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- Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 32.40
This book tracks the evolution of Malcolm X from a racist, espousing the essentialist ideals of the Nation of Islam to a human rights activist, aware of the broader early 1960?s struggle against imperial forces. Central to this was his strategic use of race to unite African-American initially and then the oppressed people in the world. Race was used... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 91.00
Mitte des 8. Jahrhunderts wechselten sowohl im Frankenreich als auch im islamischen Kalifat die Herrscherdynastien, Merowinger und Umayyaden wurden nahezu zeitgleich durch Karolinger bzw. Abbasiden ersetzt. Während die Abbasiden behaupteten, als Verwandte des verstorbenen Propheten Mohammed über ein spezielles, erbliches Charisma zu verfügen, das ihnen... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00
Fazlallah Astarabadi was a 14th-century Islamic religious leader who believed that the world was about to come to an end. This book is the first comprehensive study of Astarabadi's life and thought and also offer a history of his movement. It emphasizes the diversity of medieval Islam by describing an apocalyptic movement founded on the idea that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
When it first appeared in 1882, this book was a pioneering work in every respect. It was the first coherent study of 'modern' Islam, explaining in a simple and functional manner its tenets and roots, the diversity of its cultural and political experience, and its dynamism and potential for good in the modern world. This was at a time when the Muslim... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 22.99
Salafism and jihadism are an important focus of inner-German security discussions. The Salafi proselytizing is more successful than ever, and the jihad in Afghanistan or Syria pulls Islamists from Germany.This collection offers an examination of currently virulent phenomena of Salafism and jihadism from different perspectives. It is sometimes claimed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This ground-breaking and controversial work locates the antecedents of today's Islamic 'fundamentalism' in 16th and 17th century Iran and the forced conversion of the Sunnite population of Iran to the largely alien doctrines of Twelver Shi'ism; the concomitant extirpation of Sufism and philosophy; and the gradual rise of the 'faqih' or jurist. more...
- NYU Press 1998; US$ 22.10
Despite his association with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X had an intimate relation with Christianity and Christians, which influenced his personal life and spirituality as well as his career. Lou Decaro's Malcolm and the Cross thoroughly explores the relation between Malcolm, the Nation of Islam, and Christianity. After revealing the religious... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 27.95
Drawn from the first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses, Roy Mottahedeh's gripping account of Islam and Politics in revolutionary Iran is widely regarded as one of the best records of that turbulent time ever written. The true story of a young mullah, his life in the sacred shrine city of Qom, and the dramatic events of the 1979 Revolution, this enthralling... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 58.00
The Ismailis have enjoyed a long, eventful and complex history dating back to the 8th century CE and originating in the Shi'i tradition of Islam. During the medieval period, Ismailis of different regions - especially in central Asia, south Asia, Iran and Syria - developed and elaborated their own distinctive literary and intellectual traditions, which... more...