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The Islamic World

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  • The Islamic Middle Eastby Charles Lindholm

    Wiley 2008; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • 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...

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given at the conference "Documents and the History of the Early Islamic Mediterranean World", including editions of unpublished documents and historical studies, which make use of documentary evidence from al-Andalus, Sicily, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria and Khurasan.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

  • Is This Your First War?by Michael Petrou

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 24.99

    Premier foreign correspondent Michael Petrou treks through the Middle East and Central Asia, from Pakistan and Afghanistan to Syria and Egypt, and bring backs blistering stories of turmoil and the people who are driving significant changes. 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...

  • 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 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...