Middle Eastern Cultural Studies Products

  • Applying Ibn Khaldun

    The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology

    By Syed Farid Alatas

    The writings of Ibn Khaldun, particularly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been regarded as being sociological in nature. For this reason, Ibn Khaldun has been widely regarded as the founder of sociology, or at least a precursor of modern sociology. While he was given this recognition,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Education and Social Dynamics

    A Multilevel Analysis of Curriculum Change in Turkey

    By Arnd-Michael Nohl, R. Nazlı Somel

    Education and Social Dynamics offers a new approach to analyzing curriculum change by investigating the entanglement of education and society in markedly heterogeneous Turkey, which has recently witnessed nation-wide curriculum reforms. While the new curriculum has attempted to homogenize all…

    Hardback – 2015-09-18 
    Routledge
    Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

  • The Emerging Middle East-East Asia Nexus

    Edited by Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Yukiko Miyagi

    As the economies of East Asia grow ever stronger, their need for energy resources increases, which in turn compels closer relations with the countries of the Middle East. This book examines the developing relations between the countries of East Asia, especially China and Japan, with the countries…

    Hardback – 2015-04-14
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • The Persian Book of Kings

    An Epitome of the Shahnama of Firdawsi

    By B W Robinson, B. W. Robinson

    The Shahnama, written in the tenth century by Firdawsi, is the national epic poem of Persia. It chronicles at great length (nine volumes in the full English translation, currently out of print) the reigns and deeds of the earliest Persian kings, over fifty of them, in four dynasties - the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge

  • Iraq in the Twenty-First Century

    Regime Change and the Making of a Failed State

    By Tareq Y. Ismael, Jacqueline S. Ismael

    Much has been written about the events surrounding the 2003 Anglo-American invasion of Iraq and its aftermath, especially about the intentions, principles, plans and course of action of US policy, but much less attention has been given to the consequences of US policy on Iraqi political and social…

    Hardback – 2015-02-17
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • The Middle East in the World

    An Introduction

    Edited by Lucia Volk

    The Middle East in the World offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the broader Middle East. After a brief introduction to the study of the region, the early chapters of the book survey the essentials of Middle Eastern history; important historical narratives; and…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge
    Foundations in Global Studies

  • Islamic Identity and Development

    Studies of the Islamic Periphery

    By Ozay Mehmet

    Turkey and Malaysia, two countries on the Islamic periphery, are often not included in discussions of Islamic reassertion and identity. Yet both have been at the forefront of modernization and development, and are exposed to a rising trend of Islamic revival which discloses a deep, psychological…

    Paperback – 2014-04-24
    Routledge

  • Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Charities in the Non-Western World

    The Development and Regulation of Indigenous and Islamic Charities

    Edited by Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown, Justin Pierce

    This book looks at the operation of indigenous charities at a regional, localised and global level. Chapters focus on the adaptation, accountability and operation of charities across a wide range of jurisdictions from China to Indonesia, Thailand, Iran, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Lebanon and Turkey.…

    Hardback – 2013-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Charities Studies Series

  • Muslim Travellers

    Pilgrimage, Migration and the Religious Imagination

    Edited by Dale F. Eickelman, James Piscatori

    Pilgrimage, travel for learning, visits to shrines, exile, and labour migration shape the religious imagination and in turn are shaped by it. Some travel, such as pilgrimage, explicitly intended for religious purposes, has equally important economic and political consequences. Other travel, not…

    Paperback – 2013-08-28
    Routledge

  • Middle Eastern Belongings

    Edited by Diane E. King

    This book features chapters that examine the various ways of belonging in the Middle East. Belonging can mean fitting in, feeling at home, feeling a part; this kind of belonging is profoundly social. Belongings can be possessions, objects closely associated with one’s deepest notions of…

    Paperback – 2013-04-25
    Routledge

  • Anti-Muslim Prejudice

    Past and Present

    Edited by Maleiha Malik

    This collection makes a unique contribution to the study of anti-Muslim prejudice by placing the issue in both its past and present context. The essays cover historical and contemporary subjects from the eleventh century to the present day. They examine the forms that anti-Muslim prejudice takes,…

    Paperback – 2012-11-13
    Routledge

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