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Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount
Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount (May 2009)
Who Will Build the Third Temple?
Motti Inbari - Author

Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

The Temple Mount, located in Jerusalem, is the most sacred site in Judaism and the third-most sacred site in Islam, after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The sacred nature of the site for both religions has made it one of the focal points of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mo...(Read More)
 
 
The Lebanese Army
The Lebanese Army (April 2009)
A National Institution in a Divided Society
Oren Barak - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Comprehensive study of the Lebanese Army from Lebanon’s independence to the present.

Oren Barak sheds new light on the major political and social developments in Lebanon since its independence by focusing on the emergence of the Lebanese Army, its paralysis during the civil war from 1975 to 1990, and its reconstruction after the war. He disc...(Read More)
 
 
With an Iron Pen
With an Iron Pen (March 2009)
Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry
Tal Nitzan - Editor
Rachel Tzvia Back - Editor

A groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank.

The eighty-eight poems in With an Iron Pen, all originally written in Hebrew, offer a collective protest to the continuing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Palestinian territories—“the sin of Judah,” which is written “with an iron pen, engraved with the point of a diamon...(Read More)
 
 
Narrating Muhammad's Night Journey
Narrating Muhammad's Night Journey (August 2008)
Tracing the Development of the Ibn 'Abbas Ascension Discourse
Frederick S. Colby - Author

Discusses the historical development of the well-loved story of the Prophet Muhammad’s night journey to the divine realm and back again.

This book provides an exhaustive examination of the historical development of a key story in the life of Muhammad, the tale told of his journey to the divine realm and back. It shows how in the early centuries of the Islamic community, both Sunnī and Shī...(Read More)
 
 
Spiritual Dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-I Nur
Spiritual Dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-I Nur (July 2008)
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by

Essays on various facets of Nursi’s spirituality as portrayed in his Risale-i Nur.

The Nur community is one of the most significant religious and social movements in contemporary Turkey, with millions of adherents and a strong institutional and educational system throughout the country. This volume presents a picture of its spiritual dimensions by focusing on the ideas of its founder, Turkish theol...(Read More)
 
 
Contesting Justice
Contesting Justice (March 2008)
Women, Islam, Law, and Society
Ahmed E. Souaiaia - Author

Argues that the rights of women in Muslim society are based on the preserved cultural standards of elites, not the ethical philosophy of the Quran.

Contesting Justice examines the development of the laws and practices governing the status of women in Muslim society, particularly in terms of marriage, polygamy, inheritance, and property rights. Ahmed E. Souaiaia argues that such laws were not methodically d...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Islamic Conversations
Contemporary Islamic Conversations (December 2007)
M. Fethullah Gulen on Turkey, Islam, and the West
Nevval Sevindi - Author
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by
Abdullah T. Antepli - Translator

Discusses the ideas of the most important living Muslim thinker and leader in contemporary Turkey.

Contemporary Islamic Conversations discusses the ideas of Turkey’s most significant Muslim figure, M. Fethullah Gülen. Originally published in Turkish by Nevval Sevindi, one of Turkey’s top journalists, this edited translation makes Gülen’s work and ideas accessible to the English-spea...(Read More)
 
 
Of Irony and Empire
Of Irony and Empire (September 2007)
Islam, the West, and the Transcultural Invention of Africa
Laura Rice - Author

Examines the transformative power of irony in the creation of Muslim Africa.

Of Irony and Empire is a dynamic, thorough examination of Muslim writers from former European colonies in Africa who have increasingly entered into critical conversations with the metropole. Focusing on the period between World War I and the present, “the age of irony,” this book explores the political and symbolic invent...(Read More)
 
 
Cooperating Rivals
Cooperating Rivals (August 2007)
The Riparian Politics of the Jordan River Basin
Jeffrey K. Sosland - Author

Examines cooperation and conflict over water in the Middle East.

This book examines the politics of water scarcity in the Middle East’s Jordan River Basin (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority) between 1920 and 2006. Jeffrey K. Sosland demonstrates that while water scarcity might generate political tension, it does not by itself precipitate war, nor is it likely to do so. At the same ...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Volume XL
The History of al-Tabari Volume XL (June 2007)
Index
Alex V. Popovkin - Indexer
Everett K. Rowson - Prepared under the supervision of

The index to the 39-volume History of al-Tabari.

Completed in 1999 by a distinguished group of Arabists and historians of Islam, the annotated translation of al-Tabari’s History is arguably the most celebrated chronicle produced in the Islamic lands on the history of the world and the early centuries of Islam. This fortieth volume, the Index, compiled by Alex V. Popovkin under the supervision of ...(Read More)
 
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