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General works on Islam

  • When Christians First Met Muslimsby Michael Philip Penn

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The first Christians to meet Muslims were not Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople but rather Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Living under Muslim rule from the seventh century to the present, Syriac Christians wrote the first and most... more...

  • A Fundamental Fearby S. Sayyid; Hamid Dabashi

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    In this provocative book S. Sayyid answers the questions 'why political Islam?' and 'why now?' with analyses of the conditions that have made Islamic fundamentalism possible. more...

  • The Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governanceby Elena I. Campbell

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    From the time of the Crimean War through the fall of the Tsar, the question of what to do about the Russian empire's large Muslim population was a highly contested issue among educated Russians both inside and outside the government. As formulated in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Muslim Question comprised a complex set of ideas and concerns... more...

  • Druze, Theby Abbas Halabi

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Druze, a much-misunderstood Muslim sect primarily inhabiting the Levant, have endured centuries of persecution by orthodox elements hostile to Islam's rich sectarian diversity on account of their esoteric divergence from mainstream Islam. As a result, they have become a 'fighting minority', as described by one of their most illustrious leaders.... more...

  • Reformist Voices of Islam: Mediating Islam and Modernityby Shireen Hunter; Shireen T Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In recent years, Islamic fundamentalist, revolutionary, and jihadist movements have overshadowed more moderate and reformist voices and trends within Islam. This compelling volume introduces the current generation of reformist thinkers and activists, the intellectual traditions they carry on, and the reasons for the failure of reformist movements to... more...

  • Der Islamby Heinz Halm

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.33

    Mehr als 1,5 Milliarden Menschen ? fast ein Viertel der Erdbevölkerung ? bekennen sich zum Islam; mehr als vier Millionen Muslime leben in Deutschland. Der Islam ist allerdings kein uniformes Gebilde. Im Laufe seiner langen Geschichte hat er eine große Vielfalt von religiösen Richtungen, kultischen Praktiken und regionalen Sonderformen entwickelt.... more...

  • Islam and Romanticismby Jeffrey Einboden

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    Revealing Islam?s formative influence on literary Romanticism, Islam and Romanticism traces a lively lineage of interreligious exchange, surveying the impact of Muslim sources on the West?s most seminal authors. Spanning continents and centuries, the book surveys Islamic receptions that bridge Romantic periods and personalities, unfolding from Europe... more...

  • A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith Worldby Matthew L.N. Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World provides a comprehensively theorised and practical approach to thinking systematically and deeply about Islam and Muslims in a multi-faith world. It makes the case for a contemporary educational philosophy to help young Muslims surmount the challenges of post-modernity and to transcend the hiatuses and... more...

  • Islamismusby Tilman Seidensticker

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.33

    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...

  • The Middle East and South Asia 2014by Malcolm Russell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 18.99

    This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. more...