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  • Judah Abrabanel's Philosophy of Love and Kabbalahby Andrew L Gluck

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 209.95

    This book shows how Judah Abrabanel’s writings are philosophical, and not merely religious. It examines the Renaissance belief that Love should know more than Wisdom, which is something Abrabanel taught. The ultimate mystical union with God for Abrabanel is beneficence towards one’s fellow human beings. His view is that love is the affirmation... more...

  • The Literature of Islamby Paula Youngman Skreslet; Rebecca Skreslet

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 49.99

    _This book introduces the literature of Islam as it is presented in English translation. For scholars in other fields who need to understand the vast and complex literary heritage of this erudite and vigorous faith community (but are unable to devote years of their lives to achieving a reading proficiency in classical Arabic), for faculty members called... more...

  • Between Reason and Revelationby Eric Ormsby

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 58.00

    This is the first English translation of the final philosophical work of the great eleventh-century Ismaili thinker, poet, and Fatimid emissary, N?sir-i Khusraw. Appointed from Cairo by command of the Fatimid Imam-caliph al-Mustansir to serve first as a d?'?, and then as the hujjat, for the entire region of Khur?s?n, he maintained his allegiance both... more...

  • Fiction, Film, and Indian Popular Cinemaby Florian Stadtler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book analyses the novels of Salman Rushdie and their stylistic conventions in the context of Indian popular cinema and its role in the elaboration of the author?s arguments about post-independence postcolonial India. Focusing on different genres of Indian popular cinema, such as the ?Social?, ?Mythological? and ?Historical?, Stadtler examines... more...

  • New Perspectives on Arabian Nightsby Wen-chin Ouyang; Geert Jan van Gelder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this comparative study of a selection of The Arabian Nights stories in a cross-cultural context, brings together a number of disciplines and subject areas to examine the workings of narrative. It predominantly focuses on the ways in which the Arabian Nights have transformed as its stories have travelled... more...

  • The Qur'anby Alan Jones

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2007; US$ 20.00

    The Qur'an is the sacred book of Islam. For Muslims it is the word of God revealed in Arabic by the archangel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad, and thence to mankind. Originally it was delivered orally: traditional sources indicate that Muhammad always recited his message. He was a preacher; he delivered good news; and he warned; thus, the Qur'an... more...

  • Textual Criticism and Qur'an Manuscriptsby Keith E. Small

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 34.99

    This book pursues the two main goals of textual criticism concerning ancient texts to the text of the Qur'an: 1) to discern the earliest available form of the text, and 2) to illuminate the consequent history of the text. Keith Small shows that the earliest obtainable text is an early edited form of the Arabic consonantal text, but not the original... more...

  • Contemporary Arab-American Literatureby Carol Fadda-Conrey

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    The last couple of decades have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature across multiple genres. Yet, increased interest in this literature is ironically paralleled by a prevalent bias against Arabs and Muslims that portrays their long presence in the US as a recent and unwelcome phenomenon. Spanning the 1990s to the present, Carol Fadda-Conrey... more...

  • Women and Islamby Ibtissam Bouachrine

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Ibtissam Bouachrine's Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique calls for a shift away from the unproductive paradigm of ?us? vs. the West that has informed discourse on Muslim women and feminism in the post-9/11 era. Bouachrine challenges and calls for further challenge to the long-celebrated myths and ideologies... more...

  • We Are Imazighenby Fazia A´tel

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    To the world they are known as Berbers, but they prefer to call themselves Imazighen, or ?free people.? The claim to this unique cultural identity has been felt most acutely in Algeria in the Kabylia region, where an Amazigh consciousness gradually emerged after WWII. This is a valuable model for other Amazigh movements in North Africa, where the... more...