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  • Women Mystics and Sufi Shrines in Indiaby Kelly Pemberton; Frederick M. Denny

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 58.99

    Insightful field research into the complexity of women's roles in a subset of Islamic culture. more...

  • Islamby Vartan Gregorian

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    After World War II, leading western powers focused their attention on fighting the "Red Menace," Communism. Today, as terrorist activity is increasingly linked to militant Islamism, some politicians and scholars fear a "Green Menace," a Pan-Islamic totalitarian movement fueled by monolithic religious ideology. Such fears have no foundation in history,... more...

  • Who is Allah?by Bruce B. Lawrence

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Engaging with the age old question of who is the God of Islam, Bruce B. Lawrence stakes out the historical nuance of Allah throughout the past 1500 years, from the earliest mention of his name to his appropriation by cyberspace. It introduces a broad range of perspectives, practices and problems linked to Allah, including debates that are intra-religious... more...

  • Muslims in Western Europeby Jonas Otterbeck; Jĝrgen S. Nielsen

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    A useful introduction to the social, political, cultural and religious position of Muslims living in contemporary Europe. It describes the history of early European Muslims and outlines the causes and courses of twentieth-century Muslim immigration. Explaining how Muslim communities have developed in individual countries, the book examines their origins,... more...

  • Ibn Khaldunby Allen James Fromherz

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    The first complete, scholarly English-language biography of Ibn Khaldun. Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406) is one of the most influential and important Muslim thinkers in history, inspiring at least as much interest among modern scholars as his immediate contemporaries. Legions of sociologists, anthropologists and historians have studied his philosophy of history,... more...

  • The Seljuqsby Christian Lange; Songül Mecit

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Despite the many important developments and innovations traceable to the Seljuq period (5th-7th/11th-13th centuries), the Seljuqs remain one of the understudied Muslim dynasties. This unique collaborative exploration of the Seljuqs' achievement contributes to the growing interest in this pivotal dynasty. The various chapters in this volume cover... more...

  • Arabic in the Frayby Yasir Suleiman

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The pre-modern period saw a background of inter-ethnic strife among Arabs and non-Arabs, mainly Persians. Starting from the symbolic and cognitive roles of language, Yasir Suleiman shows how discussions about the inimitability and (un)translatability of the Qur’an in this period were, at some deep level, concerned with issues of ethnic election.... more...

  • Contemporary Issues in Islamby Asma Afsaruddin

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    This book deals with certain "hot-button" contemporary issues in Islam that are often the focus of public scrutiny, including the Sharia, jihad, the caliphate, women’s status, and interfaith relations. Notably, it places the discussion of these topics within a longer historical framework in order to reveal their multiple interpretations... more...

  • What is Veiling?by Sahar Amer

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The Islamic veil in all its forms †" from the headscarf to the full body garment †" is one of the most visible signs of Islam as a religion. It is also one of its most controversial and misunderstood traditions among both Muslims and non-Muslims. In an environment of increasing conservatism in both Euro-American and Muslim-majority... more...

  • The Caliphateby Hugh Kennedy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 12.78

    What is a caliphate? Who can be caliph? And how are contemporary ideologues such as ISIS reviving - and abusing - the term today? In the first modern account of a subject of critical importance today, acclaimed historian Hugh Kennedy answers these questions by chronicling the rich history of the caliphate, from the death of Muhammad to the... more...