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  • The Philosophy of Religion in Post-Revolutionary Iran

    The Epistemological Turn in Islamic Reform Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Heydar Shadi

    This book explores the intellectual discourse in post-revolutionary Iran. It focuses on Abdolkarim Soroush, a leading Muslim liberal thinker, whose theory of religion is regarded as highly relevant to the current theological and intellectual dynamics in the Islamic world. The Philosophy of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
    Routledge Studies in Islamic Philosophy

  • Routledge Handbook on Israeli Security

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stuart A. Cohen, Aharon Klieman

    The Routledge Handbook on Israeli Security provides an authoritative survey of both the historical roots of Israel’s national security concerns and their principal contemporary expressions. Following an introduction setting out its central themes, the Handbook comprises 27 independent chapters…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07

  • Palestinian Culture and the Nakba

    Bearing Witness, 1st Edition

    By Hania A.M. Nashef

    The Nakba not only resulted in the loss of the homeland, but also caused the dispersal and ruin of entire Palestinian communities. Even though the term Nakba refers to a singular historic event, the consequence of 1948 has symptomatically become part of Palestinian identity, and the element that…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07
    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • Palestinian Popular Struggle

    Unarmed and Participatory, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. Carpenter

    Palestinian Popular Struggle challenges conventional thinking about political action and organization. It offers an alternative to the seemingly failed tracks of armed struggle and diplomatic negotiations. A discourse of rights and global justice helps bridge national and religious divides, drawing…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

  • Routledge Handbook on Jerusalem

    1st Edition

    Edited by Suleiman A. Mourad, Naomi Koltun-Fromm, Bedross Der Matossian

    Few cities around the world transcend their physical boundaries the way Jerusalem does. As the spiritual capital of monotheism, Jerusalem has ancient roots and legacies that have imposed themselves on its inhabitants throughout the centuries. In modern times, and aside from all the religious…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31

  • The Arab Gulf States and the West

    Perceptions and Realities – Opportunities and Perils, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dania Koleilat Khatib, Marwa Maziad

    This book examines the changing image of the Arab Gulf States in the West. It addresses the question of perception in international relations and how the Arab States of the Gulf have pursued various endeavors to project themselves into Western imagination. The book chapters generate ideas on how…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26
    UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

  • Understanding Israel

    Political, Societal and Security Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joel Peters, Rob Geist Pinfold

    The State of Israel is an unlikely powerhouse in a troubled region. Since 1948, Israel has retained its status as a democratic state without interruption. An investor-friendly environment and skilled workforce have led to a thriving economy, whilst the Israel Defense Forces are one of the most…

    Paperback – 2018-10-17

  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict

    An Introduction and Documentary Reader, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Gregory S. Mahler

    The Arab-Israeli conflict has been one of the most protracted and contentious disputes in modern history. This wide-ranging textbook examines the diplomatic and historical setting within which the conflict developed, from both the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives, and gives a comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2018-07-23

  • The New Testament in Muslim Eyes

    Paul's Letter to the Galatians, 1st Edition

    By Shabbir Akhtar

    This book explores Christian origins by examining a key New Testament epistle, Paul’s letter to the Galatian churches, seen by Christians as the charter of Christian liberty from the inherited Jewish law. The New Testament in Muslim Eyes provides a close textual commentary on perhaps the earliest…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge Reading the Bible in Islamic Context Series

  • Middle East Politics and International Relations

    Crisis Zone, 1st Edition

    By Shahram Akbarzadeh, Kylie Baxter

    The contemporary Middle East has been defined by political crises and conflict. The interplay of internal and external factors have set the region on a path of turmoil and crisis with devastating outcomes for its people. The absence of political accountability and representation, and policies…

    Paperback – 2018-06-05

  • Israel

    1st Edition

    By Ilan Pappé

    Israel is not the only ‘new’ state around, but it is one of the few states whose legitimacy is still questioned, and its future affects the future of the Middle East as a whole and probably the stability of the international system. The reasons for this unique reality lie in its past and the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08
    The Contemporary Middle East

  • What is Shi'i Islam?

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, Christian Jambet

    For the public at large Shi’ism often implies a host of confused representations, suggesting more often than not obscurantism, intolerance, political violence and other ignominies running hot or cold in response to world events. In fact for many people, Shi’ism stands for "radical Islam", or –…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01
    Routledge Persian and Shi'i Studies

  • The Mongols in Iran

    Qutb Al-Din Shirazi's Akhbar-i Moghulan, 1st Edition

    By George Lane

    The polymath, Qutb al-Dīn Shīrāzī, operated at the heart of the Ilkhanate state (1258–1335) from its inception under Hulegu. He worked alongside the scientist and political adviser, Nasir al-Dīn Ṭūsī, who had the ear of the Ilkhans and all their chief ministers. The Mongols in Iran provides an…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01
    Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  • A History of the Muslim World since 1260

    The Making of a Global Community, 2nd Edition

    By Vernon O Egger

    A History of the Muslim World since 1260 continues the narrative begun by A History of the Muslim World to 1750 by tracing the development of Muslim societies, institutions, and doctrines from the time of the Mongol conquests through to the present day. It offers students a balanced coverage of…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30

  • Industrial Development in Africa

    Mapping Industrialization Pathways for a Leaping Leopard, 1st Edition

    By Berhanu Abegaz

    Industrial Development in Africa critically synthesizes and reframes the debates on African industrial development in a capability-opportunity framework. It recasts the challenge in a broader comparative context of successive waves of catchup industrialization experiences in the European periphery,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-02

  • Islam and Development

    Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Clarke, David Tittensor

    The study of Islam since the advent of 9/11 has made a significant resurgence. However, much of the work produced since then has tended to focus on the movements that not only provide aid to their fellow Muslims, but also have political and at times violent agendas. This tendency has led to a…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

  • Freedom of Speech and Islam

    1st Edition

    Edited by Erich Kolig

    Freedom of speech and expression is considered in the West a high public good and an important social value, underpinned by legislative and ethical norms. Its importance is not shared to the same extent by conservative and devout Muslims, who read Islamic doctrines in ways seemingly incompatible…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

  • The Syrian Uprising

    Domestic Origins and Early Trajectory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Raymond Hinnebusch, Omar Imady

    Most observers did not expect the Arab spring to spread to Syria, for a number of seemingly good reasons. Yet, with amazing rapidity, massive and unprecedented anti-regime mobilization took place, which put the regime very much on the defensive; what began as the Syrian Uprising in March 2011 has…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge/ St. Andrews Syrian Studies Series

  • Armenian Christianity Today

    Identity Politics and Popular Practice, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Agadjanian

    Armenian Christianity Today examines contemporary religious life and the social, political, and cultural functions of religion in the post-Soviet Republic of Armenia and in the Armenian Diaspora worldwide. Scholars from a range of countries and disciplines explore current trends and everyday…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05

  • The Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1956–1975

    From Violent Conflict to a Peace Process, 1st Edition

    By Moshe Gat

    The Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1956–1975 contains a collection of articles that examine select issues between the end of the Suez Campaign in November 1956 and the Sinai II, or Interim Agreement, signed by Israel and Egypt in September 1975. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the struggle…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

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