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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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11-18 of 18 results in History and Society in the Islamic World
  1. War and Peace in Qajar Persia

    Implications Past and Present

    Edited by Roxane Farmanfarmaian

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    With new and existing evidence being reconsidered, this edited collection takes a multidisciplinary approach to discussing the Qajar system within the context of the wars that engulfed it and the periods of peace that ensued. It throws new light on the decision-making processes, the restraints on...

    Published January 28th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Nation, Society and Culture in North Africa

    Edited by James McDougall

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    The essays in this volume explore the complexities of the relationship between states, social groups and individuals in contemporary North Africa, as expressed through the politics, culture and history of nationhood.From Morocco to Libya, from bankers to refugees, from colonialism to globalisation,...

    Published May 1st 2003 by Routledge

  3. Technology, Tradition and Survival

    Aspects of Material Culture in the Middle East and Central Asia

    By Richard Tapper, Keith McLachlan

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    The contributors address the history, originality, variety and sophistication of traditional science, technology and material culture in the Middle East and Central Asia, their influence on the history of Europe and the West, and the threat posed by modern Western technologies....

    Published January 30th 2002 by Routledge

  4. The Walled Arab City in Literature, Architecture and History

    The Living Medina in the Maghrib

    Edited by Susan Slyomovics

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the medina, the traditional walled Arab city of North Africa. The medina becomes a concrete case study for comparative explorations of general questions about the social use of urban space by opening up fields of research at the intersection of...

    Published September 1st 2001 by Routledge

  5. North Africa, Islam and the Mediterranean World

    From the Almoravids to the Algerian War

    Edited by Julia Clancy-Smith

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    Long regarded as the preserve of French scholars and Francophone audiences due to its significance to France's colonial empire, North Africa is increasingly recognized for its own singular importance as a crossover region. Situated where Islamic, Mediterranean, African, and European histories...

    Published September 1st 2001 by Routledge

  6. Tribe and Society in Rural Morocco

    By David M. Hart

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    An anthropological study of Berber society and particularly the Rifian tribes of Morocoo, a Muslim society. This book deals with the background of these tribes, their settlement in various areas and contemporary issues....

    Published September 29th 2000 by Routledge

  7. Tribalism and Rural Society in the Islamic World

    By David M. Hart

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    This is an anthropological study of tribal societies in the modern world with particular reference to Morocco and the comparison between Morocco and Pakistan/Afghanistan. All the societies considered are Muslim, and the approach is taken from the structuralist-functionalist perspective....

    Published March 30th 2000 by Routledge

  8. French Military Rule in Morocco

    Colonialism and its Consequences

    By Moshe Gershovich

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    This analysis of French colonial ideology and interest in Morocco delineates the manner in which the agents of the protectorate regime sought to conquer the country and control its indigenous inhabitants. Numerous comparative perspectives are offered, placing the French policy towards Morocco in a...

    Published November 29th 1999 by Routledge

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