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General works on Islam

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  • Islam in the Modern Worldby Denis MacEoin; Ahmed Al-Shahi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    In recent years, events in the Islamic world have captured the attention of the West to an unprecedented degree. However, much of the media coverage of events like the Islamic revolution in Iran has merely reinforced current prejudices and misconceptions about Islam. This collection of essays, by specialists in a variety of disciplines, gives an... more...

  • Controversies in Contemporary Islamby Oliver Leaman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    This book helps to deepen our understanding of the varieties of contemporary Islam and the issues that are of most concern to Muslims today. Oliver Leaman explores some of the controversies and debates that exist within Islam and between Islam and other religions. He considers how the religion can be defined by looking at the contrast between competing... more...

  • Islamic Spiritualityby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    Originally published 1987. The first part of the volume is concerned with "The Roots of the Islamic Tradition and Spirituality". These are seen to include the Qu?ran as the central theophany of Islam, the Prophet who received the word of God and made it known to mankind and the rites of Islam. The second part examines the divisions of the... more...

  • Islamby Neal Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This user-friendly reference work provides an accessible introduction to Islam for the general reader and student alike. It presents a historical overview, a description of Islam as a living faith along with a discussion of the problems raised by Western perceptions of Islam. Including key dates and simple definitions, the book provides readers with... more...

  • Muslim Institutionsby Maurice Gaudefroy-Demombynes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    Originally published in 1967, this Companion is designed to help readers of the Qur?an by giving them necessary background information. An account is given of ideas peculiar to the Qur?an, and the main variant interpretations are noted. A full index of Qur?anic proper names and an index of words commented on has been provided. Based on A J Arberry?s... more...

  • Islam in the Modern Worldby Jeffrey T. Kenney; Ebrahim Moosa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    This comprehensive introduction explores the landscape of contemporary Islam. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it: provides broad overviews of the developments, events, people and movements that have defined Islam in the three majority-Muslim regions traces the connections between traditional Islamic institutions and concerns, and... more...

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

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 34.55

    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...

  • Arabischer Frühling und deutsches Islambildby Kai Hafez

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 43.21

    Zahlreiche Studien weltweit belegen, dass das Islambild westlicher Massenmedien eine oft stereotype und bisweilen islamophobe Negativprägung aufweist. Die demokratischen Revolutionen in Tunesien und Ägypten wirkten wie ein positiver Schock, der viele Klischees in Frage stellte. Die vorliegende Studie eines Autorenteams der Universität Erfurt geht der... more...

  • Islamby Malise Ruthven

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This title contains insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements and it also offers perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest 'Jihad' (holy way) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies? more...

  • Islamby Solomon A. Nigosian

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    This compact introduction to Islam describes the essential aspects of Islam as a living religion and social force. The book is organized around seven topics: the life of Muhammad; Islamic political development and territorial expansion; the important groupings of Islamic believers (Sunni, Shi'ite, and... more...