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  1. The Essence of Islamist Extremism

    Recognition through Violence, Freedom through Death

    By Irm Haleem

    Series: Routledge Studies in Political Islam

    This book provides a critical and a conceptual analysis of radical Islamist rhetoric drawn from temporally and contextually varied Islamist extremist groups, challenging the popular understanding of Islamist extremism as a product of a ‘clash-of-civilizations’. Arguing that the essence of Islamist...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought

    Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation

    By Alexander Treiger

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    It has been customary to see the Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111) as a vehement critic of philosophy, who rejected it in favour of Islamic mysticism (Sufism), a view which has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. This book argues that al-Ghazali was, instead, one of the...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. City of Knowledge in Twentieth Century Iran

    Shiraz, History and Poetry

    By Setrag Manoukian

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book presents a cultural history of modern Iran from the point of view of Shiraz, a city famous for its poetry and its traditions of scholarship. Exploring the relationship among history, poetry and politics, the book analyses how Shiraz came to be defined as the country’s cultural capital,...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Frontiers Of Unity

    An Experiment in Afro-Arab Cooperation

    By Francis Deng

    This book deals with the conflict between Northern and Southern Sudan over the Abeyi region and other border areas. This area has historically been a model of peaceful coexistence and cooperation but since its independence it has become a point of violent confrontation. Frontiers of Unity provides...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa

    A Postcolonial Outlook

    Edited by Walid El Hamamsy, Mounira Soliman

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book explores the body and the production process of popular culture in, and on, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Iran in the first decade of the 21st century, and up to the current historical moment. Essays consider gender, racial, political, and cultural issues in film, cartoons...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Marx and the End of Orientalism (Routledge Revivals)

    By Bryan S. Turner

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1978, this title analyses a range of problems that arise in the study of North Africa and the Middle East, bridging the gap between studies of Sociology, Islam, and Marxism. Both Sociology and the study of Islam draw on an Orientalist tradition founded on an idealist epistemology...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Muslim Family Law in Western Courts

    Edited by Elisa Giunchi

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey

    A Political History

    By Zeynel Abidin Besleney

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    A North Caucasian ethnic group that has been largely obscured in world history as a result of their expulsion from their homeland by Tsarist Russia in the 1860s, Circassians now comprise significant communities not only in the Northwest Caucasus but also in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Europe and the US....

    Published March 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Political Change in the Modern World

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    The purpose of the book is to ascertain whether there is a generic impact that ‘religion’ brings to bear on recent political changes in the modern world. Over the last two decades or so, there have been increasing numbers of political issues with which various manifestations of religion engage....

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Handbook of Emerging Economies

    Edited by Robert E. Looney

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    A major new volume in the Routledge International Handbooks series analysing emerging and newly emerged economies, including the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and other likely (Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Korea) as well as possible (Vietnam, The...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge