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  • Political Islam and Violence in Indonesiaby Zachary Abuza

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia presents a penetrating new investigation of religious radicalism in the largest Muslim country in the world. Indonesia is a country long known for its diversity and tolerant brand of Islam. However, since the fall of Suharto, a more intolerant form of Islam has been growing, one whose adherents have carried... more...

  • Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic Worldby Katharine Scarfe Beckett

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00

    In this book, Scarfe Beckett is concerned with representations of the Islamic world prevalent in Anglo-Saxon England. more...

  • Sacred Swordsby James Waterson

    Frontline Books 2011; US$ 5.99

    In 1071 Muslim Turks crushed the Byzantine Emperor?s Anatolian army at Manzikert. The Crusades, the West?s response to this catastrophe, are well known as are the names of the European nobles who fought in them. The names and deeds of many of the Crusaders? opponents in the Holy Land are often unfamiliar to Western readers.Using primarily Muslim sources,... more...

  • From al-Andalus to Khurasanby P. 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given at the conference "Documents and the History of the Early Islamic Mediterranean World", including editions of unpublished documents and historical studies, which make use of documentary evidence from al-Andalus, Sicily, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria and Khurasan.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...

  • The Venture of Islam, Volume 2by 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...

  • The Venture of Islam, Volume 3by 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...

  • Eclipse of the Sunnisby Deborah Amos

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 15.99

    An award-winning NPR correspondent illuminates the flipside of the Shia revival—the dislocation and destabilization of the Sunni Muslims—and its impact on the Middle East 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...

  • Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesiaby Michael Francis Laffan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Early Islamic Spainby David James

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first published English-language translation of the significant History of Islamic Spain by Ibn al-Qutiya (d. Cordova 367 / 977). Including extensive notes and comments, a genealogical table and relevant maps, the text is preceded by a study of the author and his work, and is the only serious examination of the unique manuscript... more...