Middle East Studies: Political Islam

  • Days of the Fall: A Reporter’s Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars book cover

    Days of the Fall

    A Reporter’s Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars

    By Jonathan Spyer

    Days of the Fall takes the reader into the heart of the terrible wars in Syria and Iraq. The book combines frontline reporting with analysis of the deeper causes and effects of the conflict. Over five years, Jonathan Spyer reported from the heart of the wars, spending time in Aleppo, Baghdad,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge

  • Islamism and Social Movements in North Africa, The Sahel and Beyond: Transregional and Local Perspectives book cover

    Islamism and Social Movements in North Africa, The Sahel and Beyond

    Transregional and Local Perspectives

    Edited by Aurelie Campana, Cédric Jourde

    As North African, Middle Eastern, and Sahelian societies adapt to the Post-Arab Spring era and the rise of violence across the area, various groups find in Islam an answer to the challenges of the era. This book explores how Islamist social movements, Sufi brotherhoods, and Jihadi armed groups, in…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Mediterranean Politics

  • Hamas and Ideology: Sheikh Yusuf al-Qara?awi on the Jews, Zionism and Israel book cover

    Hamas and Ideology

    Sheikh Yusuf al-Qara?awi on the Jews, Zionism and Israel

    By Shaul Bartal, Nesya Rubinstein-Shemer

    Sheikh Yusūf al- Qaraḍāwī is regarded as the most influential contemporary Muslim religious figure. His best-selling book, Al-Ḥalal wal-Ḥaram fi al-Islam ("The Forbidden and the Permitted in Islam") is perhaps one of the most widely read Islamic works, after the Qur’ān. The subject of jihad in…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Leadership and Authority in Central Asia: The Ismaili Community in Tajikistan book cover

    Leadership and Authority in Central Asia

    The Ismaili Community in Tajikistan

    By Otambek Mastibekov

    This book explores the unfolding of world history in a remote corner of Central Asia: the region of Badakhshan. The history of this region has commonly been explored through the lens of the major superpowers who competed over its territory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • The Cid and His Spain book cover

    The Cid and His Spain

    By Ramón Menéndez Pidal

    This study of El Cid, first published in English in 1934, is by the leading authority on the medieval history and literature of Spain. The Cid occupies a unique position among national heroes. Others such as King Arthur and Roland are but shadowy figures in the historical record, but El Cid is very…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • The Muslim Conquest and Settlement of North Africa and Spain book cover

    The Muslim Conquest and Settlement of North Africa and Spain

    By Abdulwahid Dhanun Taha

    In the seventh and eighth centuries, the Muslim Arabs conquered large areas of North Africa and then, with the help of their former adversaries in North Africa, the Berbers, gained a decisive victory over the Visigoths in Spain. This book, first published in 1989 and based on Arabic and other…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain book cover

    The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain

    By Ariel Bension

    ‘The Zohar’ was compiled and composed in Spain in the thirteenth century, and exerted a powerful influence on Jewish life in medieval ghettoes. In this book, first published in 1932, Dr Bension was the first scholar to deal with the influence on Jewish mysticism of certain characteristics which…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • Politics and Gender Identity in Turkey: Centralised Islam for Socio-Economic Control book cover

    Politics and Gender Identity in Turkey

    Centralised Islam for Socio-Economic Control

    By Umut Korkut, Hande Eslen-Ziya

    The creation of Turkish nationhood, citizenship, economic transformation, the forceful removal of minorities and national homogenisation, gender rights, the position of armed forces in politics, and the political and economic integration of Kurdish minority in Turkish polity have all received major…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Sectarianism in the Contemporary Middle East book cover

    Sectarianism in the Contemporary Middle East

    Edited by Simon Mabon, Lucia Ardovini

    In recent years, the term sectarianism has been widely used to explain contemporary affairs across the Middle East and North Africa. A range of assumptions about the nature of sectarianism have become prevalent amongst scholars and policy makers who engage with these areas, in part driven by the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge

  • Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia: The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS book cover

    Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia

    The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS

    By Dominik M. Mueller

    Providing an ethnographic account of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and its Youth Wing (Dewan Pemuda PAS), this book analyses the genesis and role of Islamic movements in terms of their engagement in mainstream politics. It explores the party’s changing approach towards popular culture and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The Darkest Sides of Politics, II: State Terrorism, “Weapons of Mass Destruction,” Religious Extremism, and Organized Crime book cover

    The Darkest Sides of Politics, II

    State Terrorism, “Weapons of Mass Destruction,” Religious Extremism, and Organized Crime

    By Jeffrey M. Bale

    This book examines a wide array of phenomena that arguably constitute the most noxious, extreme, terrifying, murderous, secretive, authoritarian, and/or anti-democratic aspects of national and international politics. Scholars should not ignore these "dark sides" of politics, however unpleasant they…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

  • Islamists of the Maghreb book cover

    Islamists of the Maghreb

    By Jeffry R. Halverson, Nathaniel Greenberg

    In 2011, the Maghreb occupied a prominent place in world headlines when Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, became the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring. Events in Tunisia sparked huge and sometimes violent uprisings. Longstanding dictatorships fell in their wake. The ensuing democratic reforms resulted in…

    Hardback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Political Islam

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