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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.


"[Commins] has produced a succinct and insightful survey of puritanical Wahhabi Islam in Saudi Arabia. He covers history, doctrinal issues, the symbiosis of the ruling family with the Wahhabi clergy, and everyday Islamic practice in the realms of education, moral standards, law, charity, and gender." —John Waterbury, Foreign Affairs (November/December 2015)



Artillery of Heaven
American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East
Ussama Makdisi
The complex relationship between America and the Arab world goes back further than most people realize. In Artillery of Heaven, Ussama Makdisi presents a foundational American encounter with the Arab world that occurred in the nineteenth century...



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.



Blood Ties
Religion, Violence and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908
Ipek K. Yosmaoglu
Blood Ties explains the origins of the shift from sporadic to systemic and pervasive violence through a social history of the "Macedonian Question."



Brokering Empire
Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul
E. Natalie Rothman
In Brokering Empire, E. Natalie Rothman explores the intersecting worlds of those who regularly traversed the early modern Venetian-Ottoman frontier.



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.



Creating Christian Granada
Society and Religious Culture in an Old-World Frontier City, 1492–1600
David Coleman
A richly detailed examination of a critical and transitional episode in Spain's march to global empire.



Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus
Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia
Janina M. Safran
Through an examination of the structure and practice of Muslim political and legal-religious authority, a rare look at intercommunal life in Iberia during the first three centuries of Islamic rule.



The Dual Nature of Islamic Fundamentalism
Johannes Jansen
Fundamentalism fuses religion and politics, and in this compelling book Johannes J. G. Jansen describes and analyzes from original Arabic sources the Islamic incarnation of such a fusion. He offers comparisons with millenarian and revivalist...



European Muslims and New Media
European Muslims and New Media offers perspectives on the various ways in which Muslims use new media to form and reform Muslim consciousness, identities, and national and transnational belongings, and contest and negotiate tensions and hegemonic...



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