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  • 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 and Colonialismby Will Myer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book questions the suitability of the colonial model for understanding Soviet Asia's recent political history and challenges many of the assumptions which underlay the adoption of such a model. 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...