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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 51 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. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Reading the Qur'an in the Twenty-First Century

    A Contextualist Approach

    By Abdullah Saeed

    Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur’anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Muslim-Christian Encounters (Routledge Revivals)

    Perceptions and Misperceptions

    By William Montgomery Watt

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1991, this title explores the myths and misperceptions that have underpinned Muslim-Christian relations throughout history, and which endure to the current day. William Montgomery Watt describes how the myths originated and developed, and argues that both Muslims and Christians...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Life of Muhammad

    Al-Waqidi's Kitab al-Maghazi

    Edited by Rizwi Faizer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

    Muhammad b. ‘Umar al-Waqidi was a Muslim scholar, born in Medina in the 1st Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet. Translated into English for the first time, Rizwi Faizer makes available...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Controversies in Contemporary Islam

    By Oliver Leaman

    This book helps to deepen our understanding of the varieties of contemporary Islam and the issues that are of most concern to Muslims today. Oliver Leaman explores some of the controversies and debates that exist within Islam and between Islam and other religions. He considers how the religion can...

    Published September 11th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Narratives of the Life of Muhammad: Redefining Sira Literature
    By Gurdofarid Miskinzoda
    To Be Published February 28th 2015
  2. Muhammad CC 4V
    Edited by Andreas Goerke
    To Be Published April 14th 2015

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