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The Islamic World

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...