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You are currently browsing 11–20 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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  1. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Islam in the Modern World

    Edited by Jeffrey T. Kenney, Ebrahim Moosa

    Series: Religions in the Modern World

    This comprehensive introduction explores the landscape of contemporary Islam. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it: provides broad overviews of the developments, events, people and movements that have defined Islam in the three majority-Muslim regions traces the connections between...

    Published July 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    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),...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Metin Heper, Raphael Israeli

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    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...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Islam and Power (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Alexander S. Cudsi, E. Hillal Dessouki

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The 1970s witnessed a mushrooming of Islamic movements and ideas which was described variously as Islamic revival, Islamic resurgence and Islam on the march. Whether as part of the majority or minority, whether under capitalist or socialist regimes, Muslims have been moved by this reawakening. But...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Islam and the Politics of Meaning in Palestinian Nationalism (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Nels Johnson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The intention of this book is to explore the relationship between an ideological idiom and the changing social movement in which it operates. The basic question is that of what roles an Islamic symbol complex played in different phases of the Palestinian nationalist movement, and what were the...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Islam in Perspective (RLE Politics of Islam)

    A Guide to Islamic Society, Politics and Law

    Edited by Patrick Bannerman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    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...

    Published May 8th 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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