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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)
 
 
Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam
Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam (May 2005)
An Architectural Reading of Mystical Ideas
Samer Akkach - Author

A fascinating exploration of how the transcendent is expressed in the spatial sensibility of premodern Islam.

This fascinating interdisciplinary study reveals connections between architecture, cosmology, and mysticism. Samer Akkach demonstrates how space ordering in premodern Islamic architecture reflects the transcendental and the sublime. The book features many new translations, a number from unpublished source...(Read More)
 
 
A Culture of Sufism
A Culture of Sufism (December 2004)
Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700
Dina Le Gall - Author

Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.

A Culture of Sufism opens a window to a new understanding of one of the most prolific and enduring of all the Sufi brotherhoods, the Naqshbandiyya, as it spread from its birthplace in central Asia to Iran, Anatolia, Arabia, and the Balkans between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. Drawing on ori...(Read More)
 
 
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories (August 2004)
Crafts and Guilds in Egypt, 1863-1914
John T. Chalcraft - Author

Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This book charts new directions in Egyptian social history, providing the first systematic account of adaptation and protest among crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Using a wealth of new sources, John T. Chalcraft challenges conventional notions of craft s...(Read More)
 
 
Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State
Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State (February 2004)
Evolving Identities, Competing Loyalties, and Shifting Boundaries
Hakan Ozoglu - Author

Examines early Kurdish nationalism within the context of the demise of the Ottoman Empire.

Kurdish nationalism remains one of the most critical and explosive problems of the Middle East. Despite its importance, the topic remains on the margins of Middle East Studies. Bringing the study of Kurdish nationalism into the mainstream of Middle East scholarship, Hakan Üzoğlu examines the issue in the context of the...(Read More)
 
 
Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt
Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt (February 2004)
The Wafa Sufi Order and the Legacy of Ibn 'Arabi
Richard J. A. McGregor - Author

Using the original, little-known writings of Sufis Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa', this book explores the development of the idea of Islamic sainthood in the post-Ibn 'Arabi period.

Using the original writings of two Egyptian Sufis, Muhammad Wafa' and his son 'Ali, this book shows how the Islamic idea of sainthood developed in the medieval period. Although without a church to canonize its "saints," the Islamic tradit...(Read More)
 
 
A Tale of Two Factions
A Tale of Two Factions (October 2003)
Myth, Memory, and Identity in Ottoman Egypt and Yemen
Jane Hathaway - Author

Winner of The Ohio Academy of History Publication Award

Reevaluates the foundation myths of two rival factions in Egypt during the Ottoman era.

This revisionist study reevaluates the origins and foundation myths of the Faqaris and Qasimis, two rival factions that divided Egyptian society during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when Egypt was the largest province in the Ottoman Empir...(Read More)
 
 
Let Shepherding Endure
Let Shepherding Endure (August 2003)
Applied Anthropology and the Preservation of a Cultural Tradition in Israel and the Middle East
Gideon M. Kressel - Author

Addresses how shepherding communities in Israel and the Middle East might be preserved.

Examining the crucial problems confronting present-day livestock breeders, principally Bedouin and Jews in Israel, but also pastoral nomads in neighboring Middle Eastern countries, Let Shepherding Endure proposes new ways for these governments to enhance and sustain the long-term future development of shepherding communities...(Read More)
 
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