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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 53 new and published books in the subject of History of Islam — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia

    Edited by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia....

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Ethnicity and Religion

    Intersections and Comparisons

    Edited by Joseph Ruane, Jennifer Todd

    Religion has regained political prominence in the twenty first century and not least for the manner in which it intersects with ethnicity. Many ethnic conflicts have a strong religious dimension, and religion appears as a powerful force for mobilisation, solidarity and violence. Religion and...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Culture and Power in South Asian Islam

    Defying the Perpetual Exception

    Edited by Neilesh Bose

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    This book explores the myriad diversities of South Asian Islam from a historical perspective attuned to the lived practices of Muslims in various portions of South Asia, outside of Urdu, Persian, or Arabic language perspectives. These perspectives are, in some cases taken both from literal regions...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Religion of Islam

    By F. A. Klein

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The book, first published in 1906, outlines the religious, ceremonial, civil and moral laws and regulations of Islam. The four sources from which the doctrines and precepts of Islam are founded are the Quran, the Sunna, the Ijma and the Qias. This title also interprets the principles of the four...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Religious Cultures in Early Modern India

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Rosalind O'Hanlon, David Washbrook

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    Religious authority and political power have existed in complex relationships throughout India’s history. The centuries of the ‘early modern’ in South Asia saw particularly dynamic developments in this relationship. Regional as well as imperial states of the period expanded their religious...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Muslims, Mongols and Crusaders

    Edited by Dr Gerald Hawting

    The period from about 1100 to 1350 in the Middle East was marked by continued interaction between the local Muslim rulers and two groups of non-Muslim invaders: the Frankish crusaders from Western Europe and the Mongols from northeastern Asia. In deflecting the threat those invaders presented, a...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Spiritual Purification in Islam

    The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi

    By Gavin Picken

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality but despite this, relatively little has been written explicitly in the Islamic tradition regarding this discrete method of spiritual purification. This book examines the work of a scholar of this...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Biography of Muhammad

    Nature and Authenticity

    By Gregor Schoeler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

    This book considers the Arabic biographies of Prophet Muhammad, the earliest of which dates from two centuries after his life. These biographies, prized by Muslims, have been approached in the Western study of Islam from a range of positions. Some scholars reject them entirely, seeing in them...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Introducing Islam

    2nd Edition

    By William E. Shepard

    Series: World Religions

    Just what is Islam and what does it mean to be a Muslim in the world today? Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7, Islam has become one of the most controversial and misunderstood religions in the world. Introducing Islam encourages students to put aside their preconceptions and explore this fascinating...

    Published January 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Early Islamic History

    Edited by Teresa Bernheimer, Tamima Bayhom-Daou

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Insight into the origins and early development of Islam has become relevant not only to the specialist, but underlies a thorough understanding of debates relating to Islam and the Middle East in the contemporary period. Over the past decades, the field has seen the publication of some excellent...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies
    By Aziz Al-Azmeh
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  2. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East
    Edited by Metin Heper, Raphael Israeli
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  3. Islam and Power
    Edited by Alexander S. Cudsi, E. Hillal Dessouki
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  4. Islam and the Politics of Meaning in Palestinian Nationalism
    Edited by Nels Johnson
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  5. Islam, Economics, and Society
    Edited by Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi
    To Be Published May 29th 2015

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