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The Medieval Islamic Hospital

Medicine, Religion, and Charity

by Ahmed Ragab

<p>The first monograph on the history of Islamic hospitals, this volume focuses on the under-examined Egyptian and Levantine institutions of the twelfth to fourteenth centuries. By the twelfth century, hospitals serving the sick and the poor ...

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The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam

The Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah

by Mohammad Hashim Kamali

<p><strong>Winner of the I.R. Iran World Award for Book of the Year</strong> In <em>The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam</em>, leading Islamic law expert Mohammad Hashim Kamali examines the concept of <em>wasatiyyah</em>, or moderation, ...

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The Missing Martyrs

Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists?

by Charles Kurzman

<p>Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world-many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom-why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? These ...

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The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals

by Stephen F. Dale

<p>Between 1453 and 1526 Muslims founded three major states in the Mediterranean, Iran and South Asia: respectively the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires. By the early seventeenth century their descendants controlled territories that ...

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The Mystics of al-Andalus

Ibn Barrajan and Islamic Thought in the Twelfth Century

by Yousef Casewit

<p>The twelfth century CE was a watershed moment for mysticism in the Muslim West. In al-Andalus, the pioneers of this mystical tradition, the Mu'tabirun or 'Contemplators', championed a synthesis between Muslim scriptural sources and ...

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The Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, and the Men Who Follow Him

by Dawn-Marie Gibson

<p> This book examines the varied ways in which Minister Farrakhan’s Resurrected Nation of Islam appeals to men from different backgrounds. Dawn-Marie Gibson investigates a number of themes including faith, family, and community, making use of ...

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The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran

Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism

by Patricia Crone

<p>Patricia Crone's book is about the Iranian response to the Muslim penetration of the Iranian countryside, the revolts subsequently triggered there and the religious communities that these revolts revealed. The book also describes a complex of

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The New Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 1, The Formation of the Islamic World, Sixth to Eleventh Centuries

by Chase F. Robinson

<p>Volume One of The New Cambridge History of Islam, which surveys the political and cultural history of Islam from its Late Antique origins until the eleventh century, brings together contributions from leading scholars in the field. The book ...

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The New Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 2, The Western Islamic World, Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries

by Maribel Fierro

<p>Volume 2 of The New Cambridge History of Islam is devoted to the history of the Western Islamic lands from the political fragmentation of the eleventh century to the beginnings of European colonialism towards the end of the eighteenth ...

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The New Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 3, The Eastern Islamic World, Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries

by David O. Morgan & Anthony Reid

<p>This volume traces the second great expansion of the Islamic world eastwards from the eleventh century to the eighteenth. As the faith crossed cultural boundaries, the trader and the mystic became as important as the soldier and the ...

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The New Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 4, Islamic Cultures and Societies to the End of the Eighteenth Century

by Robert Irwin

<p>Robert Irwin's authoritative introduction to the fourth volume of The New Cambridge History of Islam offers a panoramic vision of Islamic culture from its origins to around 1800. The introductory chapter, which highlights key developments and

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The New Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 5, The Islamic World in the Age of Western Dominance

by Francis Robinson

<p>Volume 5 of The New Cambridge History of Islam examines the history of Muslim societies from 1800 to the present. Francis Robinson, a leading historian of Islam, has brought together a team of scholars with a broad range of expertise to ...

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The New Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 6, Muslims and Modernity: Culture and Society since 1800

by Robert W. Hefner

<p>Unparalleled in its range of topics and geographical scope, the sixth and final volume of The New Cambridge History of Islam provides a comprehensive overview of Muslim culture and society since 1800. Robert Hefner's thought-provoking account

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The New Frontiers of Jihad

Radical Islam in Europe

by Alison Pargeter

<p>Following the terrorist attacks on London and Madrid, radical Islam is presumed to be an increasingly potent force in Europe. Yet beneath the media hysteria, very little is actually known about it. What radical movements are there? How do ...

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The New Muslims of Post-Conquest Iran

Tradition, Memory, and Conversion

by Dr Sarah Bowen Savant

<p>How do converts to a religion come to feel an attachment to it? The New Muslims of Post-Conquest Iran answers this important question for Iran by focusing on the role of memory and its revision and erasure in the ninth to eleventh centuries. ...

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The Origins of the Shi'a

Identity, Ritual, and Sacred Space in Eighth-Century Kufa

by Professor Najam Haider

<p>The Sunni-Shi'a schism is often framed as a dispute over the identity of the successor to Muhammad. In reality, however, this fracture only materialized a century later in the important southern Iraqi city of Kufa (present-day Najaf). This ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

by John L. Esposito

<p>Designed for general readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, this superb <em>Oxford Dictionary</em> provides more than 2,000 vividly written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format. The ...

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The Oxford Handbook of European Islam

by Jocelyne Cesari

<p>For centuries, Muslim countries and Europe have engaged one another through theological dialogues, diplomatic missions, political rivalries, and power struggles. In the last thirty years, due in large part to globalization and migration from ...

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The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

by Anver M. Emon & Rumee Ahmed

<p>This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the contemporary study of Islamic law and a critical analysis of its deficiencies. Written by outstanding senior and emerging scholars in their fields, it offers an innovative historiographical ...

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The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology

by Sabine Schmidtke

<p>Within the field of Islamic Studies, scientific research of Muslim theology is a comparatively young discipline. Much progress has been achieved over the past decades with respect both to discoveries of new materials and to scholarly ...

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