• Secularism and Religion in Jewish-Israeli Politics: Traditionists and Modernity book cover

    Secularism and Religion in Jewish-Israeli Politics

    Traditionists and Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Yaacov Yadgar

    Common discourse on Jewish identity in Israel is dominated by the view that Jewish Israelis can, and should, be either religious or secular. Moving away from this conventional framework, this book examines the role of secularism and religion in Jewish society and politics. With a focus on the ‘…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Hadrami Arabs in Present-day Indonesia: An Indonesia-oriented group with an Arab signature book cover

    Hadrami Arabs in Present-day Indonesia

    An Indonesia-oriented group with an Arab signature, 1st Edition

    By Frode F. Jacobsen

    This book focuses on social and cultural trends in present-day Hadrami Arab societies in Eastern and Central Indonesia, and the history of the Hadrami Arab people, which demonstrates an early form of globalization. For centuries migration has played a vital part in Hadrami adaptation.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt: Ibn al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection book cover

    Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt

    Ibn al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection, 1st Edition

    By Nahyan Fancy

    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-Nafīs’s anatomical…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Islamic Prayer Across the Indian Ocean: Inside and Outside the Mosque book cover

    Islamic Prayer Across the Indian Ocean

    Inside and Outside the Mosque, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Headley, David Parkin

    In its attempt to squash the influence of animism and pantheism or polytheism and to promote the idea of the One and Only Absolute God, Islam has come up against a tendency within itself to incorporate certain local religious traditions and practices. This book shares that combination of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09

  • Muhammad and the Supernatural: Medieval Arab Views book cover

    Muhammad and the Supernatural

    Medieval Arab Views, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Williams

    Muhammad and the Supernatural:  Medieval Arab Views examines the element of the supernatural (or miracle stories) in the life of the Prophet Muhammad as depicted in two genres:  prophetic biography (sīra) and Qur'ān exegesis (tafsīr). …

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

  • Islam in the Era of Globalization: Muslim Attitudes towards Modernity and Identity book cover

    Islam in the Era of Globalization

    Muslim Attitudes towards Modernity and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johan Meuleman

    Globalization, modernity and identity are fundamental issues in contemporary Islam and Islamic Studies. This collection of essays reflects the wide diversity that characterises contemporary Islamic Studies. The case studies cover regions stretching from China and Southeast Asia to diaspora…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

  • Arab Society (Routledge Revivals): Continuity and Change book cover

    Arab Society (Routledge Revivals)

    Continuity and Change, 1st Edition

    By Samih K. Farsoun

    The Arab world has long been subjected to super-power rivalry for influence and control. The area has been characterized by bloody conflict with Israel and the internal instability that has been particularly prevalent in the last few years. Whilst these political struggles have been highly visible…

    Paperback – 2014-08-20
    Routledge Revivals

  • Islamic Tolerance: Amir Khusraw and Pluralism book cover

    Islamic Tolerance

    Amir Khusraw and Pluralism, 1st Edition

    By Alyssa Gabbay

    Although pluralism and religious tolerance are most often associated today with Western Enlightenment thinkers, the roots of these ideologies stretch back to non-Western and premodern societies, including many under Muslim rule. This book explores the development of pluralism in Islam in South Asia…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Iranian Studies

  • Zionism in an Arab Country: Jews in Iraq in the 1940s book cover

    Zionism in an Arab Country

    Jews in Iraq in the 1940s, 1st Edition

    By Esther Meir-Glitzenstein

    Zionism in an Arab Country explores the relations between the Zionist establishment in Israel, and the Jewish community in Iraq. This relationship is centred on two organizations: a Zionist movement and a defense organization. By reviewing the activity of these organizations, Esther Meir-Glitzstein…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17

  • Sufis and Scholars of the Sea: Family Networks in East Africa, 1860-1925 book cover

    Sufis and Scholars of the Sea

    Family Networks in East Africa, 1860-1925, 1st Edition

    By Anne Bang

    Anne Bang focuses on the ways in which a particular Islamic brotherhood, or 'tariqa', the tariqa Alawiyya, spread, maintained and propagated their particular brand of the Islamic faith. Originating in the South-Yemeni region of Hadramawt, the Alawi tariqa mainly spread along the coast of the…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge Indian Ocean Series

  • Muslim Women in Britain: De-Mystifying the Muslimah book cover

    Muslim Women in Britain

    De-Mystifying the Muslimah, 1st Edition

    By Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

    Perceptions of Muslim women in Western society have been shaped by historical and sociological conditions such as colonialism, patriarchy and Orientalism. In Muslim Women in Britain, Sariya Contractor seeks to reinstate the Muslimah as a storyteller who tells her own story. An exploration of the…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge Islamic Studies Series

  • Egyptian Religion (Routledge Revivals): Egyptian Ideas of The Future Life book cover

    Egyptian Religion (Routledge Revivals)

    Egyptian Ideas of The Future Life, 1st Edition

    By E. A. Wallis Budge

    Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum’s department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects, Budge was hugely successful in collecting papyri, statues and other artefacts for the…

    Paperback – 2014-05-14
    Routledge Revivals

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