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The Islamic World

  • The Politics of Islamic Reassertionby Mohammed Ayoob

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • Engaging the Muslim Worldby Walter Douglas; Jeanne Neal

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 29.99

    Public diplomacy supports the interests of the United States by advancing American goals outside the traditional arena of government-to-government relations. Since 9/11, with the rise of al Qaeda and other violent organizations that virulently oppose the United States, public diplomacy in Muslim-majority countries has become an instrument to blunt... more...

  • Why They Don't Hate Usby Mark Levine

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 27.50

    This is a ground-breaking exploration of the roots of the current conflict between the US and the Muslim world. more...

  • The Armies of the Caliphsby Hugh Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    The Armies of the Caliphs is the first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, and reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics. Through a thorough examination of recruitment, payment, weaponry and fortifications in the armies, The Armies of the Caliphs offers the most comprehensive view... 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 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... more...

  • Islam in Malaysian Foreign Policyby Shanti Nair

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    A case study of a multi-ethnic Muslim state and a contribution to the study of the domestic functions of foreign policy. The book also addresses the real and imagined significance of Islam as a force in contemporary global politics. more...

  • Muslim Palestineby Andrea Nusse

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    The ideology of Islamic fundamentalists is of central importance in the modern world, but it is often distorted or misunderstood by the international media. This insightful study provides a detailed analysis of the Palestinian Hamas movement's world-view, and shows how the theoretical framework developed by thinkers such as Hassan al-Banna, Sayyis... more...

  • Is This Your First War?by Michael Petrou

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...