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  • Light of Wisdom, Volume Iby Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Light of Wisdom Vol. I contains the root terma ---hidden treasure text --- of Padmasambhava, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence and its commentary The Light of Wisdom by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Annotations on the commentary Entering the Path of Wisdom spoken by Jamyang Drakpa and recorded by Jokyab Rinpoche are included as well as clarifications... more...

  • Demystifying Islamby Harris Zafar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    Demystifying Islam is a concise guide to what Islam really teaches about provocative topics, from the burqa to Shariah law. After a short introduction to basic beliefs and practices, each chapter boldly tackles a challenging topic about Islam today. The book is forthright about issues where Muslims disagree, and provides a single, engaging source... more...

  • Islamismusby Tilman Seidensticker

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.41

    Spätestens seit der Iranischen Revolution von 1979 und erst recht seit dem 11. September 2001 hält der Islamismus die Welt in Atem. Tilman Seidensticker erklärt, was Muslimbrüder, Salafisten, Wahhabiten und andere Strömungen voneinander unterscheidet, auf welche Vordenker sie sich berufen und mit welchen Mitteln sie operieren, um das Ziel einer islamischen... more...

  • Islamby Mahmoud Ayoub

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Combining the personal with the scholarly, this innovative introduction gives the reader an insight into Islam and its rich history. more...

  • Arabischer Frühling und deutsches Islambildby Kai Hafez

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 42.54

    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...

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

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 34.02

    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...

  • Islam Todayby Akbar S. Ahmed

    I.B.Tauris 1998; US$ 24.00

    Although there are over one billion Muslims in the world, and over 10 million in the West, most discussion of Islam is based on clichés or outright prejudice. This lively and compelling book sets out to bridge the gulfs of misunderstanding. Islam, argues Akbar Ahmed, does not mean the subordination of women, contempt for other religions, opposition... more...

  • Islamic Perspectives on the New Millenniumby Virginia Hooker; Amin Saikal

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 65.90

    The early years of the twenty-first century have been characterized by a sense of widespread anxiety and fear because of the violent activities of groups of terrorists who claim they act in the name of Islam. Their acts of terrorism, viewed by a majority in the Muslim world as crimes which must be subject to the law, are in tragic contrast to the efforts... more...

  • The Great Theftby Khaled Abou El Fadl

    HarperCollins US 2005; US$ 11.99

    Despite President George W. Bush's assurances that Islam is a peaceful religion and that all good Muslims hunger for democracy, confusion persists and far too many Westerners remain convinced that Muslims and terrorists are synonymous. In the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the recent bombings in London,... more...

  • Islam, Globalization and Postmodernityby Akbar S. Ahmed; Hastings Donnan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    This book examines the cultural responses of Muslims to the transformations, contradictions and challenges confronting contemporary Islam as it moves towards the twenty-first century. The diffusion of populations, the globalization of culture and the forces of postmodernity have shaken the world like never before. These developments have generated... more...