• The Jews as a Chosen People: Tradition and transformation book cover

    The Jews as a Chosen People

    Tradition and transformation, 1st Edition

    By S. Leyla Gurkan

    The concept of the Jews as a chosen people is a key element of the Jewish faith and identity. This book explores the idea of chosenness from the ancient world, through modernity and into the Post-Holocaust era. Analysing a vast corpus of biblical, ancient, rabbinic and modern Jewish literature,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-28
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufism: A History of Sufi-Futuwwat in Iran book cover

    Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufism

    A History of Sufi-Futuwwat in Iran, 1st Edition

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    Sufism is often understood to be the mystical dimension of Islam, and many works have focused on the nature of "mystical experiences" and the relationship between man and God. Yet Sufism was a human response to a wide range of contexts and circumstances; the fact that Sufis lived in society and…

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    Routledge Sufi Series

  • Spiritual Purification in Islam: The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi book cover

    Spiritual Purification in Islam

    The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi, 1st Edition

    By Gavin Picken

    Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality but despite this, relatively little has been written explicitly in the Islamic tradition regarding this discrete method of spiritual purification. This book examines the work of a scholar of this…

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    Routledge Sufi Series

  • The Holocaust and Representations of Jews: History and Identity in the Museum book cover

    The Holocaust and Representations of Jews

    History and Identity in the Museum, 1st Edition

    By K. Hannah Holtschneider

    The Holocaust and Representations of Jews examines how prominent national exhibitions in Europe represent the Jewish minority and its cultural and religious self-understandings, historically and today, in particular in the context of the Holocaust. Insights from the New Museology are brought to…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Early Orientalism: Imagined Islam and the Notion of Sublime Power book cover

    Early Orientalism

    Imagined Islam and the Notion of Sublime Power, 1st Edition

    By Ivan Kalmar

    The history of western notions about Islam is of obvious scholarly as well as popular interest today. This book investigates Christian images of the Muslim Middle East, focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, when the nature of divine as well as human power was under…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
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    Routledge Islamic Studies Series

  • Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought: Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation book cover

    Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought

    Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Treiger

    It has been customary to see the Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111) as a vehement critic of philosophy, who rejected it in favour of Islamic mysticism (Sufism), a view which has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. This book argues that al-Ghazali was, instead, one of the…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
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    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • The Moral Economy of the Madrasa: Islam and Education Today book cover

    The Moral Economy of the Madrasa

    Islam and Education Today, 1st Edition

    Edited by Keiko Sakurai, Fariba Adelkhah

    The revival of madrasas in the 1980s coincided with the rise of political Islam and soon became associated with the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. This volume examines the rapid expansion of madrasas across Asia and the Middle East and analyses their role in society within…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
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    New Horizons in Islamic Studies

  • Muslim Women Online: Faith and Identity in Virtual Space book cover

    Muslim Women Online

    Faith and Identity in Virtual Space, 1st Edition

    By Anna Piela

    While issues surrounding Muslim women are common in the international media, the voices of Muslim women themselves are largely absent from media coverage and despite the rapidly increasing presence of Muslim women in online groups and discussions, it is still a relatively unexplored topic.This book…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
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    Routledge Islamic Studies Series

  • Domestic Violence in Iran: Women, Marriage and Islam book cover

    Domestic Violence in Iran

    Women, Marriage and Islam, 1st Edition

    By Zahra Tizro

    This book offers a new methodological and theoretical approach to the highly sensitive and complicated issue of violence against women in contemporary Iran. Challenging the widespread notion that secularisation and modernisation are the keys to emancipating women, the author instead posits that…

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    Iranian Studies

  • Being Human in Islam: The Impact of the Evolutionary Worldview book cover

    Being Human in Islam

    The Impact of the Evolutionary Worldview, 1st Edition

    By Damian Howard

    Islamic anthropology is relatively seldom treated as a particular concern even though much of the contemporary debate on the modernisation of Islam, its acceptance of human rights and democracy, makes implicit assumptions about the way Muslims conceive of the human being. This book explores how the…

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    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • New Perspectives on the Qur'an: The Qur'an in its Historical Context 2 book cover

    New Perspectives on the Qur'an

    The Qur'an in its Historical Context 2, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gabriel Said Reynolds

    This book continues the work of The Qur’ān in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’ān and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur’ān’s own conversation with the religions and literatures…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
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    Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

  • A History of Early Al-Andalus: The Akhbar Majmu'a book cover

    A History of Early Al-Andalus

    The Akhbar Majmu'a, 1st Edition

    By David James

    The Akhbār majmū‘a, or 'Collected Accounts', deal with the Muslim conquest of the Iberian peninsula in 711 and subsequent events in al-Andalus, down to and including the reign of ‘Abd al-Rahmān III (912-961), founder of the Umayyad caliphate of al-Andalus . No Arabic text dealing with the early…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
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    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

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