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Islam

  • 'Ali Shari'ati and the Shaping of Political Islam in Iranby Kingshuk Chatterjee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    While Ayatollah Khomeini is considered the face of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979, 'Ali Shari'ati is considered a much greater influence on shaping the revolutionary consciousness. Acceptable to both modernists as well as Islamists, Shari'ati's radicalism inspired much of the resistance in urban Iran in the closing years of the Shah. This... more...

  • 'Brothers' or Others?by Anita Fabos

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo have played a fundamental role in Egyptian history and society during many centuries of close relations between Egypt and Sudan. Although the government and official press describes them as "brothers" in a united Nile Valley, recent political developments in Egypt have underscored the precarious legal status of Sudanese... more...

  • "Im Namen Gottes..."by Schmid Hansjörg; Renz Andreas; Sperber Jutta

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 17.86

    "... ein Meilenstein im wissenschaftlichen Gespräch zwischen Christen und Muslimen. Je drei Autoren/Autorinnen diskutieren Grundfragen christlichen und muslimischen Betens, Sinn und Zweck des Bittgebets, Gebet und Leiblichkeit, Gebet und religiöse Identität in der säkularen Gesellschaft sowie die Problematik gemeinsamen Betens." so die Münchener... more...

  • "Nahe ist dir das Wort..."by Schmid Hansjörg; Renz Andreas; Ucar Bülent

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 17.86

    Bibel und Koran sind in einem kulturellen Umfeld entstanden, das heute vielen Menschen fremd ist. Gleichzeitig erheben beide den Anspruch, eine universal gültige Lebensorientierung zu bieten. Christliche und muslimische Wissenschaftler nehmen die Bibel als Verstehenshilfe des Korans und den Koran als eine Auslegung der Bibel in den Blick. In seiner... more...

  • The 'Alidsby Teresa Bernheimer

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    This first in-depth study of the 'Alids focuses on the crucial formative period from the Abbasid Revolution to the end of the Seljuq period. Exploring their rise from both a religious point of view and as a social phenomenon, Bernheimer investigates how they attained and extended the family’s status over the centuries. The 'Alids are the... more...

  • (En)Gendering the War on Terrorby Krista Hunt; Kim Rygiel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 59.95

    As the war on terror spreads and deepens, it is more important than ever to examine how diverse international actors are using the war on terror as an opportunity to reinforce existing gendered, raced, classed and sexualized inter/national relations. This book examines the official war stories about why and against whom the war on terror is being waged. more...

  • 1453by Roger Crowley

    Hyperion 2013; US$ 9.99

    A gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmet II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor... more...

  • 40 Hadithsby Ali Budak

    Tughra Books 2010; US$ 7.99

    Providing a concise overview of 40 Hadiths?sayings of the prophet Muhammad?this compilation offers an in-depth investigation of the second essential source of Islamic authority after the Qur?an. Following the prophet?s encouraged tradition of focusing on a select 40 of the proverbs instead of the entire collection, this volume consists of the original... more...

  • The A to Z of Islamby Ludwig W. Adamec

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Islam presents a concise overview of Islamic history, religion, philosophy, and Islamic political movements. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries, which include the biographies and thoughts of medieval thinkers, as well as those of modern members of the religious... more...

  • The A to Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaismby Scott B. Noegel; Brannon M. Wheeler

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism treat each entry as a compilation of relevant data culled from these different traditions in order to take the reader beyond the expected parameters of research. Originally envisioned as an initial resource for students of comparative religion, the extensive chronology, bibliography, and the overall accessibility... more...