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Islam in Saudi Arabia
David Commins
David Commins challenges the stereotype of Saudi Arabia as a country immune to change by highlighting the ways that urbanization, education, and consumerism have exerted pressure on the religious establishment.


"Islam in Saudi Arabia provides a learned and in-depth view of the role that religion plays in the Kingdom's politics and social dynamics. This very readable book is based on a close reading of primary sources and extensive fieldwork, as well as an intimate knowledge of Saudi society. Commins superbly explains Wahhabism's influence on domestic and international polices, and how this particular interpretation of Islam—through the government, scholars, and religious activists—affects... cont'd



Making Uzbekistan
Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR
Adeeb Khalid
In Making Uzbekistan, Adeeb Khalid chronicles the tumultuous history of Central Asia in the age of the Russian revolution. Traumatic upheavals—war, economic collapse, famine—transformed local society and brought new groups to positions of power and authority in Central Asia.



Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet
Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe
Scott G. Bruce
Compellingly written, Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to examine Christian perceptions of Islam in the Crusading era.



Russian Hajj
Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca
Eileen Kane
The first book in any language on the hajj under tsarist and Soviet rule, Russian Hajj tells the story of how tsarist officials struggled to control and co-opt Russia's mass hajj traffic, seeing it not only as a liability, but also an opportunity.



Whose Bosnia?
Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840–1914
Edin Hajdarpasic
As the site of the assassination that triggered World War I and the place where the term "ethnic cleansing" was invented during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, Bosnia has become a global symbol of nationalist conflict and ethnic division.Whose Bosnia? reveals why this land has been a prime target of escalating nationalist activity.



Everyday Life Practices of Muslims in Europe
Everyday Life Practices of Muslims in Europe explores how Muslims give meaning to Islam on a day-to-day basis. The contributions look at concrete practices, identities, memories, and normalities in daily Muslim life and provide insights to the complexities of identities.



The Political Writings
"Political Regime" and "Summary of Plato's Laws"
Alfarabi
In this second volume of new translations of Alfarabi's political writings, Charles E. Butterworth presents translations of the Arabic philosopher’s political and legal thinking.



Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia
Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy
Agnes Nilufer Kefeli
Kefeli shows how traditional education, with Sufi mystical components, helped to Islamize Finno-Ugric and Turkic peoples in the Kama-Volga countryside and set the stage for the development of modernist Islam in Russia.



New Multicultural Identities in Europe
Religion and Ethnicity in Secular Societies
This book explores the new European multiculturalism and how post-migrant Islam calls into question the nature of boundaries between various ethnic-religious groups, as well as the demarcation lines within ethnic-religious communities.



Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism
Dynamics in the West and in the Middle East
This volume focuses on Islamic thinking, activism, and politics in both the West and the Middle East.



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