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  1. The Daeva Cult in the Gathas

    An Ideological Archaeology of Zoroastrianism

    By Amir Ahmadi

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the daevas, the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development of the two central doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

    Edited by Abir Hamdar, Lindsey Moore

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms. It covers a range of contexts of production and reception,...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Moral Rationalism and Shari'a

    Independent rationality in modern Shi'i usul al-Fiqh

    By Ali-Reza Bhojani

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Moral Rationalism and Shari'a is the first attempt at outlining the scope for a theological reading of Shari'a, based on a critical examination of why 'Adliyya theological ethics have not significantly impacted Shi'i readings of Shari'a. Within Shi'i works of Shari 'a legal theory (usul al-fiqh)...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Ibn Al-Arabi's Fusus Al-Hikam

    An Annotated Translation of "The Bezels of Wisdom"

    By Binyamin Abrahamov

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Ibn al-Arabi’s Fusus al-Hikam is a translation of one of the most important works written on Islamic Mysticism. Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240) is deemed the greatest mystic of Islam and his mystical philosophy has attracted the attention of both Muslims and non-Muslims from his time to the...

    Published March 17th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Islam in the Era of Globalization

    Muslim Attitudes towards Modernity and Identity

    Edited by Johan Meuleman

    Globalization, modernity and identity are fundamental issues in contemporary Islam and Islamic Studies. This collection of essays reflects the wide diversity that characterises contemporary Islamic Studies. The case studies cover regions stretching from China and Southeast Asia to diaspora...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Islamic Extremism in Kuwait

    From the Muslim Brotherhood to Al-Qaeda and other Islamic Political Groups

    By Falah Abdullah al-Mdaires

    This book is the first to provide a complete overview of Islamic extremism in Kuwait. It traces the development of Islamist fundamentalist groups in Kuwait, both Shiite and Sunni, from the beginning of the twentieth century. It outlines the nature and origins of the many different groups, considers...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Quran: A New Interpretation

    In English with Arabic Text

    By M. B. Behbudi, Dr Colin Turner

    This new rendering of the Holy Quran into the English language is the first of its kind, since it is a combination of translation and exegesis in which the author 'opens out' the verses of the Holy Book to reveal some of the layers of meaning expounded by the Prophet and transmitted through the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Persian Metaphysics and Mysticism

    Selected Works of 'Aziz Nasaffi

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    One of the foremost 13th-century Persian mystics, 'Aziz Nasaffi with his simple manner of explaining God, His Essence, Attributes and Acts provides the western reader with an overview of all the major interpretations of medieval Islamic thought. Providing the first comprehensive selection in...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. David’s Jerusalem

    Between Memory and History

    By Daniel Pioske

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The history of David’s Jerusalem remains one of the most contentious topics of the ancient world. This study engages with debates about the nature of this location by examining the most recent archaeological data from the site and by exploring the relationship of these remains to claims made about...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Middle East in the World

    An Introduction

    Edited by Lucia Volk

    Series: Foundations in Global Studies

    The Middle East in the World offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the broader Middle East. After a brief introduction to the study of the region, the early chapters of the book survey the essentials of Middle Eastern history; important historical narratives; and...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge