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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Jewish Journey by Rebecca Abrams
    The Jewish Journey (English, Paperback) Rebecca Abrams

    A short, accessible and affordable history of the Jewish people. The objects featured can be seen in the Ashmolean Museum, and many of their stories have not been told before.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Caliphate Redefined by Huseyin Yilmaz
    Caliphate Redefined (English, Hardback) Huseyin Yilmaz

    The medieval theory of the caliphate, epitomized by the Abbasids (750?1258), was the construct of jurists who conceived it as a contractual leadership of the Muslim community in succession to the Prophet Muhammed's political authority. In this book, Hüseyin Yilmaz traces how a new conception of the caliphate emerged under the Ottomans, who redefined the caliph as at once a ruler, a spiritual...

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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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  • Islam and the Future of Tolerance by Sam Harris
    Islam and the Future of Tolerance (English, Hardback) Sam Harris

    In this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? The authors demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground.

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  • The Generation of Postmemory by Marianne Hirsch
    The Generation of Postmemory (English, Paperback) Marianne Hirsch

    Can we remember other people's memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemoriesmultiply mediated images, objects, stories, behaviors, and...

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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 Sociology of Religion by Prof. Grace Davie
    The Sociology of Religion (English, Paperback) Prof. Grace Davie

    A new edition of a successful book from one of the biggest names in the field of the sociology of religion. The first edition is widely adopted and cited throughout the world, and readers will be keen to see this revised and updated version.

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  • The Age of Jihad by Patrick Cockburn
    The Age of Jihad (English, Paperback) Patrick Cockburn

    From the award-winning author of The Rise of Islamic State, the essential story of the Middle East's disintegration

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  • Islam for Dummies by M. Clark
    Islam for Dummies (English, Paperback) M. 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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  • Muhammad by Martin Lings
    Muhammad (Paperback) Martin Lings

    Acclaimed worldwide as the definitive biography of the Prophet in the English language. This book will be read with equal enjoyment by those already familiar with Muhammad's life and those coming to it for the first time.

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  • Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives by Chase F. Robinson
    Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives (Hardback) 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 second-largest world religion. But who were these people? From Prophet Muhammad to fearsome Tamerlane, this book creates a rich narrative of early Islamic civilization.

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  • A Constant Heart by Emily Russell
    A Constant Heart (Paperback) Emily Russell $15.99
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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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  • A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi`is by John McHugo
    A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi`is (Hardback) John McHugo

    A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is is an essential guide to understanding the genesis, development and manipulation of one of the greatest schisms that has come to define Islam and the Muslim world.

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