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The Islamic World

  • Political Islam and Violence in Indonesiaby Zachary Abuza

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia presents a penetrating new investigation of religious radicalism in the largest Muslim country in the world. Indonesia is a country long known for its diversity and tolerant brand of Islam. However, since the fall of Suharto, a more intolerant form of Islam has been growing, one whose adherents have carried... 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asiaby Cemil Aydin

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 49.99

    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$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Myth of the Clash of Civilizationsby Chiara Bottici; Benoît Challand

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    While globalization unifies the world, divisions re-emerge within it in the form of a spectacular separation between Islam and the West. How can it be that Huntington?s contested idea of a clash of civilizations became such a powerful political myth through which so many people look at the world? Bottici and Challand disentangle such a process of... more...

  • Short History of Indonesiaby Colin Brown

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 27.22

    A readable, well-informed and comprehensive history of Indonesia and its peoples, from ancient origins to the present day. A new title in the Short Histories of Asia Series, edited by Milton Osborne. more...

  • Stalemate: An Anatomy of Conflicts between Democracies, Islamists, and Muslim Autocratsby Erik Claessen

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 64.00

    In order to properly understand the nature of the conflicts that currently plague the Middle East?and have for so many decades?it is essential to grasp the fundamental differences between Muslim autocracies, radical Islamist movements, and democracies. Recognizing how the countries and governments involved differ in terms of their political, social,... more...