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- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 63.00
Essential Islam: A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practice is the ideal beginners resource on the core elements of a faith that, like Christianity and Judaism, offers a guide to holy living and a path to salvationone that like other world faiths has inspired peace and war, tolerance and brutality, enlightenment and abysmal ignorance.||Essential... 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 59.00
The Baha'i Faith in America sets out to accomplish two main goals. The first is to introduce to the American reading public a religion whose name may be commonly mentioned or heard, yet in terms of its unique history, world-view, beliefs, and laws, is virtually unknown. Such categories provide the essential material for Part I. The second objective,... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 76.50
The formation of any scholarly discourse is contingent upon the creation of a vocabulary and a set of categories responsible for manufacturing the data that it deems significant or not. The discovery of raw data, the manufacture of theoretical or interpretive frameworks that make sense of such data, and subsequent scholarly conventions... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 44.10
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$ 37.50
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...