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- Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 15.95
Recognized by readers of his novel, The Taqwacores, as the godfather of American Muslim punk, Michael Muhammad Knight is a voice for the growing number of teenagers who choose neither side of the “Clash of Civilizations.? Knight has now written his personal story, a chronicle of his bizarre and traumatic boyhood and his conversion to Islam during... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2011; US$ 90.95
Reflecting recent global developments, the second edition of this illuminating introduction to Islamic history expands its coverage of the Qur’an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women. An expanded new edition of this concise, illuminating introduction to Islam, written by one of the field’s leading scholars... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 35.76
Hauptbeschreibung Eine Metropole zu sein ist für städtische Gemeinwesen hinreichender Größe ein Idealzustand, genauso wie es für Städte mit ausreichendem Potential ein erstrebenswertes Ziel ist, eine zu werden. Die Möglichkeit einer Stadt, einen Metropolenstatus zu erlangen, hängt von verschiedenen Faktoren ab, von denen drei Hauptfaktoren am Beispiel... more...
- World Wisdom 2008; US$ 9.99
Behind the clamorous headlines of militant and political Islam lies a more serene and cultivated form of traditional Islam. Jean-Louis Michon, a UNESCO advisor tasked with preserving the architectural and artistic heritage of Islam, unveils this lesser-known dimension of the world's second largest religion. more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95
Civil Islam tells the story of Islam and democratization in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation. Challenging stereotypes of Islam as antagonistic to democracy, this study of courage and reformation in the face of state terror suggests possibilities for democracy in the Muslim world and beyond. Democratic in the early 1950s and with rich... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 59.90
Well over half of the worlds Muslim population lives in Asia. Over the centuries a rich constellation of Muslim cultures developed there and the region is currently home to some of the most dynamic and important developments in contemporary Islam. Despite this, the internal dynamics of Muslim societies in Asia do not often receive commensurate... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 90.90
For two decades now, Stephen C. Headley has been one of the most original and systematic ethnographers of Javanese religion and cultural history. No one in contemporary Javanese ethnography has combed through the annals of nineteenth and twentieth century scholarship with as careful an eye for the variety of Javanese traditions. None combines this... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 30.99
The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the sacred text has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. First published in 2004, M.A.S. Abdel Haleem's translation has been acclaimed for... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00
One million Baha'is live in africa. This is the first academic volume to explore the history of this movement on the continent. The book discusses the diverse and contractivory American, Iranian, British, and African contributions to this new religious movement. more...