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Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, c.1050–1614

by Brian A. Catlos

<p>Through crusades and expulsions, Muslim communities survived for over 500 years, thriving in medieval Europe. This comprehensive study explores how the presence of Islamic minorities transformed Europe in everything from architecture to ...

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Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue

by Jane I. Smith

<p>Christian-Muslim dialogue, going on in America for many decades, has become more intentional and serious since the events of September 11, 2001. This volume looks at the history of encounter between the two religions, the types of dialogue ...

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Muslims, Money, and Democracy in Turkey

Reluctant Capitalists

by Özlem Madi-Sisman

<p>This book contextualizes the rise of a neo-Islamic Turkish bourgeoisie class with a particular reference to the relationship between Islam and Capitalism, and makes the argument for their ultimate compatibility . Additionally, the claim is ...

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Mystical Islam

An Introduction to Sufism

by Julian Baldick

<p>Sufism is Islam's principal mystical tradition. To its followers it provides the inner, esoteric or purely spiritual dimension of the faith. It is a centuries old path to spirituality with devotees throughout the Islamic world, fundamentally ...

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New Directions in Islamic Thought

Exploring Reform and Muslim Tradition

by Kari Vogt, Lena Larsen & Christian Moe

<p>How are Muslims to reconcile their beliefs with the imperatives and pressures of the modern world? How should they handle the tension between their roles as private citizens and their religious affiliations and identities? This groundbreaking

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No God but God

Egypt and the Triumph of Islam

by Geneive Abdo

<p>Shrouded in mystery, the Islamic presence in the Middle East evokes longstanding Western fears of terrorism and holy war. Our media have consistently focused on these extremes of Islam, overlooking a quiet yet pervasive religious movement ...

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Non-Muslim Provinces under Early Islam

Islamic Rule and Iranian Legitimacy in Armenia and Caucasian Albania

by Alison Vacca

<p>Eighth- and ninth-century Armenia and Caucasian Albania were largely Christian provinces of the then Islamic Caliphate. Although they formed a part of the Iranian cultural sphere, they are often omitted from studies of both Islamic and ...

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Non-Muslims in the Early Islamic Empire

From Surrender to Coexistence

by Milka Levy-Rubin

<p>The Muslim conquest of the East in the seventh century entailed the subjugation of Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians and others. Although much has been written about the status of non-Muslims in the Islamic empire, no previous works have ...

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Novel and Nation in the Muslim World

Literary Contributions and National Identities

by Professor Elisabeth Özdalga & Dr. Daniella Kuzmanovic

<p >This book explores the relationship between fictional literature and nation formation in the wider Muslim world. Through twelve unique case studies, it shows how the complex entanglements of nation, religion, and modernity in the process of ...

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On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution

Power and Resistance Today

by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

<p><em>On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution: Power and Resistance Today</em> is the first comparative analysis of two central political events that have altered our world forever: the Arab uprisings which started in Tunisia, and the ...

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One Islam, Many Muslim Worlds

Spirituality, Identity, and Resistance across Islamic Lands

by Raymond William Baker

<p>By all measures, the late twentieth century was a time of dramatic decline for the Islamic world, the <em>Ummah</em>, particularly its Arab heartland. Sober Muslim voices regularly describe their current state as the worst in the 1,400-year ...

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Online Jihadist Magazines to Promote the Caliphate

Communicative Perspectives

by Jonathan Matusitz, Andrea Madrazo & Catalina Udani

<p>This book examines online jihadist magazines, <em>Inspire</em>, <em>Dabiq</em>, <em>Rumiyah</em>, and <em>Gaidi Mtaani,</em> published by three terrorist organizations—Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Al-Shabaab—and their aggressive promotion of the ...

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Orientalism and Islam

European Thinkers on Oriental Despotism in the Middle East and India

by Michael Curtis

<p>Through an historical analysis of the theme of Oriental despotism, Michael Curtis reveals the complex positive and negative interaction between Europe and the Orient. The book also criticizes the misconception that the Orient was the constant

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Ottoman Puritanism and its Discontents

Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis

by Mustapha Sheikh

<p>Ottoman Puritanism and Its Discontents: A?mad al-Aq?i?ari and the Qa?izadelis considers the emergence of a new activist Sufism in the Muslim world from the sixteenth century onwards, which emphasized personal responsibility for putting God's ...

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Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions

by Christian Lange

<p>The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery rich in sensual promises, has shaped Western perceptions of Islam for centuries. However, to date, no single study has done justice to the full spectrum of traditions of thinking about the topic in ...

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Pedagogy in Islamic Education

The Madrasah Context

by Glenn Hardaker & Aishah Ahmad Sabki

<p>In Islamic education, the development of teaching and learning for the physical and spiritual training of humanity places equal importance on revealed and acquired knowledge. This book provides a greater understanding of Islamic pedagogy from

ISBN: 9781787547186

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Pentecostal Republic

Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria

by Ebenezer Obadare

<p>Throughout its history, Nigeria has been plagued by religious divisions. Tensions have only intensified since the restoration of democracy in 1999, with the divide between Christian south and Muslim north playing a central role in the ...

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People of the Book

An Interfaith Dialogue about How Jews, Christians and Muslims Understand Their Sacred Scriptures

by Dan Cohn-Sherbok, George Chryssides & Usama Hasan

<p>What is the role of scripture in illuminating the lives of the faithful today? In this book, three experts in Judaism, Christianity and Islam respectively discuss and debate this question, by exploring the core messages of the Torah, Bible ...

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People of the Book

by Zachary Karabell

<p>We live in a world polarized by the ongoing conflict between Muslims, Christians and Jews, but - in an extraordinary narrative spanning fourteen centuries - Zachary Karabell argues that the relationship between Islam and the West has never ...

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Perceptions of Islam in Europe

Culture, Identity and the Muslim 'Other'

by Hakan Yilmaz & Cagla E. Aykac

<p>For centuries, the Islamic world has been represented as the 'other' within European identity constructions - an 'other' perceived to be increasingly at odds with European forms of modernity and culture. With the perceived gap between Islam ...

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