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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...



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...



The Many Ways of Being Muslim
Fiction by Muslim Filipinos
This landmark collection brings together a range of short fiction written by Muslim Filipinos over nearly seven decades, beginning in the 1940s. As these stories reflect, Muslims in the predominantly Catholic Philippines have helped define the...



Muslims and Matriarchs
Cultural Resilience in Indonesia through Jihad and Colonialism
Jeffrey Hadler
A history of an unusual, probably heretical, and ultimately resilient cultural system. The Minangkabau culture of West Sumatra, Indonesia, is well known as the world's largest matrilineal culture and is also Muslim.



Tearing Apart the Land
Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand
Duncan McCargo
Since January 2004, a violent separatist insurgency has raged in southern Thailand, resulting in more than three thousand deaths. Though largely unnoticed outside Southeast Asia, the rebellion in Pattani and neighboring provinces and the Thai...



Laskar Jihad
Islam, Militancy, and the Quest for Identity in Post-New Order Indonesia
Noorhaidi Hasan
An in-depth study of the militant Islamic Laskar Jihad movement and its links to international Muslim networks and ideological debates. This analysis is grounded in extensive research and interviews with Salafi leaders and activists who...



The Political Writings
"Selected Aphorisms" and Other Texts
Alfarabi
This volume presents four of Alfarabi's most important texts, making his political thought available to classicists, medievalists, and scholars of religion and Byzantine and Middle Eastern...



The Orient Within
Muslim Minorities and the Negotiation of Nationhood in Modern Bulgaria
Mary C. Neuburger
The Orient Within examines the Slavic majority's efforts to conceptualize and manage Turkish and Pomak identities and bodies through gendered dress practices, renaming of people and places, and land reclamation projects.



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