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  • The Qur'an by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
    The Qur'an (Multiple languages, Hardback) M. A. S. Abdel Haleem

    M. A. S. Abdel Haleem's acclaimed translation of the Qur'an is now published with the original Arabic text to give a greater appreciation and understanding of the holy book. The traditional Arabic calligraphic pages are displayed alongside the English translation; the text is accompanied by an invaluable introduction, notes, and an index.

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  • Five Chimneys by Olga Lengyel
    Five Chimneys (English, Paperback) Olga Lengyel

    Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a beautiful woman who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz and Birchenau. This book is a necessary reminder of one of the ugliest chapters in the history of human civilization. It was a shocking experience. It is a shocking book.

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  • African Dominion by Michael Gomez
    African Dominion (English, Hardback) Michael Gomez

    A groundbreaking history that puts early and medieval West Africa in a global context...

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  • The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama
    The Story of the Jews (English, Paperback) Simon Schama

    It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.

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  • Night by Elie Wiesel
    Night (English, Paperback) Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel

    Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This title presents an account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith.

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  • The Boy with the Topknot by Sathnam Sanghera
    The Boy with the Topknot (Paperback) Sathnam Sanghera

    For the author, growing up in Wolverhampton in the eighties was a confusing business. On the one hand, these were the heady days of George Michael mix-tapes, Dallas on TV and, if he was lucky, the occasional Bounty Bar. This title tells his story.

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  • The New Sultan by Soner Cagaptay
    The New Sultan (English, Hardback) Soner Cagaptay

    The aborted coup in Turkey has fired up interest in a country which will play a critical geopolitical role in the wars of the Middle East.

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  • Islam for Dummies by Malcolm Clark
    Islam for Dummies (English, Paperback) Malcolm Clark

    Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity, humility, and the brotherhood of man. This guide introduces you to the origins, practices and beliefs of Islam, including: Muhammad, the man and the legend; Five Pillars of Wisdom; and The "Qur'an" and Islamic law.

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  • Pogrom by Steven J. Zipperstein
    Pogrom (English, Hardback) Steven J. Zipperstein

    Separating historical fact from fantasy, the story of Kishinev, a riot that transformed the course of twentieth-century Jewish history, is retold.

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  • Rediscovering Traces of Memory by Jonathan Webber
    Rediscovering Traces of Memory (English, Paperback) Jonathan Webber, Chris Schwarz

    Since the Holocaust, traces of memory are virtually all that remain of more than 800 years of Jewish life in Poland. Yet some of that past can still be found if one knows how and where to look. In this remarkable album, 74 stunning color photographs bear witness to the great Jewish civilization that once flourished here. The images record the sites of Jewish life and death, and the ways in which...

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  • The Things I Would Tell You by Sabrina Mahfouz
    The Things I Would Tell You (English, Paperback) Sabrina Mahfouz

    Unique anthology celebrating British women writers from a Muslim heritage. Writers include literary heavyweights such as Adhaf Soueif, Leila Aboulela and Kamila Shamsie, as well as young emerging art-ists leading the way on the UK's spoken word scene. Extensive PR campaign planned for publication.

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  • The Arabic Freud by Omnia S. El Shakry
    The Arabic Freud (English, Hardback) Omnia S. El Shakry

    The first in-depth look at how postwar thinkers in Egypt mapped the intersections between Islamic discourses and psychoanalytic thought...

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  • The Muqaddimah by Ibn Khaldun
    The Muqaddimah (English, Paperback) Ibn Khaldun

    The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English...

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  • Feeling Jewish by Devorah Baum
    Feeling Jewish (English, Hardback) Devorah Baum

    In this sparkling debut, a young critic offers an original, passionate, and erudite account of what it means to feel Jewish-even when you're not.

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  • A Constant Heart by Emily Russell
    A Constant Heart (Paperback) Emily Russell $15.02
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  • Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives by Chase F. Robinson
    Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives (Paperback) Chase F. Robinson

    The religious thinkers, political leaders, law-makers, writers and philosophers of the early Muslim world helped to shape the 1,400-year-long development of today's secondlargest world religion. But who were these people? What do we know of their lives, and the ways in which they influenced their societies? ...

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  • Contemporary Left Antisemitism by David Hirsh
    Contemporary Left Antisemitism (English, Paperback) David Hirsh

    Today's antisemitism is difficult to recognize because it does not come dressed in a Nazi uniform and it does not openly proclaim its hatred or fear of Jews. This book looks at the kind of antisemitism which is tolerated or which goes unacknowledged in apparently democratic spaces: trade unions, churches, left-wing and liberal politics, the social gatherings of the chattering classes and the...

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  • Lilith's Cave by Howard Schwartz
    Lilith's Cave (English, Paperback) Howard Schwartz

    Once upon a time in the city of Tunis, a flirtatious young girl was drawn into Lilith's dangerous web by glancing repeatedly at herself in the mirror. It seems that a demon daughter of the legendary Lilith had made her home in the mirror and would soon completely possess the unsuspecting girl. Such tales of terror and the supernatural occupy an honored position in the Jewish folkloric tradition....

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  • Covering Islam by Edward W. Said
    Covering Islam (Paperback) Edward W. Said

    From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the World Trade Centre bombing, the West has been haunted by a spectre called 'Islam'. As portrayed by the news media - and by a chorus of government, academic and corporate experts - 'Islam' is synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria.

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  • Islamic Fascism by Hamed Abdel-Samad
    Islamic Fascism (English, Hardback) Hamed Abdel-Samad

    This polemic against Islamic extremism highlights the striking parallels between contemporary Islamism and the 20th-century fascism embodied by Hitler and Mussolini. Like those infamous ideologies, Islamism today touts imperialist dreams of world domination, belief in its inherent superiority, contempt for the rest of humanity, and often a murderous agenda. The author, born and raised in Egypt and...

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