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Islam

  • Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scriptureby Georgina L. Jardim

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book finds that far from silencing women, the Qur`an affirms the female voice as protester for justice and as questioner of Theology. In this reading of the female role in divine revelation in the Islamic text, Georgina Jardim returns to the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian counterpart of the Abrahamic faiths, to investigate whether the Bible... more...

  • The Holy City of Medinaby Harry Munt

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines the emergence of Medina as a holy city, focusing on the historical developments of the first three Islamic centuries. more...

  • Under the Heel of the Dragonby Blaine Kaltman

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Turkic Muslims known as the Uighur have long faced social and economic disadvantages in China because of their minority status. Under the Heel of the Dragon: Islam, Racism, Crime, and the Uighur in China offers a unique insight into current conflicts resulting from the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and the Chinese government?s oppression of... more...

  • A History of Islamic Societiesby Ira M. Lapidus

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    This third edition has been substantially revised to include recent developments of Islam and Islamic societies in the first decade of the twenty-first century. more...

  • Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbulby B. Deniz Çalis-Kural

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Examining the urban culture and landscapes of Istanbul through Sehrengiz, a genre of Ottoman poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns, this book questions the space culture of the Ottoman world in relation to practices of orthodox and heterodox Islam and imperial politics. The author traces how a sixteenth-century marginal protest... more...

  • Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Eraby John Watkins; Kathryn L. Reyerson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Defining the Mediterranean as a coherent region with distinct patterns of social, political, and cultural exchange, this interdisciplinary collection explores the production, modification, and circulation of identities based on religion, ethnicity, profession, gender, within three distinctive Mediterranean geographies. Contributors address such topics... more...

  • The Islamic Syncretistic Tradition in Bengalby Asim Roy

    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...

  • Muslim Preacher in the Modern Worldby Richard T. Antoun

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Richard Antoun documents and exemplifies the single most important institution for the propagation of Islam, the Friday congregational sermon delivered in the mosque by the Muslim preacher. In his analysis of various sermons collected in a Jordanian village and in Amman, the author vividly demonstrates the scope of the Islamic corpus (beliefs, ritual... more...

  • The Early Islamic Conquestsby Fred M. Donner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 63.95

    In this contribution to the ongoing debate on the nature and causes of the Islamic conquests in Syria and Iraq during the sixth and seventh centuries, Fred Donner argues for a necessary distinction between the causes of the conquests, the causes of their success, and the causes of the subsequent Arab migrations to the Fertile Crescent. Originally... more...

  • Theodicy in Islamic Thoughtby Eric Linn Ormsby

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95

    The first detailed study of Islamic theodicy, the book points out distinctively Islamic formulations and solutions of the problem of the best of all possible worlds" and shows where they coincide with Western versions, such as that of Leibniz. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology... more...