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Islam

  • Der neue Terrorismusby Markus Lammert

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 51.99

    Demokratischer Staat und terroristische Herausforderung Frankreich, vom Linksterrorismus nach 1968 weitgehend verschont, sah sich in den 1980er Jahren einer neuen terroristischen Bedrohung ausgesetzt. Eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Gruppen verübte Anschläge, darunter islamistisch motivierte Terroristen aus dem Nahen Osten. Auch wegen dieses neuen... more...

  • ISIS: The Terror Nationby Loretta Napoleoni

    Seven Stories Press 2017; US$ 15.95

    From its birth in the late 1990s as the jihadist dream of terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Islamic State (known by a variety of names, including ISIS, ISIL, and al Qaeda in Iraq) has grown into a massive enterprise, redrawing national borders across the Middle East and subjecting an area larger than the United Kingdom to its own vicious brand... more...

  • Modern Art in Pakistanby Simone Wille

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Modern Art in Pakistan examines interaction of space, tradition, and history to analyse artistic production in Pakistan from the 1950s to recent times. It traces the evolution of modernism in Pakistan and frames it in a global context in the aftermath of Partition. A masterful insight into South Asian art, this book will interest researchers, scholars,... more...

  • A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'isby John McHugo

    Saqi 2017; US$ 20.99

    In this richly layered and engrossing account, John McHugo reveals how the great divide in Islam occurred. Charting the story of Islam from the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, he describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi'ism evolved as different sects during the Abbasid caliphate, and... more...

  • Imagining Pakistanby Rasul Bakhsh Rais

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    This study examines the conflict between two visions for Pakistan: a modern constitutional framework and an Islamist state. The author argues that Western liberal ideas were at the root of Pakistan’s creation, analyzes the society’s drift away from its founding philosophy, and assesses optimistic indications of its revival. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalismby Mathieu Guidère

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 133.00

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on ideologies, people, events, and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. more...

  • Islamic Culture in Crisisby Hichem Djait

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    Islamic Culture in Crisis examines efforts by intellectuals and leaders in the Islamic world to adapt to what Hichem Djait calls the "incredible novelty of modernity" that has come to Europe during the past 150 years. The chapters in the work are grouped into three sections, and were written by the author over a twenty-year period. Djait describes... more...

  • Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Political Islamby Mohanad Hage Ali

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 123.52

    This book sheds light on how Hizbullah has transformed religious rituals and supernatural narratives in order to mobilize the Shi’a community. The author examines how Hizbullah has altered its institutional structure and reconstructed Lebanese Shi’a history in a manner similar to that of nationalist movements. Through fieldwork and research, the... more...

  • The Promise of Patriarchyby Ula Yvette Taylor

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    The patriarchal structure of the Nation of Islam (NOI) promised black women the prospect of finding a provider and a protector among the organization's men, who were fiercely committed to these masculine roles. Black women's experience in the NOI, however, has largely remained on the periphery of scholarship. Here, Ula Taylor documents their struggle... more...

  • The History of Islamby Terence Lovat; Amir Moghadam

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 51.36

    This book applies philosophical and critical textual scholarship to the traditional Islamic narrative in an attempt to distinguish between its historical and interpretive elements. It allows the narrative to be preserved with due respect for its significance and distinctiveness, but in a way that frees it from the ease with which it can slip into... more...