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The Islamic World

  • Political Islam and Violence in Indonesiaby Zachary Abuza

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    This book analyzes the concurrent trends that since the fall of Suharto in 1998, Indonesia has made a successful democratic transition, but at the same time has been plagued by Islamist terrorism and sectarian violence. more...

  • The revolution which toppled the Umayyadsby S.S. Agha

    BRILL 2003; US$ 222.00

    This work re-examines the so-called Abbasid revolution, the ethnic character of whose effective constituency has been contested for over eight decades. It also brings to question the authenticity of the Abbasid dynastic claim. more...

  • Journey into Americaby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In 2007, the Brookings Institution Press published Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization. In that critically acclaimed book, Akbar Ahmed led a group of U.S. university students on a listening tour of the Islamic world, seeking to understand the experiences and perceptions of ordinary Muslims and their attitudes toward the West. Ahmed follows... more...

  • The Thistle and the Droneby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments... more...

  • The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the Westby Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab-Islamic world's overall impact on the Reformation and the Renaissance. 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...

  • Destiny Disruptedby Tamim Ansary

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95

    We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years. In Destiny Disrupted , Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and... more...

  • The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asiaby Cemil Aydin

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 44.99

    In this rich intellectual history, Cemil Aydin challenges the notion that anti-Westernism in the Muslim world is a political and religious reaction to the liberal and democratic values of the West. Nor is anti-Westernism a natural response to Western imperialism. Instead, by focusing on the agency and achievements of non-Western intellectuals, Aydin... more...

  • The Politics of Islamic Reassertion (RLE Politics of Islam)by Mohammed Ayoob

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    The Iranian Revolution has catalysed the preconceptions holding sway in the Western World about the character of Islam and its politics, based as they are on a mixture of imagined cultural superiority and a latent fear of a resurgence similar to the Arab conquests of the seventh and eighth centuries of the long Ottoman domination of Eastern Europe.... more...

  • The Flight of the Intellectualsby Paul Berman

    Melville House 2010; US$ 26.00

    Twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini called for the assassination of Salman Rushdie?and writers around the world instinctively rallied to Rushdie?s defense. Today, according to writer Paul Berman, ?Rushdie has metastasized into an entire social class??an ever-growing group of sharp-tongued critics of Islamist extremism, especially critics from Muslim... more...