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History and Society in the Islamic World

Series Editor: Anoushiravan Ehteshami, George Joffe

Contemporary events in the Islamic world dominate the headlines and emphasise the crises of the Middle East and North Africa, yet the Islamic World is far larger and more varied than we realise. Current affairs there too mask the underlying trends and values that have, over time, created a fascinating and complex world. This new series is intended to reveal that other Islamic reality by looking at its history and society over the ages, as well as at the contemporary scene. It will also reach far further afield, bringing in Central Asia and the Far East as part of a cultural space sharing common values and beliefs but manifesting a vast diversity of experience and social order.

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1-10 of 18 results in History and Society in the Islamic World
  1. Political Reform in Bahrain

    Institutional Transformation, Identity Conflict and Democracy

    By Katja Niethammer

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    This book examines the current political situation in Bahrain and in particular the process of reform that has taken place in recent years. It explores both the roles of the ruling elites as well as opposition actors and shows the major influence of identity politics in this important Gulf state....

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Islamist Radicalisation in North Africa

    Politics and Process

    Edited by George Joffe

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    In the current climate of political extremism and violence, much attention has been directed towards "radicalisation" as the reasons behind such courses of action, along with a conviction that those who are radicalised represent an irrational deviation from the conventionally accepted norms of...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco

    Edited by Driss Maghraoui

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    Exploring the concept of ‘colonial cultures,’ this book analyses how these cultures both transformed, and were transformed by, their various societies. Challenging both the colonial vulgate, and the nationalist paradigm, Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco, examines the lesser known...

    Published May 27th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Creation of Saudi Arabia

    Ibn Saud and British Imperial Policy, 1914-1927

    By Askar H. Al-Enazy

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    Overturning previous interpretations that see the territorial expansion of the Saudi state between 1915 and 1926 as the result of an aggressive Wahhabi ideology carried out by a politically ambitious Ibn Saud, this book explores the links between Saudi territorial expansion and British Imperial...

    Published February 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Lebanon

    The Politics of Frustration - The Failed Coup of 1961

    By Adel Beshara

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    Lebanon examines the ideological, political and social underpinnings of the attempted coup against General Chihab's government in Lebanon in 1961. The author analyzes the role of the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party, the history of the army in Lebanon and it role in Lebanese politics and the...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Civil Society and Political Change in Morocco

    By James N. Sater

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    Taking Morocco as its focus, this book looks at the political change in the country since 1990. It places particular emphasis on key topics, such as civil society, human rights and reform, as vital issues for understanding the developments in the contemporary Middle East....

    Published April 5th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Assassination of Jacques Lemaigre Dubreuil

    A Frenchman between France and North Africa

    By William A. Hoisington, Jr.

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    This is a political biography of the French industrialist and political activist Jacques Lemaigre Dubreuil (1894-1955), president of the Taxpayers' Federation in the 1930s, entrepreneur in wartime France and Africa, organizer of the 'Group of Five' in Algiers which prepared for the Allied landings...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Trans-Saharan Slave Trade

    By John Wright

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    This compelling text sheds light on the important but under studied trans-Saharan slave trade. The author uncovers and surveys this, the least-noticed of the slave trades out of Africa, which from the seventh to the twentieth centuries quielty delievered almost as many black Africans into...

    Published July 8th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Britain and Morocco During the Embassy of John Drummond Hay

    By Khalid Ben-Srhir

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    This translation provides fascinating insights into a critical period in Moroccan history and Moroccan-British relations during the nineteenth century. Using the life and work of the British representative in Tangier, John Drummond Hay, an individual who personally experienced the relations...

    Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge

  10. Managing Instability in Algeria

    Elites and Political Change since 1995

    By Isabelle Werenfels

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    This topical new book seeks to understand the relationship between elite dynamics and strategies and the lack of profound political change in Algeria after 1995, when the country’s military rulers returned to electoral processes. Using evidence from extensive fieldwork, Isabelle Werenfels exposes...

    Published June 25th 2009 by Routledge

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