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Windows on the House of Islam: Muslim Sources on Spirituality and Religious Life
Windows on the House of Islam: Muslim Sources on Spirituality and Religious Life
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ean: 9780520210868, isbn: 0520210867,

Over the centuries and across the globe, Muslim authors and artists have given moving testimony to their experience of being members of the Islamic community. Their many vantage points come together in this collection, one that represents major Islam...


Islam, Politics, and Social Movements (Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies)
Islam, Politics, and Social Movements (Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies)
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mpn: 2M., ean: 9780520068681, isbn: 0520068688,

Taken together the essays in this work not only provide new research essential to the study of Islamic societies and Muslim peoples, but also set a new standard for the concrete study of local situations and illuminate the forces shaping the history ...


Alef Is for Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies
Alef Is for Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies
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ean: 9780520290082, isbn: 0520290089,

Alef Is for Allah is the first groundbreaking study of the emotional space occupied by children in modern Islamic societies. Focusing primarily on visual representations of children from modern Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan, the book examines these mate...


Christianity, Islam, and Orisa-Religion: Three Traditions in Comparison and Interaction (The Anthropology of Christianity)
Christianity, Islam, and Orisa-Religion: Three Traditions in Comparison and Interaction (The Anthropology of Christianity)
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mpn: 5 maps, ean: 9780520285859, isbn: 0520285859,

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copre...


The Call from Algeria : Third Worldism, Revolution, and the Turn to Islam
The Call from Algeria : Third Worldism, Revolution, and the Turn to Islam
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ean: 9780520203013, isbn: 0520203011,

The speed with which Algeria has gone from symbol of revolutionary socialism to Islamic battleground has confounded most observers. Charting Algeria's political evolution from the turn of the century to the present, Robert Malley explores the histori...


Inventing America’s “Worst” Family: Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael
Inventing America’s “Worst” Family: Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael
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ean: 9780520255241, isbn: 0520255240,

This book tells the stranger-than-fiction story of how a poor white family from Indiana was scapegoated into prominence as America's "worst" family by the eugenics movement in the early twentieth century, then "reinvented" in the 1970s as part of a v...


The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam and the New World Disorder (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society)
The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam and the New World Disorder (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society)
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ean: 9780520088689, isbn: 0520088689,

Long before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism was exerting a significant influence in nearly every corner of the world. Bassam Tibi, a widely recognized expert on Islam and Arab culture, offers an important and disquieti...


Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia
Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia
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ean: 9780520255494, isbn: 0520255496,

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where...


The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt
The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt
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ean: 9780520297982, isbn: 0520297989,

Since the Arab Spring in 2011 and ISIS’s rise in 2014, Egypt’s Copts have attracted attention worldwide as the collateral damage of revolution and as victims of sectarian strife. Countering the din of persecution rhetoric and Islamophobia, The Po...


The New Voices of Islam: Rethinking Politics and Modernity―A Reader
The New Voices of Islam: Rethinking Politics and Modernity―A Reader
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780520250994, isbn: 0520250990,

At a time in our post-9/11 world when fundamentalist forces appear to dominate Islam, a vibrant and consequential discourse has emerged from many prominent writers seeking to change the direction of Muslim thought. This timely volume, representing a ...


Sufism and Taoism: A Comparative Study of Key Philosophical Concepts
Sufism and Taoism: A Comparative Study of Key Philosophical Concepts
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ean: 9780520292475, isbn: 0520292472,

In this deeply learned work, Toshihiko Izutsu compares the metaphysical and mystical thought-systems of Sufism and Taoism and discovers that, although historically unrelated, the two share features and patterns which prove fruitful for a transhistori...


Some Trouble with Cows: Making Sense of Social Conflict
Some Trouble with Cows: Making Sense of Social Conflict
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ean: 9780520083424, isbn: 0520083423,

Fascinating in its combination of personal stories and analytical insights, Some Trouble with Cows will help students of conflict understand how a seemingly irrational and archaic riot becomes a means for renegotiating the distribution of power and r...


In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine
In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine
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ean: 9780520224742, isbn: 0520224744,

In an rewarding new study, Tucker explores the way in which Islamic legal thinkers understood Islam as it related to women and gender roles. In seventeenth and eighteenth century Syria and Palestine, Muslim legal thinkers gave considerable attention ...


Absent Lord: Ascetics and Kings in a Jain Ritual Culture (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society)
Absent Lord: Ascetics and Kings in a Jain Ritual Culture (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society)
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mpn: 12 b&w illustrations, 1 map, ean: 9780520203242, isbn: 0520203240,

What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? How would such a relationship with sacred beings affect the religious life of a community? Using th...


The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century
The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century
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ean: 9780520243859, isbn: 0520243854,

Known as the greatest traveler of premodern times, Abu Abdallah ibn Battuta was born in Morocco in 1304 and educated in Islamic law. At the age of twenty-one, he left home to make the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. This was only the first of a series of e...


The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam and the New World Disorder
The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam and the New World Disorder
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Long before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism was exerting a significant influence in nearly every corner of the world. Bassam Tibi, a widely recognized expert on Islam and Arab culture, offers an important and disquieti...


In Quest of Justice: Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt
In Quest of Justice: Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt
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ean: 9780520279032, isbn: 0520279034,

In Quest of Justice provides the first full account of the establishment and workings of a new kind of state in Egypt in the modern period. Drawing on groundbreaking research in the Egyptian archives, this highly original book shows how the state aff...


American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear
American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear
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ean: 9780520297791, isbn: 0520297792,

“I remember the four words that repeatedly scrolled across my mind after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. ‘Please don’t be Muslims, please don’t be Muslims.’ The four words I whispered to myself on 9/11 ...


The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760 (Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies)
The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760 (Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies)
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mpn: 24 b&w photographs, 13 maps, ean: 9780520205079, isbn: 0520205073,

In all of the South Asian subcontinent, Bengal was the region most receptive to the Islamic faith. This area today is home to the world's second-largest Muslim ethnic population. How and why did such a large Muslim population emerge there? And how do...


Sounding Islam: Voice, Media, and Sonic Atmospheres in an Indian Ocean World
Sounding Islam: Voice, Media, and Sonic Atmospheres in an Indian Ocean World
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ean: 9780520298712, isbn: 0520298713,

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Sounding Islam provides a provocative account of the sonic dimensions of reli...



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