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  • Boko Haram by Alexander Thurston
    Boko Haram (English, Hardback) Alexander Thurston

    A comprehensive history of one of the world's deadliest jihadist groups...

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  • The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East by Bernard Rougier
    The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East (English, Paperback) Bernard Rougier

    Northern Lebanon is a land in turmoil. Long under the sway of the Assad regime in Syria, it is now a magnet for Sunni Muslim jihadists inspired by anti-Western and anti-Shi?a worldviews. The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East describes in harrowing detail the struggle led by an active minority of jihadist militants, some claiming allegiance to ISIS, to seize control of Islam and impose its rule over...

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  • Hezbollah by Augustus Richard Norton
    Hezbollah (English, Paperback) Augustus Richard Norton

    With Hezbollah's entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and recent forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi'i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role in the Middle East. This title analyzes momentous events - including Hezbollah's political performance in Lebanon.

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  • Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza by Sara Roy
    Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza (English, Paperback) Sara Roy

    Based on author's extensive fieldwork in the Gaza Strip and West Bank during the critical period of the Oslo peace process, this title shows how the social service activities sponsored by the Islamist group emphasized not political violence but rather community development and civic restoration.

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  • Becoming Better Muslims by David Kloos
    Becoming Better Muslims (English, Paperback) David Kloos

    How do ordinary Muslims deal with and influence the increasingly pervasive Islamic norms set by institutions of the state and religion? Becoming Better Muslims offers an innovative account of the dynamic interactions between individual Muslims, religious authorities, and the state in Aceh, Indonesia. Relying on extensive historical and ethnographic research, David Kloos offers a detailed analysis...

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  • Afghanistan by Thomas Barfield
    Afghanistan (English, Paperback) Thomas Barfield

    Traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in Afghanistan, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. This title introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in this volatile region of the world.

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  • Terror in France by Gilles Kepel
    Terror in France (English, Hardback) Gilles Kepel, Antoine Jardin

    The virulent new brand of Islamic extremism threatening the West...

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  • Islam and Gender by Ziba Mir-Hosseini
    Islam and Gender (English, Paperback) Ziba Mir-Hosseini

    Following the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the re-introduction of Sharica law, women's rights in Iran suffered a setback. Through interviews with clerics in the Iranian religious center of Qom, this book seeks to understand the notions of gender that inform Islamic jurisprudence and to explore how clerics perpetuate and modify these notions.

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  • Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks by Jenny White
    Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks (English, Paperback) Jenny White

    Reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes in today's Turkey, and asks whether the Turkish model should be viewed as a success story or a cautionary tale.

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  • Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe by Kristen Ghodsee
    Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe (English, Paperback) Kristen Ghodsee

    Examines how gender identities were reconfigured in a Bulgarian Muslim community following the demise of Communism and an influx of international aid from the Islamic world. This work explores how gender relations among the Pomaks had to be renegotiated after the collapse of both Communism and the region's state-subsidized lead and zinc mines.

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  • Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza by Sara Roy
    Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza (English, Hardback) Sara Roy

    Many in the US and Israel believe that Hamas is nothing but a terrorist organization, and that its social sector serves merely to recruit new supporters for its violent agenda. This title shows how the social service activities sponsored by the Islamist group emphasized not political violence but rather community development and civic restoration.

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  • The Makings of Indonesian Islam by Michael Laffan
    The Makings of Indonesian Islam (English, Paperback) Michael Laffan

    Indonesian Islam is often portrayed as being intrinsically moderate by virtue of the role that mystical Sufism played in shaping its traditions. According to Western observers--from Dutch colonial administrators and orientalist scholars to modern anthropologists such as the late Clifford Geertz--Indonesia's peaceful interpretation of Islam has been perpetually under threat from outside by more...

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  • The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East by Bernard Rougier
    The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East (English, Hardback) Bernard Rougier

    Northern Lebanon is a land in turmoil. Long under the sway of the Assad regime in Syria, it is now a magnet for Sunni Muslim jihadists inspired by anti-Western and anti-Shi?a worldviews. The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East describes in harrowing detail the struggle led by an active minority of jihadist militants, some claiming allegiance to ISIS, to seize control of Islam and impose its rule over...

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  • Schooling Islam by Robert W. Hefner
    Schooling Islam (English, Paperback) Robert W. Hefner

    Since the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996, the public has grappled with the relationship between Islamic education and radical Islam. This work examines the varieties of modern Muslim education and their implications for national and global politics. It describes that Islamic education is neither traditional nor medieval, but rather complex.

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  • An Enchanted Modern by Lara Deeb
    An Enchanted Modern (English, Paperback) Lara Deeb

    Demonstrates that Islam and modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand. This ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi'I Muslims who consider themselves simultaneously deeply modern, cosmopolitan, and pious.

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  • Being German, Becoming Muslim by Esra Ozyurek
    Being German, Becoming Muslim (English, Paperback) Esra Ozyurek

    Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to one hundred thousand German converts?a number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. What stands out about recent conversions is that they take place at a time when Islam is increasingly seen as contrary to European values. Being German, Becoming Muslim explores how...

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  • The Ulama in Contemporary Islam by Muhammad Zaman
    The Ulama in Contemporary Islam (English, Paperback) Muhammad Zaman

    From the cleric-led Iranian revolution to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, many people have been surprised by what they see as the modern reemergence of an antimodern phenomenon. This book talks about the increasingly visible public role of traditionally educated Muslim religious scholars (the 'ulama) across contemporary Muslim societies.

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  • Identity and Religion in Palestine by Loren D. Lybarger
    Identity and Religion in Palestine (English, Paperback) Loren D. Lybarger

    Examines how the Islamist movement and its competition with secular-nationalist factions have transformed the identities of ordinary Palestinians since the first Palestinian uprising, or intifada, of the late 1980s. This book provides insights into the complex social dynamics through which Islamism has reshaped what it means to be Palestinian.

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  • Egypt after Mubarak by Bruce Rutherford
    Egypt after Mubarak (English, Paperback) Bruce Rutherford

    Which way will Egypt go now that Husni Mubarak's authoritarian regime has been swept from power? Will it become an Islamic theocracy similar to Iran? Will it embrace Western-style liberalism and democracy? Egypt after Mubarak reveals that Egypt's secularists and Islamists may yet navigate a middle path that results in a uniquely Islamic form of liberalism and, perhaps, democracy. Bruce Rutherford...

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  • Being Muslim the Bosnian Way by Tone Bringa
    Being Muslim the Bosnian Way (English, Paperback) Tone Bringa

    Gives an ethnographic account of Bosnian Muslims' lives in a rural village located near Sarajevo. Although they represent a majority of the population in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian Muslims are still members of a minority culture in the region that was once Yugoslavia.

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