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  1. Being Human in Islam

    The Impact of the Evolutionary Worldview

    By Damian Howard

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Islamic anthropology is relatively seldom treated as a particular concern even though much of the contemporary debate on the modernisation of Islam, its acceptance of human rights and democracy, makes implicit assumptions about the way Muslims conceive of the human being. This book explores how the...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Origins of Syrian Nationhood

    Histories, Pioneers and Identity

    Edited by Adel Beshara

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    The ‘Syria idea’ emerged in the nineteenth century as a concept of national awakening superseding both Arab nationalism and separatist currents. Looking at nationalist movements, ideas and individuals, this book traces the origin and development of the idea of Syrian nationhood from the perspective...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Asiatic Russia

    Imperial Power in Regional and International Contexts

    Edited by Tomohiko Uyama

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    Although the Russian Empire has traditionally been viewed as a European borderland, most of its territory was actually situated in Asia. Imperial power was huge but often suffered from a lack of enough information and resources to rule its culturally diverse subjects, and asymmetric relations...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. New Perspectives on the Qur'an

    The Qur'an in its Historical Context 2

    Edited by Gabriel Said Reynolds

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    This book continues the work of The Qur’an in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’an and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur’an’s own conversation with the religions and literatures...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Arab State and Women's Rights

    The Trap of Authoritarian Governance

    By Elham Manea

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Researchers studying gender politics in Arab societies have been puzzled by a phenomenon common in many Arab states – while women are granted suffrage rights, they are often discriminated against by the state in their private lives. This book addresses this phenomenon, maintaining that the Arab...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. A History of Early Al-Andalus

    The Akhbar Majmu'a

    By David James

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The Akhbar majmu‘a, or 'Collected Accounts', deal with the Muslim conquest of the Iberian peninsula in 711 and subsequent events in al-Andalus, down to and including the reign of ‘Abd al-Rahman III (912-961), founder of the Umayyad caliphate of al-Andalus . No Arabic text dealing with the early...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. New Perspectives on Safavid Iran

    Empire and Society

    Edited by Colin P. Mitchell

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Dedicated to the renowned Safavid historian Roger Savory, this book brings together a collection of studies on the Safavid state of Iran (1501-1722) from the perspectives of political, social, literary, and artistic history. Savory, a doyen of Safavid studies in the 1960s and 1970s, was...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Gender in Contemporary Iran

    Pushing the Boundaries

    Edited by Roksana Bahramitash, Eric Hooglund

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book examines gender and the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran, documenting the changes in women’s lives and showing how women have now become agents of social change rather than victims. Bringing together the detailed primary research of a number of eminent scholars working in...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Political Liberalism in Muslim Societies

    By Fevzi Bilgin

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Having survived the process of modernization and reasserted themselves in public life, religious traditions play an increasingly important public role in shaping and defining social institutions and interactions. This book examines Rawls’s theory of political liberalism in the context of ...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Qur'anic Hermeneutics

    Al-Tabrisi and the Craft of Commentary

    By Bruce Fudge

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    The work of the twelfth-century Shi’ite scholar al-Tabrisi, Majma’ al-bayan, is one of the most important works of medieval commentary on the Qur’an, and is still in use today. This work is an in-depth case study of Islamic exegetical methods and an exploration of the nature of scriptural...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge