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The Islamic World

  • After the Prophetby Lesley Hazleton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever.   Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked... more...

  • Among the Believersby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Naipaul's controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as "the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time." From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • 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...

  • 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 to... more...

  • The Caliphate Questionby Sean Oliver-Dee

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    The Caliphate Question examines British governmental files from the early to mid-twentieth century to examine the past approach of British policy-makers to questions of Islamic governance, particularly in relation to the office of the Caliph. In so doing it draws out pointers and questions that will help present-day policy-makers to create effective... more...

  • Capital Cities of Arab Islamby Philip K. Hitti

    University of Minnesota Press 1973; US$ 67.50

    Professor Hitti, the distinguished authority on the Islamic world, views the highlights of Arab history through the windows of the capital cities where those events occurred. The account focuses on six cities -- Mecca, the religious capital; Medina, the caliphal capital; Damascus, the imperial capital; Baghdad, the intellectual capital; Cairo, the... more...

  • Challenges of the Muslim Worldby William W. Cooper; Piyu Yue

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 146.99

    Highlights the underlying forces in future economic and social behaviour in Muslim countries that range from prices of gasoline to terrorism and related activities. This volume suggests an approach that deals with the high illiteracy rates and inadequate education facilities in many Muslim countries. more...

  • Crusade 2.0by John Feffer

    City Lights Publishers 2012; US$ 15.99

    In his official response to the attacks of September 11, George W. Bush invoked the Crusades, tapping into a centuries-long history of fear and aggression. The West's longstanding perception of Islam as a threat has taken on new and more complex implications in the twenty-first century, as years of migration and resulting demographic shifts have... more...

  • Cultures in Conflictby Bernard Lewis

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 9.99

    With elegance and erudition, Lewis explores the climactic year 1492 as a clash of civilizations--a clash not only of the New World and the Old, but also of Christendom and Islam, of Europe and the rest. In the same year that Columbus set sail across the Atlantic, he reminds us, the Spanish monarchy captured Granada, the last Muslim stronghold on the... more...

  • Die islamische Welt bis 1500by Tilman Nagel

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 35.00

    Die islamische Welt stellt für Europa eine zweifache Herausforderung dar: Sie ist seit dem Mittelalter ein mächtiger Gegner und Rivale, und sie verlangt von dem nach Erkenntnis der Geschichte strebenden Europäer, den eigenen Horizont zu überschreiten. Ihre Entstehung und der Verlauf ihrer Geschichte von den Anfängen bis etwa 1500 stehen im Mittelpunkt... more...