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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
Wael B. Hallaq boldly argues that the ?Islamic state,? judged by any standard definition of what the modern state represents, is both an impossible and inherently self-contradictory concept. Comparing the legal, political, moral, and constitutional histories of pre-modern Islam and Euro-America, he finds the adoption and practice of the modern state... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99
The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge?a renowned historian who writes with ?maximum vividness? (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker )?covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
The essays in this book analyze range of genres - such as travel narratives, canonical and non-canonical drama, and prose romances - and consider geographical areas beyond the Ottoman Empire, including Mughal India, Safavid Persia, and the Muslim regions of Southeast and Central Asia. This collection deepens our post-Saidian understanding of the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00
Asim Roy argues that Islam in Bengal was not a corruption of the "real" Middle Eastern Islam, as nineteenth-century reformers claimed, but a valid historical religion developed in an area totally different from the Middle East. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, there has been a demand for information about Islam and John Esposito has found himself called upon to speak to a wide range of audiences. Here he presents in question-and-answer format the information that most people want to know. more...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.95
This concise introduction to Islam offers a sophisticated and informative exploration of the history, beliefs, tenets, and practices of the second-largest religion in the world. There are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world today, yet Islam remains a misunderstood faith. In this day and age, when issues related to Islam are dominating current affairs,... more...
- DK Publishing 2004; US$ 19.95
An up-close and up-to-date look at an often misunderstood faith. This completely revised and updated guide explores the tenets of the Qu'ran (A.K.A 'Koran'), examines the history of the religion and its relationship to Christianity and Judaism, and features an expanded section on the true story behind 'jihad'. It explores Islamic views on war and terrorism,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 8.99
Tariq Ramadan is very much a public figure, named one of Time magazine's most important innovators of the twenty-first century. He is among the leading Islamic thinkers in the West, with a large following around the world. But he has also been a lightning rod for controversy. Indeed, in 2004, Ramadan was prevented from entering the U.S. by the... more...