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Forthcoming History of Islam Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies

    By Aziz Al-Azmeh

    This is a study of the structure and composition of the official learning current in medieval Arabic culture. This comprises natural sciences both exoteric and esoteric (medicine, alchemy, astrology and others), traditional and religious sciences (such as theology, exegesis and grammar),...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East

    Edited by Metin Heper, Raphael Israeli

    The recent resurgence of Islam in the Middle East is a far more complex phenomenon than is often suggested by those analyses which reduce recent developments in the area to no more than an intensification of religiosity. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East challenges that perception of the...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Islam, Economics, and Society

    Edited by Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi

    The Islamic perception of the socio-economic process is dynamic and its insistence on social justice is uncompromising. To produce the best social structure, according to this view, man’s economic endeavours should be motivated by a meaningful moral philosophy. In the face of the challenges...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Islam in Perspective

    A Guide to Islamic Society, Politics and Law

    Edited by Patrick Bannerman

    There has been a significant upsurge of western interest in the political manifestations and significance of Islam in the last decade, fuelled by the notion of Islamic ‘revival’, the Iranian revolution and by events in countries as diverse as Egypt, Pakistan and Sudan. Oil power and its effect on...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Islam in the Modern World

    Edited by Denis MacEoin, Ahmed Al-Shahi

    In recent years, events in the Islamic world have captured the attention of the West to an unprecedented degree. However, much of the media coverage of events like the Islamic revolution in Iran has merely reinforced current prejudices and misconceptions about Islam. This collection of essays, by...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Islamic Fundamentalism and Modernity

    By William Montgomery Watt

    Islam is a burning topic in modern scholarship and contemporary world affairs. It is a subject poorly understood by Western observers, and in this book Professor Montgomery Watt takes a significant step towards its demystification. Montgomery Watt examines the crucial questions of traditional...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Islamic Law

    Social and Historical Contexts

    By Aziz Al-Azmeh

    This book underlines the mutability of Islamic law and attempts to relate its substantive and institutional varieties and transformations to social, political, economic and other historical circumstances. The studies in the book range from discussion of the received wisdom in Islamic law to studies...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Recognizing Islam

    An Anthropologist's Introduction

    By Michael Gilsenan

    Islam is more than a set of laws, rites and beliefs presented as a religious and social totality. As a word it covers a multitude of everyday forms and practices that are interwoven in complex, sometimes almost invisible ways in daily existence. Drawing exclusively on his own fieldwork in Egypt,...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan

    By Rubya Mehdi

    This is a detailed, critical study of the reforms which have been made in recent years to the law in the State of Pakistan with the ostensible objective of bringing it into accord with the requirements of Islam. Special emphasis is given to the period from 1977 when General Zia ul Haque adopted a...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Muhammad and the Supernatural

    Medieval Arab Views

    By Rebecca Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

    Muhammad and the Supernatural: Medieval Arab Views examines the element of the supernatural (or miracle stories) in the life of the Prophet Muhammad as depicted in two genres: prophetic biography (sira) and Qur'an exegesis (tafsir). ...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge