• Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations: Modern Egyptian Thinkers on al-damir book cover

    Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations

    Modern Egyptian Thinkers on al-damir, 1st Edition

    By Oddbjørn Leirvik

    Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations puts forward a discussion of how the notion of conscience may unite Muslim and Christians across religious divides, as well as examining the relation between selfhood and otherness in interfaith dialogue. The author explores how the notion…

    Paperback – 2010-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Islamic Studies Series

  • Jewish Mysticism and Magic: An Anthropological Perspective book cover

    Jewish Mysticism and Magic

    An Anthropological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Maureen Bloom

    Providing a unique anthropological perspective on Jewish mysticism and magic, this book is a study of Jewish rites and rituals and how the analysis of early literature provides the roots for understanding religious practices. It includes analysis on the importance of sacrifice, amulets, and names,…

    Paperback – 2010-06-23
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed: Silence and Salvation book cover

    Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

    Silence and Salvation, 1st Edition

    By Donald McCallum

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions…

    Paperback – 2010-06-23
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah: Conflict or Conciliation book cover

    The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah

    Conflict or Conciliation, 1st Edition

    By Abdul Hakim I Al-Matroudi

    The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah provides a valuable account of the development of Hanbalite jurisprudence, placing the theoretical and conceptual parameters of this tradition within the grasp of the interested reader. Studying the vibrant yet controversial interaction between Ibn…

    Paperback – 2010-03-19
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    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Ben-Gurion, Zionism and American Jewry: 1948 - 1963 book cover

    Ben-Gurion, Zionism and American Jewry

    1948 - 1963, 1st Edition

    By Ariel Feldestein

    Based on archival material, this intriguing book examines David Ben-Gurion’s influence on the relationship between the state of Israel, the Zionist Organization and American Jewry between 1948 and 1963 when he served as Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The author discusses how Ben-Gurion was…

    Paperback – 2009-12-22
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    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • The Political Thought of Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari: An Iranian Theoretician of the Islamic State book cover

    The Political Thought of Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari

    An Iranian Theoretician of the Islamic State, 1st Edition

    By Mahmood T. Davari

    Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari was a significant figure in the movement which brought the Islamic Republic of Iran into being. Mutahhari, a student of Ayatollah Khomeini and particularly close to his mentor, had broad theoretical concerns regarding religion, society and economy. He is generally…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
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    Routledge/BIPS Persian Studies Series

  • The Birth of The Prophet Muhammad: Devotional Piety in Sunni Islam book cover

    The Birth of The Prophet Muhammad

    Devotional Piety in Sunni Islam, 1st Edition

    By Marion Holmes Katz

    In the medieval period, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (the mawlid) was celebrated in popular narratives and ceremonies that expressed the religious agendas and aspirations of ordinary Muslims, including women. This book examines the Mawlid from its origins to the present day and provides a new…

    Paperback – 2009-09-07
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    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Gender and Self in Islam book cover

    Gender and Self in Islam

    1st Edition

    By Etin Anwar

    Using philosophical analysis, this book explores the construction of gender in Muslim societies and its implication to the constitution of the self. The root of the existing discourse of the hierarchical principle is examined as is the extent to which the process of human reproduction, especially…

    Paperback – 2009-09-03
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    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • Cities in the Pre-Modern Islamic World: The Urban Impact of Religion, State and Society book cover

    Cities in the Pre-Modern Islamic World

    The Urban Impact of Religion, State and Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amira K. Bennison, Alison L. Gascoigne

    This volume is an inter-disciplinary endeavour which brings together recent research on aspects of urban life and structure by architectural and textual historians and archaeologists, engendering exciting new perspectives on urban life in the pre-modern Islamic world. Its objective is to move…

    Paperback – 2009-07-24
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    SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

  • Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean: The Seafarers of Kachchh book cover

    Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean

    The Seafarers of Kachchh, 1st Edition

    By Edward Simpson

    Based on substantial ethnographic, textual and archival research, this interesting book offers a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. Writing in a clear, engaging style, and covering an impressive range of theoretical terrain, Simpson critically explores the…

    Paperback – 2009-06-09
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    Routledge Indian Ocean Series

  • Muslim Diaspora: Gender, Culture and Identity book cover

    Muslim Diaspora

    Gender, Culture and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Haideh Moghissi

    Muslim Diaspora identifies those aspects of migratory experience that shatter or reinforce a group’s attachment to its homeland and affect its readiness to adapt to a new country. The contributors to this collection examine many dimensions of life in the Diaspora and demonstrate that identity is…

    Paperback – 2009-06-08
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    Routledge Islamic Studies Series

  • Original Islam: Malik and the Madhhab of Madina book cover

    Original Islam

    Malik and the Madhhab of Madina, 1st Edition

    By Yasin Dutton

    Original Islam investigates the primacy of Madinan Islam and the madhhab (school of law) of its main exponent, Malik ibn Anas. It contains an annotated translation of Intisar al-faqir al-salik li-tarjih madhhab al-Imam al-kabir Malik, which was written by al-Ra'i, a fifteenth-century…

    Paperback – 2009-06-08
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    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

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