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Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

Our Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies series spans a number of subject areas that are closely linked to the religion. From Islamic Law through to Islam and Globalization, the series includes a whole range of titles under the broad subject heading of Islamic Studies. Upcoming titles include, Tafsir: Interpreting the Qur'an and Early Years of Islam.

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11-19 of 19 results in Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies
  1. Islam in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Joseph Liow, Nadirsyah Hosen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The Islamic community in Southeast Asia is widely regarded as one of the most moderate and tolerant in the Muslim world. While most of the region’s Muslims are Sunni and fairly orthodox, the Islamic faith as practised in the region has historically been a syncretic blend of Islam, Hinduism,...

    Published September 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  2. World Islam

    Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Edited by Andrew Rippin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Reflecting the diversity of Islam, this collection focuses on the presence of Muslims in countries outside the traditionally conceived heartlands of the Islamic world. The history of the arrival of Islam in such countries and the nature of the way in which Islam is practised in such places is the...

    Published June 25th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Sufism

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    In recent years, interest in Sufism – often regarded as the mystical dimension of Islam – has blossomed. Taught in European and American universities for many years, Sufism is an increasingly popular area of research in disciplines such as Islamic studies, comparative religion, area studies,...

    Published February 11th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Islamic and Middle Eastern Travellers and Geographers

    Edited by Ian Netton

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The area of Middle Eastern geography and travel has attracted large numbers of scholars over the last fifty years. This new collection from Routledge features key articles from the field to create a major and continuing resource for scholars and students alike. The first volume concentrates on the...

    Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Shi'ism

    Edited by Colin Turner, Paul Luft

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The four volumes of this set bring together key contributions to the study of Shi’ism, giving access to material that has hitherto been scattered and difficult to locate. While the majority of the material stems from the past fifty years, earlier studies are included, providing insight into the...

    Published October 30th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Political Islam

    Edited by Barry Rubin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Bringing together canonical and the best cutting-edge scholarship in one useful reference resource, the shortcomings as well as the successes of Islamism are fully examined in this three volume collection of seventy-five key journal articles on all aspects of modern political Islamism. 'Political...

    Published December 5th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Islamic Philosophy and Theology

    Edited by Ian Richard Netton

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Islam, one of the world’s great faiths, was born as a result of the revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad (c. 570-632) in Arabia. A proper understanding of the Islamic present depends on an accurate knowledge of the way in which Islamic thought developed from medieval times onwards. For...

    Published November 30th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Islam and Globalization

    Edited by Shahram Akbarzadeh

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Globalization has opened up non-Western societies to forces of economic, political and cultural liberalism for the first time, and this process has had a profound effect upon Islamic societies, causing unease and concern among many Muslims. Moreover, this apprehension has been exacerbated by the...

    Published June 29th 2006 by Routledge

  9. The Koran

    Edited by Colin Turner

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The four volumes of this set bring together some of the most significant modern and pre-modern contributions to the study of the Islamic revelation, giving readers access to material that has hitherto been scattered and often difficult to locate. While the bulk of the material stems from the past...

    Published November 24th 2004 by Routledge

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