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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.



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 frontier.



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 providence.



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.



Islam in the World Today
A Handbook of Politics, Religion, Culture, and Society
The most authoritative single-volume reference work on Islam in the contemporary world—now available in English.



War on Sacred Grounds
Ron E. Hassner
Hassner investigates the causes and properties of conflicts over religious sites that are both venerated and contested; he also proposes potential means for managing these disputes.



Idols in the East
European Representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100–1450
Suzanne Conklin Akbari
Representations of Muslims have never been more common in the Western imagination than they are today. Building on Orientalist stereotypes constructed over centuries, the figure of the wily Arab has given rise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century...



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