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Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History
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Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which a tree sprouted from his navel. As the tree grew, its shade covered the earth; as Osman’s empire grew, it, too, covered the earth. This is the most widely accepted foundation myth of t...


The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority, and the Making of the Muslim State
The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority, and the Making of the Muslim State
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In The Politics of Islamic Law, Iza Hussin compares India, Malaya, and Egypt during the British colonial period in order to trace the making and transformation of the contemporary category of ‘Islamic law.’ She demonstrates that not only is Islam...


Secularizing Islamists?: Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban Pakistan (South Asia Across the Disciplines)
Secularizing Islamists?: Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban Pakistan (South Asia Across the Disciplines)
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Secularizing Islamists? provides an in-depth analysis of two Islamist parties in Pakistan, the highly influential Jama‘at-e-Islami and the more militant Jama‘at-ud-Da‘wa, widely blamed for the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India. Ba...


The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life
The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life
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Having worked for several decades in North Africa, anthropologist Lawrence Rosen is uniquely placed to ask what factors contribute to the continuity and changes characterizing the present-day Muslim world. In The Culture of Islam, he brings his erudi...


Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today
Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today
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Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another. In Neighboring Faiths, David Nirenberg examines ho...


In Honor of Fadime: Murder and Shame
In Honor of Fadime: Murder and Shame
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In 2002 young Fadime Sahindal was brutally murdered by her own father. She belonged to a family of Kurdish immigrants who had lived in Sweden for almost two decades. But Fadime’s relationship with a man outside of their community had deeply dishono...


Black Nationalism: The Search for an Identity
Black Nationalism: The Search for an Identity
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One of the first studies of the organization, life and meaning of the Nation of Islam and, by extension, all Black Nationalist movements, this classic work dispels the still common conception that the movement functioned primarily for political purpo...


The Legend of the Middle Ages: Philosophical Explorations of Medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
The Legend of the Middle Ages: Philosophical Explorations of Medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
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ean: 9780226070810, isbn: 0226070816,

This volume presents a penetrating interview and sixteen essays that explore key intersections of medieval religion and philosophy. With characteristic erudition and insight, RémiBrague focuses less on individual Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thinke...


The Languages of Political Islam: India 1200-1800
The Languages of Political Islam: India 1200-1800
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The Languages of Political Islam illuminates the diverse ways in which Islam, from the time of its arrival in India in the twelfth century through its height as the ruling theology to its decline, adapted to its new cultural context to become "Indian...


Learned Patriots: Debating Science, State, and Society in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire
Learned Patriots: Debating Science, State, and Society in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire
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The nineteenth century was, for many societies, a period of coming to grips with the growing, and seemingly unstoppable, domination of the world by the “Great Powers” of Europe. The Ottoman Empire was no exception: Ottomans from all walks of life...


The Mystical Poems of Rumi 1st Selection. Poems 1-200 (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works. Persian Heritage)
The Mystical Poems of Rumi 1st Selection. Poems 1-200 (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works. Persian Heritage)
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Rumi, who wrote and preached in Persia during the thirteenth century, was inspired by a wandering mystic, or dervish, named Shams al-Din. Rumi's vast body of poetry includes a lengthy poem of religious mysticism, the Mathnavi, and more than three tho...


Parables of Coercion: Conversion and Knowledge at the End of Islamic Spain
Parables of Coercion: Conversion and Knowledge at the End of Islamic Spain
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In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, competing scholarly communities sought to define a Spain that was, at least officially, entirely Christian, even if many suspected that newer converts from Islam and Judaism were Christian in name only. Unl...


Islam
Islam
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Fazlur Rahman's Islam is aptly titled, in that this slim volume constitutes an incisive and surprisingly comprehensive history and analysis of Islam—its history, its conflicts, its legacy—and its prospects. From Mohammed to the late twe...


Reading Clocks, Alla Turca: Time and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire
Reading Clocks, Alla Turca: Time and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire
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mpn: 14 halftones, 1 table, ean: 9780226257723, isbn: 022625772X,

Up until the end of the eighteenth century, the way Ottomans used their clocks conformed to the inner logic of their own temporal culture. However, this began to change rather dramatically during the nineteenth century, as the Ottoman Empire was incr...


Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History
Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History
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Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which a tree sprouted from his navel. As the tree grew, its shade covered the earth; as Osman’s empire grew, it, too, covered the earth. This is the most widely accepted foundation myth of t...


In Whose Image?: Political Islam and Urban Practices in Sudan
In Whose Image?: Political Islam and Urban Practices in Sudan
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A Muslim scholar with extensive experience in Africa, T. Abdou Maliqalim Simone was recruited by the Islamic fundamentalist Shari‘a Movement in Sudan to act as consultant for its project to unite Muslims and non-Muslims in Khartoum's shanty towns. ...


Islam and the West: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida (Religion and Postmodernism)
Islam and the West: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida (Religion and Postmodernism)
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In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Chérif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,...


The Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic
The Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic
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ean: 9780226051659, isbn: 022605165X,

This book is in great condition! No writing or highlighting. I have included my post-its with useful points from the course I took (I can remove them at your request)....


The Venture of Islam, Volume 1: The Classical Age of Islam
The Venture of Islam, Volume 1: The Classical Age of Islam
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The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilizatio...


Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950
Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780226378732, isbn: 022637873X,

In Reading Darwin in Arabic, Marwa Elshakry questions current ideas about Islam, science, and secularism by exploring the ways in which Darwin was read in Arabic from the late 1860s to the mid-twentieth century. Borrowing from translation and reading...



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