Middle East Studies: Political Islam

  • What is Shi'i Islam?: An Introduction book cover

    What is Shi'i Islam?

    An Introduction

    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 – 2018-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Persian and Shi'i Studies

  • Islam and the State book cover

    Islam and the State

    By P. J. Vatikiotis

    Examining the theoretical problems which arose when the modern European ideology of nationalism was adopted by Muslim societies organized into formally modern states, this book, first published in 1987, also deals with the practical difficulties arising from the doctrinal incompatibility between…

    Paperback – 2018-04-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Islam, State and Society

  • Guns, Culture and Moors: Racial Perceptions, Cultural Impact and the Moroccan Participation in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) book cover

    Guns, Culture and Moors

    Racial Perceptions, Cultural Impact and the Moroccan Participation in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

    By Ali Al Tuma

    The history of the Moroccan troops in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) is the story of an encounter between two culturally and ethnically different people, and the attempts by both sides, Moroccan and Spanish, to take control of this contact. This book shows to what extent colonials could…

    Hardback – 2018-04-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain

  • Islam, State and Society in Indonesia: Local Politics in Madura book cover

    Islam, State and Society in Indonesia

    Local Politics in Madura

    By Yanwar Pribadi

    Islamic powers in secular countries have presented a challenge for states around the world, including Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population as well as the third largest democracy in the world. This book focuses on the more complex relationship between Islam and politics during the last…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings: In the Eye of the Hurricane book cover

    Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings

    In the Eye of the Hurricane

    Edited by Maximilian Felsch, Martin Wählisch

    The Arab uprisings have put Lebanon under increased strain. While the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt caused limited reverberations, the war in Syria echoed in the fine-tuned political and confessional balance of Lebanon. Over one million refugees, equal to one-quarter of Lebanon’s population,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-25 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guards book cover

    The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran

    The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guards

    By Hesam Forozan

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, also known as the 'Sepah', has wielded considerable and increasing power in Iran in recent decades. Established in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini as a paramilitary organisation charged with protecting the nascent Islamic regime and countering the untrustworthy Imperial…

    Paperback – 2018-01-23 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan: The Muslim Brotherhood's Quest for Hegemony book cover

    Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan

    The Muslim Brotherhood's Quest for Hegemony

    By Daniel Atzori

    This book explores the activities of the local Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. It examines how the Brotherhood, working to establish an alternative social, political and moral order through a network of Islamic institutions, made a huge contribution to the transformation of Jordanian society. It…

    Paperback – 2018-01-20 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West

    Edited by Roberto Tottoli

    Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 depths of the wars, spending time in Aleppo, Baghdad,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14 
    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 – 2017-12-12
    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

  • 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 – 2017-11-08
    Routledge

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