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  1. Islamic Reform and Arab Nationalism

    Expanding the Crescent from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean (1880s-1930s)

    By Amal N. Ghazal

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Bridging African and Arab histories, this book examines the relationship between Islam, nationalism and the evolution of identity politics from late 19th Century to World War II. It provides a cross-national, cross-regional analysis of religious reform, nationalism, anti-colonialism from Zanzibar...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The City in the Ottoman Empire

    Migration and the making of urban modernity

    Edited by Ulrike Freitag, Malte Fuhrmann, Nora Lafi, Florian Riedler

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    The nexus of urban governance and human migration was a crucial feature in the modernisation of cities in the Ottoman Empire of the nineteenth century. This book connects these two concepts to examine the Ottoman city as a destination of human migration, throwing new light on the question of...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Second Palestinian Intifada

    Civil Resistance

    By Julie M. Norman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Palestinian civilians engaged in numerous acts of unarmed resistance during the second intifada. However, these attempts in using non-violent strategies were frequently overshadowed by the armed tactics of militant groups. Drawing from extensive interviews, surveys, and observations in the West...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Muslim Fortresses in the Levant

    Between Crusaders and Mongols

    By Kate Raphael

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    During much of the twelfth century the Crusaders dominated the military scene in the Levant. The unification of Egypt and Syria by Saladin gradually changed the balance of power, which slowly begun to tilt in favour of the Muslims. This book examines the development and role of Muslim fortresses in...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The History of the Seljuq State

    A Translation with Commentary of the Akhbar al-dawla al-saljuqiyya

    Edited by Clifford Edmund Bosworth

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    The Akhbar al-dawla al-saljuqiyya is one of the key primary documents on the history of Western Persia and Iraq in the 11th and 12th centuries. This book provides an accessible English translation and commentary on the text, making available to a new readership this significant work on the...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Origins of Syrian Nationhood

    Histories, Pioneers and Identity

    Edited by Adel Beshara

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    The ‘Syria idea’ emerged in the nineteenth century as a concept of national awakening superseding both Arab nationalism and separatist currents. Looking at nationalist movements, ideas and individuals, this book traces the origin and development of the idea of Syrian nationhood from the perspective...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. A History of Early Al-Andalus

    The Akhbar Majmu'a

    By David James

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The Akhbar majmu‘a, or 'Collected Accounts', deal with the Muslim conquest of the Iberian peninsula in 711 and subsequent events in al-Andalus, down to and including the reign of ‘Abd al-Rahman III (912-961), founder of the Umayyad caliphate of al-Andalus . No Arabic text dealing with the early...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. New Perspectives on Safavid Iran

    Empire and Society

    Edited by Colin P. Mitchell

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Dedicated to the renowned Safavid historian Roger Savory, this book brings together a collection of studies on the Safavid state of Iran (1501-1722) from the perspectives of political, social, literary, and artistic history. Savory, a doyen of Safavid studies in the 1960s and 1970s, was...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sufism and Society

    Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World, 1200–1800

    Edited by John Curry, Erik Ohlander

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    In recent years, many historians of Islamic mysticism have been grappling in sophisticated ways with the difficulties of essentialism. Reconceptualising the study of Islamic mysticism during an under-researched period of its history, this book examines the relationship between Sufism and society in...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge