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  • A History of the Arab Peoplesby Malise Ruthven; Albert Hourani

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into... more...

  • Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writingsby Muhammad Ali Khalidi

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This book presents a selection of texts by the most celebrated philosophers of the classical period of Islam. more...

  • The Qur'anby M. A. S. Abdel Haleem

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation... more...

  • What Everyone Needs to Know about Islamby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam, and recent events - the war in Iraq, terrorist attacks both failed and successful, debates throughout Europe over Islamic dress, and many others - have raised new questions in the minds of policymakers and the general public. This newly... more...

  • New Perspectives on the Qur'anby Gabriel Said Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book continues the work of The Qur??n in its Historical Context , in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur??n and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur??n?s own conversation with the religions and literatures of its day. Particular attention is paid to... more...

  • The Missing Martyrsby Charles Kurzman

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    In this startlingly counterintuitive book, a leading authority on Islamic movements demonstrates that terrorist groups are thoroughly marginal in the Muslim world. Charles Kurzman draws on government sources, public opinion surveys, election results, and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world, finding that while young... more...

  • A History of Islamic Societiesby Ira M. Lapidus

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    Ira Lapidus' history explores the beginnings and transformations of Islamic civilizations in the Middle East and details Islam's worldwide diffusion. more...

  • Sufi Bodiesby Shahzad Bashir

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    Between 1300 and 1500 C.E. a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks resembling today?s prominent paths and orders. Understanding contemporary Sufism requires a sophisticated analysis of these formative years. Moving beyond a straight account of leaders and movements, Shahzad... more...

  • The New Arab Manby Marcia C. Inhorn

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    Middle Eastern Muslim men have been widely vilified as terrorists, religious zealots, and brutal oppressors of women. The New Arab Man challenges these stereotypes with the stories of ordinary Middle Eastern men as they struggle to overcome infertility and childlessness through assisted reproduction. Drawing on two decades of ethnographic research... more...

  • Islamophobia and the Politics of Empireby Deepa Kumar

    Haymarket Books 2012; US$ 16.99

    Islamophobia examines the origins of the ongoing assault on Muslims and Arabs in the U.S., and the "war on terror" more...