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  • 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

    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)

    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

    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

  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Mediterranean Politics

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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 – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • 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 – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • 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 – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

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