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  • Ethnographies of Islam: Ritual Performances and Everyday Practicesby Baudouin Dupret; Thomas Pierret; Paulo G. Pinto

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 38.99

    This volume explores the ways in which ethnography can create a greater understanding of Islam in particular social contexts. It does so by advancing a pluralistic use of ethnography in research about Islam in anthropology and the other social science disciplines. The contributors have used ethnography to engage with and relate to specific empirical... more...

  • The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contextsby Abdou Filali-Ansary; Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 129.99

    Current popular and academic discussions tend to make certain assumptions regarding Islam and its lack of compatibility with notions of pluralism. Some noted liberal thinkers have even argued that pluralism itself is inherently antithetical to Islam. This volume intends to address these assumptions by bringing clarity to some of its key suppositions... more...

  • The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Societyby Adrian Gully

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 129.99

    The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society received an honourable mention from the British-Kuwait Friendship Society at BRISMES 2009Writing letters was an important component of intellectual life in the Middle Islamic period, telling us much about the cultural history of pre-modern Islamic society. This book offers a unique analysis... more...

  • The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done and Undoneby Ramon Sarro

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 149.99

    Winner of the 2009 Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology. The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast offers an in-depth analysis of an iconoclastic religious movement initiated by a Muslim preacher among coastal Baga farmers in the French colonial period. With an ethnographic approach that listens as carefully to those who suffered... more...

  • Rituals of Islamic Monarchy: Accession and Succession in the First Muslim Empireby Andrew Marsham

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 139.99

    This fascinating history explores the ceremony of the oath of allegiance to the caliph from the time of the Prophet Muhammad until the fragmentation of the caliphate in the late ninth and tenth centuries.The study of royal rituals of accession and succession in Christian Rome, Byzantium and the early Medieval West has generated an extensive literature.... more...

  • Spirits of Palestineby Celia Rothenberg

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 30.99

    Anthropologist Celia Rothenberg gives us a rare glimpse into the daily life of a contemporary Palestinian village, where women's lives are structured more by moral codes and societal norms than by political activism. In this rich ethnographic portrait, stories of the jinn, or spirit possession, become powerful commentaries on women's senses of strength... more...

  • Islam, Culture and Women in Asiaby Firdous Azim

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    An examination of the place of religion, especially Islam, in political and cultural life took on a special urgency after the events of 9/11. The essays in this volume concentrate on the way that Islam impacts on the everyday lives of people who reside in societies where Islam plays a large part. The relationship between Islam and women has always... more...

  • A Glossary of Islamby Dominique Sourdel; Janine Sourdel-Thomine

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    This concise, accessible glossary of key Islamic terms is written by two of France's most eminent scholars of Islam. It offers brief explanations of the core background elements required by those beginning the study of Islam and covers the following:* Famous historical figures* Theological schools* Juridicial schools* Qur'anic symbols and themes*... more...

  • Islamic Medicineby Muhammad Salim Khan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1986, this volume deals with the historical, philosophical and psychological concepts found in Islamic medical practices, and covers Islamic ideas on physiological, pathological, curative and preventative medicine. This was the first systematic study of Islamic medicine to be published in the English language and continues... more...

  • What is Islamic Philosophy?by Roy Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    What is Islamic Philosophy? offers a broad introduction to Islamic thought, from its origins to the many challenging issues facing Muslims in the contemporary world. The chapters explore early Islamic philosophy and trace its development through key themes and figures up to the twenty-first century. Topics covered include: ethical issues... more...