The Middle East And Islamic World Reader


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“The many facets of Middle Eastern history and politics are admirably represented in this far-ranging anthology” (Publishers Weekly). In this insightful anthology, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today. With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals. This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand. “Ambitious . . . A timely work, it focuses mainly on sociopolitical texts dating from the rise of Islam to the debates concerning U.S. foreign policy in the post-9/11 world.” —Choice

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Author by Marvin E. Gettleman
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780802194527

Women In Islam And The Middle East


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These readings cover various aspects of women's experience in the Middle East, including legal, domestic, political, religious and cultural factors. Introductions explain the background of each source and discuss the questions raised.

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Author by Ruth Roded
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number UOM:39015076110660

The Cambridge Illustrated History Of The Islamic World


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This book presents a rounded picture of Islam, from current issues of fundamentalism, to its culture and art.

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Author by Francis Robinson
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0521669936

The Rule Of Law In The Middle East And The Islamic World


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Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights much attention has been focused in an international standard on human rights applicable to all cultures. This text examines the predicament of the Muslim world. Are Islamic principles compatible with "the Rule of Law" and "Human Rights" as defined by the West? In this country-by-country survey a range of distinguished scholars explore how the concepts of "the Rule of Law" and "Human Rights" are being debated and applied in the changing social and political climates of Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordon, Palestine.

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Author by University of London. Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
Genre eBook Law
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ISBN Number STANFORD:36105110348195

Islam In The Eyes Of The West


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From the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York to the Madrid and London bombings of 2004 and 2005, the presence of Muslim communities in the West has generated security issues and major political concern. The government, the media, and the general public have raised questions regarding potential links between Western Muslims, radical Islam and terrorism. This speculation has given rise to popular myths concerning the Islamic world and led to a host of illiberal measures such as illegal warranting, denial of Habeas Corpus, "black prisons" and extreme torture throughout the democratic world. This book challenges the authenticity of these myths and examines the ways in which they have been used to provide an ideological cover for the "war on terror" and the subsequent Iraq war. It argues that they are not only unfounded and hollow, but have also served a dangerous purpose, namely war-mongering and the empowering of the national-security state. It further considers the origin and transmission of these myths, focusing on media, government policy and popular discourse.

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Author by Tareq Y. Ismael
Genre eBook Political Science
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ISBN Number 9781136990182

Islam In A Changing World


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1. Multiple faces of Islam, R. Hrair Dekmejian

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Author by Anders Jerichow
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0700705090

The Islamic World In Ascendancy


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Sicker examines the thousand-year ascendancy of Islam from the Arab conquests to the zenith of Ottoman expansionism under Suleiman the Magnificent. He provides a unique perspective on that history that gives full account of the role played by religion as an instrument of geopolitics by both the Muslim and Christian worlds, as jihad and crusade.

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Author by Martin Sicker
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0275968928

Cold War In The Islamic World


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For four decades Saudi Arabia and Iran have vied for influence in the Muslim world. At the heart of this ongoing Cold War between Riyadh and Tehran lie the Sunni-Shia divide, and the two countries' intertwined histories. Saudis see this as a conflict between Sunni and Shia; Iran's ruling clerics view it as one between their own Islamic Republic and an illegitimate monarchy. This foundational schism has played out in a geopolitical competition for dominance in the region: Iran has expanded its influence in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, while Saudi Arabia's hyperactive crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, has intervened in Yemen, isolated Qatar and destabilized Lebanon. Dilip Hiro examines the toxic rivalry between the two countries, tracing its roots and asking whether this Islamic Cold War is likely to end any time soon.

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Author by Dilip Hiro
Genre eBook Political Science
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ISBN Number 9780190050337

Islam And Secularism In The Middle East


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Western civilization tends to view secularism as a positive achievement. From this perspective, benefits of secularizing trends include the separation of church and state, the rule of law, and freedom from organized religion. In the Arab Middle East, however, Islamist intellectuals increasingly cite Western-inspired secularism as the source of the region's social dislocation and political instability. While secularism in the West led to the spread of democratic values, in the Muslim world it has been associated with dictatorship, the violation of human rights, and the abrogation of civil liberties. Islam and Secularism in the Middle East examines the origins and growth of the movement to abolish the secularizing reforms of the past century by creating a political order guided by Shariah law. Contributors explain the Islamic rejection of secularism as a failed Western Christian ideal and also discuss how secularization was pioneered by those who thought Muslims could only advance politically by emulating Western practices, including the renunciation of religion.

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Author by Azzam Tamimi
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0814782612

The Islamic Middle East


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The Islamic Middle East is a rare, thought-provoking account of the origins, nature, and evolution of Islam that provides a historical perspective vital to understanding the contemporary Middle East.

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Author by Charles Lindholm
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9780470695425