• Radical Politics in Modern Turkey book cover

    Radical Politics in Modern Turkey

    1st Edition

    By Jacob M. Landau

    The fact that the active and organized involvement of radical movements in Turkish politics is a recent development renders its investigation difficult. To be meaningful, the terms ‘Left’, ‘Right’ and ‘Islamist’ have to relate to specific situations, and against a background of freedom of action.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge Library Editions: Turkey

  • Theological Approaches to Qur'anic Exegesis: A Practical Comparative-Contrastive Analysis book cover

    Theological Approaches to Qur'anic Exegesis

    A Practical Comparative-Contrastive Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Hussein Abdul-Raof

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Sectarian Conflict in Egypt: Coptic Media, Identity and Representation book cover

    Sectarian Conflict in Egypt

    Coptic Media, Identity and Representation, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Iskander

    In light of the Egyptian uprising in early 2011, understanding the dynamics that are shaping Egyptian politics and society is more crucial than ever as Egypt seeks to re-define itself after the Mubarak era. One of the most controversial debates concerns the place of religion in Egypt’s political…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • The Alevis in Turkey and Europe: Identity and Managing Territorial Diversity book cover

    The Alevis in Turkey and Europe

    Identity and Managing Territorial Diversity, 1st Edition

    By Elise Massicard

    This book examines the development of identity politics amongst the Alevis in Europe and Turkey, which simultaneously provided the movement access to different resources and challenged its unity of action. While some argue that Aleviness is a religious phenomenon, and others claim it is a…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Exeter Studies in Ethno Politics

  • Islam and the Politics of Secularism: The Caliphate and Middle Eastern Modernization in the Early 20th Century book cover

    Islam and the Politics of Secularism

    The Caliphate and Middle Eastern Modernization in the Early 20th Century, 1st Edition

    By Nurullah Ardic

    This book examines the process of secularization in the Middle East in the late 19th and early 20th century through an analysis of the transformation and abolition of Islamic Caliphate. Focusing on debates in both the center of the Caliphate and its periphery, the author argues that the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

  • Orthodox Christians in the Late Ottoman Empire: A Study of Communal Relations in Anatolia book cover

    Orthodox Christians in the Late Ottoman Empire

    A Study of Communal Relations in Anatolia, 1st Edition

    By Ayse Ozil

    Orthodox Christians, as well as other non-Muslims of the Ottoman Empire, have long been treated as insular and homogenous entities, distinctly different and separate from the rest of the Ottoman world. Despite this view prevailing in mainstream historiography, some scholars have suggested recently…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

  • Islamic Mysticism and Abu Talib Al-Makki: The Role of the Heart book cover

    Islamic Mysticism and Abu Talib Al-Makki

    The Role of the Heart, 1st Edition

    By Saeko Yazaki

    Both in everyday language and religious metaphor, the heart often embodies the true self and is considered to be the seat of emotion in many cultures. Many Muslim thinkers have attempted to clarify the nature of Sufism using its metaphorical image, particularly in the tenth and eleventh centuries.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge Sufi Series

  • Ghazali's Politics in Context book cover

    Ghazali's Politics in Context

    1st Edition

    By Yazeed Said

    Imam Abü Hamid al-Ghazalı 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 Ghazalı and aims to establish the extent to which…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Jesus among the Jews: Representation and Thought book cover

    Jesus among the Jews

    Representation and Thought, 1st Edition

    Edited by Neta Stahl

    For almost two thousand years, various images of Jesus accompanied Jewish thought and imagination: a flesh-and-blood Jew, a demon, a spoiled student, an idol, a brother, a (failed) Messiah, a nationalist rebel, a Greek god in Jewish garb, and more. This volume charts for the first time the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Turkish Immigrants in Western Europe and North America: Immigration and Political Mobilization book cover

    Turkish Immigrants in Western Europe and North America

    Immigration and Political Mobilization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sebnem Koser Akcapar

    Public and even scholarly debates usually focus on the integration problems of Muslim immigrants at the cost of overlooking the role of the growing number of migrant organizations in establishing a crucial link among immigrants themselves, as well as between them and their countries of origin and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31

  • Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies: The Living Links to the Prophet book cover

    Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies

    The Living Links to the Prophet, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kazuo Morimoto

    The global Muslim population includes a large number of lineal descendants and relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. These kinsfolk, most often known as "sayyid" or "sharif," form a distinct social category in many Muslim societies, and their status can afford them special treatment in legal matters…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    New Horizons in Islamic Studies

  • Salafi Ritual Purity: In the Presence of God book cover

    Salafi Ritual Purity

    In the Presence of God, 1st Edition

    By Richard Gauvain

    Since 9/11, Salafism has attracted a great deal of attention from the world’s media, which predominantly focuses on its potential for revolutionary violence. Salafism remains poorly understood both in Western media, where it is now the focus of considerable debate, and in Western academia, where…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge Islamic Studies Series

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