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General works on Islam

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

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 36.82

    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...

  • Women, Jurisprudence, Islamby Sedigheh Vasmaghi; Philip G Kreyenbroek; Mr Ashna

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 43.74

    Sedigheh Vasmahghi is a professor at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Tehran, specialising in Islamic theology and jurisprudence. In the course of her studies she has come to the conclusion that some of the traditional arguments leading to the current majority view on the rights of women in Shi?ite Islam are based on faulty reasoning or... more...

  • Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authorityby Carool Kersten; Susanne Olsson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that the centre of gravity for alternative Islamic discourses will continue to shift from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' towards the geographical peripheries of the Muslim world and expatriate Muslims in North America and Europe. This process has consequences for the question of authority among Muslims. In view of recent seismic... more...

  • Islam: The Basicsby Colin Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95

    With nearly 1500 rich years of history and culture to its name, Islam is one of the world?s great faiths and, in modern times, the subject of increasingly passionate debate by believers and non-believers alike. Islam: The Basics is a concise and timely introduction to all aspects of Muslim belief and practice. Topics covered include: The... more...

  • Studying Islam in Practiceby Gabriele Marranci

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    This book presents Islam as a lived religion through observation and discussion of how Muslims from a variety of countries, traditions and views practice their religion. The range of fascinating case studies will also help students understand how research into religious practice is carried out, and what issues and challenges arise. more...

  • Der Islam im öffentlichen Bewusstseinby Thomas Schönberger

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 23.01

    Die Angst vor dem Islam geht um in Europa. Jeder dritte Befragte erklärte in einer Infratest-dimap-Umfrage 2010: "Ein Deutschland ohne Islam wäre besser". Fast 60 Prozent wollen nach einer anderen Studie die Religionsfreiheit für Muslime "erheblich einschränken". Über die konkreten Erscheinungsformen von Islamophobie im direkten Lebensumfeld sagen... more...

  • 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...

  • Islamic Spiritualityby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Originally published 1987. This volume is devoted not simply to the historical foundations but the essential foundations as the principle and source off the multiform Manifestations of Islamic spirituality in history and in various Islamic cultural zones. 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 includes a historical overview, a description of Islam as a living faith along with a discussion of the problems raised by Western perceptions of Islam. more...