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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)
 
 
Set - History of al-Tabari
Set - History of al-Tabari (June 2007)
Volumes 1-40 (Includes Index)
Ehsan Yarshater - Editor

Collecting all forty volumes of The History of al-Ṭabarī.
Completed in 1999 by a distinguished group of Arabists and historians of Islam, the annotated translation of The History of al-Ṭabarī is arguably the most celebrated chronicle produced in the Islamic lands on the history of the world and the early centuries of Islam. The thirty-nine-volume set, published in the SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies, under t...(Read More)
 
 
The Charismatic Community
The Charismatic Community (March 2007)
Shi'ite Identity in Early Islam
Maria Massi Dakake - Author

Looks at the emergence of Shiism as a distinct communal identity within Islam.

The Charismatic Community examines the rise and development of Shiite religious identity in early Islamic history, analyzing the complex historical and intellectual processes that shaped the sense of individual and communal religious vocation. The book reveals the profound and continually evolving connection between the spiritual...(Read More)
 
 
Cultures of Arab Schooling
Cultures of Arab Schooling (October 2006)
Critical Ethnographies from Egypt
Linda Herrera - Editor
Carlos Alberto Torres - Editor

Offers a rare glimpse into schools in contemporary Egypt.

Little is known regarding the inner workings of the educational systems of most Arab countries. Cultures of Arab Schooling fills this void using critical social theory to offer a rare glimpse into schools in contemporary Egypt. Giving voice to the educators and students through personal testimonies, the book sheds new light on issues of educational qua...(Read More)
 
 
The Heirs of the Prophet
The Heirs of the Prophet (July 2006)
Charisma and Religious Authority in Shi'ite Islam
Liyakat N. Takim - Author

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Looks at how various factions used the tradition that scholars were the “heirs of the Prophet” during the classical period of Islam (570–1258 CE).

After the death of the Prophet Muhammad, different religious factions within the Muslim community laid claim to the Prophet’s legacy. Drawing on research from Sunni and Shiite lite...(Read More)
 
 
The Watchman Fell Asleep
The Watchman Fell Asleep (August 2005)
The Surprise of Yom Kippur and Its Sources
Uri Bar-Joseph - Author

Examines how Israel was caught by surprise in the opening stages of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Based on many formerly undisclosed intelligence and military documents, the secret protocols of discussions on the eve of the war, and interviews with relevant figures, The Watchman Fell Asleep is a compelling account of Israel’s intelligence failure before the 1973 Arab attack known as the Yom Kippur War. The H...(Read More)
 
 
Islam in Modern Turkey
Islam in Modern Turkey (August 2005)
An Intellectual Biography of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
Sukran Vahide - Author
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by

A biography of the prominent Turkish theologian and thinker.

Islam in Modern Turkey presents one of the most comprehensive studies in English of the seminal Turkish thinker and theologian, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1876–1960). A devout Muslim who strongly believed in peacefully coexisting with the West, Nursi inspired a faith movement that has played a vital role in the revival of Islam in Turkey and now num...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Islam and Liberal Democracy
Rethinking Islam and Liberal Democracy (July 2005)
Islamist Women in Turkish Politics
Yesim Arat - Author

Examines the experiences of women activists of the Islamist Refah (Welfare) party in Turkey.

In Turkey, no secular party has approximated the high levels of membership and intense activism of women within the Islamist Refah (Welfare) Party. Rethinking Islam and Liberal Democracy examines the experiences of these women, who represented an unprecedented phenomenon within Turkish politics. Using in-depth inte...(Read More)
 
 
The International Self
The International Self (July 2005)
Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Mira M. Sucharov - Author

Uses a social-psychoanalytic model to argue that collective identity shapes foreign policy changes.

The International Self explores an age-old question in international affairs, one that has been particularly pressing in the context of the contemporary Middle East: what leads long-standing adversaries to seek peace? Mira M. Sucharov employs a socio-psychoanalytic model to argue that collective identity ...(Read More)
 
 
Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan
Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan (May 2005)
Domestic Responses to External Challenges, 1988-2001
Russell E. Lucas - Author

Explains how the Jordanian monarchy has survived economic crisis and regional political instability.

Weaving together accounts of historical developments, cultural elements, economic factors, and regional and international dynamics, Russell E. Lucas explores how the monarchy in Jordan survived economic crisis and regional political instability during the 1990s. Lucas analyzes the factors behind the successful liberali...(Read More)
 
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