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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Nowby Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 17.05

    Even as the world of political Islam continues to be dominated by acts of violence and a separatist agenda, there are signs of reform in the Arab Spring movement. Ayaan Hirsi Ali who has been at the forefront of the reform movement offers an analysis of what's happening and how it could happen faster. Around the world cracks are starting to appear... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Refashioning Secularisms in France and Turkeyby Amelie Barras

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Over the past few years, secularism has become an intrinsic component of discussions on religious freedom and religious governance. The question of whether states should restrict the wearing of headscarves and other religious symbols has been particularly critical in guiding this thought process. Refashioning Secularisms in France and Turkey... more...