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Islam

  • Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islamby Mary Thurlkill

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the ?sweet smells of sanctity? within early Christianity and Islam. It is a comparative study of two nascent religious communities, located in disparate times and space, employing scent to define cultural, social, and theological ideals. It will be of interest to scholars of religious studies, gender studies, and history. more...

  • Moscow's Muslim Challengeby Rywkin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    A study of the history of Soviet Central Asia and the demographic, political, economic and cultural weight of the Muslims that reside there. This book examines current trends in this area which is one of Russia's most turbulent and misunderstood minority regions. more...

  • Everyday Islam: Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asiaby Sergei P. Poliakov; Martha Brill Olcott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    With a rapidly growing population, deteriorating economic and environmental conditions, and an unstable imperial centre, Soviet Central Asia would seem destined to become one of the world's trouble spots. Why then the apparent political quiet? This book argues that this perception is, in itself, a reflection of our ignorance of the region. Instead,... more...

  • Accommodating Muslims under Common Lawby Salim Farrar; Ghena Krayem

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The book explores the relationship between Muslims, the Common Law and Shar??ah post-9/11. The book looks at the accommodation of Shar??ah Law within Western Common Law legal traditions and the role of the judiciary, in particular, in drawing boundaries for secular democratic states with Muslim populations who want resolutions to conflicts that also... more...

  • Practicing Sufismby Abdelmajid Hannoum

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Islam in Africa is deeply connected with Sufism, and the history of Islam is in a significant way a history of Sufism. Yet even within this continent, the practice and role of Sufism varies across the regions. This interdisciplinary volume brings together histories and experiences of Sufism in various parts of Africa, offering case studies on... more...

  • Encountering Islam on the First Crusadeby Nicholas Morton

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    A fundamental reassessment of Christian/Islamic relations during the First Crusade, combating its representation as an inter-faith clash of civilizations. more...

  • Islam and International Relationsby Faiz Sheikh

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    Questions how we conceive the ?international? of IR by constructing a normative political Islam to critique the universalising tendencies of core concepts, such as liberal individualism and the primacy of the state. more...

  • The Caliphateby Hugh Kennedy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 9.01

    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...

  • The Girl Who Beat ISISby Farida Khalaf; Andrea C. Hoffmann

    Random House 2016; US$ 21.14

    In August 2014, Farida, like any ordinary teenage girl, was enjoying the summer holidays before her last year at school. But Farida lived in the mountains of northern Iraq ? and what happened next was unimaginable. Her village was an ISIS target. ISIS jihadists murdered the men and boys, including her father and brother, before taking Farida and... more...

  • A Muslim Reformist in Communist Yugoslaviaby Sejad Mekic

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    A Muslim Reformist in Communist Yugoslavia examines the Islamic modernist thought of Husein ?ozo, a prominent Balkan scholar. Born at a time when the external challenges to the Muslim world were many, and its internal problems both complex and overwhelming, ?ozo made it his goal to reinterpret the teachings of the Qur?an and h ad?th (prophetic... more...