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Faithful Narratives
Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity
This volume brings together twelve eminent scholars whose research has exemplified compelling strategies for negotiating the difficulties inherent in the history of...



The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesia
From Darul Islam to Jem'ah Islamiyah
Solahudin
Solahudin's rigorous account fills many gaps in our knowledge of jihadist groups, how they interacted with the state and events abroad, and why they at times resorted to extreme violence, such as the 2002 Bali...



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



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...



Only Muslim
Embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France
Naomi Davidson
An exploration of the official French vision of Islam from the First World War through the 1980s, one which effectively racialized the religious identity of Muslims living in France.



The Rational Believer
Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan
Masooda Bano
Bano's work shows that beliefs are rational and that religious believers look to maximize utility in ways not captured by classical rational choice.



When Victory Is Not an Option
Islamist Movements in Arab Politics
Nathan J. Brown
In When Victory Is Not an Option, Nathan J. Brown focuses on Islamist movements in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Palestine, showing that uncertain benefits lead to uncertain changes.



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...



A Kingdom of Stargazers
Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon
Michael A. Ryan
In A Kingdom of Stargazers, Michael A. Ryan examines the interest in astrology in the Iberian kingdom of Aragon, where ideas about magic and the occult were deeply intertwined with notions of power, authority, and...



Spiritual Economies
Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development
Daromir Rudnyckyj
Rudnyckyj's book challenges widespread assumptions about contemporary Islam by showing how moderate Muslims in Southeast Asia are reinterpreting Islam not to reject modernity but to create business practices conducive to globalization.



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