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The Islamic World

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given at the conference "Documents and the History of the Early Islamic Mediterranean World", including editions of unpublished documents and historical studies, which make use of documentary evidence from al-Andalus, Sicily, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria and Khurasan.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

  • 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...

  • The Venture of Islam, Volume 2by Marshall G. S. Hodgson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 41.00

    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$ 43.00

    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...

  • Among the Believersby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • Is This Your First War?by Michael Petrou

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 1.50

    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 and Colonialismby Will Myer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Tracing the development of western thought about Central Asia, this book argues that for historical and political reasons, Central Asia was seen as being in a colonial relationship with Russia. Consequently, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia was seen as the greatest threat to the USSR. The book questions the suitability of the colonial model for... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

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

  • Horrors of Slaveryby Hester Blum; Hester Blum; William Ray

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    Barbary pirates in Africa targeted sailors for centuries, often taking slaves and demanding ransom in exchange. First published in 1808, Horrors of Slavery is the tale of one such sailor, captured during the United States's first military encounter with the Islamic world, the Tripolitan War. William Ray, along with three hundred crewmates, spent nineteen... more...