Middle East & Islamic Studies Catalog 2013

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Culture and Society

  1. The UAE and Foreign Policy

    Foreign Aid, Identities and Interests

    By Khalid S. Almezaini

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book offers a concise and detailed analysis of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) foreign aid as a main instrument in its foreign policy. Exploring the cultural factors that have impacted on the foreign policy behaviour of the UAE and its foreign aid, the author argues that Arabism and Islamic...

    Published July 4th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Islam and Science

    The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi

    By Robert Morrison

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    In examining the work of eminent fourteenth century Iranian Shiite scholar Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi, this book is the first rigorous attempt to explain the cross-fertilization of scientific and religious thought in Islamic civilization. Nisaburi did not consider himself a scientist alone,...

    Published September 16th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Ghazali's Politics in Context

    By Yazeed Said

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Imam Abü Hamid al-Ghazali is perhaps the most celebrated Muslim theologian of medieval Islam yet little attention has been paid to his personal theology. This book sets out to investigate the relationship between law and politics in the writings of Ghazali and aims to establish the extent to which...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Orientalism Revisited

    Art, Land and Voyage

    Edited by Ian Richard Netton

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism in 1978 marks the inception of orientalism as a discourse. Since then, Orientalism has remained highly polemical and has become a widely employed epistemological tool. Three decades on, this volume sets out to survey, analyse and revisit the state of the...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry

    A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3

    By Roshdi Rashed

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3, provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. The present text is complemented by two preceding...

    Published February 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt

    Ibn al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection

    By Nahyan Fancy

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The discovery of the pulmonary transit of blood was a ground-breaking discovery in the history of the life sciences, and a prerequisite for William Harvey’s fully developed theory of blood circulation three centuries later. This book is the first attempt at understanding Ibn al-Nafis’s anatomical...

    Published April 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Three Principles of Mulla Sadra

    Divine Gnosis, Self-Realisation and the Dangers of Pseudo-Knowledge in Islam

    By Colin Turner

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This is the first translation into English of Seh Asl (Three Principles) by the important sixteenth century thinker Mulla Sadra. It contains a detailed introduction by Colin Turner that contextualizes the work and a footnoted commentary on the text itself. Also included is an epilogue and...

    To Be Published May 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Ibn al-Haytham, New Astronomy and Spherical Geometry

    A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 4

    By Roshdi Rashed

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. The fourth volume of A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics is complemented by three preceding volumes which focused on infinitesimal determinations and other...

    To Be Published May 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Free Will and Predestination in Islamic Thought

    Theoretical Compromises in the Works of Avicenna, al-Ghazali and Ibn 'Arabi

    By Maria De Cillis

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The subject of "human free-will" versus "divine predestination" is one of the most contentious topics in classical Islamic thought. By focusing on a theme of central importance to any philosophy of religion, and to Islam in particular, this book offers a critical study of the intellectual...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Theological Approaches to Qur'anic Exegesis

    A Practical Comparative-Contrastive Analysis

    By Hussein Abdul-Raof

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the various schools of Qur'anic exegesis, from the earliest periods through to the present day. Employing a comparative-contrastive methodology, the author examines traditional and rational schools of thought – such as the Mu’tazili, Shi...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus

    By Shari Lowin

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a largely overlooked subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written by Muslim and Jewish religious scholars, in which the lover and his sensual experience of the beloved are compared to...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  12. The Routledge Dictionary of Turkish Cinema

    By Gönül Dönmez-Colin

    The first critical and analytical dictionary of Turkish Cinema, this book provides a comprehensive overview of Turkish cinema from its beginnings to the present day. Addressing the lacuna in scholarly work on the topic, this dictionary provides immense detail on a wide range of aspects of Turkish...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  13. Education in Afghanistan

    Developments, Influences and Legacies Since 1901

    By Yahia Baiza

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society

    A comprehensive and up to date study of the history of education in Afghanistan since 1901, this book demonstrates how modern education emerged and charts its fluctuating process of development, regression and destruction. Combining historical and contemporary analysis of key international and&...

