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  • Discovering Islamby Akbar S. Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The World's Religions: Islamby Peter Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 94.95

    The theological and philosophical bases of the beliefs are clearly presented with their history, development, expression and everyday practice. It is written by international specialists in a scholarly but non-technical style. more...

  • The Great Theftby Khaled Abou El Fadl

    HarperCollins US 2005; US$ 11.99

    Despite President George W. Bush's assurances that Islam is a peaceful religion and that all good Muslims hunger for democracy, confusion persists and far too many Westerners remain convinced that Muslims and terrorists are synonymous. In the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the recent bombings in London,... more...

  • Islamby Solomon A. Nigosian

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    This compact introduction to Islam describes the essential aspects of Islam as a living religion and social force. The book is organized around seven topics: the life of Muhammad; Islamic political development and territorial expansion; the important groupings of Islamic believers (Sunni, Shi'ite, and... more...

  • Islam in the Era of Globalizationby Johan Meuleman

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    Globalization, modernity and identity are fundamental issues in contemporary Islam and Islamic Studies. This collection of essays reflects the wide diversity that characterises contemporary Islamic Studies. The case studies cover regions stretching from China and Southeast Asia to diaspora communities in the Caribbean and Tajikistan. There is significant... more...

  • Contemporary Islamby Abdul Aziz Said; Mohammed Abu-Nimer; Meena Sharify-Funk

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    Contemporary Islam  provides a counterweight to the prevailing opinions of Islamic thought as conservative and static with a preference for violence over dialogue. It gathers together a collection of eminent scholars from around the world who tackle issues such as intellectual pluralism, gender, the ethics of political participation, human rights,... more...

  • The Many Faces of Islamby Nissim Rejwan

    UPF 2000; US$ 59.95

    ''An evenhanded introduction to the questions and dilemmas facing Islam in the modern world. A wealth of source-texts by the best writers on the subject, Moslem and Western alike.''--Sasson Somekh, Tel Aviv University Written in a style easily accessible to both students and general readers, The Many Faces of Islam offers a wide range of perspectives... more...

  • Islam Obscuredby Daniel Varisco

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    Islam Obscured is a critical analysis of the rhetoric in representing Islam in several widely-read anthropological texts, as well as an assessment of the role of ethnography in better understanding the behavior of Muslims. more...

  • Islamby Jacques Waardenburg

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    Sinceits founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology,... more...

  • Islamic Liberation Theologyby Hamid Dabashi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    This book is a radical piece of counter-intuitive rethinking of the clash of civilizations theory and global politics. In this richly detailed criticism of contemporary politics, Hamid Dabashi argues that after 9/11 we have not seen a new phase in a long running confrontation between Islam and the West, but that such categories have in fact collapsed... more...