highlights how GIS can be applied to the social sciences. With its description of how to process, construct and manage geographical data... more...

  • Medieval Arabic Historiographyby Konrad Hirschler

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Medieval Arabic Historiography is concerned with social contexts and narrative structures of pre-modern Islamic historiography written in Arabic in seventh and thirteenth-century Syria and Eygpt. Taking up recent theoretical reflections on historical writing in the European Middle Ages, this extraordinary study combines approaches drawn from social... more...

  • From al-Andalus to Khurasanby Petra Sijpesteijn

    BRILL 2006; US$ 140.00

    This volume collects papers given at the conference "Documents and the History of the Early Islamic Mediterranean World", including editions of unpublished documents and historical studies, which make use of documentary evidence from al-Andalus, Sicily, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria and Khurasan. more...