    Published April 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  14. Women and Turkish Cinema

    Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation

    By Eylem Atakav

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle East Film and Media

    Since 2000, there has been a considerable effort in Turkish cinema to come to terms with the military’s intervention in politics and subsequent national trauma. It has resulted in an outpouring of cinematic texts. This book focuses on women and Turkish cinema in the context of gender politics,...

    Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge

  15. Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula

    Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar

    By Lisa Urkevich

    Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula presents and evaluates the traditional music of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar. The material is both musicological and ethnomusicological in scope, arranged around musical genres, and includes a discussion of musical elements and...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  16. Suicide Bombings

    By Riaz Hassan

    Series: Shortcuts

    In an age when the Western world is preoccupied with worries about weapons of mass destruction in terrorist hands, terrorists across many parts of the globe are using a more basic device as a weapon – life itself. Suicide bombing has become a weapon of choice among terrorist groups because...

    Published March 29th 2011 by Routledge

  17. Applying Ibn Khaldun

    The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology

    By Syed Farid Alatas

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The writings of Ibn Khaldun, particularly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been regarded as being sociological in nature. For this reason, Ibn Khaldun has been widely regarded as the founder of sociology, or at least a precursor of modern sociology. While he was given this recognition,...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  18. Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa

    A Postcolonial Outlook

    Edited by Walid El Hamamsy, Mounira Soliman

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book explores the body and the production process of popular culture in, and on, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Iran in the first decade of the 21st century, and up to the current historical moment. Essays consider gender, racial, political, and cultural issues in film, cartoons...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  19. Values in Sustainable Development

    Edited by Jack Appleton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    To enhance sustainable development research and practice the values of the researchers, project managers and participants must first be made explicit. Values in Sustainable Development introduces and compares worldviews and values from multiple countries and perspectives, providing a survey of...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  20. The Language of Global Development

    A Misleading Geography

    By Marcin Wojciech Solarz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms...

    To Be Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  21. South-South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development

    Views from Cuba, North Africa and the Middle East

    By Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

    This is the first book to analyze the important phenomenon of South-South development initiatives. Drawing on critical theories and insights from intersectional analysis, the book examines the experiences and impacts of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) youth’s participation in South-South...

    To Be Published December 13th 2014 by Routledge

  22. The Future of Quality News Journalism

    A Cross-Continental Analysis

    Edited by Peter J. Anderson, Michael Williams, George Ogola

    Series: Routledge Research in Journalism

    In the face of the continuously changing challenges of the digital age, it is difficult for quality news journalism to survive on any significant scale if a means for adequately funding it is not available. This new study, a follow-up to 2007’s The Future of Journalism in the Advanced Democracies,...

    Published August 16th 2013 by Routledge

  23. Al Jazeera and the Global Media Landscape

    The South is Talking Back

    By Tine Ustad Figenschou

    Series: Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

    This book analyzes how and why Al Jazeera English (AJE) became the channel of choice to understand the massive protests across the Arab world 2011. Aiming to explain the ‘Al Jazeera moment,’ it tracks the channel’s bumpy road towards international recognition in a longitudinal, in-depth analysis of...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  24. Digital Media and Reporting Conflict

    Blogging and the BBC’s Coverage of War and Terrorism

    By Daniel Bennett

    Series: Routledge Research in Journalism

    This book explores the impact of new forms of online reporting on the BBC’s coverage of war and terrorism. Informed by the views of over 100 BBC staff at all levels of the corporation, Bennett captures journalists’ shifting attitudes towards blogs and internet sources used to cover wars and other...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  25. The Coptic Christian Heritage

    History, Faith and Culture

    By Lois M. Farag

    This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the heritage of Coptic Christians. The contributors combine academic expertise with intimate and practical knowledge of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Coptic heritage. The chapters explore historical, cultural, literary and material aspects,...

    Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge