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  • The Jews of Islamby Bernard Lewis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    Probing the Muslims' attitude toward Judaism as a special case of their view of other religious minorities in Islamic countries, Bernard Lewis demolishes two competing stereotypes: the fanatical warrior, sword in one hand and Qur' an in the other, and the Muslim designer of an interfaith utopia. Available for the first time in paperback, his portrayal... more...

  • Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East (RLE Politics of Islam)by Metin Heper; Raphael Israeli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    The recent resurgence of Islam in the Middle East is a far more complex phenomenon than is often suggested by those analyses which reduce recent developments in the area to no more than an intensification of religiosity. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East challenges that perception of the contemporary Middle East. It explores the nature... more...

  • Understanding Tahrir Squareby Stephen R. Grand

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Amid the current turmoil in the Middle East, Understanding Tahrir Square sounds a rare optimistic note. Surveying countries in other parts of the world during their transitions to democracy, author Stephen Grand argues that the long-term prospects in many parts of the Arab world are actually quite positive. If the current polarization and political... more...

  • Islamismus im Maghreb als Herausforderung für die EU-Sicherheitspolitikby Abderrahman Aresmouk

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 37.02

    Der Arabische Frühling 2011 hat die Aufmerksamkeit der westlichen Medien wieder verstärkt auf den Maghreb (die nördlichen Staaten Afrikas) gerichtet, der eigentlich schon seit Jahrzehnten als bedeutende sicherheitspolitische Herausforderung für Europa gilt. Islamismus und Islamischer Fundamentalismus stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt der Debatte. Das vorliegende... more...

  • Muslimsby Andrew Rippin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    This concise and authoritative guide provides a complete survey of Islamic history and thought from its formative period to the present day. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular the Qu'ran and the influence of Muhammad, and traces the ways in which these sources have interacted historically to create Muslim... more...

  • Logic, Rhetoric and Legal Reasoning in the Qur'anby Rosalind Ward Gwynne

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Muslims have always used verses from the Qur'an to support opinions on law, theology, or life in general, but almost no attention has been paid to how the Qur'an presents its own precepts as conclusions proceeding from reasoned arguments. Whether it is a question of God's powers of creation, the rationale for his acts, or how people are to think clearly... more...

  • Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Maria Elisabeth Louw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate understandings of Islam as an important marker for identity,... more...

  • Muslim Active Citizenship in the Westby Mario Peucker; Shahram Akbarzadeh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Muslim Active Citizenship in the West investigates the emergence and nature of Muslims? struggle for recognition as full members of society in Australia, Great Britain and Germany. What actions have been taken by Muslims to achieve equal civic standing? How do socio-political and socio-economic factors impact on these processes? And how do Muslims... more...

  • Der Koranby Hartmut Bobzin

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 9.25

    Der Koran erschließt sich einem Leser nicht leicht ? ganz unabhängig davon, ob dieser Leser Muslim ist oder nicht. Gleichzeitig ist der Koran, die heilige Schrift der Muslime, jedoch ein Buch, das wie kaum ein anderes den Gang der Geschichte bestimmt hat und für die weltumspannende Kultur des Islams auch heute noch von prägender Bedeutung ist. Hartmut... more...

  • Ancient Religions, Modern Politicsby Michael Cook

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam, Hinduism,... more...