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  • Islam Under Siegeby Akbar S. Ahmed

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    In this groundbreaking book, Akbar Ahmed, one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, who has worked in the Muslim world but lives in the West, explains what is going wrong in his society by referring to Islamic history and beliefs. Employing theological and anthropological perspectives, he attempts to answer the questions that people in the West... more...

  • Islamismusby Tilman Seidensticker

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.30

    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...

  • Muhammadby Mohammad R Rad; Tim Leibner

    Traugott Bautz 2008; US$ 35.31

    InhaltsverzeichnisVorwortEinleitungDie Prinzipien der MethodeVerweigerung der ArbitraritätDie Priorität des KoransDas Prinzip der ObjektivitätDie Priorität des BetragensDie Priorität des MotivsDie unbedingte Präsenz der WahrheitDie Motiviertheit der SpracheDie motivierte Lösung der SpracheZehn prinzipielle GeboteDie Arbitrarität der SchriftgelehrtenSystematik... more...

  • Arabischer Frühling und deutsches Islambildby Kai Hafez

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 41.54

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Islamic world and the Westby K. Hafez

    BRILL 2000; US$ 142.00

    This anthology is an introduction to political cultures in the Islamic world and into relations between the West and Islam. It outlines similarities and differences in the understanding, perception and communication of politico-ideological issues like modernity democracy and human rights. more...

  • Islam Between Culture and Politicsby Bassam Tibi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 43.00

    Bassam Tibi offers a radical solution to the problems faced by Islam in a rapidly changing and globalizing world. He proposes a depoliticization of the faith and the introduction of reforms to embrace secular democracy, pluralism, civil society and individual human rights. The alternative to this is the impasse of fundamentalism. The pivotal argument... more...

  • Islam in World Culturesby R.Michael Feener

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Analyzes differences in Islamic culture and practice by looking not simply at matters of doctrine, but also at how Islam interacts with local cultures. more...