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The Islamic World

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    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

    First published in 1808, Horrors of Slavery is the tale of a 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 months in captivity after his ship, the Philadelphia, ran aground in the harbor of Tripoli. Imprisoned, Ray... more...

  • Oil, Islam, and Conflictby Rob Johnson

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 25.00

    The Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan while Chechnya still struggles under a shadow of violence, and the nations surrounding them are barely more stable. Add in the significant reserves scattered throughout Central Asia and you have a volatile political cocktail that makes the region, in Rob Johnson?s words, the ?new Middle East.? In Oil, Islam and... more...

  • Islam and Colonialismby Will Myer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    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...