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- Fortress Press 2012; US$ 34.99
This brief survey text tells the story of Islam. Gabriel Said Reynolds organizes his study in three parts in order to tell of Muhammad?s early life and rise to power, of the origins and development of the Qur?an, with a distinctive, if unique, juxtaposition between the Qur?an and biblical literature, and concluding with an overview of modern and... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 1990; US$ 9.95
Zachary Lansdowne, author of earlier books on the Ageless Wisdom, reveals the esoteric significance of fourteen symbolic rules that were originally published by Alice A. Bailey. He shows that the symbols in each rule have both an outer and inner meaning. The outer meaning describes an objective in character building, and the inner meaning describes... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 26.95
This balanced and sensitive study draws on a wide range of original sources to provide a scholarly yet highly readable account of the period, exploring the delicate interplay between religion and politics and the roots of the conflict that led to the Crisis of Succession and Sunni/Shii schism. more...
- Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 19.95
A fresh look at the origins and development of Islam, this is a fascinating reconstruction of the era of the first three generations of Muslims. Using a wealth of classical Arabic sources, it chronicles the lives of the Prophet Muhammad, his Companions, and the subsequent two generations of Muslims, together known as the "the Pious Forebears" (al-salaf... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00
Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics. Highlighting specific themes and topics in history... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Annie Besant is primarily remembered as the international president of the Theosophical Society. One of the most important aspects of her career were the years that she was a professional atheist, which has given her a place in history as a pioneer feminist. The Origins of Theosophy contains thirteen of Besant?s pamphlets, originally published from... more...
- BRILL 2003; US$ 216.00
Literary scholars and Arabists from Europe, Israel, and the US set out their various, divergent, and often mutually exclusive theories about how Islam began. The dozen studies, all but one written for the anthology, are arranged in sections according to their primary source and focus: history and Sirah , Sunnah and Hadith , Qur'an and Tafsir , and more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked... more...